Fallout – Railroad Signal and More

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  1. Nice stream of consciousness blog post! I can see we have a variety of topics to follow in the coming months, looking forward to what ever direction it goes.

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    1. Thanks! I figured I’d mix things up since I no longer have one thing to talk about. What I paint or finish each week could be a bit of a surprise to me too which hopefully makes for decent reading.

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    1. Thank you, TIM! I certainly can’t complain about my family generosity. I look forward to seeing more of your comments on Wudu and IRO’s posts. They’ve been making me chuckle thus far πŸ™‚

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    1. In this case, I think it was my fault that it didn’t go well so I’ll probably try and give it another go this week and see if that doesn’t improve the situation. I’ve been eyeing the rest of The Institute minis that I have so you may very well see The Railroad’s arch-enemies soon enough!

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  2. Great work on the railroad signal, the weathering looks spot on Jeff, Looks like you had a great birthday, and received lot’s of new bits to paint and inspire ( sorry about sending you down the Star Wars rabbit hole). Hope when you try the fallout game again, you enjoy it, and you can find the products you’re looking for.

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    1. Cheers, Dave! No apologies needed for the inspiration πŸ™‚ I was probably lucky to only “spend” $20 on Star Wars as you can spend an infinite money about it, if you’re so inclined. I’m going to try and give Fallout another go during this week and report back. Fingers crossed!

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  3. Nice bit of scenery there, Jeff, nice birthday haul and some interesting thoughts. πŸ™‚ I can help you prioritise things – GET A FOLDAWAY TABLE AS A PRIORITY!! If you’ve got that, you can play Fallout and not worry about not being able to get other game console bits! You know you want to!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words as always, John! I do have to say though, any brownie points you accrued with my wife are now gone after this comment πŸ˜‰ I certainly do want a table as I can’t even take proper terrain pictures (with the mat and all of that) without a table). Truthfully, I do really want to get another game of Fallout in, but I’m using the table as a way of pushing myself to get more terrain done first. Otherwise, I know I’ll complain about how I barely got any terrain done since the last time I played and that the board looks too similar to the last game πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks, mate! Between the Hellboy-Cthulhu inspired minis and Fallout minis and terrain, I hope to cover most of your hobbying interests. Speaking of which, between the two of us, we should just about have a post-apocalyptic paradise with minis and terrain ready to go πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks, mate and you can’t go too far wrong with Star Wars (at least if you avoid The Last Jedi!)! I do follow his work and I’m glad to not be the only person messing around with Fallout Wasteland Warfare. Thanks for recommending it all the same though. That is very kind of you!

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      1. The more I watch the Last Jedi the more I warm to it… a little. Don’t get me wrong, it’s the weakest link in the whole saga but there are some good bits to it. I just think the vision was a bit too off target. I have another recommendation for you. Star Wars sessions podcast. Absolutely brilliant

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      2. I don’t know if I can ever go back to that movie but I agree that vision was off target. I think if the movie was anything other than Star Wars, I might have enjoyed it. I’ll give it a listen! I’ve kind of been wanting a good Star Wars podcast to listen to and never found much. Thanks, mate!

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  4. Nice looking Birthday loot. Seems people know what you like.
    I think there is an attraction to model trains; the attention to detail and the terrain making could be a big draw for me. Plus one doesn’t paint miniatures in model railroading. I just never understood what one does with a finished railroad.
    The signal tower looks pretty cool. How tall is it?

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    1. My family basically buys me whatever I ask for so I’m probably really lucky in that regard haha! No painting miniatures would be a downside for me but if you like terrain and building something on a large scale, its hard to beat model railroading as a hobby. I’m pretty sure that model railroaders build a display, then sell it off or tear it down and start over. I have more room now but I don’t really have enough space that I could ever have more than a modest train display and so I’m sticking with wargaming for now, but maybe one day I’ll give it a whirl.

      To answer your real question, the signal tower is about six inches tall. I think it is pretty much to scale for 28mm-32mm as well.

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  5. A little late, but Happy Birthday!

    I’d like to hear more about Fallout: The Board game, once you get it back to the table. I’ve heard mixed reviews, but I still like the look of it.

