Now that I’ve finished painting my Execution Force box (that was fun!) I can at last focus on Space Hulk. As always, I forbid myself to play the game unless the minis are painted.

I realized such a policy makes me spend a hell lot of time painting rather than playing but I guess that’s because I really like that. Anyway. Let’s share some first pictures.

I started with the Terminators. I keep the heros for the very end, hence I’m focusing on the “regular” terminator first. I’ll do the two sergeants and the Psy to finish that session. Then I’ll move on the Genestealers.

The first terminator I did, more of a test miniature to experiment with the colors.

The first terminator I did, more of a test miniature to experiment with the colors.

This one was rather quick to paint, but I really like the result. The green gems work great on the red armor.

This one was rather quick to paint, but I really like the result. The green gems work great on the red armor.

To gain some time, I based the miniatures with a Red Dragon primer from Army Painter. This red is very close to Mephiston Red and is perfect to paint quickly the miniatures. The sequences is basically the following:

  • base the miniatures with Red Dragon primer
  • shade them with agrax earthshade (entirely)
  • edge-highlight the armor with Evil Sunz Scarlet and wild Rider Red
  • work on the details

This sequence is really nice, as you don’t have to spend one hour on basing the red with a brush, you very quickly have the feeling of effectiveness. I really like working on details, I think that’s the interesting part of painting miniatures.