Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 82: Chatting with Lunax7070 about True-scale Space Marines

A selection of Lunax7070's models in all of their glory.

In this episode we are joined by one of our favorite creators of true-scale Space Marines, Lunax7070. We talk at length about how he started on his journey of adjusting the scale of all of his miniatures, particularly his Space Marines. We discuss how his process has changed over the years and how the release of Primaris Space Marines affected it. We also probe into his thoughts on 3d printing, and how he hopes to continue to create vehicles to accompany his models. We also discuss his involvement in the Salvatore28 project Abzu.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Zone Secundus: The Church of the Red Athenæum - Heavy Weapons Specialist

Army of Two

Last month we had the opportunity to talk to K0rdhal about his community event/setting Zone Secundus, which expands the lore on the radioactive waste of Hive Secundus, on the planet of Necromunda. Rather than creating an entirely new concept for a gang, we decided to use it to develop the Church of the Red Athenæum, a fanatical Imperial Cult we designed for Iron Sleet’s Pilgrym event back in 2016. Our first model for the new warband was a gunfigher with a score of autopistols. We wanted to create a second church member, this one a heavy weapons specialist, also using a model from the Scions of Flame Warcry warbands.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Into the Past: a look at some of our old artwork

Cadian vs. Blood Pact (circa 2004).

Although we started this blog in 2013, we have been involved in the hobby since around 1997 (when the Warhammer 40,000 Storm of Vengeance campaign was released, the Sisters of Battle got their first models, and Epic 40k and GorkaMorka were released). Being in grade school, we did not have the funds to purchase too many models, but that didn’t stop us from imagining the grim 40k setting in our heads. This often led to us sketching out our ideas, combining elements from whatever inspired us at the time (Dan Abnett novels, and Neon Genesis Evangelion come to mind). Sometimes these drawings led to building models, but more often than not, they never went further than the paper. It has been a long time since I did any significant drawings in the 40k setting, but when looking through some old files, I found a collection of old drawings from my early time in the hobby, and thought it would be fun to share a few, even if I cringe a little looking back at them.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

28 Presents: International Women's Day

The first International Women’s Day issue of 28!

To celebrate International Women’s Day yesterday, as well as Women’s History month as a whole, the digital magazine 28 created its first special issues, in the form of 28 Presents: IWD2021 special. In this 55 page free magazine, they celebrate the incredibly talented women who take part in this miniature hobby. It features 23 remarkable hobbyists who excel at miniature painting, sculpting, illustration, game design, Twitch streaming, and cosplay. If you have not yet, we highly encourage you to take a look at this new issue of 28, and start to follow some of these incredible hobbyists!