Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 72: Chatting with therealbrokenfingers

"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." - Robert Oppenheimer

In this episode, we were joined with the talented hobbyist and YouTube creator therealbrokenfingers! The episode begins with us talking with him about his focus on realism and atmosphere when building models and creating dioramas. We discuss his priority to convert his models to be properly scaled, particularly when creating space marines. This leads us to talk about his venture into creating tutorials on YouTube, showcasing his unique take on the miniature hobby. We also have an interesting discussion about art and how it intersects with the hobby, talking at length about ThĂ©odore GĂ©ricault’s The Raft of the Medusa.

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Below are some links to things mentioned in the episode:


The Betrayal at Calth model we laughed about in the episode, marveling at the head placement.

A picture of the sanding tool therealbrokenfingers uses. If anyone knows what it is called, let us know!

- Eric Wier


  1. Great stuff, very interesting episode. I really enjoyed the art as inspiration side of the discussion. I also agree with Jeremy that Primaris-marines just don't look "right". They might have proper proportions etc, but they don't look like Space Marines. I still think Primaris was the biggest missed opportunity to do something great with their existing ranges; and this is from the company that killed Warhammer to bring out AoS...but we're getting off topic here. I also enjoyed the discussion about tools, though I can't help you with the mystery sanding tool!

    1. Thank you for listening! I really think it is fun talking about inspirations, particularly when they are from non-sci sources. I do agree that the primaris were largely a missed opportunity for improving and strengthening the space marine range.

  2. Looks like a bow sander, not sure of the manufacturer though.