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  1. Made up my mind long ago that I should paint A CIRCUS. I've had 50124 (Merlock the Magnificent) and 50125 (Yvette, Magician's Assistant) for a while, and also one of the Killer Clowns (50247, Zonkers). And then I found a sheet of red-and-white Big Top striped paper, and a few other things from other sources, and The Addiction set in. Here's what I've got so far: Sarastro the Mentalist there is from Black Cat, and the lady in the Romany garb is a Nolzur's dancer that comes with the barmaid. The orb was from Nolzur's Wizard's study set dressing, and you've already met Cole Stoker, the Pulp Minis stevedore. (Every circus needs roustabouts, especially ones with shovels.) BUT IT WASN'T ENOUGH. IT WOULD NEVER BE ENOUGH. A circus needs: -a ringmaster (50277) -MORE CLOWNS (02216, Kosmo) -a sinister knife-thrower (50012, Jack the Ripper) -acrobats (50169, Lady Tiger--there weren't any acrobats under the Circus tag, but if you want spandex and eye-catching costumes, you go Superheroes) -fire-eaters/daredevils (50196, Devil Girl; she would also work in a Weird West game) -animal tamers (coulda used a pith-helmeted pulp explorer, but 50041 has a whip and a sweet costume) -a strongman (50273, Herq) And I also picked up 50121, Dr. VooDoo, because top hat, theatrics, and magic fit in well with the themes I've got. Had some wooden discs for targets (the half-assed paint job is on purpose, such as an underpaid clown might slap on with a very wide brush). I'll also make some cotton candy and fried food stalls, inspired by this: http://carmensminiaturepainting.blogspot.com/2007/04/how-i-made-hotdog-stand-for-my-pulp.html Decided to make Zonkers the "friendly" clown and Kosmo the "horrifying Grimaldi/Pagliacci" clown. My order arrived with a sample of deep midnight/cobalt blue that was perfect. So far, this is ArmyPainter True Red, that reaper-sample blue, white, and black. Devil Girl is also done in Reaper's Cinnamon Red (my go-to for tieflings.) The Plan (advice and C&C welcome): Jack, I think, will be grey pinstripes, including the top hat, the top of which is a target. Firefox the Animal Tamer: Brown whip, redhead, pale skin, fox-orange costume Lady Tiger: I would give her tiger stripes, but don't want to step on the orange territory too much, so yellow cheetah/leopard pattern perhaps? Ringmaster: Seeking advice on the trousers. White? Pale khaki? YELLOW? Stripe down the side, of course. Dr. VooDoo: Straightforward brown skin, yellowed grass skirt, going to try to paint skull-and-ribcage makeup on him Kosmo: that lollipop. Advice welcome. Rainbow, heavy on yellow? Peppermint? Continue his terrifying color scheme? Herq: I feel like he needs horizontal stripes on the tank top. Red or blue? Devil Girl: Also torn. I don't want that duster to be black (thinking probably tan, for the Hellboy resonance?) but that bustier is what's perplexing me. Come with me on this journey into calliope-sounding, popcorn-scented MADNESS!
  2. More pulp-era sailors, from Pulp Figures this time! These guys are all from the Tramp Steamer Sailors 2 set in Murch's Savage Seas line--except for Oleg the Brute, who comes from the Pulp Heroes and Personalities: Trans-Siberian Renegades set. These are all 28-mm or so, smaller than most Reaper minis--but that means more weight available for their valuable, perhaps contraband cargo. Here's First Mate Bombay Joe, always ready for any development; and Salty Nils the Sour Swede. (Nils got a bad priming job which gives him a bit of a skin condition.) Marvelous expressions in these faces--stern attention to duty and envious disgruntlement. Here's rowdy crewmen "Red" Mulvaney and Oleg the Brute: And Cole P. Stoker and Captain Vanderdecken. This crew can get you to Skull Island and back...for the right price, of course!
