Friday, May 18, 2018

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 40: Warhammer Fest and Adeptus Titanicus

The God-machines go to war.

In this episode, we discuss the recent Warhammer Fest and the various announcements made during the event. While we mention the new Nighthaunt army and the upcoming version 2 of Age of Sigmar, our primary focus is on the first Sister of Battle model shown, and the new Adeptus Titanicus game.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Star Wars Legion: Stormtrooper model impressions

In a Galaxy far far away...

After entering the miniature wargame market last year with Runewars, Fantasy Flight Games is attempting to cement their place there by releasing a game within the Star Wars Universe: Legion. Knowing that the game was in the 28mm-32mm scale, I was curious to see how the models compared to those made by Games Workshop. Fortunately, a friend got a copy of the game and was kind enough to let me assemble a few of his stormtroopers to assess the quality!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Thorn Moon Crusade: the Polysmith helps us create the first Spireguard

Our presence remakes the past.

Having made some molds, built some mock-ups, and written some background, we are thrilled to finally show everyone some completed Spireguard from the 73rd Thorn Moon! Even more exciting, however, we get to announce that the esteemed Polysmith (one of the nicest and most talented hobbyists you will ever find!) has collaborated with us to make them into a reality! An accomplished 3d designer and sculptor, he designed and printed a range of stunning female heads to help build our Thorn Moon defenders. After being disappointed with the scale of the new Necromunda Escher models, we needed to find a new source for supplying us with a large number of suitable heads for the models. The Polysmith quickly came to mind, due to his skill with 3d design and his imaginative conversions that take GW models and turn them into something completely unrecognizable (his work on Instagram speaks for itself). He graciously agreed to help us and created a series of remarkable sculpts. Below are pictures of the initial renders and some of the final models built with them!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dragged into Turbolasers Episode 39: How to start resin casting

A silicone mold for our Thorn Moon defenders.

This episode is centered around how to create a two part silicone mold for resin casting. We start by discussing why we learned how to make molds in the first place, before talking about the basic principles involved. We then talk at length about various ways to improve your molds and resin casts, focusing on methods to reduce bubbles.