Unlike the starter set models, the standalone Fallout models are made of a hard resin. It holds much more detail and is easier to clean up mold lines. The Survivors core box is split, four named characters and four general purpose.
Each model has a specific scenic base, with holes placed to match pegs on the models’ feet. To make it easier to paint, I glued the sprue of each model to a temporary base, only gluing on arms, etc, as needed. That way I could paint the base separately, and reunite them later.
The four named characters all have nice differentiation, though I think Sturges has the most character.
The Scavengers/Settlers include two repeats from the starter box, though of the nicer resin material. I would have liked to see distinct poses.
I picked up the two-player starter for Fallout at the end of 2018, but didn’t actually play a game until late 2019. I’m a total sucker for post-apoc, and this skirmish game scratches that itch nicely. I haven’t tried the campaign or solo/coop modes yet, but just as independent games it plays pretty well.
The two-player starter comes with soft PVC models, which has all the issues common to that material. Muddy details, sometimes bendy parts. The sculpted bases are a nice touch, though.
I seem to have a hard time with realistic animals. I think it’s because you can’t hide behind sculpted details and actually need to paint the fur colors. For once I feel I actually captured something decent.
The Enslaved Tech can be hired by both Survivors and Super Mutants, but since she’s human I’m including him here. His harness gives him more of a Mad Max look, but he’s a bit too scrawny to really pull it off.
Out of all the Survivors this Settler suffers the most from being in PVC. Most of the detail in the coat is missing, leaving a basic form.
The starter set calls this model another Settler, but the Survivors faction box calls it a Scavenger.
I’ve chosen Survivors as my starting faction, although I’ve got a smattering of other models as loaners or NPCs in some scenarios. I’m looking forward to fleshing out the collection and playing more of the game.