Wednesday, 11 March 2015

From Curt - 1920/30s Pulp Adventurers (20 Points)


I thought I'd squeak in an entry of my own now that the dust has settled a bit.


These four figures are for our 'Strange Aeons' and pulp adventure games.  I thought it would be good to get some more 'common men' done up to help to flesh-out the ranks. Three of these are from Footsore Miniatures' IRA range, while I can't recall where I sourced the smoking fellow. I believe all are Paul Hicks sculpts. 

The guy in the green jacket below has a .38 revolver and is about to toss a hand grenade. Let's hope he doesn't roll a 1 for the scatter...


I like the animation of this fellow in the blue sports coat. He looks as if he's dashing for cover, hoping that the opposition doesn't get a bead on him.


I thought I'd give this guy a natty red vest as he looked to be a stylish fellow. I've always liked the look of the old 'broomhandle' Mauser (even before it became Han Solo's blaster).  I know it weighs a ton, and is as ungainly as all hell, but it just looks so darn cool.


This last guy, taking a drag on his cigarette, was just supposed to be a low level thug or an innocent bystander, but he's since become quite the hard-ass character. His name is Manus 'Mug'  McEoghan, ex-IRA hitman and powerful psychic. He now works for the 'League of Nations League' investigating and defending humanity from Cthonic activity.



His primary 'weapons' are his psychic abilities, with his only physical attack being a deft (and short range) 'cigarette flick'. A nasty, nasty little man. In our last game he was teamed up with the 'Limerick Twins' and as a trio they were an absolute terror. Great fun.

With a bit of luck I should have another group of pulpy silliness ready in a few days. Thanks for visiting!

40 comments:

  1. Love the detail like the glowing cigarette end. Nice colour selection. Excellent work on these lads. cheers

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    1. Thanks Brendon! The cigarette tip had to be there in order to pull off the figure.

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  2. Excellent. I love using "innicent bystanders" in my games

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    1. And usually many of them aren't so 'innicent'. ;)

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  3. Great painting and basing Curt, I really like your use of colours on the figures along with the little details like the glowing cigarette end.

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  4. Really packed with character given the excellent Curt touch

    Ian

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    1. Often the 'Curt touch' involves me dropping them on the floor (repeatedly)... :)

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  5. nice... i want the one with the cig!

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    1. Cheers Dave. I'm still trying to figure out where I got that fella. If I find out I'll drop you a note.

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  6. Great Work I really like these pulp characters of yours. Mug McEoghan has certain Robert Mitchum air to him.

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    1. Ha! Yes, yes he does. I never thought of that until you mentioned it (though he needs to be taller). Thanks for the note Adam.

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  7. Very nice brushwork, Curt! I really like the fellow dashing for cover it has to be his hat or coat color...both are very nice!

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    1. Thanks David. Yes, he's one of my favourites as well. He has that, 'Oh damn, I need to get behind something!' look about him.

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  8. Excellent work Curt, the brownish suit is lovely.

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    1. Thanks Iannick. There are few things more 'pulpy' than a rumpled, lived-in linen suit.

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  9. Great stuff dude! And the psychic performed well on the weekend.

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    1. Thanks Greg! Yes, Dallas was rockin' with ole 'Mug' (though I really wanted to see him use the 'cigarette flick').

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  10. Fantastic painting work, really fine chaps.

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    1. Thanks very much Mark! Very kind of you to say.

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    1. Great job Curt, lovely work.

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    2. I liked your deleted comment better ;)

      Thanks nonetheless Scott!

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    3. Go on then, what was it? It must have been good!

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  13. Oh great figures! Not only are they well painted, but they also need to go on my shopping list for VBCW as well as Strange Aeons!

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    1. Thanks Paul. Yes, they are great 'filler' figures for all sorts of Pulpy goodness.

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  14. Very nice indeed mate. The glowing cigarette tip is spot on.

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  15. Great work! 'Mug' McEoghan is a standout, but I'm strangely arrested by the fellow with the grenade for some reason. Something about his face and the lines of his pose.

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    1. Thanks very much David. Yes, the chap with the grenade is a great pose - conveying an almost amateur combatant (where is that grenade going to end up?).

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  16. As always that's some pretty impressive painting here Mr. Campbell! The guy in his red vest clearly is my favourite. He has quite some taste wearing green trousers to the vest... ;-)

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    1. Thanks Nick! Yes, he is a bit of an Irish fashion plate, isn't he. ;)

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  17. They look great, makes me want to paint more pulp and get on with my 20mm pulp idea.

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