Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 34: Gregor Eisenhorn and Adeptus Custodes

Thought begets Heresy.

For the first episode of 2018, we start by discussing the newly revealed Gregor Eisenhorn model, celebrating 20 years of the Black Library. We spend the remaining part of the episode talking about the new Adeptus Custodes models and how they compare to the first Custodes released in the Burning of Prospero game.






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- Eric Wier

11 comments:

  1. Thanks for another good listen. Eisenhorn is a disappointment for me purely down to the pose. He's moving so awkwardly. The right hip is raised, making is look like he's got a gammy right leg and is swinging it round (I did consider this might be deliberate as the 54mm model has leg braces, but I think that's a stretch and the illustration doesn't support this). At that point in the walk cycle his right hip should be dipped. A bit of counterpoise with the shoulders would be nice too - GW models ignore this so, so often. It's basic stuff.

    I also can't look at Valoris without thinking of him as a naughty Victorian lady flashing a bit of leg. The Custodes go wild for a flash of greave.

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    1. Now i'll giggle everytime I see that Valoris model. 😂 Good one!

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  2. You have a very good point about the walking pose. I feel it looked a little odd to me, but I couldn't place it, but I think you nailed it. And yes, Custodes do go wild for a little greave, he he.

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  3. It seems not wise to me, to add so many super-Space marines to the world...
    Now we have Grey Knights, Custodes and Primaris, who all are superior to the classic Space Marines who are supposed to be the center of the franchise. Also, seeing our regular SMs next to all it's large, better proportioned ancestors makes them look even worse.
    It makes me think of the way the classic dreadnought went, when GW just stopped evolving it at a certain point. Instead, they added the dreadknight, contemptor, Leviathan and Redemptor to it's side and now, noone cares for the classic dread anymore. Which is a shame because it's one of GW best and most iconic design ideas.

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    1. Yeah, you are certainly right. I will never buy a regular SM again; they look terrible next to the newer models. This is particularly sad for models like the classic dreadnought, which is wonderful, but has largely been forgotten.

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    2. Yeah. GW had a time in the nineties, when they redesigned theyr older concepts. Like the tyranids and the landraider and such. It seems like they don't do that anymore. Probably for brand reasons. It could be that we'll never see a new rhino model ever, imagine that! It's kind of sad really.

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    3. Yeah, that really is a sad thought... And why I wish the primaris were just redesigned/updated Space Marines.

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  4. Excellent as always, in defense of Valoris a cow with righteous sideburns would be quite an intimidating opponent.

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    1. You speak the truth, and what a horrifying truth indeed.

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  5. Thank you gentlemen, another very interesting 'cast. It seems that GW these days can't seem to make a walking figure without it looking like it's tripping over somehow, but otherwise I don't mind the Eisenhorn figure. I agree with most of your comments about the Custodes--in many ways they are great--but I sort of wish they hadn't been made. Also, their rules seem to make Grey Knights obsolete as a faction really, which is a shame in some ways. Anyway most of the models for them are really cool and I will probably pick some up at some point. I would pronounce it Coos-toad-ay (with the ay at the end being A as in tAYlor Swift) but that is because I am a Latinist and that is the restored classical Latin pronunciation... it probably sounds better your way!

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    1. Yeah, I imagine we will get some at some point too, but they are certainly not something we were craving to be made. And as you mentioned, they make the Grey Knights even more obsolete... I am sure you are right with the pronunciation, and hearing that that is how you would pronounce it in the context of Latin makes me more fond of it :D

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