I have officially hit the middle section of painting Drazhar which is the worst/hardest part. When you get to this point, you have a decent sense of what the miniature looks like and while you want to speed ahead and try to finish the miniature, you can’t because you need to stay patient and keep painting your best. I’m trying to stay focused, patient, and motivated as I figure there is about two weeks of painting left to go. I did manage to get a section of Draz painted that was a bit stressful. The cloth part (which is hard to get great pictures of) is small enough that you can’t do a lot with it, yet it is prominent enough that you want it to look nice. I’ve seen most people freehand some letters on it but I decided to make it look battle-worn and scratched which at first looked terrible, but thanks to some advice from a friend, I was able to make it look a lot better.
But mostly, I worked on the back of Draz and made a lot of progress on it. This is the part of painting that isn’t sexy but will pay off at the end when everything is done.
The good news is that most of what is left to paint will be a bit more exciting and there will be more variety in the colors and surfaces so I’m hoping that the next week or two of painting will be more fun and get my motivation up a bit more.
I got my new mat from Deep Cut Studio in Lithuania this week and threw together a couple of quick pictures to see how it looks. The mat was expensive at $90 (you can get ones from a couple of US companies for about $60-70) but I’d have to say it was worth it. I’ve been wanting to get a mat that works better for Fallout 4 for quite a while and I’m happy to say it really does add something to the pictures below. They just look much more like Fallout does than the previous mat I was temporarily using. They match my terrain much better too.
Finally, to close, I was wrong last week when I said I’d be ready for the next Fallout Battle Report soon. I have to buy and paint one more miniature for the next tutorial scenario so unfortunately, I’ll have to wait a bit longer on that but that’s okay. I think the extra time will pay off and lead to a better looking and more satisfying result.
So that’s it for me this week. Happy Valentine’s Day and I hope you’re all staying healthy and warm!