A little while ago (I thought it was but a few weeks, but it turns out to have been October last year), I showed my painted model of Herr Stengel, a sinister pulp Nazi villain. Since then, I've finished off a few more pulp figures including some associates of his. Today is the first day of the week where I've had good enough sunlight to take semi-decent pictures of them, so here they are...
This is a pair of fairly generic 1930s or 1940s thugs. The only thing about the models that really makes them "Nazis" is the German sub-machine guns they are carrying. However to make their affiliation a bit more obvious, I've painted an arm-band on one and a "swastika" tie on the other. Mind you, I think that the design on the tie may be a little too small to spot!
So, here they are with their boss, just ready to thwart some American archaeologist or British pilot/adventurer. Good luck with that, boys!
Although I think it's unlikely that Mad Jack will fit into a scenario that involves Nazis, I might use him with Mystery Inc in a Scooby Doo game. Alternatively, I could get out my Sea Devils and related Doctor Who miniatures; he'd be a perfect victim for these maritime pests!
nice work on the evil nazis :)ReplyDelete
Thanks! Now I've got to find a use for them, of course.Delete
Nice set of figures, Hugh. You should have stuck with the name "Crazy Joe" as he looks a lot like Zabadak/Joe.ReplyDelete
Nice!!! I plan on purchasing a few of these sets when Crooked Dice get around to doing the New Avengers set (hoping for this year) Love the First episode of the new avengers 'The Eagles Nest'ReplyDelete
Thanks, Simon. Artizan do some brilliant Pulp figures; they paint up very well.Delete
Great stuff Hugh. Very nice indeed and terrific link to the Sea-Devils (not sure how I missed that posting the first time round). Wunderbar!!!ReplyDelete
I can't help going back in my mind to the conversation in my Sea Devils post about model lighthouses. Maybe one day I'll make one after all?Delete
Nice looking minis, love "Mad", great pose and great paint job!ReplyDelete
Well, most of it is the Artizan figures. They're such good models that it's not hard to paint them!Delete
Great villiany C6, but whilst the armband is superbly done it's also a bit restricting for using him as a "multi-purpose" figure.ReplyDelete
The lighthouse keeper could be used during a beach landing, helping the evil Nazis land from their submarine etc., after all not all lighthouses were on outcroft of rock !
(He's a great figure too)
You're right - he could be a 5th columnist after all! Maybe the "mad" part is just an act to keep people away :-) .Delete
Cracking set of bad guys C6. Love "Crazy Joe", a great likeness.ReplyDelete
You know, I'm seriously considering painting over "Mad Jack" and renaming him to "Crazy Joe"!Delete
Great work. As Joe says mad Jack could well be signalling a submarine which may be landing or extracting spies, assassins, plague bearers, counterfeit money to ruin the economy or anything else you can think of. While he may only have a limited role, what if the Nazi submarine was disguised as Nessie! Now there is a scobby do story if ever I heard one!ReplyDelete
A Nazi submarine disguised as Nessie? That's crazy talk - but I like the sound of it :-) !Delete
Great looking character figures - wonderfully painted too, of course.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dean. I think they turned out well.Delete
I have the evil nazis undercoated for painting and sitting on my desk as I type! Wonderful figures and wonderful painting on your part. Artizan's thrilling tales is such a great range!ReplyDelete
They are great models, aren't they? I'm very tempted to go into Pulp in a big way ("Sky Pirates" is a great concept, as are rocketeers, Nazis, Arab spies &c). Must resist...Delete
I am just reading the new larger than life rules and they are very good :) There are so many reasons to do pulp...go on....you know you want to!Delete