Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear #31: Fallout Monopoly, Olly Moss Prints, Custom PS3s

[Welcome again to Video Game Crafts ‘N Gear! This is a weekly feature wherein I shine the spotlight on three of the best custom-made, video game-inspired projects I’ve come across this week. Whatever the game and whether it’s art, crafts, toys, cosplay, animations or anything creative, if it’s awesome enough I’ll share with you wonderful readers!]

Fallout Monopoly

Everyone enjoys a post-apocalyptic nuclear wasteland, right? What a perfect theme to enjoy with family and friends! Craftster user ohiodiygirl uploaded this Fallout-themed Monopoly board game, with her husband custom building this on his own just for the lucky lady’s birthday.

As you can see it looks stunning, with the burnt logo and moody art perfectly capturing vibes from the series. It goes beyond a simple re-skin of the traditional game, however–he has made his own currency, cards, perks, mines, houses, tokens, and The Wasteland Survival Guide (the manual).

The tokens are just amazing. They include Liberty Prime, a Pipboy 3000, Abraxo cleaner, a Poseidon Energy gas pump, a Nuka Cola machine, a Vault-Tec lunchbox and a six pack of Nuka Cola.  The properties cover areas from Fallout 1, 2 and 3, and the currency is as follows: Nuka Cola Quartz $1, Nuka Cola $5, Nuka Cola Fusion $10, Nuka Cola Quantum $20, Nuka Cola Victory $50, Sunset Sarsaparilla $100 and Sunset Sarsaparilla Star $500.

He has even gone so far as to enhance and create his own rules, with over a hundred “Vault-Tec cards”, with  attack cards that cause other players to lose money and gambling cards for the casino properties. There are even “perks” taken straight from the games!

Considering the amount of Monopoly boards already out there (like the official Street Fighter one we featured), the fact that this one stands out above all others is very impressive. I could gush about this thing all day–any chance this guy would now marry me and make me one?

Olly Moss Prints

Most aspiring artists or art lovers will know the name Olly Moss. His movie and video game posters are astounding, all created with his unique style and instantly identifiable as his own work. As with most artists, Moss likes to doodle–and thankfully, he decided to make his little experimental pieces available so that no morsel of his talent will go unseen. Though just calling them “doodles” may be under-selling it.

Unfortunately at the time of writing, these are no long available. Moss made all of these as limited-edition 5×5 prints, priced at $15 each or $40 for a pack of three. That doesn’t mean you can’t take a good long gander at his work though. There’s a ton of iconic video game characters here, with Solid Snake, Gordon Freeman, Link, Master Chief, Fox McCloud, Dhalsim, Lara Croft, Jill Valentine, Aerith Gainsborough and more.

Custom PS3s

We post a lot of custom-made consoles here on Crafts ‘N Gear. Not surprising when you consider that most artistic gamers will have at least one console, and we know that those basic machines were made to be modified. Believe me when I say, however, that these are the most impressive custom machines we’ve seen so far.

This here is a gallery PlayStation 3s recrafted with different video game themes–all made by one man (or machine, I’m inclined to believe): Javier Riquelme over on his website, Jriquelme Mods.

He has used many highly renowned franchises here, each capturing the theme so well that these look just official limited edition consoles. In fact, they look better. Assassin’s Creed, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Grand Theft Auto V, Borderlands, Bioshock Infinite and even the much-loved Halo development studio, Bungie.

These machines are even prettier when you can see what they do, though. Each one lights up, giving each logo and design a beautiful glow, with the logos even raised for 3D effect. With them all being so delectable, it is difficult to choose a favourite–though I am particularly drawn to the Revengeance one. It’s like a chunk taken from Raiden’s armour, with some of his electric power to boot.Simply stunning.

To check out last week’s featured Crafts ‘N Gear, here’s the link for #30 Minecraft Edition: Custom Cake, Chair and Chalk Art. You can find all our back episodes here.

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