Monday, December 31, 2018

A look back: the models of 2018

Another year is almost over, which means it is time to reflect upon all of the models Games Workshop released in 2018, and talk about some of our favorites. It was another good year for GW with a lot it diverse releases, including a new edition of Age of Sigmar and 8mm plastic Titans for Adeptus Titanicus. And while no release was perfect, they were more complete and compelling then years prior. Some were so good that we didn't even feel the need to convert them. With this post, we wanted to talk about some of these highlights and choose what we think is the best release of the year!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 51: Between the Bolter and Me 2018

2018 is almost over!

With 2018 coming to a close, we spend the episode talking about our major hobby projects and accomplishments throughout the year. We reflect on the process behind each and what we learned along the way. Finally, we talk a little about what 2019 will bring!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Conversion Corner: Creating the Happenin' Habber

The Happenin’ Habber stands tall next to a Cadian Shock Trooper.

Converting models is one of our favorite aspects of this hobby; it offers an unprecedented ability to explore Games Workshop’s settings, unfettered by rules or the imagination of the original sculptor. Within the last few years, Games Workshop has made converting models much easier, due to their rapid release schedule and releasing virtually all of their models in plastic. This has also made it possible to make many convincing conversions by splicing together various kits with minimal need for modeling putty. Over the years, however, we have started spend more and more time sculpting things and using green stuff to make minor changes to models to get them exactly to our liking. While this is fun, it is also incredibly time consuming (our infiltration expert took weeks to create, for example), reducing the amount of models we create. With this in mind, we wanted to start a regular feature on the blog (hopefully once a month or every other month), that we push ourselves to convert a model within a few sittings, without extensive green stuff work. We hope it will allow us to attempt new things, gets some use out of models that have sat unused on our shelves, and ultimately convert more models!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 50: Delaque gets new models

The newest Necromunda gang!

This episode is focused on the newly-released Delaque gang for Necromunda. We talk about the quality of the models’ design, emphasizing how they scale with other models in the range and Warhammer 40,000 in general. We ponder why their firearms were designed to be so massive, and how it runs counter to the thin, stealthy look of the rest of the models. We also talk about how the models could be used on conversions and discuss one we are working on currently.