Fallout – Nuke That Thirst!

30 thoughts on “Fallout – Nuke That Thirst!”

    1. That is well said, mate and I’d say having to paint some unexciting things is the downside to painting for gaming purposes. I think the display piece should spice things up and I’m certainly looking forward to it! πŸ™‚

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  1. Excellent work on the smaller pieces Jeff, they can be such a labour, but your work on them will certainly add life to any gaming board you put them on.
    Bad sculpt on faces can make a model really difficult to work on, and if lacking in detail, can be a real challenge. Hopefully the rest of your display piece arrives soon so you can scratch that itch.

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    1. That is all well said, Dave! I would have to say that every miniature we paint is almost like a collaboration between the sculptor and the painter (the exception being when someone like you does both of course!) and both parties have to do their jobs well for the end product to be high quality. I don’t think many of us think about it in this way but it really is true!

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  2. Not much fun to paint but good to have done is like my hobby slogan!! But we’ve covered that already. πŸ˜€

    But the not as much fun to paint stuff will certainly add enjoyment in the actual game as we know do well worth the time. But the logo on the soda does look pretty cool. πŸ˜€

    Interested to see what lotr project is in the works.

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    1. It really is our slogan at the moment. I might as well start painting 100 Vikings myself at this point πŸ™‚ The little extras make a difference in battle reports so I will look forward to using these objective markers when I can get Fallout on the table again. I don’t know if I’ll be able to get started on the LOTR project in earnest by next weekend or not but I look forward to it too!

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    1. That’s the truth! I admire that you seem to mostly paint things that you want to paint when you want. When you paint gaming stuff, you do have to get stuff done that you may not be excited about from time-to-time. I’m excited about the LOTR project too. Its time to spice things up a bit! πŸ™‚

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  3. Objective markers are important to games, a neccessary evil that you are doing well. Just remind yourself it will add to the enjoyment when you actually get to play a game

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    1. I appreciate the sentiment here, Bret. I’m just glad this one wasn’t quite the drag that some of the previous ones were. Now if only I could get the last four done and put them all behind me! That will be a good day πŸ™‚

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  4. Love that objective marker, nicely painted and so much more evocative than a counter! Keen to see what you tackle next for display, agreed that some of these older mesbg models are a bit hit and miss. The new plastics are fantastic and the forgeworld range for the game is top notch too, either is what I’d aim for if I was looking for a display piece.

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    1. Thank you, Nic! I would agree that these counters really bring the setting to life better than a piece of flat cardboard can. I’m glad to hear you agree with my assessment on MESBG sculpt quality as well. I really need to pick up something from Forge World in the near future based on your recommendation. I can reveal that I got a plastic mini from GW for this project though it is fairly new so that narrows it down quite a bit!

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  5. Well done for getting these completed mate, I am hopeless at finishing the little extras, I tend to put them aside to do later and then I cant seem to find them, most of the time they are knocked on the carpet and found when the shows been completed!!!!

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    1. Haha, my hobby table is a mess at the moment too so I run the risk of that happening to me too. The only good thing I can say is that I have hardwood floors in my hobby room so there’s no place down there for them to hide! πŸ™‚

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  6. Done and Done I say! The Fallout marker looks good, and less important pieces are always a good place to try new things and experiment with different techniques since they don’t matter nearly as much! I do like the script on the side of the Nuka-Cola box – that’s certainly well done!
    I don’t have any Tauriel figures, so not sure on the sculpt quality, etc of that one – might be worth putting aside in case you become interested in getting back to the game down the line, I guess!

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    1. The Nuka script was sculpted so don’t give me too much credit! I would have loved to have done a bit more freehand but something I’m working on currently let me practice those skills a bit. I’ve hung on to Tauriel for now as well. Not sure I’ll ever make another attempt at her, but you never know!

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  7. Love the blue on those bottles! Nice job getting those terrain bits done. They can be a serious chore (I don’t want to ever paint bookcases again!!), but look great in the game!

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    1. Thank you! I look forward to using this marker in a game sometime in the near future. I haven’t used the markers quite as much as I hoped thus far but I think that will change as I play the game more.

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