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"I Better Drive..."


"...Until you know your way around."

This 32mm scale FKMSA Battle Police Series 5 Sexycop is produced by "Papsikels Miniatures" and was downloaded for free as part of a set of STL (Standard Triangle Language) files from their "Patreon" RoboCorps March 2023 subscription service, The model was produced using "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin on a Mars 3 Pro 3D Printer and is clearly inspired by the "cybernetically-enhanced Detroit Police Department officer" in Paul Verhoeven's 1987 science fiction film "RoboCop".


The miniature was primed with "Citadel" Abaddon Black, and base coated in Sir Coates Silver from "Duncan Rhodes' Two Thin Coats" paint range. She was then shaded using Oblivion Black Wash and given a dry-brush of (more) Sir Coates Silver to help pick out all the female robot's detail. I next treated the entire figure to a watered down wash of "Citadel" Drakenhof Nightshade and a little Druchii Violet, before tying the entire colour scheme together with a second (lighter) dry-brush of Sir Coates Silver.

"The M4 tank went into combat in North Africa with the British Army at the Second Battle of El Alamein in 1942."

Due to wanting the Sexycop's pistol to stand out somewhat from the majority of the miniature's other metallic areas, I applied an additional splash of Oblivion Black Wash over the firearm. I also dabbed a little "Duncan Rhodes' Two Thin Coats" Ivory Tusk across the model's visible mouth, and later gave this tiny area a dash of "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade and Carroburg Crimson. Finally, the rest of the figure was blocked out with Doom Death Black.


Alongside the latest addition to my ever-growing collection of science-fiction film-based "Papsikels Miniatures", I have also finished a fifth 10mm metal American medium tank which used to be sold by “Pendraken Miniatures” as Code A10 - Sherman M4A4, no skirts, 75mm gun. As memory serves I bought half a dozen of these armoured vehicles so as to game "The Battle Of The Bulge" using an old version of the "Blitzkrieg Commander" rule-set. However, I now plan to simply use them for either some solo "Flames Of War" learning/familiarisation scenarios or a few fast-play tank battles using my 'tried & tested' homemade rules.

"Artisan Guild" WIPs - This pair of Orr'ugs Wolves have been primed and based layered

The model was initially treated to a mixture of "Vallejo" Surface Primer Black and "Citadel" Abaddon Black, before receiving two layers of "Vallejo" USA Olive Drab, a wash of "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade, and a dry-brush of (more) "Vallejo" USA Olive Drab. I then applied a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil to its tracks, before repainting some of its prominent wheel mechanisms with (even more) "Vallejo" USA Olive Drab and "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade.


Lastly, I have impulsively 3D printed and primed two huge Orr'ugs Wolves by "Artisan Guild". These specimens of Canis lupus are 80mm from nose to tail, and have been attached to "Citadel" 50mm plastic circular bases. I don't admittedly have any plans for a Nomad Orr'ugs (or rather Wild Orc) army in "Age Of Fantasy" by "One Page Rules". But might be tempted to use the (15-point apiece) figures as Dire Wolves for an Undead force at some point. Furthermore, I'm hoping to use the miniatures as test-pieces for my fur dry-brushing/blending technique before I return to a unit of "Games Workshop" Warg Riders I started pigmenting late last year...

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planetmut
Apr 29, 2023

Nice job on Sexycop! Giving her a hint of blue/purple really matches the movie's Robocop colours. The wolves look amazing, and it's great that 3D printing allows for such whopping models to be easily made.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 29, 2023
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Thanks Matt. I'm pleased with the Sexycop. The Wolves are almost finished and should form part of my Monster Mayhem submissions in May. 😀

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Dai Dead
Dai Dead
Apr 11, 2023

Robocop girl looks great, if a teeny slender in the waist, but of course that's not due to your effort, instead on the designer.


The wolves are smashing pieces - would make for lovely beasts to play with Dragon Rampant

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 11, 2023
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Cheers Dai. The female Robo-Cop is definitely a bit delicate to the touch - and I was certainly being extra careful when it came to dry-brushing her.


The Wolves are excellent sculpts, and I'm looking forward to getting 60-points of them on the tabletop before the month is done.

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wsd50
Apr 10, 2023

Smashing work on Robo-cop the extra work has payed dividends there mate.


Likewise nice work on the Sherman too, it's nice when you can come across something discarded in a box and make something so nice from it.


There wolves are nice miniatures too, interesting start on them, looking forward to seeing where you go from here.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 10, 2023
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Thanks Roger. Still a few more Robocops to finish, plus some of the failed experimental versions and ED-209s.


I'm pretty sure I have a whole Allied and German Battle of the Bulge 10mm project waiting in the wings somewhere. But these Shermans clearly got separated from the rest. Doubtless as I work my way through the loft I'll uncover the others - and we'll see if I get diverted from my current plans. 😁


The Wolves are excellent 3D Prints, and should be finished reasonably soon.

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undercoat2670
Apr 10, 2023

Fantastic work on the female robocop. All those washes have made the metal armour look really good.

Another super tank. The names on them are getting more outlandish with each one!

Those wolves are awesome minis. Great sculpts full of character. I can wait to see how you blend and tie in the fur colours together. All the variation should hopefully give it a natural look. Great stuff.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 10, 2023
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Cheers Undercoat. The female Robocop was a lot more time-consuming to pigment than I'd hoped on account of how delicate some of her details were.


Yes. I'm not sure whether "Decal Details" use real Allied tank names or not to be honest. But I'm slowly working through the transfer sheet alphabetically - and just managed to squeeze this one on the tank - Although tbf, I think they're designed for 10-15mm tanks.


I'm super-happy with how the Wolves have turned out. And once I've picked out their teeth and claws etc they should be finished - so nice and straightforward to pigment too. 😀


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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Apr 10, 2023

The female Robocop turned out fantastic Simon, as did the tank. Interesting base colours on the wolf, shall watch with interest how these progress.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Apr 10, 2023
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Thanks Dave. I have another two female RoboCops to finish, plus Murphy himself. But they're all a bit down the queue currently. The two wolves are almost complete though, so expect a second WIP of them soon and then the finished pics.

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