    I’d also like to here what you think about Hellboy, as twice now I’ve almost bought it but changed my mind at the last minute.

    You might find this useful, a link to a BGG geeklist that has sleeve sizes for every game…https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/164572, though I don’t usually sleeve my cards, I refer to it all the time to include the sizes in my reviews.

    I’ve been after a PS5 (missing out the 4, at least that’s the plan), but it looks like Santa isn’t going to be coming down the chimney carrying one this year… Boo! Hoo!

    I like the random thoughts at the end… I might have to steal that idea!πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, mate! You’re in luck because I played Fallout this very evening. I got the rules right (or more right this time anyway!) and I had fun even though I lost. I think the game is good and was worth hunting down now, thankfully but I may talk a bit more about how it went in my next post. I do think it is a good game if you can snag a copy of Atomic Bonds is the short version of my opinion.

      I will definitely let you know on Hellboy too. I messed around with it a while back and played part of a scenario and I definitely liked it. The few turns I played convinced me that it is a very competent dungeon crawler and very cooperative. I’m going to work on painting minis for it soonish so you’ll be seeing plenty more about it in the coming days πŸ™‚

      A PS5 looks to be challenging to get this holiday season to me too. A PS4 does have a lot of great games if you have to settle.

      And finally, steal away! I’m happy to inspire or help others πŸ˜€

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      1. I’ll be looking forward to reading about Fallout, thanks Jeff.
        Hellboy has certainly got my attention, and I’m annoyed, as I saw it for a really good price at the Expo last year and by the time I’d decided to go for it, it had gone!

        I was originally going to get a 4, but then the 5 came out and we thought we’d go for that, but it isn’t turning out to be so easy. I suppose the fact that the 5 can play 4 games makes upgrading later a good option. It’s a pity the 4 can’t play the 3’s games as I’ve got a couple of shelves full!

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      2. I’ll try to make the wait worth it as best I can! What I would say about Hellboy is that the Kickstarter version is far superior to the retail version (which you’ve probably heard already) and if you can get a Kickstarter version, I think you’ll like what you get a lot more. There just isn’t a huge enemy variety in the retail game alone.

        I know what you mean about backwards compatibility. The PS3 had it for PS2 and I think Sony felt like it was too good of a thing and has avoided doing it since then. It is so handy when a console can do that and can save you from having to buy quite as many but alas, video game manufacturers need to make a buck too as it turns out!

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      3. Yeah, it was the kickstarter version I had the chance of buying, so kicking myself now!

        It would be nice to own the latest PS, as I’m always at least one behind the current version, but maybe the 4 is the way to go. We shall see what The old boy wearing red brings Yasmin (It really is for her, honest!).

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  6. Happy (belated) birthday mate! Great looking rail signal – it’s going to be great to see all the railway scenery put together when you’re done with them all (and have added the ballast!) πŸ˜‰
    Surprising to see that something like a PS4 controller is hard to come by – they’re still readily available here – unlike the actual PS5 or Series X. Having said that, I’ve barely turned my PS4 on in the last year, but if sometime in the future you want to set up an online gaming session, I’d be up for it.
    I know that they recently offered a lot of the original HB KS content in the PM for Hellboy 2. You might be able to get them to open it up for a late pledge if you email Mantic politely. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, mate! I’m excited for it too. Building a railway “board” shouldn’t take up a lot of room but will look impressive when its done or so I hope! πŸ™‚

      Please send me a PS4 controller, mate! I can’t figure out why they haven’t come back in stock in the US after months now. I don’t have PSPlus to play online games because I rarely play them, but I would be happy to play online with you at some point. Are you on Steam or do any PC gaming at all? To be honest, I mostly play LOTRO currently but it’d be fun to get a game in for sure!

      I don’t know if I actually talked about it on here but I got a pledge in on Gamefound and while I still need to grab some expansions (Hellboy in Mexico and Darkness Calls), I’ll get all of the new ones coming out next year and a couple rare pieces like Johann in spectral form. I’m excited for it and look forward to playing the game soonish too! πŸ˜€

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