Once again, it's mid-week and I'm in danger of missing my deadline for a blog update. That's becoming a regular failing these days, though I'm really not sure why it's more of a problem now than it used to be.
I had been planning to write something about the making of my decals for tee shirts (as displayed on some of my recent models), but today has been a bit of a mess. I had to fetch my wife from the eye clinic at the local hospital after an emergency appointment for another painful bout of iritis. This involved leaving my job early, so I'll have to make up a couple of hours by working late sometime soon. At least we didn't need to worry about collecting my daughter from school - she's off with chickenpox this week! It's just as well that her granny was able to assist us - thanks, mum!
Right, enough of that. I haven't got much time and so this posting will just be a display of some recently-completed models. Not zombies or survivors though, since I'm saving them for my Sunday Zomtober post.
Here are a couple of 28mm knights from Black Tree Design. They're probably destined to become part of the Sheriff of Nottingham's forces in my occasional Robin Hood games, though I might just about be able to use them as Crusaders if I were to start such a force for Cross and Crescent (the latest set in the SAGA stable of rules). Very tempting, though technically their armour is slightly too late, I think.
Old West Bystander
This gentleman is the last (I think!) of a set of bystanders that I've painted up for my Old West setting. He'll be used as a well-off civilian in games of The Rules with No Name or similar. Of course, he could equally be used in pretty much any later-19th century urban game.
Finally, Herr Stengel is a sinister Nazi agent from Artizan Design's "Thrilling Tales" range. I've got only a few such "pulp" figures, but a recent purchase of the Pulp Alley rules has made me want to paint up and use this small collection. Here's a start, at least...
Got to go. The daughter is in bed, my wife has returned downstairs from having a shower and there's a cup of tea waiting for me. Oh, am I tired...
With all the real-life stuffyouhave going on, well done getting anything hobby-related.ReplyDelete
Not Herr Flick is an excellent figure with lots of character.
Thanks, Joe. I suppose that the Nazi could be used for any cliched Gestapo officer, but the Artizan "Herr Tohdt" model is more likely to be based on Herr Todt from "Raiders of the Lost Ark". Far more sinister, I think!Delete
Joe is absolutely right - Herr Stengel is really Herr Flick!ReplyDelete
I hope your family gets well soon and that home life returns to normal for you.
Thanks, Bryan. At least with the current bout of family illnesses, we know that treatment will be effective and there will be no long-term effects. Not everyone is so fortunate! (And I think that you and Joe are wrong about Herr Flick :-), though obviously the model can be used for anything you want).Delete
I couldn't help but be immediately taken back to that sadistic swine Arnold Ernst Toht from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" when I saw your bottom post. Looking forward to seeing more of these Pulp beauties as your collection is painted. Nice work on the others as well. How do you paint your knight's armour btw? Is that a wash over a grey undercoat?ReplyDelete
Artizan do some very nice Pulp figures; you're spot on about this guy being inspired by Raiders of the Lost Ark.Delete
The knights are really simple: grey primer (Halfords car body undercoat), followed by a single wash over the swords, chainmail and plate armour. I have a metallic black paint that I use for such work; it's a little paler than a matt black and it has some tiny sparkly bits in it :-) .
Another wonderful assortment, although the knights could be re-enactors that have survived the zombie apocalypse! Hope the little one is feeling better soon.ReplyDelete
I suppose they could be re-enactor survivalists at that. Mind you, so could pretty much any figure in any costume from any period. It seems a bit cheeky to me, so I won't be claiming any of these figures are relevany to Zomtober :-) .Delete
Thanks, my daughter is already well enough to fight with her brothers again :-( !
Really like the knights, the shields realy make them, decals again?ReplyDelete
Not this time - the shields on these knights are hand-painted. That's one reason why I chose simple, geometric shapes for them (rather than lions, eagles, fleurs de lis or the like)!Delete
Well done C6, my own mid-week post fell by the wayside some months back.ReplyDelete
Hope everybody gets better soon.
Would love to see a post on your t-shirt decals, they're very good.
Thanks, Bob. The mid-week post is certainly a bit of a struggle at the moment, though I'm sure it used to be easier than this.Delete
I promise that I *will* write that post on the decals, truly. It might be a week or two, that's all...
Nice collection of the oddities, Hugh! Herr Fli...Stengel has to be my favorite. There's something about those pulpy silly gestapo officers that I really dig :DReplyDelete
Thanks, Mathyoo. It seems to me that all Pulp characters are stereotypes, though none the worse for that. Nazis are up there with zombies as everyone's favourite villains - they have no redeeming features at all!Delete