“Midnight, in a city that knows how to keep its secrets …”. Fans of the old Prairie Home Companion radio show (I’m outing myself as an old here) will remember the well-trod opening line of each Guy Noir skit. Certainly these two hard-boiled types seem to have stepped out of an old film noir movie.
These two 28mm sculpts are marketed by Gorgon Studios as a pair of OSS agents, though in truth they’re suitable for pulp and gangster games. I grabbed them for my on again, mostly off again Weird War Two project when I purchased their British infantry in Norway 1940 figures to serve as interwar Canadians. I don’t have an immediate plan for them, but but found them a pleasant diversion when painting a small legion of SYW Prussians. The man is painted in Citadel blue contrast paint, and as I’m partial to blue suits, it looked ok with a nice striped tie. My wife Joy advised me on the colours for the lady - a white hat with red jacket seems perfect.
“Say, Biggsy, that’s one big city."
“Sure is, doll face. Let’s start at this little gin joint I know over in Harlem.”
Once again, I used a printed image inside my light box, and it worked a treat.
Cheers and blessings to your brushes.