Monday, January 29, 2024

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare - Junk Barricades


These 3d models of junk barricades from Modiphius were easy to print and fun to paint.  There were several little details (like bottles) that popped out as the pieces were drybrushed.  Although not visible in these first two pieces, there are several bottles scattered around on several of the other pieces and add a nice little splash of color.

For the two "red box" pieces, a friend of mine, completely new to oil painting, painted these side-by-side.  It was great painting with someone else and he did a great job on these!  

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare - Metal and Wood Barricades

These metal and wooden barricades were quick to print and paint up.  These are from the Modiphius Settlement Walls 3d print package.  I was able to print them directly on the plate with only a couple manually added supports on the metal barricades.  

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Friday, January 26, 2024

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare - Gourds

I tried out some Diatomaceous Earth to see how it worked for cracked ground.  I got mine at Menards rather than Amazon since it was a last-minute thought and the store is nearby.  Seems to work fairly well and is extremely inexpensive compared to commercial game-related crackle compounds.  The 'gourds' are 3d prints from Modiphius.  They are kind of intended for basing bits and don't blend in overly well with the ground around it, but figured this test piece could still serve as a nice little garden for some settlers to defend.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Fallout: Wasteland Warfare - Mutfruit


Mutfruit?  I'm actually not sure what these plants are supposed to be, but by golly, these Fallout settlers are growin' them!  It has been too long since I've seen all the plants in the Fallout games and some quick image searches didn't come up with anything that matched these flowering twisted specimens.  The best I could come up with is that they are mutfruit plants in the flowering stage.  

The Saturn resin printer printed these 'crops' out from Modiphius' 3D Printable Plants and Crops for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare.  I added some floral wire for the 'braces' that hold up these crazy wasteland plants.  I put together two bases of these fields so they can be put together for a long field or side-by-side for a wide field, or, of course, left as two small separate fields.  I do like how these turned out so maybe I'll put together some more, but the wire braces were a bit tedious to put together.

The 'mood' photos above came out a bit dark...the photos below show the plants in normal lighting and the details can be better made out.  

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Fallout: Wasteland Warfare - Corn


One of the favorite past-times of most settlers in the wasteland is protecting crops from raiders, mutants, and other critters looking for a meal or trouble.  Sure enough, the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare rules has a specific 'defend the crops' scenario that were in dire need of some crops.  The 3D printable corn from Modiphius seemed like a good idea for a field or two.  The Saturn resin printer cranked these great pre-supported files out and over a couple days, I printed, planted, and painted enough for two fields this size.  

The two fields can be laid out as separate fields, combined end-to-end to form one long field, or side-by-side to make a wide field.  These should add a lot of visual interest and some line-of-sight-blocking terrain.  Actually, I'm not sure what the rules generally would be for this type of terrain...I'm kind of new to the game and look forward to learning what works best with these!

I'll post some more pictures of these on the game board and with some nice Ghould Settlers to take care of them once I get them pained up.

Dead Trees


Tree, tree never isn't right.  The Fallout poster girl gives the 'thumbs up' to this big dead tree.  These modular dead trees should work nicely to add as some lively cover for various wargames such as Fallout Wasteland Warfare by Modiphius.  Over the course of two evenings, I threw together these eight trees which I figured should be enough to look nice on a game board without causing too much issue with catching elbows and making it difficult to move figures around.  

The 'trees' themselves are clippings of sagebrush.  I acquired a box of several armatures almost 20 years ago and they are still in great condition.  Each tree's 'base' is formed by a large galvanized washer (two different sizes somewhat based on the size of the 'tree').  I added a pile of Sculptamold to each, stuck an armature into the wet mixture, and waited for it to dry.  Once dry, I used some oil paints to give the ground what I think came out as a realistic burnt-earth look.  To help prevent breakage of limbs and secure them into the base, I made a 50/50 water/wood-glue mixture and brushed it over the entire armature and down into the base.  The Sculptamold shrinks slightly so some of them had a little wiggle, but it probably would have held up fine without the glue - I just wanted to make sure.

These will add some nice variety to the already very interesting 3D-printed buildings, walls, ruined vehicles, and junk piles from Modiphius in Fallout as well as a variety of other wargames.

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