Fallout – Exploding Things

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    1. Thanks, John! If you would have known the miniature I’m painting, I would have been shocked and called it a Christmas miracle ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope you and your family have a great Christmas as well!

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  1. I prefer the smooth paintwork on the horse flesh but I can see where the fur effect will play better to the painting competition crowd. I think I recognize the model but do not want to spoil it for anyone else.

    The Fallout markers, as all your Fallout items, makes my nostalgia rise and my envy grow. Yeah, the sculpts are a bit over the top but Fallout is over the top. It is a caricature. And your painting really makes the Fallout pieces look brilliant.

    It is good to hear you enjoying Arkham. I know very little about it but your passion makes it interesting to read your posts.

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    1. I have to admit, when my friend suggested painting the fur, part of me wasn’t happy because I had spent a decent amount of time glazing everything nicely and was basically just going to paint over it all. At the same time, I’m going to try to paint the fur so well that it wins you and I over. We’ll see how I do with that.

      I’m really glad you like the latest Fallout marker too. I really put a lot of energy and soul into painting Fallout but the high quality sculpts make it easy to do that, thankfully. Hopefully in 2023, I take a big step towards having impressive battlefields that bring the video games to life even more.

      I’m glad that the Arkham bits are still interesting to those who don’t know or play it. I’m always a bit reluctant to talk about it because only one person who follows this blog and comments regularly plays it but at the same time, I enjoy writing about it so I suppose that is reason enough to keep talking about it.

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  2. You always do such a nice job on wood, that crate looks excellent.

    Yes, I do recognize that model, it has been quite prevalent on my Instagram feed since it came out. I didn’t know what a fur effect was until I looked at that picture, don’t know if I have seen that before.

    Your Arkham game sounded interesting, like you say, the more you play a game the better you get at it.

    Enjoy the holidays!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words as always! I cut my teeth painting wood with LOTR minis and have always enjoy doing so.

      I thought you’d know the mini right away and I’ve seen a couple good takes on it lately. Mine is going to be something fresh so hopefully that will catch the judges’ eye and look impressive at the end.

      If you enjoy the older version of Arkham Horror, the card game is a leaner version of that basically. I’d recommend it but it does get expensive if you get addicted like me so that might scare you away!

      I hope you have a Merry Christmas as well!
      Don’t be surprised if I send an email your way sometime after Christmas. Nothing too urgent or important. Just something I’m starting to ponder.

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  3. Well done on getting another excellent looking marker Jeff, and nice start on the horse, must admit I prefer seeing the horse colours smooth, as the fur texture makes them look more Shetland Pony with the distinguishable fur lines, but if that’s the way you think it will get noticed, then that’s the way to go.
    Shame the campaign failed at the end but lessons learned for next time.
    Hope you and the good lady have a fantastic Christmas, and hobby santa pays you a visit.

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    1. Cheers, Dave! I usually paint horses smoothly and I hope that when I get the fur finished, it will win you over. It isn’t where it needs to be yet unfortunately but I’m working on it this weekend to try and make some progress.

      Thank you and I hope your family has a wonderful Christmas as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. You definitely wouldnโ€™t want to be shooting anywhere near that crate! Great painting as always, and not to see too much but I think youโ€™ll need to work on your cloth textures along the fur work ๐Ÿ˜‰ really cool model and Iโ€™m excited to see you tackle it!

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    1. Certainly not! ๐Ÿ™‚ There will definitely be cloth painting to come. While I can’t say that I picked this model due to your prediction in the past, I certainly am happy to give it a shot as I think I have a good idea for how to make it interesting and hopefully impressive!

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  5. Great start on your Golden Demon entry. Iโ€™m not sure what the โ€œfur effectโ€, but I imagine it differs from my Wife convincing me to grow a beard this time of year! ๐Ÿ˜‚ Looking at the pic, Iโ€™m guessing youโ€™re glazing lighter lines over the โ€˜skinโ€™ you originally painted? Will be interesting to see how it shapes up! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you, Faust! Haha, that wasn’t the fur effect I had in mind but I suppose that works ๐Ÿ™‚ That is the exact technique I used and when its done, hopefully it will be less obvious what I was doing, if you know what I mean. Hopefully with some time away from work, I can make some decent progress on the project as there is plenty more to do!

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  6. I forgot Modiphius made objective markers for FWW, though if I remember right they only did Fallout 4 markers in early waves. You’ve done a fantastic job with painting the details on the objects. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I have a suspicion that the horse looks very similar to the Knight of Shrouds on Ethereal Steed. ๐Ÿค”

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    1. Yeah, they really only fit Fallout 4 come to think of it. I will probably be focused on Fallout 4 exclusively for a long time because there is so much to paint for it and I’m a slow painter with too many projects as it is.

      This is a great guess! Without looking it up, I think that is an AOS, Nighthaunt model? This would be from a different game system made by GW. You’re on the right track that it is in the fantasy genre as well!

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    1. Thank you, Pat! I survived some cold and snowy weather but got to spend time with family and am now back home with some time off from work ahead. I hope you and your family are having an excellent holiday week too!

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      1. We are thanks mate one of my daughters is up for a few days and we just played golf , pretty warm though 36 degree C ๐Ÿฅตhe won so I shouted the beers๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป.

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      2. That’s great to hear! I hope that is a dry heat, otherwise that sounds difficult to golf in. I left Chicago and missed out on wind chills as low is -30 so there’s little warmth where I live. A visit to Oz sounds pretty good right now! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      3. Dry heat is definitely much better. The wind chill is best imagined. I try to stay inside as much as possible when its that cold! I hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday week ๐Ÿ™‚

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      4. Itโ€™s funny that even being retired I still feel the holiday mood๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ƒ. I stay indoors also over here even though we suffer nowhere near as low temperatures that you experience. ๐Ÿฅถ.

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  7. Keep on going with that horse, I can’t wait to watch along your WIP posts and see how it turns out. The treasure marker for Fallout looks very cool – well done for getting up the motivation to complete it.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words on the marker and I’ll definitely keep the updates coming on this new project. I’ve been away for a few days but now I’m ready to get back to it!

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    1. Thank you, mate and I like the markers too. They really add some flavor to your games which I always like. Thanks for the kind words on the horse too. I’ll be curious to see if you think it is shaping up nicely when you see it next.

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