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"Judgment Day Is Inevitable."


"A T-X was sent back through time to eliminate your lieutenants."

These three 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 trio were all primed with "Citadel" Abaddon Black, and treated to both two layers of Sir Coates Silver by "Duncan Rhodes' Two Thin Coats" and a hearty dousing in Oblivion Black Wash. The "artificially intelligent autonomous war machine[s]" 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. Finally, 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 - Two Series 5 Sexycops and a FKMSA Failed Experimental Battle Droid Series 1

In addition to my latest submission for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC) I have also slowly started working on some of the figures from "Papsikels Miniatures" latest "Patreon" release entitled "Corpo Cops". These models vary in scale between 28mm and 32mm, and are clearly strongly influenced by Paul Verhoeven's 1987 science fiction film "Robocop", as well as the $53.4 million grossing movie's subsequent sequels.


For now I'm planning on focusing upon both the FKMSA Battle Police Series 5 Sexycops and a series of FKMSA Failed Experimental Battle Droid Series 1 miniatures. I'm actually finding some of these sculpts to be so finely-detailed that they're probably not destined to survive long on a tabletop unaided. So have already added at least one resin boulder (manufactured by "C27 Studio") to a figure to support its meticulously researched but super-delicate limbs.

"Battlefront Miniatures" WIPs - This Panzer IV has been stripped clean and reprimed

Lastly, I've made more progress on the Panzer IV unit I intend to field as part of my 50-point German D-Day Defence Force for "Flames Of War". Having put aside my frustration with trying to achieve any sort of camouflage on the "Battlefront Miniatures" tanks, I have decided to instead focus on 'picking out' a number of each armoured vehicle's details. These should prove reasonably straightforward to paint and break-up an otherwise rather monotonous dark grey colour scheme.


Initially, I had intended to build a fourth 15mm Panzerkampfwagen from a spare sprue, as I felt the model upon which I piloted my unsuccessful tan-green-brown pattern upon was far too full of clumpy paint to be saved - especially after I tried layering it with two coats of "Vallejo" German Grey. However, I have since soaked the thing in approximately 120ml of Paint Remover by "Green Stuff World" for a few hours. This solution has almost completely removed any trace of my previous disaster, and resultantly lead to me (re)priming the tank in a combination of "Vallejo" Black Prime and "Citadel" Abaddon Black in an effort to bring it my battlefield after all...

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undercoat2670
13 mar 2023

Great work on the Exterminators, those Duncan Rhodes metallic paints are awesome. Great job, they look fantastic.

The Robocop models look good. Not sure I recall a "sexy" female version, but each to their own I suppose? I do get frustrated when models look great, but are not designed with practicality in mind. Say what you well about GW they do make robust models not knew with hair thin legs!

Great update on that paint remover. It's always good to get a review of products like that so you can keep that in the memory for when you need one. Thanks for that, it was very useful.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
13 mar 2023
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Thanks Undercoat. I'm not sure whether sculptors forget people are going to paint/game with these pieces, or that they think they'll just paint them and put them on display. I know a couple of the other Papsikels Miniatures patreons upscale their figures as large as their printers can handle and paint them for display. And I'm currently upscaling some of the 28mm CorpoCop figures to 32mm myself so I can use them alongside the Exterminators and Aliens I've painted.


The paint remover is first-rate, imho, and currently I'm not having any issues repainting the tank either.

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wsd50
12 mar 2023

Nice stuff all round mate, those Terminators are lovely and the Duncan Rhodes paint seems to suit them a treat (hope you are on commission 😀).


NOt so sure about the "sexy" Robocops they are really nice sculpts but as Dave said Robocop with boob's! not sure how I feel about that 😂. They are still a lot better than the awful suit in the re-boot!


The failed experiment figure is wonderful though loved that scene on the movie!


Hopefully second times the charm with the Panzer. 🤞🏼


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
14 mar 2023
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No probs Roger. Sorry its taken so long to find a box. The one they arrived in for me was massive and has been put to a more practical use. I definitely recommend them. Fingers crossed I'll see you at Phalanx. I'm doing Portsmouth Comic Con the week before with my books, so if that goes well I'll be travelling up for the show.


Yes. I just avoid anything to do with Robocop 3, TV series and ghastly reboot. Though I think you'll find Mad Max 1 & 3 are in my little safe, whilst Fury Road gets repeated watchings. LOL!! 😂

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
12 mar 2023

Great work on the terminators Simon, a robo cop with boobs now I've seen everything ! LOL Nice work on modifying the base to strengthen the legs, and glad you were able to save the tank, with the stripper.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
12 mar 2023
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Thanks Dave. I really like the way Duncan's Sir Coates Silver and Oblivion Black Wash turn out on the Exterminators.


I'm not the greatest of fans of sexy figs tbh, but thought these female Robocops were rather nice - there's a third one coming too. The failed experiment is superbly detailed. But so delicate it simply won't last as a gaming piece - especially as its sculpted at 28mm scale. I may well print some of the others out at 32mm, as hopefully that'll make them a bit more stable.


Thoroughly recommend the Green Stuff World Paint Remover - though I'm now waiting to see how the model takes paint and whether the solution causes any problems post washing with…

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