I have a quick update this time around because my fiancée’s surgery was on Wednesday and it has certainly been a busy week. I’ve painted a bit less this week than usual which is to be expected considering the circumstances. Thankfully the surgery went well and she is hopefully on the road to recovery. I don’t know if I will have much more time to paint this upcoming week because I’ll be “house hunting” or to be more accurate, condo hunting. I hope to have some good news to share on that topic in the nearish future.
But enough of that, let’s talk about the one thing I painted! I got my first glowing ghoul done. The two that I own have been sitting in my backlog taunting me as I’ve been excited to paint them but also kind of unsure about how would be best to go about it. I finally decided that I just needed to get stuck in and start messing around with green paint and figure it out. Thankfully, that worked well and I’m very happy with the final results. This is one of the more colorful Fallout minis I’ve painted and I think that fits this enemy type pretty well. I also feel empowered to knock out the other glowing one in the near future which is great. As I’ve said several times, I can’t wait to play a ghoul-centered scenario in the future and this is another step in that direction.
Unfortunately, I did receive the new miniatures I ordered this week and am not satisfied with them. I bought a Scibor High Elf and a Chaos dwarf and while the dwarf looks pretty decent, the high elf has a lot of casting issues and I may never end up painting it as the quality doesn’t appear to be there. I had a great idea for a diorama for the elf so it is a bit disappointing. I’ve found that you have a 50/50 chance with Scibor to get a quality resin cast with them. While they’re affordable ($12 with shipping for a single mini), I think most of us would rather pay more and get a predictable and higher quality. So its back the drawing board for me. I’m still chipping away at my Fallout backlog which is just under 20 minis now but I know that I could use something a bit different to paint in the future too. I have plans to get some terrain ordered soon but I will also do some more thinking about what other projects I can take on to add variety.
Fortunately, I think I may just be able to squeeze a game of Fallout in before this weekend is up so perhaps you’ll see a battle report next week!