For the last few years, I’ve pickedupmodelsat Adepticon for the the kids to paint. This year, with no Adepticon, I had to do something else. Ruth had mentioned liking these treefolk while at the shop with me, so I picked up the box for her.
This was also the excuse I used to buy GW Contrast paints, though I’ve certainly used them for myself.
Ruth carefully studied the box art when deciding how to paint her tree friends.
We’ve also played a game of Underworlds with it. Ruth declares that her favorite warband is still the Sepulchral Guard, though. She likes the ability to bring her guys back after they get killed.
Hammer is the character expansion for the Super Mutants from the first wave. He comes with a mutant hound, which unfortunately is one of the same sculpts from the two-player starter and the faction box. I left the hound in the stash.
I had a lot of fun weathering the armor, with lots of rust and verdigris. His shirt is pretty clean, which helps to keep him from turning into pile of brown.
I have vague ideas about playing Fallout single player, coop, or just with a bunch of NPCs on the board. That gives me an excuse to paint (and buy) everything. The main starter box gives a start for the super mutants. Here are a few more.
Like in the two-player starter, the Brute’s hammer was a bit bent. I was able to mostly reshape this resin model with heat. I didn’t end up needing to replace the shaft entirely like the PVC starter box model.
The Master is the one unique guy in the box, at least according to the stat cards. He has a nice hat.
Disappointingly, these are the same sculpts, down to the base, as in the two-player starter. I went with a different paint scheme so they can be used as Fiends. Or just to be different.
The box comes with three generic “Super Mutants”. I decided to keep one in reserve for future conversions.