Fallout – Raiders of the Lost Vault

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  1. Great looking Raider mate, and I agree about the facepaint/tattoo.

    I had a case like that. It and I did not get along so it went on eBay. I still have not found a replacement so I suppose it is a good thing I only game at home. That said, I would like to hear you choose as a replacement.

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    1. Cheers, mate! I will have to try some other facepaint/tattoos on the remaining raiders to see if I can maintain the same feeling across the minis.

      I haven’t been happy with this case for a while but the damage caused to miniatures is the last straw. Its funny because I bought the case in the event I ever wanted to play outside of my house and I haven’t done it once. I do like the case as a way to store all of the minis in one place though. I’ll definitely follow up on here once I get a new case and hopefully I’ll like it better than this Citadel one.

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  2. I sometimes think you have a stash of blog titles and then you decide what to paint 😁

    It seems like miniature storage only works if you never touch it again.

    Raider looking good, looking forward to seeing more of them.

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    1. Haha, I don’t put that much thought into these titles. I just sit down and write one. Half the time, I don’t even think the titles I use are that good though I was proud of this one.

      Its hard to find the perfect miniature storage solution for sure though truthfully, until this damage happened, the Citadel case had been fine so I don’t want to be too hard or unfair to it. I just hope to find something that protects the minis even better, if that’s possible.

      I will see if I can’t get some more raiders done in the near future then too!

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    1. Thanks, mate and I will give KRcases a look! I’ve heard of them and I’m definitely trying to consider all of the options out there to find the best one for me before I make a purchase so I’m glad you mentioned it.

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  3. Nice mini, Jeff – I think the haircut is scarier than the tattoo! πŸ™‚ I buy adhesive magnetic rubber sheet and find that ideal for flat bases and use it on all my minis. I’ve also never used the foam insert cases, since I still have soft plastic figures and they wouldn’t stand a chance in them!

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    1. Haha, thank you, John! Its certainly not a haircut that just anybody can pull off! I didn’t know they made magnets like that. I could see that being the key to making a magnetic storage system work. I’ll dig into that a little further and see if I think that could be a good option. I’m glad you mentioned it!

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  4. Excellent work on the raider Jeff, has a real haggard look to her, as if was surviving really worth it !
    As for the storage dilemma, will be interesting to see what way you go, and can see why you would want a change, not a fan of those open rows, as models have a tendency to move, when in transit, hope the damage is easily fixable.

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    1. I tried to get that across with the painting but I’d say the sculpt made her look a bit rough too which was in my favor.

      That is exactly the problem with GW’s design. They oversell the flexibility of those open rows too I think. The case is really only good for infantry. Bigger minis just don’t work in their case and they sell quite a lot of them so its a bit of a headscratcher. I’ll follow up whenever I get the new case and can share my thoughts on it.

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  5. Nice jobπŸ˜€. It’s true that a facial tattoo denotes a certain life style; tattoo artist, inmate, or raider.

    I use magnets for my storage. For miniatures without a magnetic base I get the flex steel from Litko and stick it on the base bottom and have the storage tub lined with sheet magnet. For what’s it worth.

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    1. I’m glad it isn’t just me who thinks that about the tattoo. I didn’t know that Litko made something like that. I’ll give it a look as I think the magnetic option probably is better than foam overall. Thanks for mentioning it, Stew.

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    1. The Raiders might be fellow humans but nobody said they’re nice! Thank you for sharing your storage method as well. I know that it can be really economic to use magnets in plastic tubs and it is certainly something worth considering!

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  6. Ooo, great painting on a nice mini! I love the earthy colours and the rust on her weapon and armour, she looks like a real survivor! And nice work on painting all those damn straps, those always drive me up the wall πŸ™‚

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    1. I reckon the Raiders are tougher and meaner than most people and that’s how they’ve survived as long as they have. She does have a lot of straps and they were time consuming to paint like you mentioned. I guess people had to find a use for belts in the post apocalypse one way or another πŸ™‚

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  7. I’m with John on that haircut mate, but maybe being bald I’m just jealous!! I’m glad I don’t have the added problem of things getting damaged moving them around, its bad enough warring about all the cat fur settling on mine!

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    1. Many of us have less hair on our heads than we’d like and that includes me! It is really nice not to have to worry about durability with dioramas. I’m appreciating that with the one I’m working on right now. I’m working with some things that would very hard to do if I had to make it more durable. That’s all I can say for now though πŸ™‚

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