Fallout – Under Protectron

35 thoughts on “Fallout – Under Protectron”

  1. Nice job on that protectron! Definitely one of my favourite fallout things. I need to experiment with varnishes some more, Iโ€™ve been going super flat as it makes taking photos easier but it does look weird in some cases in person.

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    1. Thank you, mate! I’m with you on Protectrons. They’re a lot of fun and they have a lot of personality too. There’s definitely an art to varnishes. Either my tastes have or are changing or I’m getting better with them. I’m not sure which it is to be honest ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. How did you manage to get three of them? That is impressive! I was thinking they were hard to get because you get two in a box along with three Assaultrons, but maybe not! There are a few tough details on the minis but by and large, they’re easy and fairly quick to paint. I look forward to seeing how you tackle them ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you for your kind words as always, mate! I hope I can actually improve. The desire has long been there but the action and follow through has not. We’ll see how I get on this time!

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    1. Thank you, Bret! I put a fair bit of time into that part of the mini so I’m glad to hear you think it looks good. I agree that my diorama skills have to improve if I want to push my skills and improve my chances in competitions. Lord of the Rings is the perfect setting to do just that too.

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  2. That robot looks fantastic mate, love the glossy black โ€œmaskโ€ and chipped paint. Those are some great looking dioramas as well, looking forward to seeing what you do with your new skills. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks, mate! Its always nice to hear the little details I add to a mini catch someone’s eye! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do too. I think ultimately, this will help with my magnum opus, the Vampire Counts diorama I still have big plans for ๐Ÿ˜€

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  3. Now that protectron is great, Jeff! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really do like it, let’s have more definitely! I agree with Grumpygnome on the retro vibe, looks spot on. And those really are some nice diorama bases (although I’m sure I’ve seen TIM and Pat do some pretty amazing work but maybe best not mention that here)!

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    1. Thank you, John! I was wondering if you would like it because it reminds me of what you’ve been working on lately. And you’re right, TIM and Pat are very skilled at dioramas. I’m still waiting for them to take me on as an apprentice ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Awesome work on the Protrectron. I can hear it starting up and stomping off. I am still not sure which version I prefer in game. I always fire them up if I can โ€ฆ I love them apart from the two in the museum ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, mate! I will sit there and hack a hard computer for a couple of minutes if it means a Protectron will help me out in clearing whatever building I’m in so I can relate! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. When you said that you became a patron of someone whose hobby skills you admire my first thought was โ€œbut I donโ€™t have a patreon accountโ€ฆ..โ€
    LOLOLOL (sigh)๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€
    But seriously Iโ€™ve been tempted to become a patron for several things/people but never have as I never really thought it would be worth it or one I started I would never stop. Iโ€™ll be interested to hear if you think it was worth the money.
    The ol school robot looks great of course. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Haha, what would you be offering on Patreon? How to write witty blog articles? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Well, I would say that becoming a patron isn’t much different than paying for any streaming service in that you can start and then quit whenever. I don’t know if I’ll keep going with it once he’s finished doing some things I’m interested in but we’ll see what happens. I can certainly try and share some insight into what I gained from it in the future when I’ve digested the content a bit more.

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  6. The robot looks excellent Jeff, and has a real old school vibe to it. Hope the patron account gives the inspiration you’re hoping for, and look forward to seeing what comes from it.

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    1. Thank you, Dave, and welcome back! I think we’ll all see how the patron account works out in the coming weeks as I put some of what I learn into practice (or fail in the process!).

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    1. Thank you, mate! These robots come in several colors so I’ll be painting them in some other colors soon enough, I imagine. I completely agree that LOTR is a strong choice if you’re into dioramas. There are tons of minis to choose from as well.

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  7. I’m not sure about Protrectron’s but from what the others have said it must be grand!!
    I would love to offer you an apprenticeship but alas I would feel guilty as even I after all these years couldn’t emulate waterfall mini! bloody brilliant!! Having seen Oliver’s fine work makes me more determined to keep mine small, that is after I finish three piece WWII one in spring.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words and don’t worry, I’m in the same boat. I have a lot to learn yet about dioramas and I need to try new techniques or I’ll never improve. Maybe we can take a similar tact and see where the hobby takes us from here!

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    1. Thank you, mate! I hadn’t thought of it but it is funny that their visors rarely, if ever, get damaged. I have to wonder what they’re made out of to be so sturdy!

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  8. Great work on the Protectron! I like the muted and weathered effect that emulates the look of them in the game really very nicely. Thet gent certainly knows how to do basing on those dios! I look forward to seeing what you’re able to achieve!

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  9. That little robot looks really good. Are the reflections on the helmet painted on or naturally occurring? I also enjoy the subtle rust and desaturated green body. Honour Guards stuff is really something inspirational. I love all of his stuff and was thinking of attending one of his live workshops when Corona as finally subsided.

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