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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advanced notice as to this particular line’s demise, so I managed to purchase the figure just before the sculpt was withdrawn from sale.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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undercoat2670
2022年1月25日

Ro-Jaws looks fab! He is a blast from the last as I still remember him vividly from childhood comics. Great colour, really like that. I don't recall Morrigun though, but again a nice looking base colour.

How is the epic experiment going? Found a technique You like yet?

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2022年1月25日
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Cheers Undercoat. Apart from Morrigun's misaligned curled lips I think she's a great sculpt, Sadly, I stopped reading A.B.C. Warriors by the time she appeared, but was aware of her to some degree.


Not yet found a different technique to the one I used for my first ACW strip tbh. I think tackling a single feature across the entire strip is the way to go, albeit I'm not sure mentally I can cope with doing that more than once a day - which with a ten-man strip means a good week plus per strip. That'll mean it'll be a fair while before I can field even the most rudimentary of British forces for my Napoleonics when they finally arrive.

いいね!

wsd50
2022年1月23日

Lovely work on Ro-Jaws, the colour looks great, also Morrigun colour looks lovely too, I'm afraid I've "stalled" a bit at the moment, as I foolishly dug out something I started a while back as part of Dave's challenge, and I've re-discovered why I didn't finish them the first time round! so it looks like my little bit of 2000AD will have to wait till later in the year.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2022年1月23日
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Thanks Roger. Still got a couple more robots to finish off before the end of the month, but that does mean I'll have plenty other 2000AD related models should you want to do a similarly-themed month's project later on in the year.

いいね!

planetmut
2022年1月21日

Lovely job on these! That green metallic works really well on R0-Jaws, as does the blue on Morrigun. Looking forward to seeing her finished!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2022年1月21日
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Cheers Matt. Morrigun is already finished and should be posted next week. Then I hope to work on some more 2000AD related robots before the month's theme is finished.

いいね!

wargamesterrainworkshop
wargamesterrainworkshop
2022年1月21日

Great work on Ro-Jaws, and Morrigun Simon, the metallic metals you've done really enhance the models.

Nice progress on the ACW models, let's hope this strip doesn't take as long as the last one.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
2022年1月21日
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Thanks Dave. Really pleased with how the Alchemy paints work, tbh. They're a lot of fun to use. Not sure if the ACW strip will get finished, as it'll be benched as soon as my 15mm Napoleonics arrive. But I am learning what does/doesn't work with my painting approach on them - which is why I picked them up in the first place. 😀

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