Monday, 5 January 2015

From AnneO - Pulp Gangster Trio (15 Points)

As some of you may know I had a Secret Santa who sent me some Pulp figures by Bob Murch. I received the Hired Guns, the Jazz Quartet and a Native American which is to become part of a new line from Bob.

These figures are unlike anything I have ever painted before and I was not sure if my usual style of painting would work on them. Therefor I chose to paint only three of the Gangsters just to be certain Having to strip the paint from three figures is preferable to stripping paint from five figures.

I sculpted the brick base inserts using Super Sculpey.




I chose to use dark tones on each figure in order to unify them as a group.  Individually they are...

Curt "The Iceman" Calzone




Clint "The Viper" Calamari 



Simon "The Butcher" Spumoni, the Gangs ruthless leader



Sorry about the bent gun Simon, but these things happen.

Painting these figures was the most fun I've had since the Challenge began. They have such style, charm and character they were an absolute joy to work with. The Jazz Quartet will be finished during the Challenge, but I am going to take a lot of time with those as they matter a great deal to me. 

The three figures combined are worth 15 Pulp points, allowing me to remain dead last behind Simon and Curt. 

From Curt:Ah, lovely work Anne. I don't really mind being named after an Italian sandwich but I do take umbrage being led by a guy who walks around with a bent Thompson. ;) 
I really like the cool grey tones you've used and the unifying red accents with the hatbands and ties. Stupendo bellissimo! 
I really have to get some of this Super Sculpy stuff as the bases you're making are wonderful. I currently do mine out of miliput or liquitex, both of which are kinda crappy to work with. 
Wonderful stuff Anne and welcome to the Pulp scoreboard!

25 comments:

  1. A tough looking bunch of gangsters there great work.

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  2. Great work Anne :)

    Bob's figures are superb to look at and work with. OK, some of the female sculpts are a bit dodgy, but nobody can be 100% perfect.

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  3. Wow. Those are spectacular Anne. They definitely have your signature look, even though the pallet and subject are different then what you normally do.

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  4. Great work on these wiseguys, Anne, well done!

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  5. Crikey, Clint really go up on the wrong side of the bed! Wonderful work Anne, especially the basing. The brick read is really eye batching.

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  6. Really nice work Anne, muted colours but you've still managed to give them a lot of life and animation.

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  7. They look splendid! I love the mean expressions on their faces. Your painting really has given them quite some character.

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  8. Wonderful painting work, Anne; they are fantastic and full of character.

    Super Sculpt... I´m going to look for that.

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  9. Cool gangsters... Looking nice a mean , well done

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  10. I am incredibly flattered to be named among these. Thank you.
    I like my flasher mac as well. Actually I do like all three and the palette used is totally appropriate. All dark and moody. Brilliant and I am well chuffed!

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    1. I'm glad you liked it Clint. The Paint Monkey had to be part of this deadly crew!

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  11. First class painting!
    bravissimo Signora O'LEARY!

    Warm regards

    Gilles"Minestrone"W

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  12. Absolutely astounding stuff Anne, and I'm genuinely delighted and flattered to have such a figure named after me - especially if its got Curt's goat that I'm his boss!! Wonderful painting on all three. Many thanks for this entry. Big Smile :-)

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    1. I had to paint up some figures that I could give to both of you when I lose the Pulp side duel. Now you know which fig you're getting!

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    2. Well that makes me more determined than ever to make sure I lead, as that mini is eye-boggingly good :-) I'll clear my table of all the "Heroclix" and "Crooked Dice" Sci-Fi I was painting, and just go with Bob's "Pulp Figures" from now on then :-)

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  13. Very nice painting ,Anne. Rumor has it that bent barrels will allow the shooter to shoot around corners ... ;)

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  14. Great stuff, just bought some super sculpey from Amazon - pretty soon no other retail outlets will be available.

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  15. These are really nice Anne - the colour scheme is very evocative indeed. And I think the bases frame the figures perfectly. Top work.

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  16. These are great but I REALLY want to see the band

    Ian

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    1. I'm practicing African skin tones on a few figures now so I'll have those down when I paint the quartet.

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  17. I think your style works perfectly on them. The muted colors and smooth blends are perfect.

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  18. I really like the muted color palette for these guys.

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  19. Thank you all for you kind comments, they are greatly appreciated.

    Curt, the Super Sculpey is very inexpensive. Twelve bucks for a pound. It's find for simple bases like this, but not good for working in 3 dimensions. Also it has to be oven cured.

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  20. They're terrific - a bunch of dangerous and dapper hoodlums. Awesome.

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