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“We Don’t Stand A Chance!”

“We’re surrounded!”

This 28mm scale metal model of Ro-Jaws was produced by “Wargames Foundry” and could be bought as code AD69 from their now long out of production (OOP) “2000 A.D.” range. Luckily, 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advanced notice as to this particular line’s demise, so I managed to purchase the figure just before the sculpt was withdrawn from sale.

“Originally named Federal Recycling & Environmental Droid 2-L", the robot was undercoated in "Vallejo" Grey Surface Primer before receiving a double-helping of "Scalecolor" Emerald Alchemy. The ex-municipal sewage droid was then shaded using "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green, Agrax Earthshade and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, before being subsequently dry-brushed with (more) "Scalecolor" Emerald Alchemy, as well as a little "Vallejo" Gunmetal.

"Wargames Foundry" WIPs - Morrigun has been primed, shaded and dry-brushed

Ro-Jaws’ large uni-wheel was initially treated to a layer of “Citadel” Abaddon Black, followed by a dry-brush of “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal and a generous splash of “Citadel” Nuln Oil. Lastly, his teeth were ‘picked out’ using a combination of “Vallejo” Gunmetal and “Citadel” Nuln Oil, whilst his ‘Tax badge’ was simply given a splodge of “Vallejo” Heavy Red and dash of “Citadel” Carroburg Crimson.

Alongside my latest entry into both the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (AHPC) and Dave Stone’s Paint What You’ve Got Challenge, I have also been making some strong progress on another A.B.C. Warrior previously produced by “Wargames Foundry”. Like Ro-Jaws, I have decided to use the figure of Morrigun as an opportunity to test out another paint in the “Scalecolor” range; albeit I have used some small amounts of Blue Alchemy on three Paladin Annihilator by “Privateer Press” in the past…

"Warlord Games" WIPs - These ACW Confederates have had their shoes and trousers finished

Moving across to the smaller scale of 15mm I am still finding myself thoroughly enthused by the (hopefully) imminent arrival of my Epic Battles: Waterloo pre-order from “Warlord Games”. This fervour has been maintained through a healthy mixture of watching plenty of YouTube previews by various wargamers who have been fortunate enough to have been sent some advance sprues and listening to “The Waterloo Collection” by “Pen and Sword Books Ltd”.

As a result I have been continuing with my experiment on a line of similarly-sized plastic American Civil War infantry to establish how I can best paint numerous rows of troops. My intention, having blocked in all the base colours previously was to work my way around the strip picking out all its details, but I have already reverted back to my usual method of working from foot to bottom on the models – hence both the figures’ shoes and trousers being finished first…

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