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32mmAdapterThe miniature accessories manufacturer Secret Weapon has come out with a new release. They are now producing 25mm to 32mm adapter rings. These are rings that you can glue around the bases of your existing 25mm bases to make them a step up to the 32mm size.

Games Workshop
has been quietly releasing models on the new 32mm bases. They say that the reason is because it makes the models more imposing, and gives them more room to be dynamic. Specifically, the Death Company release saw them on the new bases.

They do look good, but they have left a lot of people wondering if they will need to re-base their entire army. Games Workshop has been adamant that you can legally use either in gameplay. Most tournaments are flexible, since they know that it can be a massive burden to keep armies up-to-date once they reach critical size. Indeed, just replacing arms on guys that I have when a new edition comes out can be a month-long process.

The problem of course arises from the fact that some units heavily benefit from the larger bases, and some are hindered. We’ll be discussing this further later in the week when talking about the new Khorne Daemonkin codex.

secret_weaponThese rings solve the problem by allowing you to easily step up the size on your existing bases without breaking the model. You can paint and extend any flock on them, and you’ll never notice the difference. I intend on upgrading all of my models as soon as possible to take advantage of the increased board control.

The absolute best part about these is the price. $5 upgrades 10 bases. In the world of $120 Bloodthirsters, getting something for $5 feels like a steal. You can upgrade 100 models for $50, and that’s the same price as a single Wave Serpent.


2015 Crystal Brush Winners

posted by TheRascalKing13
Apr 6

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We’re a little late to press on this one, but I’d like to share the Crystal Brush winners from Adepticon in Chicago. The fifth annual awards competition ran from March 19-22.

Crimson Fist Captain

by Kirill Kanaev

Holy hell! The first thing I want to mention about this model is that it is not at a larger scale than the regular Space Marine Captains you’ve seen elsewhere. This model is literally the standard, two-or-so-inches-tall model that we are familiar with on a day-to-day basis. I lack the words necessary to describe the detail in this model. The face shows true emotion, and has more detail than entire tanks that I’ve painted.

I also am always impressed by what I call “flat surface” work. In this case, it’s the cloak that has a mural painted on it that really wowed me. I also am a huge sucker for gems, and this guy’s completely froze.

And also, the guy kind of looks like Vladimir Putin. I don’t know why, but that makes this significantly better.


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Apr 1

WarRabbitWyrd has released a limited-edition War Rabbit for the Easter holiday. There is only a handful available, but they’re pretty sweet models. They came to my attention from our old contributor r3con. He’s always looking for different ways to theme his Space Wolves, and there’s no denying that having a War Rabbit would be the way to build an appropriate Space Wolves Rabbit army.

If anyone ends up purchasing one of these, we’d love to see it in person! Drop us a comment and we can find a way to get your review or pictures on the site!