  3. "Mbuyu, do the English drink rocks? I do not know what is in this barrel, but it surely cannot be water!" "Ha, Patrice, who knows what they choose to bring? I think this package is nothing but shoes that will get swallowed by mud as soon as the English puts them on, and fine shirts to be torn by thorns." "I would feel easier in this if it were not the errand of one touched by madness. It is bad fortune to hunt here; Nzembo says this place is haunted by--" "Nzembo will say anything when he is full of palm wine. The English wants to hunt gorillas on the mountain where no one has ever come back with a dead gorilla, and he is paying us up-front." "Paying us to kill ourselves under the weight of his baggage, more like! How can you be smiling, Mbuyu?" "Because, Patrice, I think our contract of employment may be terminated early. Walk quietly..." "Quiet your deuced racket, you two! ! I know there's one of those infernal apes around here...can smell the brute." "Be the toast of the Explorer's Club when I come back with an ape big as a man. Bigger! *That* will show Lord Bleicester! Shut him right up!" "You two dashed imbeciles, can't you tread quietly back there? Crashing about like an elephant, you'll scare the game away!"
  4. An elaborate sculpt, overflowing with detail in the Pathfinder fashion. (I swear, at least one of their artists must have a Thing for buckles and straps). Jigeke here has an excellent mask and a very long spear, a diverse collection of severed hands and paws, and a patchwork kilt of many kinds of hide. I know there's zebra and giraffe in there, and leopard as well. It's Robert E. Howard's birthday today, and without him we probably wouldn't have the Barbarian class as a thing (see: Conan the), or Serpent-folk as insidious infiltrators (see: Kull), or puritan monster-hunters (see: Solomon Kane) as pulp/fantasy tropes. So it seems good to commemorate him with a guy who could be a good stand-in for N'Longa, Kane's sorcerous blood-brother and recurring ally.
  5. Julie Guthrie knows how to sculpt 'em! I love the twisted locks of hair on this lady, who meets the decency standards of the forum by fractions of a millimeter. And while we're on a kick of well-built tropical adventurers with a healthy disdain for pants, here's Todd Harris's Jaatu. An excellent sculpt in the grand Imaro fashion, with dragon/crocodile armor and an axe that you KNOW does more than just hack at things. Axes with faces are not to be trifled with. Both of these are perfect for the Chultan-set Tomb of Annihiliation, which I'm running currently.
  6. I gave the third rifleman to a friend, so there won't be another post on this coming. Today is the 140th anniversary of both Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift, so this seemed pretty apropos. Regimental colors are not the best camouflage.
  7. I promised "other, different Space Apes," and now it is time to deliver. These are from Eureka's Boiler Suit Apes line, and I wish they would cast more (many things are out of stock and have been for some time.) A few uplifted apes and monkeys have gone rogue! They issued a manifesto calling for simian liberty and a small area of sovereign territory in a rainforest, to be run by the apes themselves (don't say it) as an (don't say it!) agrarian representative democracy. The separatists are led by the mighty and charismatic silverback, General Jumbi. He is both their military and administrative leader (don't say it) and all decisions of importance go through him, as their (don't say it!) unquestioned highest authority. The General's second-in-command is Cornelius, an engineering genius of an uplifted chimpanzee. His custom-engineered multipurpose flamethrower is feared by all who have encountered the war-band and survived. But Cornelius is conflicted; while he loves burning things, his complicity in killing weighs him down emotionally (don't say it). This pyromaniac's guilt tormenting him is a (don't say it!) constant source of turmoil and misery. Here is Zephyr, their communications and technology specialist. Much of the group's funding comes from his financial hacking and judicious investments (don't say it!). Formerly an administrative assistant at a major conglomerate, he is well-versed in (don't say it!) co-ordination, logistics, and resource management. And here are Rango and Tango, artillery specialists. Under the General's brilliant direction, they fend off Earth Government troops in a series of (don't say it) small-group precision hit-and-run strikes, using (DON'T SAY IT!!!) superior knowledge of the terrain and bushcraft to avoid detection while inflicting massive punishment on the more technologically equipped vehicle-bound force. DON'T. SAY. IT.
  8. Rigel

