I'm still trying to clear my workbench of part-completed models, with a certain amount of success. There's a long way to go yet, but at least I am now able to put a model down without having to move something else first. It may not sound like a huge achievement, but it really does feel good!
Here are some more of the oddments that I've managed to complete over the last week or so. They're all additions to my small collection of pulp figures.
I think that this miniature comes from North Star Miniatures, possibly from Artizan's Thrilling Tales range, though I could be wrong.
The PanzerbotsThrilling Tales range. They are "panzerbots" - Nazi robots from some alternate weird science version of World War 2.
As a computer scientist myself, I can't imagine that 1940's artificial intelligence would have been up to much, even in an alternate history where the robotic servos and other machinery was available. Consequently, I'm tempted to categorise these as rather stupid machines. In addition, they're probably quite vulnerable to bullets or other weaponry since kevlar and the like don't yet exist. Not the all-conquering stompy robots of fiction, though very intimidating to those who haven't encountered them before!
Of course, it's always possible that they are powered by occult forces or by alien technology and are therefore considerably tougher and smarter than I've suggested here...
These models all came from a "Bargain Bag", if I remember correctly, so there's no particular theme to them. I've painted them up because I like them, not because I had any particular game or scenario in mind. However, given that I've already got some Egyptologists, mummies, scarabs, snakes, Nazi agents and Arab diggers, I don't think it would be too difficult to come up with some ideas...
Hugh, there is no better reason for painting figures than you like them. I heartily agree. I do like the Panzerbots. I could certainly use them in a WWW2 game.ReplyDelete
You're quite right and if I'm honest with myself, most of my figures will never be seen in a game. Still, I have to regard such use as a possibility...Delete
Great paint job! North Star are currently giving away the Biggles figure for free with any orders.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Gordon. They are indeed, so if anyone wants a Biggles then you know where to go :-) ...Delete
Lovely work, this is a fine job you did on all the figs! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Thanks very much. I'm glad you like them :-) .Delete
Great pulp sculp, full of character and I do love the heroic pose- Good brushwork too C6 and the bots will make excellent villains as the adversaries.ReplyDelete
So, the question is when do we see them in action in the scenario "Biggles Flies Back to Front" ? and episode 2 "Biggles Flies Undone" ?
Well, I can't take credit for the sculpts :-).Delete
As for the scenario name, I was thinking more along the lines of "Archie and the nasty Nazis of DOOM" - or something like that.
The aviator looks suitably heroic and dashing. While the panzerbots look suitably menacing! What more can you ask from a set of figures. The paint work "does what it says on the tin"!ReplyDelete
Very nicely painted.
I'm very pleased with the way that the pilot turned out, but the painting of the panzerbots was maybe a bit half-hearted?Delete
Nice work as usual! I see "zex" was afraid of "ziben", the question is why?ReplyDelete
Seven, eight (ate) nine, I would suspect!Delete
The gaps in the numbering of the bots does suggest that there are more of these constructs about somewhere, doesn't it :-) ?Delete
Not Biggles is very nice C6. But I love the Panzerbots. Panzerbots are go!ReplyDelete
"Panzerbots marsch"? I'm not a German speaker, but maybe it would be something like that?Delete
He truly looks like Biggles :) great work.ReplyDelete
Must be a coincidence then, as my figure is "Archie" and not "Biggles" :-) .Delete
lovely pulp figures! There is so much nice stuff out there that its hard to keep focused on one project at a time.ReplyDelete
Ah, you're right about that. There's too much shiny stuff out there!Delete