Monday, September 26, 2022

Mordheim 2022 Invitational: Zombie

“That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.” H.P. Lovecraft

Later this year we are going to be playing in a Mordheim event with a bunch of talented hobbyists. Although we plan to primarily use our warbands from the Mordheim 2019 event, we still want to build and paint a few additional models. I recently got the Exiled Dead Warhammer Underworlds warband and realized the one armored undead warrior would make an excellent zombie for Mordheim! The model already seemed very suitable for Mordheim, and therefore did not require much modification. I did sculpt a few fish skeletons on the model’s waist, along with the twin-tailed comet on their shield and helmet, since they are some of the most iconic symbiology present in Mordheim.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Boneforest: the Addicted and the Witch

Inhabitants of Boneforest.

If you have been following the work of Helge Wilhelm Dahl, you might have seen that he is working on a miniature game with Nitri Michele, to be released later this year by Hollow Press, called Boneforest! While details for the game are relatively sparse, it seems to be set in a world occupied by the creepy and corpulent monstrosities he has been creating for years (and has released via Etsy and numerous Kickstarters), that is populated by the titular bonetrees. Recently it was revealed that Ana Polanšćak, of the Gardens of Hecate fame, is doing the official painting for the game, and has been revealing new models from the game weekly. Excitingly, Helge contacted us and asked if we would be interested in painting some of the miniatures to be displayed as alternative paint schemes for the game release! Not ones to pass on the opportunity to paint some macabre models, we jumped at the opportunity. We ended up painting two models, one of the Addicted (Adam painted this one), and one of the Witches (Eric painted this one)!

Friday, September 2, 2022

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 95: Mordheim 2022 Invitational

In this episode, we are joined by Bill Ford, a talented terrain maker who is hosting a narrative focused Mordheim event at the end of the year. We discuss at length how he got into the hobby and what pushed him to host a Mordheim event. We also talk about how he has gone about planning the event and inviting participants. He also gives advice for those who are just beginning to craft terrain pieces of their own.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Horus Heresy: Leviathan Siege Dreadnought Impressions

A MKVI Space Marine next to a Leviathan Dreadnought.

Earlier this year, I assembled one of the plastic Deimos pattern Rhinos for the Horus Heresy, one of the first new plastic kits released alongside the new game. While I was excited about assembling the rhino, I was most excited about assembling some of the other Horus Heresy specific kits Forge World made that were always entirely resin. One of these models was the Leviathan Dreadnought. I always liked how massive the dreadnought looked, as though it was designed to be a true-scale Space Marine Dreadnought. I even think I have one of the resin kits somewhere in my backlog of models, but due to it being in resin, I never actually got around to assembling it. So when Games Workshop released the plastic version with assault weapons, I was really excited and had to get one.