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Alright this seems like an epic project so I have to get my two cents in. Considering the literature on space hulks describing them as large conglomerates of vessels that have been smashed together in the warp maybe you could also add some alien features (orks, nids, eldar, tau) just to liven things up a bit. I mean these things are made of ships lost in the warp, right? It would kinda suck if only the Imperium got lost in Maelstrom...
This is a good argument but IIRC Eldar and Tau don't use the warp. Not sure on Nids either. Eldar have the webway and Tau are warp innert and have their own system.

Still Orks, and pre imperial races would be cool...then again i always think orks would be cool.
 

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Alright this seems like an epic project so I have to get my two cents in. Considering the literature on space hulks describing them as large conglomerates of vessels that have been smashed together in the warp maybe you could also add some alien features (orks, nids, eldar, tau) just to liven things up a bit. I mean these things are made of ships lost in the warp, right? It would kinda suck if only the Imperium got lost in Maelstrom...
This is a good argument but IIRC Eldar and Tau don't use the warp. Not sure on Nids either. Eldar have the webway and Tau are warp innert and have their own system.

Still Orks, and pre imperial races would be cool...then again i always think orks would be cool.

Indeed it is a good argument, since it is very true; hulks that have been drifting in and out of the warp for thousands of years do have a nasty habit of bumping into - and merging with - random galactic detritus (space craft, asteroids etc).

Ultimately, I do have plans lurking somewhere at the back of my cranium to include structural details from other races (mainly chaos and orks), but for now I am concentrating on Imperial architecture for the narrative campaign event next year. There may be some chaotic surprises further down the line, with warped components such as thrashing cable tentacles and blast doors with teeth! :)

To give you a little more insight into the fluff behind the project, this hulk is mainly formed from a traitor fleet that was vanquished during the Horus Heresy, with an astartes battlebarge at its heart...
 

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This table is being made specifically for an event, but are you thinking of trying to produce more for retail in the future if it goes well?
 

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@ntaw - At this point I'm merely thinking about the narrative campaign event next year (which, incidentally, will combine 40k with RPG elements). However, depending on how splendiferous the final hulk is (or more importantly, how well it is received), then getting pieces cast up for retail may be on the cards... :grin:



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As you can see, I've been messing around with a concept for a wall section. Plenty of rivets (including some spiky ones), plus some pipework. The red pipe is some sort of plasma conduit. The lumen strip globes could easily be added at the top of each section, or even every other section.

I can easily place a viewport or gothic casement in these wall sections, giving a view out into space.
 

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Cheers Lemmy! The real hardware will be coming soon... ;)

Just out of interest wouldn't this be easier to just cast up using shapeways as you already have the 3d models? That way you could print as many as you need and be able to sell them to people who want them as well. Also it's gotta be easier than scratch builtding it after already having made the 3d model.
I can see your point, Grimzag; it certainly would be easier! But I'm a bit old fashioned and like to build things from scratch, by hand.

Although, as I've mentioned I think somewhere in a previous post, I do have contacts in rapid prototyping who I might use at some point in the future...
 

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If you ever send something this good up for retail I am down to snap it up, I've always thought that battling in starships and the like would be badass. I can just imagine it now, "Over the creaks and whispers of the ancient vessel a battle could be heard down the corridors and behind bulkheads, the light snap of lasguns interrupted by the heavy thump of bolters and pierced by the screams of the dying. The sound of battles fought eons ago ricocheting off of steel and adamantium, driving men mad only to have them fall prey to the horrors lurking along those darkened corridors."
 

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If you ever send something this good up for retail I am down to snap it up, I've always thought that battling in starships and the like would be badass. I can just imagine it now, "Over the creaks and whispers of the ancient vessel a battle could be heard down the corridors and behind bulkheads, the light snap of lasguns interrupted by the heavy thump of bolters and pierced by the screams of the dying. The sound of battles fought eons ago ricocheting off of steel and adamantium, driving men mad only to have them fall prey to the horrors lurking along those darkened corridors."
Heh heh - thanks 93rd! Liking your description of battling inside the hulk.

I would be interested. Just throwing that out there.
Cheers ntaw... let's see what the grimdark future brings! :grin:
 
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