A coworker of mine was excited about the release of Fallout 4 (a video game I’d never heard of, I’m really not cool in some circles), so for his birthday we 3D printed a miniature of the vault boy on a FormLabs printer and I painted him. We pulled the model from Thingiverse. Of course we did all this the night before his birthday and by the time I got to the art store it was closed. I didn’t have any brushes small enough for this little guy, so I stopped by CVS and found some make-up applicator q-tips — these funny little pointed q-tips.
They worked decently well, though I went through them quickly as they would get stringy: lose their point and start leaving fluff along with the paint.
Regardless, this little figurine is eternally optimistic and I’m happy with how he turned out. It was a fun, quick little project though I kept, to the dismay of everyone around me, calling him Fall Out Boy. You know, the rock band.