Saturday, 6 December 2014

From DaveD - A little bit of Pulpiness .. and the entry fee (25 points)


Another year another challenge. This is my 4th one, and I've really been looking forward to it. There will be a mix of projects old and new. A return to the colonial era Sudan with the Imperial forces in my sights - more Mahdists as well. There will be a Cowboy or two, and perhaps a few left field bonus round entries.

For those of you following my blog you will have seen the mean town of Serenity has grown in a Serenity City, picking up the action into the roaring 20's - an era of Gangsters and classic Pulp. So here is the opening entry - and entry fee .. I will claim a certain "John Dillinger" as my Rogue - so Curt he will be winging his way to the Frozen North soon enough , hope ya like him.

Now someone said something about a Pulp side challenge? Or will it be a khaki point bomb?




Next up we have "Long Sarah" .. a tough woman , who runs a certain establishment down the seedy end of town..




Both are 28mm Pulp Alley miniatures (the Tommy Gun toting one is badged as the local DA.. but like it so much as Bad Guy he has changed sides).

From Curt:
Haha! Guess what pair of figures are sitting on my paint desk at this very moment? Well, they're getting quietly moved to the back of the queue now. You've beat me to the punch, Dave, so they'll have cool their heels for another day.
Cracking work and thank you! I love Dillinger's charcoal pinstripe suit and the black and white tiles on Long Sarah's base is a great touch (and it's almost impossible not to think of this figure in a red dress). Since I also have these two figures I have to mention how superb the castings are. The DA's Thompson is a separate piece and it's an amazing work or art in of itself (I particularly like that it has a straight clip instead of the ubiquitous drum magazine). Highly recommended.
Thanks again Mr Docherty. Dillinger will find a very warm welcome in the Challenge V's 'Rogue's Gallery'.  
These two hard boiled characters will give Dave 25 points. 

41 comments:

  1. impressive work. I think the strip on the right pant leg little need to fix to not receive striped shoes.

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  2. Nice work Dave. The pin stripe is especially good. Will these me making an appearance in WBQ at some point I wonder?

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    1. Cheers Millsy..perhaps when I have another set done!

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  3. I think I feel inspired to also start a Gangster collection. Excellent work on both the figures.

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  4. The figures ooze swagger and shimmy. Great job

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  5. Curt , you not wrong... Anything but red seemed wrong...and sorry for mucking up your paint plans...

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  6. Excellent work Dave. Those figures are very nice - must check out Pulp Alley's figures.

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    1. They are available from Statuesque miniatures in the UK , cheers

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  7. Cracking start Dave, love the pinstripes.

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    1. Thanks Mr A. It is strangely satisfying painting striped suits!

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  8. Great stuff Dave - a lovely start to the Pulp flood.

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  9. Very cool great start Dave
    ian

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  10. Nice start! Sarah in her red gown is a real eyecatcher. Mr. Dillinger also looks like he has some serious business to attend to.

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  11. Wonderful painting work. These miniatures are fantastic!

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  12. Great work, I may need to start collecting 28mm Pulp.

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  13. A very fine villain to start us off! I was on the Statuesque website the other day looking at that set and was very tempted. The pinstripes are ace and the dame's to die for. Ace.

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  14. These are beautiful Dave and perfectly Pulpalicious. Those backdrops are gorgeous and I like the way you've painted the bases to blend in with the flooring.

    Love those stripes!!!!

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  15. Great minis Dave, really great. Love the pinstripe on the gangster - none of mine will be wearing such horribly hard to paint attire I assure you :-) But that red dress is just stunning. What a cracking start :-)

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  16. Two great looking figures Dave!!!

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  17. The pinstripes are grand, but I really like that vibrant red on the dress. Well done!

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    1. Thanks.. Yup the red did take a bit of work, but came out well.

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  18. Great work. The paint job and the photo backdrops really work well together and display a real sense of pulpy atmosphere.

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    1. Thanks Roy. I am lucky having space to set up the photographs which I enjoy doing too.

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  19. LOVE these. Great work on the pinstriping and the bases, in particular! That dame is all kinds of trouble...

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  20. Great work on the suite of that gangster! I bet the lining wasn't that easy? And the lady in red? Well she is just awesome!

    Greetings
    Peter

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