So since I’ve got plenty of time before wave 2 comes out, and since I’m a bit nervous to start painting Curie, I decided I’d go back and re-paint my two oldest Fallout minis, my Eyebot and red Protectron. I had done these guys before I really knew how to thin my paints out, and as a result their coats were noticeably thick, and were starting to chip off in places. My color palette has expanded tenfold since I’d done these, and I was starting to notice some nooks and crannies I’d missed while painting, so I eventually caved in and gave them a Simple Green bath, and re-did them.
I’m utterly astounded at how good they both turned out. I almost wanna re-do my green Protectron too, just to keep things consistent, but I think I’m too lazy to go that
I especially like the ‘chipping off paint’ look I inadvertantly got on the Eyebot’s visor thing. I had accidentally put too much Agrax wash on the top part, and I discovered that you could just wipe it off with an empty, wet brush, with no damage to the paint underneath! A ‘happy little accident’, for sure.
I also tried my hand at doing rusted metal on the little bit of steel beam on the base. I accomplished this by painting over it with three different watered-down layers of some of Citadel’s metallic colors; “Screaming Bell”, “Brass Scorpion”, and “Leadbelcher”, topped off with more Agrax wash.
I couldn’t get a very good picture of it, but it wound up looking like just regular old Leadbelcher, but with a hint of rust on it here and there.
Going back and re-doing these lads made me appreciate how great the Protectron and Eyebot models even more. I’m definitely ordering another pack the moment they get re-stocked. Think I’ll do my second Eyebot as the Medical Eyebot from Lonesome Road: