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What will you find here? Ramblings from an aging gamer-miniature painter. When I first started out in this hobby computers were in their infancy and finding other gamers could only be done by going to conventions or as in my case bumping into somebody who happened to see me reading "Panzer Leader" on the school bus. Look how far we have come! The internet has allowed our small community to be able to connect on a level I never dreamed of when I was but a small lad. What I do hope you will find here is something interesting from one wargamer/miniature painter to another. I paint miniatures somewhat decently, so I will be posting some pictures of my work, and perhaps a review or two of games and/or miniatures. Most of all this is just about having fun and anything I post here is meant to be for that reason.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Deathwing Terminator madness!

I have several copies of the 2nd edition of the game "Space Hulk" and all the expansions (Deathwing, Genestealer, and the Space Hulk Campaign book). So yeah I am a little gaga over it. Thing is I haven't played in years until this past Saturday when a board gaming friend brought over the new 4th Edition (which is pretty sweet I must say and will probably pick up a copy just so I can get a hold of those thick cool looking tiles).

We couldn't play our 4 player game as the 4th player canceled so my friend suggested this one and since the three of us had played it before, we gave it a go. We had an absolute blast! Of course I had to play the good guys;) Being a Terminator nut and all. I was so jazzed up about it that instead of heading straight for the pub after our gaming bonaza, we made a special stop at the local hobby shop so I could pick up a box of Deathwing terminators.

It's been a long time since I've collected any, in fact I had sold most of my stuff on Evil bay after losing interest with 40K after they changed from third edition (bla, bla, bla) and more Codex changes. But Space Hulk has always held a special place in my heart so I had to paint up my own squad to game with. Still I was quite shocked at seeing the sticker price of 60 US dollars for a box of 5 plastic figures. Though I will add that they have every configuration that you could possibly want in the kit, it pretty much made two thirds of the kit useless to me unless I plan on picking up some boxes of plain ole Terminators, not likely though. Any ways I wanted them pretty bad so I plopped down my money and walked away with my new plastic gold.

I was all joyous until I tried to put the bloody things together. It was a nightmare. Probably because I am older and have to wear my magnifier to see the small things. But it could be I don't have as much patience as I once did (okay maybe I never had that). After clipping, sanding, razor knife the mold lines off, test fitting, etc. I finally muddled through and got five of them together. Finally I get to do what I wanted to do in the first place, PAINT!

Here are the boys all put together.... (I was even insane enough to drill out the gun barrels for the Storm Bolters and Assault Cannon, yikes!)

[As always left click on the picture to see a larger view]


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