Dogmeat is the shared name of some loyal hounds appearing as companions in a number of the Fallout computer games. There are also several miniatures of Dogmeat for Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. Above we have the basic version.
Next, we have one wearing shades.
And finally, one Dogmeat variant has the luxury of some basic armour plating.
Jeff's excellent advice on painting ghouls is welcome, but the techniques he described are a hair too advanced for me at this point. So I cheated a bit, adding generous quantities of True Blood paint from Green Stuff World. Combined with ink washes, the blood helped me mask some of my mistakes. I'm quite pleased with the face on the top ghoul--pretty terrifying.
I took my time painting this pair of miniatures from Pulp Figures. I started with the mounted Mountie, painstakingly entering a zen-like trance in order to keep my hands from shaking as I painted the pinstripes, straps, and stirrups.
Once I completed Sgt. Prestown, I painted his horse in shades of golden brown. I kind of regret adding an ink wash; even after highlighting over the wash to take away some of the muddiness, I still think the horse looked better pre-wash, as seen below:
While painting these barricades, I noticed a roll of Scotch tape on my desk. I decided to try masking the barricades in order to paint some straight diagonal lines on them. The basic technique worked, but I have to improve my execution. Even so, I'm glad I attempted it!
I think Carl Sagan would be fascinated by the (what appears to be) sudden explosion of AI capability. Despite many prompts I couldn't get Stable Diffusion to get Carl's face really correct, but it came close, and I think the spirit shines through.
I'm not a fan of how Modiphius sculpted these ghouls, but that's no excuse for my terrible paint jobs. I just couldn't get a handle on how to create a rotting flesh effect. Ink washes didn't do the trick.