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Hardware/Wetware

August 24, 2010

The last two actual miniatures of the Aliens Space Hulk project are now finished – all that’s left is to paint up some sentry guns and add more Aliens.

First of all I need to thank my readers for the offers I received when I asked for extra transfers. Special thanks go out to Holger @ ProPainter Bemaldienst, who sent me enough transfers to last me a lifetime. The man’s an excellent painter, and I definitely recommend checking out the site. Here’s the stuff he sent me:

Yes, really.

Armed not only with a ton of decals, but also with 14 years of wanting to try them out, I went to work on my autoloader. First off I fixed the fitting issue where the feet were happily hanging in the air with no contact with the machine whatsoever (you can see what I’m talking about here) and then started plastering the machine with decals. I tried not to go overboard, but there were a lot of interesting transfers to use. I think I used at least GW Imperial Guard and Chaos transfers and stuff from US, Russian and French tanks and airplanes. I’m happy with the results, and I think that they make the model look much better.

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The last mini to replace was the Librarian. As mentioned before, his replacement is a combat synth, or as  sho3box so perfectly worded it: “Bishop on steroids”. I gave him a Hasslefree pulse rifle (since the Librarian has a storm bolter) and made the strap out of green stuff.

He was a joy to paint, and I’m very happy with the end result. The Weyland-Yutani logos were a pain to paint, though! Since I now have lots and lots of decals, I slapped one on his shoulder to give him that “fresh off the assembly line” look.

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We played a few games of Space Hulk over the weekend. Pictures were taken, but due to the low lighting we don’t have many good ones. I think this calls for new gaming, with photos and maybe even a battle report!

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12 comments

  1. I like the hard-worn look of the loader, looks more like a mean machine than the movie version 😉


    • Thanks! I worked hard on that weathering, glad it came out fine.


  2. I must’ve missed your appeal for transfers. You still interested?


    • I’ll take you up on it when I run out of decals in 2027. At the moment I have plenty enough. Thanks for the offer though, much appreciated!


  3. The extra detail on the loader is a big improvement I think.

    The combat synth is great, perfect execution. Its immediately obvious what he represents, plus he will stand out nicely from the USCMC figs. The Weyland Yutani logo looks great. Doubtless frustrating to paint but at least after your hard work it is recognisable, so all worth it in the end.

    Once you sentry guns are done then we need a group shot 🙂


    • Paul, you’re making me blush 😀

      Thanks for the kind words! Group shot coming in the future once everything is finished. Promise.


  4. Big improvement with the transfers, Mikko. I’ve enjoyed following this project of yours and I can only echo the sentiments for a group shot. I look forward to seeing your first batrep, too. Keep up the great work!


    • Thanks for the comment, Bryan! I’ll try to get it done as soon as possible.


  5. […] movie canon, into the comic book and fiction territory. I have somewhat done this already with a combat synthetic. This is a definite possibility. There are plenty of cool things out there. Battle suits, more […]


  6. […] The simple paint scheme is based on the blue-grey overalls worn by Bishop in Aliens. They also tie these synths in with me previously painted combat synth. […]


  7. […] favourite models. In fact, I’ve previously bought one of them, shown painted and converted here. They’ll serve plenty of generic roles, I’m […]


  8. […] long wanted to do some weathering, as I think it’s simply dead fun. I had a fun time with the powerloader three years ago, but I haven’t really had anything to work on. I have especially been wanting […]



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