Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 16: Talking with Stygian Thorne about Inq28 and Fall of Cadia

Ascend the Celestial Stair

In this episode we had the pleasure of interviewing Ahmad Jafar, know as Stygian Thorne from the blog of the same name. We talk at length about his introduction to the hobby and where he draws his inspiration. We also discuss his extensive work expanding the idea of Spyreheads within the Imperium and how their sect fits within the Imperial Creed. We end the episode talking about Games Workshop’s new book the Fall of Cadia, and how it fits in with the Eye of Terror codex back in 2003.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A look back: Best Blogs of 2016

After having posts detailing our favorite models of 2016 and documenting our exploits, it is time that we highlight some of our favorite blogs and hobbyists from the past year! It was a truly remarkable year, filled with the creations of so many talented hobbyists that we could never name them all. But below is a small selection of ones that really stirred our imaginations. We endeavored to highlight blogs we have not mentioned in previous years, but would encourage you to look at our selections from 2015 and 2014, as most are still producing stunning work!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Building a True-scale Space Marine

And they shall know no fear.

Making true-scale marines has been very popular as of late, much of it stemming from all the excellent examples Migs and many others have created over the years. With this in mind, we wanted to try our hands at creating one. We really wanted to try to address some of the questionable anatomy that Space Marines have developed over the years (incredibly wide thigh gap, lack of a proper abdomen, questionable arm attachment points), and try to create a suit of armour that a person could conceivably fit into.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 15: 2017 begins!

Let the Galaxy Burn!
It is hard to believe, but 2016 is over, and that means this podcast is already a year old! We talk a little about our thoughts about reaching this milestone and what the future holds. We also speak briefly about 2016 in terms of our blog Between the Bolter and me, and how we got more involved in the community than ever before. We end the episode talking about the new Fall of Cadia event and what it could mean for Warhammer 40k as a whole. We also talk at length about the new special character models that are being released with the book.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Between the Bolter and Me: 2016, a year in review

2016 comes to a close!

With 2016 coming to a close, Between the Bolter and Me is now four years old! We began the year updating the look of the blog, changing our logo (maintaining the frog theme, however!) and color scheme, trying to reflect a continuing commitment to pushing ourselves forward in the hobby. We also started a podcast, called Dragged into Turbolasers, hoping to use it as an avenue to connect with a wider audience and meet new people in the hobby. Now that 2016 is over and we reflect on it, we are happy to say that we think it was our most productive and enjoyable year yet! Between two major collaborative projects, The Pilgrym and the Curse of the Alabaster, we met so many wonderful people, and spurred ourselves to create what I believe is our best work yet, painting an unprecedented 20 models (a major feat for us!). We even started to create our own background material and try our hands at writing some short stories. But enough of boring prose, join us below to see a picture recap of 2016!

Friday, December 30, 2016

A look back: The miniatures of 2016

With 2016 coming to a close, we thought that it would be fun to take some time to consider what miniatures were released this year, and comment on our favorites. Anyone who has followed the site for awhile will know that we largely focus on Games Workshop models, though we have tried to give mention to quality releases from other ranges. This year, however, nearly all of our time was spent with Games Workshop models, with nothing beyond that spectrum really capturing our attention. Feel free to let us know in the comments what other companies we overlooked in 2016, however.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 14: Blood Bowl Returns!

Blood Bowl is back!

We start the episode by touching on the success of Adam Poots’ new Kingdom Death kickstarter campaign. We spend the rest of the episode talking about Games Workshop’s new releases, with a focus on the new Thousand Sons’ models and the reenvisioned Blood Bowl.  We talk at length about each of the new Thousand Sons’ kits, including Magnus the Red and the fantastic new Ahriman.  We then move to discussing the component quality of Blood Bowl, and our general excitement to be playing the game again after many years!