Happy New Year! I hope 2017 is off to a good start for you, dear reader.
Back in May, I offered a first look at a pulp project I was calling The Rockies Ablaze. It will involve stout adventurers, occult investigators, mad trappers, werewolves, Nazis and possibly a zeppelin, and will be a tie-in or prequel to my Weird War Two project. It sounds like so much fun if I can get it off the ground.
During my Christmas leave period I finally finished the Pulp Figures minis by two-fisted Canuck sculptor Bob Murch. This is the look I was going for, and this journal from 1934 is pretty much spot-on for the time period I am thinking of as my setting.
Here's the whole group of finished work, plus four more winter terrain stands.
Bob's mounted and dismounted Sgt. Prestown figure. His faithful dog sidekick has gone missing somewhere in the lead pile - chased after a Tomb King skeleton figure, no doubt. I will find him in due course.
I am reasonably happy with the way the scarlet tunics turned out, thanks to the good advice I got in response to my last post on those guys.
Flashheart of the Mounted. This is "Captain Krustache", Bob's Movember figure from 2015 - donors to the Movember charity got him for free as part of a very kind incentive to donate. With the blond hair he looks a lot like Rik Mayal. "Drop that gun now, before I decorate this snow with an interesting colour called Hint of Brain. Woof!"
Flashheart and his comrades - the other figures are part of Bob's Scarlet Patrol pack. I like the fact that half of these figures are packing Lee Enfields - it situates them nicely in the pulp era.
Constable Eddy Nelson. Annoying prone to burst into song at any moment.
Mordechai Moose. Thanks to Pete Douglas for the suggestion, which I like slightly better than Justin. Moose are ancient enemies of werewolves, and I suspect that Mordechai will have a role in helping our brave heroes. I'm treating him as a mounted figure for my own painting totals.
"Men, I have a dangerous assignment, but first I need you to stop singing the lumberjack song."
"Sorry, Sergeant, I have to report back to Fort Calgary for some top level shagging. You know I always get my woman."
"Shut up, Flashheart. You know you're missing part of your uniform."
"Hat. I said hat, sergeant. .... Git."
Thanks for looking. In a few days I will offer some exciting previews of where the project goes next.
Blessings to your brushes!
These figures bring my 2017 totals to:
28mm: Foot Figures: 29; Mounted Figures: 2