I've always admired Bob Murch's Pulp Figures range of miniatures, but intercontinental postage has been too costly for me to allow any indulgence in them. However, a while ago North Star became UK distributors for the range and this has made them much more affordable in the UK. I've not invested heavily in Pulp models up till now, but I can see myself buying a whole load more some time soon.
Without further ado, here are some Nazis.
Stahl Mask is the only Pulp Figures miniature that I have completed so far; the rest of the "Doom Squad" pack are partly painted and waiting on my workbench. Right at the moment, that workbench is being monopolised by my son A., though. He's really caught the model-making bug recently and I can barely get near my own desk...
OK, so this guy will be the chief baddie in my Nazi band/league. The greatcoat, pistol and armband don't really mark him out as such, but the headgear suggests to me that he's someone important. I suppose he could be used as a league's enforcer/tough guy rather than the chief, but for now at least, he will be the boss in my group.
So, what's the mask about, then? I'm torn between it being a form of armour (providing some protection against bullets and fists so that he can be a recurring character), or a disguise to hide a massively disfigured face. Or maybe he's a well-known personality who doesn't want to be recognised as a Nazi. Or perhaps the mask is an alien artifact that provides him with extraordinary senses, yet cannot be removed. Or you could just make up your own story...
All my Nazis
|From the left: 2 thugs, a sinister doctor/interrogator, Stahl Mask, 2 panzer-bots|
OK, it's a small and somewhat eclectic mixture, but here are all my pulp Nazi models so far. The other 5 (apart from Stahl Mask) are from Artizan Designs Thrilling Tales range, which is also chock full of good figures. I've just about got enough here to put together a small league for the Pulp Alley rules, though I'd prefer to have more goons/followers. Better get painting, then...