Saturday, 5 March 2016

From Curt - 28mm Clockwork Monkeys (15 Points)


With the end of the Challenge coming onto the horizon, I thought it best to get some of the half-painted figures on my desk completed and in the cabinet before the checkered flag is waved.  

For this entry I'm returning to the Pulp genre for a bit of steampunk whimsy.


Here is a trio of 28mm clockwork monkeys from Westfalia Miniatures. 

I did a bunch of these last year for the Lead Painters League and had this group as remnants of the pack. Figures like these provide a perfect example of those things that you know you have no real use for but you absolutely HAVE to have them because they capture your imagination, make you nostalgic, are stoopidly funny, etc.


Really not much to say here, just a lot of brass, bronze and steel, with a fez on top! The wind-up key in their backs makes me smile.



These three little fellas will give me 15 points to add to my tally and the same for the Pulp side challenge. With a bit of luck I hope to have at least one more entry for tomorrow along with the announcement of the Nautical voting results. See you then! 

19 comments:

  1. Chimpbot v1.0 is a success - on battlefield trials, 'Furious George' eliminated all enemy units in his path.

    Goofy as hell, but like you said, sometimes you just gotta have something seriously weird in your collection!

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    1. Haha!! Very good. Yes, 'The Man with the Yellow Hat' was last seen screaming, 'Nooo George, think of the children! Think of the children!!' ;)

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  2. Just as bizarre as last year, cracking stuff.

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  3. Sword-wielding clockwork chimps in hats? What's not to like? Love 'em Curt!

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  4. Highly bizarre and amusing.. And well executed too boot

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  5. Top notch work there Curt!

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  6. Terrific work on these Curt. I simply must get some of these as they look great fun and your excellent paint-job has really really made these minis look extremely enticing :-)

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  7. I do love these figures and you've done another wonderful job on them Curt :)

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  8. lovely work!

    the metallic effect is top!

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  9. Fezes are cool! And so are the monkeys!. Well done Curt.

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    1. Sorry, wrong post, great work Curt!

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  11. Love these guys - makes me think of lawyers for some reason...

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  12. That's some terrific painting you did on these! I already loved the ones you did last year and the latest incarnations of these funny little fellows are just as nice.

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  13. Very nice work on them, Curt! They used to be high on my list of wants as monkey, clockwork, and Fez is a trifecta of " SWEET" , but now I'm suddenly aware of a clockwork octopus which I have just gotta find a reason to get! ;)

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  14. These look great. I know this is wrong, for clockwork monkeys have nothing to do with it, but somehow they remind me of the Wizard of Oz... strange!

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  15. Nightmare fuel! Those little blighters are terrifying!

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