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Joe5mc09 Nov 2007 2:56 a.m. PST

Hello,

I'm working on making my own Space-Hulkish set. I've used the titles from Ebbles Miniatures (very satisfied customer), I've ordered blip, blast, and overwatch (cover fire) tokens from Litko. GW Karskin's are my marines, but I haven't yet found any aliens to use. GW is my fall back, but I'd like to examine other options.

I looked at the Horror Clix aliens, they are okay, but I can't really be bothered with the whole collectability. I want to just buy a lump of figures and be done with it. I thought about some of the Kryomek aliens, but I've never seen any in the flesh.

Anybody got any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks,

joe

Grey Ronin Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 3:10 a.m. PST

Quite seriously, ebay for GW Genestealers is really your best best. They will be relatively cheap and 'Stealers IMHO give a really good feel for the Space Hulk denizens.

AndrewGPaul Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 3:34 a.m. PST

The Horrorclix aliens come in a non-collectible set. If you buy 3 boxes, you're guaranteed to get get 21 Aliens (although the three wall-climbing ones will need fiddling with somehow).

The other options are:
Kryomek, from Scotia-Grendel
Koralon, from the Void range (Scotia-Grendel again)
Koralon from the Metropolis range (Urban Mammoth)

Trapondur Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 4:11 a.m. PST

Black Tree Design's Revok also might be suitable.
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KatieL Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 4:28 a.m. PST

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"Alien" aliens in four poses from East Riding. Purfict.

twfigurines Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 5:20 a.m. PST

Sounds cool, I'm doing the same right now. What do you use as blips since you need the number als models on the downsite?

The Horrorclix Alines are quite nice and the price is ok. And they are not collectible.

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Here's mine, rebased on atenocitis resin tech bases.
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Joe5mc09 Nov 2007 5:43 a.m. PST

Thanks guys, some great choices here. twfigures- those aliens look great, and since they are not collectable, I'm definately thinking again about using them.

I'm using the Litko green blip counters. I'm just rolling on a table when they are revealed, which does have the problem that it is unknown to the alien player, but normally I'm playing solo anyway. What are you using for marines?

Joe

twfigurines Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 5:49 a.m. PST

Thanks, I had planned to ask litko if the can print on both sides of the blips.
I'm going to use the Copplestone Assault Marines. There's a good choice and they are big enough to go with the Aliens (which are 35-40mm).

PapaSync Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 5:58 a.m. PST

There are Space Hulk Fan sites out there and on Yahoo groups that have jpg files of all the tiles, blips, markers and some custom ones. I don't remember the site but one guy has whole decks plans that can be printed out by pages and put together on a board. Theres lots of stuff out there you just gotta google it out.

The best games by GW: Space Hulk, Talismen, Necromuda, Mordhiem.

Ron W DuBray Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 7:11 a.m. PST

there is also my take on building a Hulk

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I had lots of fun building and then playing in this ship.

AndrewGPaul Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 7:23 a.m. PST

You know, if you're building a custom Space Hulk set, why not use square bases, rather than round?

PapaSync Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 8:12 a.m. PST

Nice layout quester are those custom wall by you or from another site?

Than one marine in the room by himself with that bunch of bugs was just toast with blood red jam. :)

Cacique Caribe09 Nov 2007 8:15 a.m. PST

For eggs:
TMP link
TMP link

For additional terrain ideas:
TMP link

For "Alien" army lists:
TMP link

CC

Cacique Caribe09 Nov 2007 8:17 a.m. PST

Joe,

And if you want to see my re-based Horrorclix Aliens:

TMP link
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Hope this helps.

CC

Ted Arlauskas Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 8:17 a.m. PST

Quester – That has got to be the biggest build of WorldWorksGames FirstLight I've seen yet!

Awesome!

Pontifex09 Nov 2007 8:19 a.m. PST

A friend of mine bought some penny-sized green flashing LEDs and rigged a base for them with a battery and a switch. They were superb as blip counters, and really captured the "Aliens" experience in Space Hulk.

the trojan bunny09 Nov 2007 10:47 a.m. PST

Another vote for the Horrorclix Aliens. They aren't randomised and are widely available.

Ron W DuBray Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 10:53 a.m. PST

Ted Arlauskas: Thank you, it was a lot of fun building it, and I learned a lot about using card stock

PapaSync: they started out with art from WorldWorksGames FirstLight that I did a lot of photoshop work to so I could print what just what I needed

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Nov 2007 4:30 p.m. PST

I have a Space Hulk Genestealer body that's of no use to me. I'll happily send it to someone in the US.

WiattheOdd (at) aol etc.

Wyatt

Charles Marlow Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 5:11 p.m. PST

I'd buy GW Genestealers…

terrain sherlock Inactive Member09 Nov 2007 5:50 p.m. PST

I'd strongly recommend the Kryomek.. mainly cuz they come in differnt sizes and poses (all are 28mm)

Smokey Roan Inactive Member10 Nov 2007 7:09 a.m. PST

Quester, thats "First Light", ain't it? I did the same thing! Very Nice!

Throw in some Horrorclix "Evil Cosmonauts", they make great space zombies and spice up the game a bit.

0N81O0 Inactive Member10 Nov 2007 10:25 a.m. PST

how about the "Bugs" from starship troopers?
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AndrewGPaul Inactive Member10 Nov 2007 11:19 a.m. PST

Good figs, but no use for Space Hulk. The feet are spread about 70-80mm apart.

fantasywargames Inactive Member10 Nov 2007 12:50 p.m. PST

As mentioned right at the start I'd just ebay for Genestealers. Sometimes you get the old Advanced Space Crusade tyranids popping up too. I sold mine on Ebay, they went for a surprising amount :)

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Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2018 6:35 p.m. PST

Now you have the Aliens from the Prodos that would work really well for this too.

Logain30 Sep 2018 7:17 p.m. PST

My brother did something similar and used the Pig Iron Productions Infected as his stealers.

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zircher30 Sep 2018 9:12 p.m. PST

Since this thread has risen from the dead, Joe5mc, how did your project turn out?

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