Sunday, April 29, 2018

Thorn Moons Crusade: the Polysmith helps us create the first Spireguard

Our presence remakes the past.

Having made some molds, built some mock-ups, and written some background, we are thrilled to finally show everyone some completed Spireguard from the 73rd Thorn Moon! Even more exciting, however, we get to announce that the esteemed Polysmith (one of the nicest and most talented hobbyists you will ever find!) has collaborated with us to make them into a reality! An accomplished 3d designer and sculptor, he designed and printed a range of stunning female heads to help build our Thorn Moon defenders. After being disappointed with the scale of the new Necromunda Escher models, we needed to find a new source for supplying us with a large number of suitable heads for the models. The Polysmith quickly came to mind, due to his skill with 3d design and his imaginative conversions that take GW models and turn them into something completely unrecognizable (his work on Instagram speaks for itself). He graciously agreed to help us and created a series of remarkable sculpts. Below are pictures of the initial renders and some of the final models built with them!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 39: How to start resin casting

A silicone mold for our Thorn Moon defenders.

This episode is centered around how to create a two part silicone mold for resin casting. We start by discussing why we learned how to make molds in the first place, before talking about the basic principles involved. We then talk at length about various ways to improve your molds and resin casts, focusing on methods to reduce bubbles.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Thorn Moons Crusade: The XXVIII Expeditionary fleet arrives at the Crataegus Fragmentum

The Shape of He to Come.
Over the past few months, we have been working on creating some Imperial Army/Guard to defend the Thorn Moons from a warpath of ravaging Space Wolves. Recently we started the process of creating some silicon molds to help expedite the process of building an army. For this post, we thought we would do something a little different and, rather than talk about our progress with the models, we would show the first of what we hope to be a few posts dealing with their background!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 38: I am Alpharius

I am Alpharius.

Most of the episode is spent discussing some of the newer Forge World Alpha Legion models, particularly their Primarch Alpharius and their new terminator models. We talk about how the Alpharius model falls short of the other Primarch models and what aspects set it apart from the others. We also touch on the Lernaean Terminators, and how they do nothing for the model range, only serving to emphasize how comical the terminator models look. We end the episode talking about Fantasy Flight Games’ Star Wars Legion, focusing on the quality of the models and how they chose PVC over GW’s prefered polystyrene.