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Updated: Apr 9

"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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