23 October 2009

Space Hulk basing

I (re)discovered my old 1st Edition plastic termies a little while ago and plan to give them a spruce up. I thinking that I might try them as Ultramarines as I dont have a squad of those yet! . Anyhow, bases can maketh the mini in my experience. Or in this case make old, less detailed Minis come out much better. Thus, I've been looking at Space Hulk themed bases for this project. . I found a neat tutorial for a DIY approach here: http://thefortressmonastery.blogspot.com/2009/09/all-your-base-space-hulk-themed.html

And another DIY approach detailed here: http://amindofmetalandwheels.blogspot.com/2007/11/advanced-basing-2-space-hulk-industrial.html Then again, I found the 'tech-deck' range of prefab bases from Dragon Forge Design. They come in 30mm round lip or 25mm round (seen here): http://www.dragonforge.com/Painting%20service/for%20sale/base_sets/sci-fi/tech-deck.htm there is a nice tutorial on how to get a really nice finish on them here: http://www.the-vanus-temple.com/?p=612 Hmmm...the DIY approach doesnt look too difficult. Then again the dollar exchange rate is pretty good at the moment too. Maybe I'll just DIY the 'stealer bases!

24 Oct EDIT - I caved and bought 20 of the Dragon Forge Bases :-)


  1. I was very tempted by the specific SH bases for the refurbed Terminators but decided to go with the standard 'non-specific-desert-in-the-absence-of anything-more inspired' look - primarily as the models will also be used on the tabletop for 'normal' 40K or other type SF games.

  2. You caved? Good to see resolute determination! You resisted for at least two days!
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  3. Yeah, and that was more because I was busy and was trying to dig out the termie bases and confirm their sizes!