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Battlefleet Gothic Orc Space Hulk

By Michael Cannon / January 1, 2013
Battlefleet Gothic Orc Space Hulk
Battlefleet Gothic Orc Hulk Front
Battlefleet Gothic Orc Space Hulk Rear
When my son was younger he used to watch The Incredible Hulk on television. As was true of all toddlers, he couldn’t pronounce the title quite right and always called it the “Credible Huk.” What we have here is a poor (OK, cheap) man’s version of a Space Hulk.

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!

About the author

Michael Cannon

I have been wargaming as long as I can remember. I met my wife when I was 14 and had been gaming long before that so that should give you an indication as to how long it has been. One of the first games I owned was Anzio by Avalon Hill. I drove over to the hobby shop in the snow to pick it up as I finally had the money to get something! I can remember playing with Airfix figures and Roco tanks back in the 6th grade and before.

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