Wanted to get my hands on the new 9th Edition rules and having missed out on the limited edition boxed set (I made zero effort to get it, but was amused by the Games Workshop induced carnage), I thought the Command Edition starter set was spectacular value.
About the only downside of the scenery is that the building sections are not modular so a bit like the Ryza ruins they are what they are unless you want to take a razor saw to them and spend hours converting them.
The detail is what we have come to expect from the latest Games Workshop scenery and is fantastic makes painting them good fun.
Did experiment with some rust and charcoal weathering powders on these which I am quite happy with the results, particularly the rusted floor plates.
Some new variants on the thermo plasma or whatever they are conduit pipe sections. Simple paint job on these with Rust-oleum Gunmetal spray, detail work in greys and metallics, rust washes, gloss varnish and then oil washes. Sealed with satin finish.
Forgeworld tank traps. These are used to block the movement of enemy ground based vehicles, slowing down any armoured assault. The kit contained three sets of Tank Traps based of a Master Model by Mark Bedford
(Product Code TR-40K-S-085..) was £18 for the set back in 2006,
Shown here with a ruined pillbox from Unreal Wargaming Studio.
Finally painted all of the figures out of the Space Hulk set. It seems fortuitous that Games Workshop decided to make them al Blood Angels as they’re a great fit of the army being built. The detail in the sculpts and the models in the set are really nice.
Enjoyed doing a little bit of fine fresh work on these and adding on a few of the Blood Angel Forgeworld decals to give these characters some extra details.
I probably should have painted the Librarian in blue. Mistakes were made. Any way there are some blue details and the figure is so distinctive he’s not going to be mistaken for a standard marine,
I ended up with two of this figure due to having purchased one off eBay to see what the quality of the miniatures was like before hunting down a full boxed set. I modded the second one with a different power fist.
Genestealers. Painting made so much quicker with a bit of the purple contrast paint over Wraithbone. Properly understand the value of the contrast paints now. Saved so much time!
To treat the figures and keep it all neat and tidy I invested in some of the Feldherr Foam – there is a kit specifically for Space Hulk.
Little bit of DIY construction to make the storage compartments
I am not sure this is quite right but it is pretty close.
Great figure storage sorted! The Terminators form part of Nick’s Angels of Metatron Blood Angels force so will sit in the display cabinet with the rest of the Army.
I loved going into Wargames and then as it became, Dice and Decks in Southport. Martin had a great setup and I really loved the Forgeworld scenery he had available for use.
When Martin decided just before the world went mad with COVID-19 to close the store and move to a warehouse and online setup he sold up a lot of furniture. I went in for a battle mat and a table and cheekily asked about the scenery.
No battle mats to be had, but a deal was done for the Forgeworld scenery and a long desire to get hands on with this amazing and now out of production scenery was done. So pleased to have managed to get this stuff.
As you’ll see form the photos it is not mint condition it’s all be used and is a bit worn, but it’s good enough for immediate use and with a few repairs will be back to a great standard in time!
Photographed here with some of my own stuff and a new Battlemat which I think works quite well in combination.
It’s definitely given me the appetite to try and get a few other bits and paint this stuff up!
Look at those barricades, there is a set of those of I remember rightly!