Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 50: Delaque gets new models

The newest Necromunda gang!

This episode is focused on the newly-released Delaque gang for Necromunda. We talk about the quality of the models’ design, emphasizing how they scale with other models in the range and Warhammer 40,000 in general. We ponder why their firearms were designed to be so massive, and how it runs counter to the thin, stealthy look of the rest of the models. We also talk about how the models could be used on conversions and discuss one we are working on currently.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Mordheim 2019: Sisters of Sigmar WIP continues

Let pain be your guide.

A few weeks ago I revealed work-in-progress images of the first model in my SIsters of Sigmar warband for the upcoming Mordheim 2019 event. I have continued to work on the first model, doing more greenstuff work, focusing on resculpting her boots. The sculpting work is a slow process, so I also started work on a second sister for the warband. This one is based on the female acolyte model from the Warhammer Underworlds Eyes of the Nine warband. The model has an excellent sense of motion, that I thought would transition well into the warband. The major difficulty of using the acolyte is that she has very little clothing, which does not fit with the Sister of Sigmar aesthetic. As a result, the majority of my initial work has been focused on sculpting clothing on the model. I also replaced her sword with a hammer, more fitting with the Sigmar mentality. The model still needs a huge amount of work done on it, but I wanted to show its current progress to get feedback! Any comments and suggestions are welcome!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Tools of the Trade: Essential Modeling Supplies (Updated)

We have had a section of the blog dedicated to talking about the different tools we use for our hobby endeavors for a few years now. We have grown as hobbyists since the blog was started and felt it was time that we updated this list.

Hobby knife - X-acto #1 Precision Knife with #11 Fine Point Blades:

The most important tool for this hobby is, without a doubt, having a good knife with disposable blades. It is essential for removing mold-lines and excess plastic from pieces after they are removed from the sprue. While there are many types and brands, we have come to prefer the X-acto #1 Precision Knife, equipped with the #11 Classic Fine Point Blade. The #11 blade has a fine point that is excellent for delicate detail work, and the spine has a flat surface that is good for removing mold lines, eschewing the need for buying a separate mold-line removal tool.

A simple X-acto knife with a classic #11 blade has served use well for many years.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 49: Vigilus Open Day

All hail Primaris!

We spend the episode discussing the Vigilis Open day and its ramifications for the future of Warhammer 40,000. We spend the majority of the episode talking about the newly revealed models, including Marneus Calgar and Genestealer Cultist motorbikes.