    50195: Dirk Goodspeed, RCMP

    A beautifully clean and crisp Chronoscope sculpt, this defender of Canadian justice and law is perfect for Sasquatch hunts, two-fisted pulp confrontations with smugglers and gangsters, encounters with Pleistocene megafauna or Dark Young of the Black Goat from BC to Newfoundland. That cleft chin is a perfect Ridolfi touch.
  9. A fine pair of sculpts in the best pulp tradition! 02466, the Carnivorous Ape, is a splendid figure, with excellent musculature and fur and a dynamic pose. The other fellow here is from RAFM's Cthulhu Classic figures, specifically from the M.U. Expedition to Egypt set. (I've posted others from this set here and there.) He's a well-dressed and learned explorer with pith helmet, satchel, and scroll. Between the moustache and the oval spectacles, he looks a bit like an elderly Theodore Roosevelt, who surely would have relished an encounter such as depicted here:
  10. Rigel

    Hydra Miniatures Saurian Idol

    A wonderful piece of pulp adventure terrain, suitable for the Serpent Men of Valusia, the Yuan-Ti or Lizardfolk, or any game with dinosaur cults or a reptilian civilization. @Glitterwolf might find this useful--and it's a very painter-friendly sculpt. For scale, we have a 28mm Kirangozi and a 32mm safari explorer.
  11. It's not quite certain when the Zeta Reticulans started interfering in Earth affairs, but interfere they did. No one paid attention to a few crazed hillbillies or irate cattle ranchers at first, but a pattern began to emerge. They are expert bioengineers and their masterful probulations appear geared towards creating 'sleeper agents.' Some wild-eyed conspiracists insist they have agents in the highest levels of the Earth Government, but this is clearly paranoid raving. It is possible they are remote descendants of the far-flung High Martian empire. (These are Black Cat Bases Aliens. I made a dumb mistake and painted some of their tunics dark purple; it didn't work, but a thin coat of metallic pale blue over it works great. The spaceship is a pepper-grinder lid and a part from a discounted dollhouse grill, plus some earpieces from earphones the cat decided to destroy and some bits and bobs.) The Zeta Reticulans have mastered the matter transmitter and the tractor beam. (Palettes and yellow transparencies.) 50291, Billy Joe, Zombie Hunter, features as a guest star.
  12. The whole gang (at least, until I order Prof. Laura Pringle from Chronoscope)! Thank you for bearing with me on this project!
  13. The good citizens of Arkham need to be informed of important developments (for a modest price). Here to print all the news that's fit for the fragile sanity of mankind are the staff of the Advertiser. Editor Lorenzo and Flashbulb Casey, as well as the newsboy, are from Murch's News Hounds, in the Gangland Justice line. Bridget O'Rourke (sculpt II) is from Rattrap Miniatures. I love the dynamism of these sculpts! "Now listen here! Papers need to sell, and they don't sell anymore without we get the pictures! You come to me with cockamamie stories about metal men, I want PROOF! The public wants EVIDENCE! and while we're at it--" [assorted screaming and hollering] "--Hey, *dont* you interrupt me, this is important!" (Guest appearance by a repurposed Iron Giant promotional figurine.) I liked this gag so much I also set it up with 77113, Reaper Bones' Eldritch Demon (whom we all know is a Star-Spawn of the O.G. G.C.) Bridget is great at conveying the exact second where "plucky" switches over to "terrified."
  14. Rigel

