Monday, December 23, 2019

Season's Greetings!

Season's Greetings!

It is hard to imagine that 2019 is coming to an end, marking 7 years of Between the Bolter and Me as a blog! It was a great year, filled with all sorts of excitement. In an age of Instagram and Facebook, there is increasingly less interest in blogs, so we really want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of our loyal readers! Happy holidays everyone and we look forward to sharing 2020 with you all!
- Adam, Eric, and Greg Wier

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 66: Reflection on 2019

Running towards 2020!

In a special extended episode, we celebrate a productive 2019 with guests Modern Synthesist, Voxmorbus, Red Wet Skeleton, and K0rdhal! First, each of us look back on our favorite personal hobby projects of the year. Then we transition into discussing some of the major events and happenings from the community as a whole, such as Mordheim 2019, Gelida, and the release of the digital 28 magazine. We also consider all of Games Workshop’s releases during 2019 and pick out some of our favorites. We close out the episode by setting some hobby goals for 2020!

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Oldhammer: Hess Poison Breath

I have no regret. The clues are numerous, and it is reasonable that the truth should exist in proportion to their number. -Kōbō Abe

When building my Undead warband for Mordheim 2019, I got my hands on two ancient Citadel miniatures sculpted by the legendary Jes Goodwin. Both were Chaos Sorcerers from the mid 80s. While one, Sli’ith Ironlung, was converted slightly and turned into a dreg from the undead warband, the other, Hess Poison Breath, was left unused. A month or two ago, I started to paint some of fantasy miniatures we got from Ana Polanscak’s Kickstarter, and realized the model would fit nicely alongside of them as some manner of necromancer. With this in mind, put the model on a base and decided to paint him/her!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 65: Chatting with Weirding Way

“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

In this episode of the podcast we talk to Weirding Way, one of the luminaries of the Inq28/Blanchitsu movement of the miniature wargaming hobby! We ask him about how he was introduced to the hobby and discuss how interacting with other hobbyists has changed since the introduction of the internet and social media. We also talk with him about how he found the Inq28 side of the hobby and how it led him to create his iconic Navigator house, exploring an aspect of 40k lore that was always present but never fully defined. We talk at length about how he approaches building models, from conceptualizing, to converting, and finally painting them.

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