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Updated: Apr 10, 2023


"RoboCop Two."

This 28mm scale FKMSA Failed Experimental Battledroid Series 1 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 one of the "Roboflops" depicted in Irvin Kershner's 1990 science fiction film "RoboCop 2".


As can (hopefully) be seen the cyborg is incredibly detailed with all its pistons, cables, circuitry and wiring. But also, in my opinion at least, rather fragile when it comes to tabletop gaming and being manhandled across a battlefield. Resultantly, I decided to anchor the figure's ankles down onto a "Citadel" 25mm circular base by placing a piece of rock sculpted by "C27 Studio" between its feet. Only then was the miniature primed with "Citadel" Abaddon Black, and base coated in Sir Coates Silver from "Duncan Rhodes' Two Thin Coats" paint range.

"The Panzer IV was the most numerous German tank."

I next applied some Oblivion Black Wash over the model, and subsequently gave it a dry-brush of (more) Sir Coates Silver. I next picked out both its helmet and rock with "Citadel" Abaddon Black, before using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, "Citadel" Nuln Oil" and a dry-brush of (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey on the stone. Finally, the poor suicidal police officer's skull was pigmented in "Duncan Rhodes' Two Thin Coats" Ivory Tusk, "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade and some watered-down Flesh Tearer's Red...


Alongside my Failed Experiment, I have managed to paint two more plastic 15mm Panzerkampfwagen IV tanks by “Battlefront Miniatures”. Found inside the company’s “Hit The Beach” starter set for “Flames Of War”, the pair of armoured vehicles were predominantly completed using a double coat of "Vallejo" German Grey, a wash of "Citadel" Nuln Oil, a dry-brush of (more) "Vallejo" German Grey, as a much lighter dry-brush of Sombre Grey.

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

In addition I 'picked out' the models' spades, stowage, and tow-cables using a mixture of "Vallejo" Gunmetal and "Citadel" Nuln Oil" or "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and "Citadel" Agrax Earthshade. I also painted the Panzer IV's machine guns and rear-situated mufflers with "Vallejo" Gunmetal and shaded these parts in "Citadel" Nuln Oil and Agrax Eathshade, before 'attacking' their tank's tracks with some "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, "Citadel" Rakarth Flesh and Agrax Earthshade.


With the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC) now officially finished for another year, I am hoping to clear out an already embarrassingly full draw of "Papsikels Miniatures" over the next few weeks, starting with some of the science fiction range's more recognisable STLs. My Future Killer, Future Saviour, and FKMSA Experimental Battle Mech Series 3, have now been dry-brushed with their respective "Vallejo" base colours, so should soon have all their well-defined details picked out...

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Dai Dead
Dai Dead
Mar 21, 2023

O man, I saw that Failed Experiment mini prior to reading your description and was thinking, "I KNOW that image! What is it from!?" LOL Of course it's from Robocop. Great sculpt and nicely painted too mate.


How many Panzer4's left to paint now?


Excited to see your Ed209 done and ready for a game! Love that design so much. Just make sure it doesn't have to attempt descending any stairwells in-game!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Mar 21, 2023
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Cheers Dai. I have a few more of Papsikels' Failed Robocops to paint, alongside three of their 28cm ED-209s. I may well do some more though at 32mm by upscaling the three sculpts they've done. Plus I've two rather large Military versions too.


I've now finished four Panzer IVs, so have a fifth to build and paint once I start working on my 25-point strong reinforcements. 😀

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wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
Mar 20, 2023

Fantastic work on Robocop 2 Simon, like the colour of the skull. The new tanks look perfect to fit in with the others. On your future killer will you be doing a t shirt design, as I recall there was one which was just splatters of colour on a black base.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Mar 20, 2023
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Thanks Dave. Every now and then I'll paint a mini just for paintings sake, and this failed experiment was definitely one of those times. I'm having a lot of fun with the Panzer IVs in grey, so the fourth one is finished already.


Considering the area is reasonably flat and accessible, I may well do the colour shirt Arnie was wearing in the film. Depends on how I'm feeling when I tackle it tbh.

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undercoat2670
Mar 20, 2023

The failed experiment model looks fantastic. Your paint job does a brilliant job of replicating the film version. Great job. It looks gross in the best possible way! I do wish miniatures would be designed to survive the rigours of gaming a bit better than they sometimes are as having to bolster its spindly legs with a rock doesn't seem right to me.

Your panzer looks amazing. Great model, great paint scheme.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Mar 20, 2023
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Cheers Undercoat. Definitely a labour of love for the failed experiment, though I do plan to use it as a competitor/encounter for my shadowpunk/X-Crawl games once I've enough of Papsikels' 28mm range.


Lovin' the Panzer IV palette. I just wish I'd discovered it sooner as these tanks would have been completed ages ago. Definitely worth investing the time into picking out some of the other details though.

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wsd50
Mar 20, 2023

Didn't realise that was a skull under the helmet of the figure on the last post he was in, that is awesome mate! Nice additions to your Panzer force too,


Great new prints too by the way.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Mar 20, 2023
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Thanks Roger. The sculpt is absolutely spot-on for the character from the film, so I wanted to get the blood effect as close as I could, even picking out the helmet's numerous wires in a variety of colours. The scale of it though makes it more suited to fit in with Papsikels' Cyberpunk range, so I have upscaled a version of the same Robocop 2 prior to them removing their helmet. Expect some WIPs soon.


Should have the final Panzer IV posted up later this week, along with the AAR of my first game using them. I have another on the sprue sat waiting on my desk for when I've finished my Anti-Tank Teams, as I'll be fielding 5 of…


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