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My miniatures list has more varieties of pulp than a paper-mill town grocery's orange juice aisle. Mad scientists, apes, cultists, cosmic horrors, spacemen, sky pirates, zeppelineers, two-fisted heroes, etc. But not a lot of what was for several decades, the most common pulp villain. Let's paint something for our heroes to fight!

Artizan's Thrilling Tales line comes through once again. 
Here are two horrible and officious jerks, on a pre-dawn hunt for Resistance agents. "Oberst von Stroop" is the one with the gun; "Major Kreipe" the one with the satchel and the dueling scar.

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We've seen a couple of the Resistance before, but I believe this is the first time I've posted a picture of "Georges." I had fun with the argyle sweater-vest.
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Georges' briefcase contains a surprise! 
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Some more baddies: "Colonel Braun," a perfectly pompous sculpt, and the "Kaiserin" from Brigade Games. (Also Erwin Rommel, previously posted elsewhere).

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(Couple more pictures of Zenith's commandoes, from 50075, if you click below.)
 

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And on another, stranger front...
This is "Private Trummer," an old and not particularly motivated soldier sent on special detail with a special unit. He sees nothing, he hears no-othing, and he knows NO-O-O-OTHING! 
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It doesn't do to see, hear, or know too much when you're out with the armored Sturm Battalion Zorn. (Pictured: Flamethrower and Rifleman III. I added an extra gas tank from Bombshell to the Flamethrower unit.)DSCN8594.thumb.JPG.a4736f368ffc7650af710eb158c74940.JPGDSCN8597.thumb.JPG.7c0231ece9b2a96cd62f6c068af9acc9.JPGDSCN8595.thumb.JPG.697d26c8d04b62d7139aa1d01ea133e3.JPG

Battalion Zorn is led by "Captain Rohr," a merciless and ambitious creep.
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Funnily enough, for a man who sees and hears nothing, Private Trummer has a knack for not being around in a crisis...
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Finally, a group shot, as such groups should be. 
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22 hours ago, Kangaroorex said:

Artizan makes some awesome pulp minis!  Nice job on these, the uniforms look great!

Thank you and they really do! Had to do a bit of research for a few of the officers. Put Typhus Corrosion on the helmets and armor to add texture.

18 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

If you need a bad guy, Nazis are the way to go.

Everybody will be pleased to kill them.

 

Good job on these!

Thank you! Yes, they're great enemies. Unfortunately I've met a couple of gamers who take them as role models, but fortunately very few. Arranged the photography angles so the pictures wouldn't run into trouble in Europe.

11 hours ago, MoonglowMinis said:

What a fun lot, but I can't help but think of this:

Are we the baddies? : MitchellAndWebb

A good sketch, and exactly the reference I was going for. "Our hats--they've got...SKULLS on them!"

15 hours ago, KruleBear said:

Very cool. Poor Private Trummer!:lol:

Oh, my headcanon is that he finds ways to sneak off when he sees a situation going sour. That's a John-Banner-as-Sergeant-Schultz sculpt if I'm any judge. I've got a soft spot for minions there against their will.

16 hours ago, Darcstaar said:

Great group.  That argyle sweater steals the show for me.  So cool.

 

9 hours ago, Iridil said:

Wonderful - especially the argyle sweater.... and again more fantastic scenery/scene setting! So pulpy it's almost solid!

Yay! It's a fun freehand challenge, and I'm glad the settings are coming through! Thank you all.

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Thank you and they really do! Had to do a bit of research for a few of the officers. Put Typhus Corrosion on the helmets and armor to add texture.

Thank you! Yes, they're great enemies. Unfortunately I've met a couple of gamers who take them as role models, but fortunately very few. Arranged the photography angles so the pictures wouldn't run into trouble in Europe.

A good sketch, and exactly the reference I was going for. "Our hats--they've got...SKULLS on them!"

Oh, my headcanon is that he finds ways to sneak off when he sees a situation going sour. That's a John-Banner-as-Sergeant-Schultz sculpt if I'm any judge. I've got a soft spot for minions there against their will.

 

Yay! It's a fun freehand challenge, and I'm glad the settings are coming through! Thank you all.

 

Only in Germany.There model kits get a black square or something similar as a decal for the swastika.

In the Netherlands and most European Countries a miniature/model kit showing the symbols isn't a problem.

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