Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Oldhammer: Commissar Molotov

The scale of models has changed a lot over the years!

Over the years, our blog has put a lot of focus on INQ28, from the Pilgrym to working on Zone Secundus. Its focus on creating characters and telling stories stands apart from the vapid battles that typify Warhammer 40,000. The INQ28 scene has been built and fostered by so many people since the release of Inquisitor some 20 years ago, but Commissar Molotov played a critical role in getting the idea to take root, with his forum presence and INQvitationals. He continues to be a huge proponent for INQ28, and in 2018 he started the #INQ28th initiative, where hobbyists share INQ28 models they are building on Instagram, using the aforementioned hashtag. Inquisitor_sharpe realized that on April 28th 2021, it would be the 28th month of the initiative, and reached out to us and others to help celebrate Commissar Molotov’s continued contributions to this dark corner of the miniature hobby. To do this, he suggested that people create miniature representations of Commissar Molotov himself. We thought this was a wonderful idea, and decided to paint an old Rogue Trader Imperial Guard/Commissar model in his honor!

Monday, April 26, 2021

Bishop: Between the Bolter and Me’s mascot

Bishop attempts the miniature hobby with the help of his two servo skull friends - by Pierre Mortel.

Longtime readers of this blog will know that it has had a frog on its logo since its foundation in 2013. As avid lovers of amphibians, we wanted to ensure that we incorporated a frog into the blog in some fashion, which resulted in Bishop the frog in our first logo, discarding one of Games Workshop’s useless bolt gun scopes (without having a proper stock on the bolt gun, it would be next to impossible to successfully use a scope). Over the years, Bishop has changed a little, namely he acquired some Adeptus Mechanicus approved bionics, and is now half mechanical! This change occurred in 2016, when we created a new logo for the blog along with one for our newly created podcast, Dragged into Turbolasers! In the last few years, we have started to design Christmas/holiday cards with Bishop and a frog servo skull doing various festive activities, developing the curious frog further. Most recently, however, we had the talented Pierre Mortel do some illustrations of Bishop doing various tasks and wanted to share them with everyone!

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 83: Chatting with Pierre Mortel about digital art, Sadboy, and Neverchosen

In this episode we talk with Pierre Mortel about his artwork and how he has combined his love for comics and Games Workshop’s settings. We delve into his origins as an artist, and how he has turned his passion into a career. We discuss how he channeled his own emotions into creating his iconic Sadboy character and how he plans to continue to develop Sad City. We move on to talk about his comics in Games Workshop’s settings, leading to his creation of Neverchosen, with the affable and fun Blight Kings, Grotus and Molch. Additionally, he touches on how he renders Games Workshop designs down to readable shapes. Finally, we chat about some of his influences and current miniatures projects.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Zone Secundus: The Church of the Red Athenæum - Marcelo Lythgoe

By Endurance We Conquer.

After finishing converting two members for a new Church of the Red Athenæum warband for the Zone Secundus setting, it was time to paint one. I decided to start with the heavy weapon specialist, Marcelo Lythgoe, finally putting some paint on the BAR conversion I did years ago!