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  • Writer's pictureBlaxkleric

"Early In The Twenty-First Century, Skynet, A Military Defense Program, Became Self-Aware."

"Viewing humanity as a threat to its existence, Skynet decided to strike first."

These four 32mm scale E-800 Exterminators are produced by "Papsikels Miniatures" and were downloaded for free as part of a set of STL (Standard Triangle Language) files from their "Patreon" The Exterminator December 2022 subscription service, The miniatures were produced using "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin on a Mars 3 Pro 3D Printer and are clearly based upon James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd's science-fiction "Terminator" franchise.

The two heavily damaged, crawling figures are actually both Model O, with one of them simply being 'mirrored' using "Chitubox" Basic. As with all my E-800 Exterminators, I have been using the sculpts to try out some of Duncan Rhodes' Two Thin Coats paint range, so like the others I've previously pigmented, they were all primed with some "Citadel" Abaddon Black, and subsequently treated to two layers of Sir Coates Silver and a hearty dousing in Oblivion Black Wash.

"The survivors of the nuclear fire called the event Judgement Day."

Built "to wipe out the remains of the human race after Judgement Day", the T-Units were then carefully dry-brushed with (more) Sir Coates Silver and had their eyes picked out with a spot of Demon Red and a dab of "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson. Lastly, due to wanting their metallic hand-weapons to somewhat stand out from the rest of the E-800 Exterminators shiny surfaces, I applied a second shade of Oblivion Black Wash over all the firearms.

"Papsikels Miniatures" WIPs - A Future Killer, Future Saviour and FKMSA Experimental Battle Mech Series 3

With the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC) now finished, at least for me as I have both achieved my 500-point target tally and made a donation to the Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation fund as my payment for entry, I have been able to better focus upon three more awesome-looking figures by "Papsikels Miniatures". The upscaled Future Killer, Future Saviour, as well as the FKMSA Experimental Battle Mech Series 3, have now all been washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil, so now just need to be dry-brushed with an appropriate colour before I can begin 'picking out' their details.

"Battlefront Miniatures" WIPs - This 7.5cm Tank-Hunter gun has had its camouflage finished

In addition, I've made some noticeable progress on one of the two 7.5cm Tank-Hunter guns by "Battlefront Miniatures" I initially wanted to incorporate into my 50-point strong German D-Day Defence Force for "Flames Of War". However, as I now have a second game scheduled against a heavily-armoured American Veteran M4 Sherman Tank Company, I have decided to expand this platoon to three guns at the cost of losing my previously-painted sMG34 Machine-gun formation.

Furthermore, I have been busy scrambling around in my loft and managed to dig out some additional armoured vehicles to help bolster my D-Day Beach Defence Grenadier Company up to 75-points. These reinforcements should see my two Panzergrenadier platoons incorporate a few of the aforementioned heavy machineguns directly into their formations, as opposed to using them as a separate single entity, increase the number of Panzer IV tanks I can field, and potentially lead to the presence of either a Panther Tank Company or Stug Assault Gun Platoon...

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