I could not see myself destroying the plastic or metal (horror!) ships I had to make my own so I reached into the bits box to pull out what I could to make my own “Credible” Space Hulk.
My first decision was what to use to make the body of the Hulk. I pulled some of the terrain material I had out and found a piece of tree bark that was about four by twelve inches. I broke off a couple of chunks thinking I would stack them vertically. The look was not what I wanted so I put them together horizontally thinking I’d make it look more like a contemporary carrier. This was much closer to what I had in mind.
I added a deck under the command super structure but it was wildly out of scale so I reverted to using the bits I had from plastic cruiser sprues.
I once had a space station from the BFG line and could never get the docking units to stay on so I pulled these out to use on the Hulk.
The thrusters are pieces of sprue and work fairly well. Had I been a little more creative I would have lined the flat section of the bark with lines of thruster sprues. The way they are here are sufficiently orc-ky, however.
The two guns on the top are from a Battlebarge that came up missing a section of guns.
I added a small base underneath to support it and keep it from breaking if someone hamhanded picked it up.
So there you have it. A fun modelling project ready for the next GW release/rewrite of the rules!