As you probably would have guessed, I have more progress on Drazhar to share. It isn’t as much as I thought there would be but what I do have to show looks good, I think. I got through the tedium of painting the arms and found painting the shoulder plates invigorating. Painting NMM is funny in that whatever you’re painting doesn’t look like metal until you get it right just at the end of the process. That happened on the shoulders where I worked on them and was near the end and was thinking, these just don’t look right… and then I made a couple of adjustments and just like that, they look as they do now and are (hopefully) convincing to the eye. The other thing I wanted to mention about painting this week is the broken Eldar gemstones Drazhar wears as war trophies/ornaments are borderline cruel by GW. I can paint some small details with confidence but my goodness, those pushed even my eyesight and painting abilities. Its hard to get a close up photo of them but I do think they came out well and am proud of them. As you can see, I’ve put one of the two back pieces on and then after those two are done, its just the swords and head to go. There isn’t too far left but it still feels to me like I’m about two weeks away from being done so I just have to keep at it.
Two big releases got teased this week for two different games so I thought I’d share some of what stood out to me. First up, Fallout New Vegas sculpts were fully revealed by Modiphius and they look great. Its been quite a long time since New Vegas came out so my memory is a bit fuzzy but they have a lot of the main factions covered already with this initial release. For example, there are a couple of boxes for NCR who I think of as the main good guy faction in the game.
They are kind of rangers/military members that try to keep New Vegas safe. There’s also the cruel slaver faction called Caesar’s Legion. They basically appropriated elements of Roman culture to justify their mantra of only the strong can join their group and everyone else is forced into slavery. I don’t love the paint jobs on these minis as they seem a little drab and look like they need more contrast but I will be excited to paint them one day.
Many of you have seen me paint up Super Mutants from Fallout 4 and the Nightkin are an interesting variation on our favorite post-apocalypse brutes. Painting the skin will be fun, if nothing else!
Last but certainly not least, there are the robot security guards used on the Vegas strip. I’m curious how the computer screens will work on these. Is there a decal or is that freehand on their computer screen faces? As I remember, these bots were very strong in the video game and so they should formidable in the miniature game as well.
That is just a small sampling of what is coming later this year and it is exciting times to be playing Fallout Wasteland Warfare. I love Fallout 4 and New Vegas and I will most likely get into the New Vegas minis eventually when I get tired of building out the Fallout 4 world. Hopefully we get lots of new scenarios and things of that nature with these new minis too. No details on that just yet but I’d think that is just about inevitable.
If that wasn’t enough, GW continues to pump up the excitement on Cursed City. They revealed a good amount of what comes in the game and it looks pretty great to me.
The heroes generally look good and fun to paint and the enemies are awesome looking. From bats to skeletons to some cool looking zombies, GW has rounded up most of the classic fantasy horror creatures and put them all in this box. I’m very curious to learn more about the game and anything else GW wants to show off, really as this looks amazing and makes me glad I waited until Warhammer Quest finally picked a theme and setting that really appeals to me.
There were plenty of other models teased but the other mini that caught my eye was the Wight King. GW has pretty decent skeleton models but they are a little old and it has always felt to me like they could do better. Well, they consider that job done as this guy is awesome! The only thing that will slow me down from getting him is that I have no idea how I would paint him up as of yet, but I’m sure I can figure something out.
The only issue I can see with all of these new minis is where in the world will I find the time to paint and play everything! I have a couple of LOTR dios to make, I want to paint up a Coven Throne which is a very large model, and there is always lots more to do in Fallout which gives me plenty of gaming fun as it is. When you add to this all of the models that come with Cursed City and potentially the Wight King, I’m going to be very busy painting for quite a long time. I suppose it is a good problem to have though so no complaints here!