Thursday, 2 January 2020

Settling In To 2020

Another day, and another couple of miniatures finished. This time two settlers from the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare starter box.


These are the generic good guy grunts of of the survivor faction in the game, although it's interesting to note that outside 'battle mode' (which is what they call points based play) there seems to be no restriction on mixing factions as you please.

 
Although still made from PVC, these two represent a step up from the Slave Tech, which suggests that not only will the resin sculpts be very nice, but also that PVC is a bit if a hit and miss affair.


In fact, the only real gripe I have with these two is that this guy's base is slightly warped so that it doesn't quite sit flat, and it's also quite bland compared to some of the other bases. I might have to add a few tufts to it.


In terms of colours, I've kept most things muted to suit a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and used liberal doses of Agrax Earthshade to tie things together. I've also tried to vary colours as much as possible to avoid uniformity and give a rag tag feel to the models.

The only brighter colours I've used are the woman's hair, the sight on her gun (which is pale blue), and the man's scanner, which uses hexwraith green to suggest the green and black screens all things Fallout seem to have.


Her base is different from the others I've done so far, as it's the wooden floor of an interior, rather than exterior roads or wasteland. However, I've used the same colour as the wasteland with a wash for the wood m to keep her tied to the overall colour palette.

All in all, I really like how these two have come out. Next up are the Sole Survivor and a dog, called Dogmeat.

Acquired: 0
Painted: 10

7 comments:

  1. Nice work on them both. Perhaps try holding the warped base figure in boiling water to reshape it back to its original form then dipping in cold water. I have been told this works without having to bend it.

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    1. I've been doing the hot water trick since the bendy lightsabres in the Star Wars Miniatures Game. It doesn't work as well on thicker pieces. The base is only slightly bowed.

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  2. Very nice work Kieron, these indeed don't look too bad for PVC models.
    As for the base, isn't it possible to heat it up with a hot air blower and then press it flat while it's still flexible?

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    1. It's really not that bad, as I've already straightened it out a lot with hot water.

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  3. I really love the colors and paint job these two. Lovely work Kieron!

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