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“Meet Morrigun…”


“…The seventh warrior.”

This 28mm scale metal model of Morrigun was produced by “Wargames Foundry” and could be bought as code AD13 from their now long out of production (OOP) “2000 A.D.” range. Happily, the Nottingham-based manufacturer gave some advanced notice as to this particular line’s demise, so I managed to purchase the figure just before the sculpt was withdrawn from sale.


“The only female robot member the A.B.C. [Atomic, Bacterial and Chemical] Warriors have ever had ", the waitress on Hekate was undercoated using Grey Surface Primer by "Vallejo", before being layered with "Scalecolor" Blue Alchemy, shaded in Drakenhof Nightshade, and dry-brushed with (more) "Scalecolor" Blue Alchemy. I then picked out all of the automaton's armour and dreadlock-styled hair with "Citadel" Abaddon Black.

"Mongoose Publishing" WIPs - Blackblood is slowly having his details 'picked out'

Morrigun’s formidable looking hand-weapon was predominantly pigmented with “Vallejo” Gunmetal and “Citadel” Nuln Oil. However, the axe-headed flail’s handle was treated to a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna and some “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade. I also applied some “Vallejo” Heavy Red and “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson to the female android’s disappointingly misaligned lips.


Sticking with the comic book “2000 A.D.” and its A.B.C. Warriors, but moving across to a model originally produced by “Mongoose Publishing”, I have started work on a miniature of General Blackblood. This “most feared of the Volgans' war robots” was actually painted predominantly metallic green in his ‘official’ colour scheme. However, having recently used "Scalecolor" Emerald Alchemy on my Ro-Jaws figure, I decided to adopt the metallic silver palette used when artist Bryan Talbot was pencilling the character within the pages of “Nemesis The Warlock: Book Four”.

"Warlord Games" WIPs - This Royalist Pikeman has been glued upon a "Citadel" 25mm circular base

In addition, over the next week or so I aim to complete the first four 28mm plastic Pikemen by “Warlord Games” I’ve bought for my slow-burning English Civil War (ECW) project. Despite sticking to my initial plan of just painting a handful of models a month, I have changed my idea to simply stick each quartet of figures on to a single square base.


Instead, I’ve glued them upon “Citadel” 28mm circular stands with the intention of forming them up in blocks of ten using some MDF movement trays by “Warbases”. This system should help me with both the storage and transport of the soldiers, as well as allow me to use some of them for skirmish games (such as Smooth & Rifled by “Dadi & Piombo”)…

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planetmut
Jan 27, 2022

That blue's worked really well on Morrigun, Simon, and she looks great. The silver on Blackblood is excellent too. Metallics are never been my fave to paint, but you do it really well.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 27, 2022
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Cheers Matt. Very much appreciated. I'm hoping to get the now fully-painted Blackblood posted next week, along with two Robodogs I've done as his escort. 😀

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Jan 27, 2022

Morrigun looks great Simon, and a great addition to your warriors, Blackblood is coming on well, I had expected to see you use the same technique as Ro-Jaws, but the silver will work just as well, nice progress on the ECW models, and at least it's not more strips to paint.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 27, 2022
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Thanks Dave. I only really became a fan of the ABC Warriors once Bryan Talbot started drawing them, so have only really known Blackblood as a silver-coloured robot tbh. The ECW models should prove a welcome break from 15mm figs for a week, and they seem rather nice to paint currently - albeit I haven't tackled any command figures yet.

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wsd50
Jan 26, 2022

Nice work on Morrigun (top ten? perhaps), also nice start on Black Blood, I did wonder if you'd go green or not on him.


Probably a good idea going individual in the ECW fig's as at least you can get some games in with them, as at four a month it'll take ages for a hobby "butterfly" like your good self to get enough for a massed battle 😁.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 26, 2022
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Cheers Roger. Not sure about Morrigun being Top Ten. Her misaligned mouth really bugs me to be honest. Still Blackblood is finished and looks pretty fab imho. I certainly like his silver armour look. The ECW will indeed be a long slog to get any big games going. I'm hoping to have a unit of Pike, Cavalry, and two muskets per side by the end of the year. But that's pushing me quite a bit considering how much else I want to get done. 😁

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undercoat2670
Jan 26, 2022

Morrigun is an interesting sculpt and a bit scary looking. I had to look her up and she seems to have lots of colour schemes but I do like that metallic blue enormously. The pirate robot looks cool and I like how your civil war pikeman is coming on. That is one enormous weapon!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Jan 26, 2022
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Thanks Undercoat. Definitely a nice mini with which to try "Scalecolor" Blue Alchemy on. General Blackblood is already finished, and should be posted next week. Hopefully I'll be able to do the same with my ECW too. 😁

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