Saturday, June 30, 2018

28 the Magazine

We are excited to reveal that the three of us from Between the Bolter and Me will be contributing to the newly-revealed digital magazine: 28! 28 is a free bi-annual magazine that focuses the Warhammer hobby with an emphasis on creativity and exploring the more esoteric elements of Games Workshop’s settings. Excitingly, the first issue is to be released this fall! Although we do not want to give too much away, you can follow the magazine to hear of new developments on their website, along with facebook and Instagram!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thorn Moons Crusade: Painted T-26

The Rhani of Yhanzi march next to the T-26.

A while back I posted my efforts at repurposing a 1:35 scale Russian T-26 for use by the human elements during the Thorn Moon Crusade. After some deliberation, I decided to try painting it using some scale model techniques, primarily involving various oil paints and some enamels. For one reason or another, there seems to be somewhat of a gulf between scale model (tanks, airplanes, trains, etc.) painting and miniature wargame painting. Possibly this is because GW’s line of paints are all acrylic ones, and are the easiest to find if you are already involved in the wargaming hobby. While it was quite a learning experience, I am glad to report the tank is complete, and wanted to talk a little about the painting process.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 42: Soul Wars!

Soul Wars!

We are joined by our good friend Eli Parsons to talk about the newly released second edition of Age of Sigmar and the new boxed game, Soul Wars. We spend the majority of the episode discussing the models and how they affect the undead and Stormcast model range.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Imperial Guard: Building an infiltration expert

“I'm just a man who's good at what he does. Killing.”

With the recent release of the plastic Van Saar for Necromunda, the hobby community finally has plastic models that are wearing body gloves (armored in this case), something ubiquitous in the background (and was popularized, and maybe coined, by Dan Abnett) but curiously absent in model form. Having spent much of this year converting and casting Imperial Guard, I thought these new models would make an excellent foundation for converting a recon specialist for them (taking suitable cues from Metal Gear Solid, of course!). What started out as a relatively simple project rapidly escalated as I attempted more and more sculpting, both to distance the model from the Van Saar and to make the model fit its role as a master scout.