Reaper Miniatures / Studio 2 #S2P80019
"Iron Alliance Figure #2 - Male" -- 32mm scale pewter gaming miniature from the Deadlands: Hell on Earth Kickstarter. This was the second of the "Iron Alliance" minis from the Kickstarter -- in that it was up to a pledger to determine what it would be, by pledging a ridiculous amount of money for the privilege. Alas, I never got a clue as to who had made the pledge, or what the story was behind the miniature -- the concept art was only a black-and-white pencil sketch, and it didn't look like the style of Cheyenne (who was doing the concept art for the figures in the Kickstarter), so I rather suspected that the pledger might have supplied it him- or herself. The sketch only showed an individual in jeans and hoodie (no indication of any print or color on the hoodie), standing with a sort of "cyber-blade" positioned over his shoulder, and eyes hidden behind shades. If only it weren't for that blade pressed up against the back of the head (or, if that had only been cast as a separate piece to glue on), this would have been easy kit-bash fodder -- I mean, guy in a hoodie. Very basic. No "license plate junk armor" or "teddy bear on the belt" or punk or generic post-apoc stylings at all. Except for the vaguely "cyber" stylings on the hilt, it could work for modern-day just fine. (But then, I suppose even that wouldn't be a disqualifier: I'm sure I've seen custom blades with "sci-fi" styled handles, but I imagine those are meant for wall decor, not actual slicing and dicing.)
Anyway, unfortunately the "cyber-lines" on the sword handle really didn't come through in the sculpt -- or at least, by the time I'd sprayed on a base coat, there was no sign of them. It would be quite a challenge for me to free-hand something like that, so I just opted to draw on some "grip lines" and be done with it. For the hoodie, I couldn't settle on what color to paint it, and leaving it PLAIN struck me as a shame. Considering the character is holding a sword, I got the idea of painting him up as a "Knight Templar" -- from a faction well-known for swords, that is. I suppose I could have painted him up as an "Anti-Templar" just as easily, but the stereotypical Anti-Templar needs some "skullz" or spikes or lots of buckles, or something "METAL," I think.
I don't know if he'd work for Fallout. Do hoodies exist there?
But I posed him with my existing post-apoc scenery, so there are still some ruined Nuka-Cola machines in the foreground.