Monday, August 30, 2021

28 Challenge: Iron Snake Female Space Marine painted

“If your life is given in service to the Emperor, your death shall not be in vain.”

Earlier this month I finished converting a female Space Marine from an old plastic Rogue Trader Space Marine. The model was created for 28’s most recent challenge, designed to explore what female Space Marines might look like. We at Between the Bolter and Me are of the mindset that female Space Marines would look largely identical to their male counterparts, as shown by the Dark Angel Space Marines we recently painted and the Rogue Trader conversion. Having finished the conversion, I needed to decide how to paint the model. Having painted an Iron Snake earlier last year, I decided she would look great in their livery!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 87: Thoughts Old Bale Eye and Warhammer+

The future of Games Workshop?

On the eve before Games Workshop releases their new streaming service Warhammer+, we talk about the quality of the animated Hammer and Bolter episode they played for free to promote the service, Old Bale Eye. We talk about the generally poor animation in the episode and what that might mean for the rest of the series. We talk at length about the other features included with the service and how they relate to services Games Workshop already provides via YouTube or other apps. We also discuss the inclusion of a model to encourage subscriptions and where we think the future of the service will be headed.

Monday, August 23, 2021

28 Challenge: Female Dark Angel Space Marines finished

Two Female Dark Angel Space Marines!

Last month I painted a lightly-converted female Dark Angel for 28’s current challenge. It was a fun process and one that pushed me to paint another immediately afterwards. Instead of painting it exactly like the first, using zenithal highlights, I decided to try a drybrushing/stippling method Richard Gray made some YouTube videos on. Although he used the method to paint an Ultramarine and an Imperial Fist Space Marine, I decided to adapt the method using the paints I had on my first Dark Angel.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

28 Challenge: Female Space Marine Conversion Complete

The female Space Marine (center) is similar in height to a normal Space Marine (left), but is much more naturally proportioned. She is smaller than a Primaris scale Space Marine (right), however.

Over the last few months, we have been working on creating some female Space Marines for 28’s most recent challenge, which has a deadline coming up at the end of the month. While Eric recently painted a Dark Angel for the competition, I have been working on converting one using an old plastic Rogue Trader Space Marine. Although the model was largely finished in the last post, I decided to spend some additional time fine tuning the conversion, including adding additional equipment and modifying her boltgun. With the conversion finally finished, I wanted to share some pictures before I begin the painting process!