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(Lead) Mountain Musings - "Papsikels Miniatures” March 2023


"The enemy of my enemy... is my friend."

Due to the past four week’s encouraging effort to diminish the embarrassingly high summit of my hobby hill by focusing upon a number of 32mm science fiction figures produced by “Papsikels Miniatures”, I thought I’d do exactly the same again for another month. Or at least, target some of company’s smaller 28mm scale Cyberpunk characters which I’ve recently gained access to via their other “Patreon” subscription service.


Of course, I still aim to pigment a number of their larger brethren for my upcoming "Aliens verses Predator verses Terminator" games, as that particular project is far from complete and unsurprisingly always being added to. But I’d also like to get started on their Papsikels City range which comprises of an “alternate future in which cybernetics, magic and fantasy creatures co-exist” – albeit I’ll be predominantly sticking to their human denizens first, before I start 3D printing various Elves, Orcs, Goblins and other part-cyborg creatures.

"Papsikels Miniatures" WIPs - A PCPD Blade Walker, Cyborg Ender Type 5432 0 and Miggy Kimosabe

In addition, I’ve set myself a bit of a significant challenge to actually have a game of both “Flames of War” by “Battlefront Miniatures” and “Horus Heresy” by “Games Workshop” before the end of the month, so I can dive head-first into another project concerning the “Warlord Games” Epic Battles models range – their upcoming Thirty Years War. Such a goal means I need to complete quite a few figures from the two aforementioned game systems first and foremost, so I’m hoping to get some 15mm German Panzer IV Tanks completed, along with some accompanying Tank Hunter Gun Teams, within the next couple of weeks.


Then I’ll turn my attention on finishing off the remaining Mark VI Space Marines I require for my Sons Of Horus force’s second Tactical Infantry Unit, before polishing off a third ten-man squad using a mish-mash of “Games Workshop” plastic and “Forge World” resin pieces I’ve accumulated over the past decade or so. Only once these two long overdue projects are done and dusted (at least until I start working on some expansions) will I then dip my toe into the 15mm Pike & Shotte period by pre-ordering the Nottingham-based manufacturer’s Push of Pike Starter Set.

February 2023 - Papsikels Miniatures" is quickly closing the gap with "Big Mr Tong"

Once again the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC) has caused me to have a highly productive past month, with almost all of my subjects being 3D printed on my "Elegoo" Water Washable Resin on a Mars 3 Pro. I have however, also managed to reacquaint myself with my backlog of "Heroclix" plastic figures by "Wizkids", and actually hope to continue this 'reintroduction' into the coming weeks.


Furthermore, my love of "Papsikels Miniatures" has far from diminished, so I'm hoping to continue churning out a string of their E-800 Exterminators, Xenomorphs and instantly recognisable sci-fi characters from the Silver Screen. I may even be tempted to resize some of their smaller scale Cyberpunk sculpts via "Chitubox" Basic so that they can stand eye-to-eye to their larger 32mm comrades-in-resin...

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planetmut
16 mar 2023

Good luck on hitting your target, and I'm looking forward to seeing the AAR for the Horus Heresy game!

Polub
Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
16 mar 2023
Odpowiada osobie:

Thanks Matt. I've finished the Panzer IVs and am due to play my planned FoW very soon - so that AAR will be posted soon. I then need to finish the Anti-Tank gun teams before plunging on with the HH game. I'm a little behind my monthly target but have been cranking out more Papsikels, and am almost within in reach of my 50-Point German D-Day beach Defence force - something I wouldn't have achieved without this month's focus.

Polub

undercoat2670
02 mar 2023

Great article. These Papsikel miniatures seem to have captured your imagination for sure. I am intrigued to see some fantasy cyberpunk miniatures as cyberpunk orcs etc sound awesome!

Good to see you are still juggling your numerous projects. There is so much good stuff out there it is so easy to get sidetracked. We have all been there!!!

Polub
Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
02 mar 2023
Odpowiada osobie:

Cheers Undercoat. Papsikel Miniatures have definitely caught my attention currently, and it'll be interesting to see whether any other manufacturer will match them for popularity over the coming year if they continue to produce so many awesome figures.


I'm juggling quite a few projects currently, but am a mere Padawan in the game of getting sidetracked when compared to you. LOL!!! 😆

Polub

wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
02 mar 2023

Hope the target goes well Simon, and I'm sure it will bring out some interesting models.

Polub
Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
02 mar 2023
Odpowiada osobie:

Thanks Dave. I've already got a backlog of 4-5 finished figure postings and am within touching distance of my AHPC goal too. So hope to complete my FoW and HH backlog soon - although Papsikels have produced some corking STLs for this months Patreon. LOL!!!

Polub
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