Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Rogue Trader - Robo-Dog / Judge Dredd - Mega Hound

Welcome back, today I have something really special for you a miniature that has long been a holy grail to me for a long time.

Robo-Dog / Mega Hound - side

Robo-Dog / Mega Hound - side

Robo-Dog / Mega Hound - front

The Robo-Dog is a Warhammer 40,000 Rogue Trader 2nd Flyer miniature, I have only ever seen it in two places, the original flyer and the Judge Dredd Slaughter Margin offer sheet.  You got 5 Mega Hound miniatures with the offer I really wish I purchased these.

It has the appearance that it was sculpted by Bob Naismith but if you know better let me know and due to lack of info on it's tab it must have been 1986 or before.  I really love the dynamic pose of this miniature, charging forward like a trained attack dog, I would not be surprised if comic art was copied as 2000ad stories often featured robot dogs.

I pondered for a long time on what colours I was going to paint this miniature, would I go blue like my Adeptus Arbites dog, codex grey of the Imperial Army eventually I drew inspiration from the silver spikey armoured ‘Shrike’ character in my favourite sci-fi novel series Hyperion Cantos, read them if you can, I recommend the Audible audiobook while painting you will not regret it.

Judge Dredd Slaughter Margin Offer Sheet
Slaughter Margin - Paper Character Tokens

What stats could you use for Rogue Trader and Judge Dredd I here you ask, I would go with a small Walker robot from the Warhammer 40,000 Rogue trader rulebook page 119, not too tough and only one wound so a little scary in close combat but killable. (see below)

Walker Robots Page 119

The Mega Hound Stats from the Judge Dredd Slaughter Margin book. (see below)

Mega Hound Stats

It's much better miniature than the accompanying Imperial Assault Trooper / Slaughter Margin 'Mek'.

I have loads of the Mek miniature as it eventually made it's way into the Imperial Army blister packs, here is my current one painted for Judge Dredd, I am hoping to paint one or two more to a better standard for the Imperial Army.

Imperial Assault Trooper / Slaughter Margin 'Mek

thanks for dropping in,


  1. Well done and congratulations for aquiring the dog. I am the same, I have only every seen this on the release sheets.
    I think that you have painted the dog really well. It is a simple and understated paintwork that combines the cold metal of a robot, and the viciousness of an attack dog.

  2. Awesome find. I was unaware of it's existence. Thanks the history on it too, very cool.

  3. Wonderful as always to see these blasts from the past. Made my day!

  4. I've been really hopinf to find a glut of these houds so I can make a force out of early Imperial Army figures that appeared before the 1988 Catalogue, but knowing how rare they are I might as well try and collect an army of Dominators.

    You've done a really nice job on the Imperial trooper – those sculpts and castings are so wonky that I shy away from bright colours, but your incarnation in the white works a treat.

  5. Awesome, I love when Holy Grails are located and find good homes! And amazing reference info on this rare gem.



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