Friday, 4 September 2009
Terminator Marines - dont you just love em!!
As promised, above is a picture of the venerable terminator marine models from the first edition of Space Hulk restored to my ownership after a nigh on 20 year absence. There were two conversions of note - the captain and the assault cannon marines (4 of them). The captain was very simple - I merely drilled out the hand to take a power sword and added a shaped piece of sprue to use as the scabbard. A purity seal was added to the shoulder for effect. The Assault Cannons started life as a flamer (this was a clip on weapon that fitted over the stormbolter - simple bit effective) but with the addition of some parts from the old (and much missed) GW game Adeptus Titanicus. The weapon sprues from this game were really good for all manner of things - I remember mounting some n flying bases for space ships - and so I cut down the gatling type gun and stuck it straight on the front of the flamer after having removed the twin nozzles. Simple but effective - although the weapons themselves are huge!
The revamp will be very limited in scope - probably just a quick touch up of the bases and some new transfers will suffice but all in all, they will stay pretty much as they are.