    Harlem Unbound

    Black Cat Bases has a "Mr. Big" in their civilians/townsfolk line, and I thought he'd do fine as John Barlow, businessman, impresario, patron of the arts, and nightclub owner. Our investigative journalist in the peach dress, and the newsy hanging about, are again from Murch's Pulp News Hounds. The young flapper in the peacock ensemble is from Eureka. She was actually one of the first minis I tried freehanding! You can tell Mr. Barlow's patience with Miss Imelda's questions (regarding how, exactly, his new venture is being funded) is running short.
  15. My obsessions with both pulp undersea exploration and being a cheap bastard were richly rewarded the other day at the thrift store! Someone had donated a vaguely sea-turtle shaped submarine toy in garish green and silver plastic. For 65 cents, it became mine! Internet research says it was once a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figure accessory (pic is not mine and I certainly didn't get the box with it!), but it's going to become a chelonian exploration pod for 32mm bathynauts! Gonna copper and brass that sucker up, and go over it with Nihilakh oxide, and paint thin rust-streaks for the little rivets, and glue probably superfluous garbage to the hull! I also got my hands on a Bones 77590, Father Dagon. Plan on some shiny blue colors with Doug-Jones-fish-man-style stripes. I feel there's a display to be made here.
  16. Arkham's Finest represented by Murch's Pulp 16th Street Precinct (the set whence the hobo came), one of his Dangerous Dames, and one of his Journalists (the Kolchak-looking fellow with the jaunty tie.) "All right, men--and ladies too--keep a sharp eye out for that son o' Hell deFazio! Detective Flanagan has a tip he's over on the East Side tonight. Roz, if'n you see him, whistle, and deck him if you get the chance. O'Malley, keep your gun handy. Jaysus mary! Watch where ye're pointing that thing, O'Hanlon!" Carmine deFazio, Mob Hitman, represents their opposite number. "Nyeh! Eat lead, coppers! You'll never take me alive, see?"
  17. Edna the Cat Lady, 50235, is a marvelously grumpy and slipshod old biddy. Look at that lopsided jumper, the drooping sock, that sour scowl! What a beautiful sculpt! And the kitties are great too. (One I gave to a friend and another I set aside for a freestanding kitty.) Thought she'd pair well with a Bob Murch Gangland Justice pulp sculpt from his The 16th Precinct set. He was advertised as the town drunk, but I elected to make him a full-blown derelict hobo. I took some wire cutters to his suit and hat to make a couple of tatters, and proceeded to gunge him up. This is not the wealthy, high-society side of Arkham. "Look here, what are you doing? I won't have it! Get away from there at once, before I call the police!" "uuuh, ma'am--I w's jush--" "Don't you ma'am ME! You smell of liquor! and worse! That horsemeat is for the precious kitties, not for you!" "Aw, it'sh a crool worl' ma'am, a crool worl'...an' I ain't had a bite to eat since y'strdy..." "Well! You've certainly managed to find more than enough to drink, at least! And shouldn;t you be ashamed, a big man like you sneaking around and frightening old ladies half to death! You're strong and healthy enough to be working..." "An' I bin looking, mish, only won't noboddady hire a tramp with no fixsh addresh." "Or a drinking habit, I'd wager!" "That'sh...that's a pretty cat you got there, mish....I usedta have a cat when I w'z a littleun...swee' tabby, longgg...timeago." "Hmph! ...Well, ...you look strong enough and I have some heavy boxes that need moving. Maybe I'll see if there's any horsemeat left. And for God's sakes let's get you cleaned up. This is a respectable street. And wipe your boots on the mat, Lord knows what you've tramped them through."
  18. Couple of tabletop Bones figures I painted over the winter and have been able to finally finish now that spring is here. The Black Mist is actually done in shades of blue and purple, but the subtleties don't show on my cheap camera.
  19. Inarah

    59038: Houngan, sea captain

    A couple of tabletop Bones I painted over the winter and finished up this week. Not sure of the sea captain's number yet, I don't think he has been released.
  20. Howdy, Have your completed essays turned in by the end of the day... Hand written only, Kev! P.S. Click to zoom
  21. I painted Reaper's Dee Dee Astro Girl from the Chronoscope Line, I put her on a resin base and used a little Scale 75 Moonstone Alchemy so it would appear as if she was searching for minerals. Then the Mindworms emerged! They were made from the eyestalks of the Bones Eyebeast. WIP here: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/77837-50227-dee-dee-astro-girl-by-glitterwolf/&page=2
  22. Finally got another of my Counterblast Lancer crew done, this time an Altanti Lanceguard. Really like the different species in this setting.
  23. Inarah

    Stompy Robots

    Here's a couple of robots from Rattrap's pulpy sci-fi game. I painted one in brass and one in bronze, the color shows better in person. I made bases from Reaper 1" rounds which were hollow on one side (the ones we got at Reapercon) and a happy Seppuku stamp. In the background is a little terrain marker I made with a plastic barrel from Secret Weapon, a cannister from a Reaper weapon sprue, and a piece of textured foil from a coffee can.
  24. hey , i would like to get a comparison scale for Franck Buck with some of the most common 28mm on the market like Wargame Foundry, Crusader, Artizan, Coppelstone, etc... The main problem is the scale different between several miniatures in the Reaper range. For example, the dwarfs, when you have to mix them with other manufacturers is sometime difficult. thank you for your interest regards Eric
  25. New York Bop by Ghetto Miniatures is getting relaunched on the 1st May, after coming so close to funding first time around, hopefully with a restructured campaign they will fund this time round. New York Bop is a tabletop skirmish game set in the 1970s, gangs battle it out over a campaign map of the New York City boroughs or just in one-off games. There are 4 starter gangs to choose from, with various pledges ranging from just PDF rules to create your own gang member. Il post the start time once it has been determined by Ghetto Miniatures. Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/ghettominiatures
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