Funko Pop! Fallout 4 #49 | Repaint, Conversion and general fun Part 1
And now for something completely different!
Seriously, long boring stories but have had no time or interest in the hobby that got me into painting or converting in a long, long time.
I've been enjoying the hell out of Fallout 4 however, and I got the inspiration to do a repaint, which turned into the desire to do a couple conversions and repaints (when do I not convert things?).
The base? Well the title covers it, Funko Pop! Fallout 4 #49core quests of the game nets you your first suit of Power Armor, helping the Minutemen in Concord. Equipped with a Minigun and a heavily worn and damaged suit of T-45 Power Armor you go to battle with a group of Raiders laying siege to the building your in, and then have an Epic fight vs. a Deathclaw.
I've never "owned" one of these, got one in a swag bag, another in a Lootcrate, but never opened one.
Cool figure, tons of mold lines, good head articulation, otherwise just a blob of low detail vinyl
First challenge is disassembly:
Finding a couple articles online they all suggested a bath for 3-5 minutes in extremely hot water, but I wanted to remove the head without popping the "disk" off the head forcing me to reglue it.
I microwaved about 4 cups of water in a glass bowl for 5 minutes, then soaked the model for 5 minutes, and with a little care it came off without any problems.
The arms didn't want to budge, just bend so I dunked it in cold water, flexed and the glue bonds broke.
The Laser Rifle was a bit of a pain, ended up slowly cutting it free. Hoping to use this in a different conversion, later on if I actually enjoy the process.
And finally I decided I could likely do better "pipping" so I removed the overly cartoony o2 hoses.
More soon... I won't promise but likely tomorrow.