Monday, August 31, 2020

Conversion Corner: True-scale Space Marine two

They underestimated the force behind the hatred.

When I was converting my recent Iron Snake True-scale Space Marine, I came across an old bolter I had started converting out of a Primaris Reiver heavy bolt pistol. The half-finished conversion seemed to be a great starting point for building a second True-scale Iron Snake. The process was quite straight-forward, following the same procedure as before, removing many of the more obvious Primaris elements. Most of the effort for the conversion was in creating the bolter.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Blood Bowl: Dark Elves

A new season is about to begin!

We have never been large sports fans, but that has not stopped us from playing some miniature-based sports games. Interestingly, our very first blog post was for Mantic Games’ Dreadball. Of all the sports-themed games we have played, we always come back to Blood Bowl. Back in 2006, I got Bronze in the Open category in Golden Daemon Baltimore for a Norse blitzer. In 2016, when Blood Bowl was released after many years being out of print, we got back into it again, and even started a small league which we never finished. Now that a second season was announced, we are preparing to get back into the game. With that in mind, I decided to start assembling a Dark Elf team that had been sitting unused in my collection!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Dragged into Turbolasers Bonus Episode: Warhammer Preview Online Shadow, Iron & Broken Realms

More Age of Sigmar is on the way!

In this episode we talk about the newest set of model previews on the Warhammer Community page with our friend Brad Smith. We go through each reveal, talking about the upcoming Horus Heresy black book, the new Orlock models for Necromunda, a new Necron model, a new boxed game expanding Warcry, Warhammer Underworlds Direchasm, and some Age of Sigmar releases, including a new Slaanesh champion. We conclude by discussing which of the new products we are most excited about.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 75: The evolution of Space Marines, from True-scale to Primaris

A true-scale Space Marine (converted from a Primaris model) between an Imperial Guard and a Inquisitorial agent.

In this episode we are joined by our friend Brad Smith and talk about how there has long been a disconnect between the caricatured Space Marine models and the towering warriors portrayed in the artwork and lore, and how this led hobbyists to create true-scale Space Marines. We discuss some of the early efforts in this space, like Migsula’s Alpha Legion, and how everything changed with the release of the better-proportioned Primaris Space Marines. Finally, we talk about some of the different approaches hobbyists are currently using to create true-scale Space Marines, including the traditional method of adding spacers to the legs to older Space Marine models, and sculpting them from the ground up.