Tuesday, 1 January 2019

From TamsinP: 28mm Pulp Selection (65 points)

Four entries, five themes...squirrel, squirrel, squirrel!

Yes, yet another different theme from me today. Having completed the wolves at the end of the "free fire" period and with my first schedule posting day rapidly approaching, I decided to get a few small groups of pulp figures painted up.

Oh, and there are rather a lot of photos for you to wade through. I'm not sorry!

"Dancers At The End Of Time"*

I think I might have nailed highlighting black! I suspect that the chap with the 'tache keeps a bottle of Madeira near his collection of (unperforated) stamps [bonus point for anyone who understands that].

The silvery dress was a bit of a pig to paint. Possibly because it was getting quite late when I was doing it.

These figures are from Eureka Miniatures - the sculpting is superb, especially the faces on the chaps.

* Yes, I am a Michael Moorcock fan

"Lights, Camera, Action!"

These figures are also from Eureka Miniatures. I reckon that the pair of lights should count as a single figure for scoring.

"Return of Diablo"

Some of you might think that there is something familiar about these figures. Well, you're right. For my final entry in AHPC7, I did a quick and dirty "chiaroscuro" effect paintjob on them. That was never going to be the final look, so before this Challenge I airbrushed them back to black.

These cultists are from Pulp Figures.

And a photo of everything in this submission:

For scoring:

13 x 28mm foot = 65 points...

...and another notch on my Squirrel duel tally. Also an entry for Sarah's Choice.

Wow, what an eclectic mix. Love the dancers, these made me laugh out loud. Looks like they had a great New Years Eve party and are now too drunk to realise its over! These figures have a wonderful movement in them and your painting has brought that out wonderfully. 

I really love the film crew. No idea how I could use them but I gotta get me some of these figures. I'm a huge fan of early cinema and these guys hark back to a simpler age of celluloid and a more innocent age that I find hugely attractive. 

It takes a certain type of dedication (or maybe that should be insanity?) to repaint old figures, but you have done a great job with these. The figures are full of character so I can see why you'd want to revisit these and give them a second paint job. Well worth the extra effort bringing the combined total for this entry up to a tidy 65 points. Well done Tamsin. 


  1. Love the dancers. Top submission

  2. Those dancers are brilliant and a random film crew would add so much to almost any tabletop!

  3. For some reason, I see these figures and think of 7TV. I've never played it, but it seems to fit with the Aesthetic they have. Beautifully done they are though.

  4. Great work Ms P, love the dancers. I’m ready for my close up Mr. DeMille

  5. Brilliant work on these, Tamsin. My favourites have to be the dancers - love the gents in their tuxes. I have the very same film crew on my desk! Hope it turns out as nicely as yours. A wonderful potpourri.

    1. btw, did you notice the name of the movie they are filming?

  6. Smashing stuff, Tamsin. It's always a real pleasure to see your Pulp minis and these are up to your usual high standard. Great submission.

  7. Excellent brushwork Tamsin. I do like the dancing chaps and chapesses!

  8. Some absolutely cracking figure there Tamsin 👍

  9. Lovely stuff!

    'And she awoke with a smile on her face and a beard in her ear, which tickled and said "Have some Madera m'dear"

    Where do I claim my prize?!

  10. Really love the dancers. Reminds me of the last time I went to a wedding, for some reason.
    This Challenge is a pig. Already, I'm lusting after more figures than I've managed to paint. Your weird - er - eclectic collection just makes things worse.

  11. This is such a great entry! I love the juxtaposition of subject matter (although I suppose the cultists might also be the dancers blowing off some steam). Lovely paint job. Nice to see you back this year!

  12. Great looking collection of figures I particularly liked the dancers and don't we all like Moorcock?
    Best Iain

  13. As always a great message from Tamsin! Great work, special thanks for MM - I am also a fan of his books!

  14. Some absolutely lovely stuff there Tamsin. The film crew are fabulous but I think I like the flappers the best of all.

  15. Superb stuff here; I love the film crew. Surely there is a very large ape just out of shot?

  16. Great entry Tamsin. I love the dancers, very on point for the New Year, but my fvourite is the film crew. As Dave said, they all seem to be crying out for a game of 7TV

  17. Great stuff. Dancing in the New Year. Really cool figures, very nice painting. Cheers

  18. Great work Tamsin. In particular, I love the film crew.

  19. I admire your hummingbirding ability, fascinating! The cultist on the throne is excellent

  20. Yes... I want that camera crew! Nice job Tamsin

  21. Great stuff Tamsin and like others the film crew is really cool.


  22. Excellent post, but I definitely love the dancers

  23. @ Lee - thanks! Glad you like them all :)
    Fighting 15s are the UK stockist for Eureka if you are after the film crew set.

    @ Martin - cheers! :)

    @ JamieM - thanks! I can see thge film crew (and maybe the dancers) getting caught in the crossfire of a mob war :)

    @ Dave S - cheers! I can see how that would work with 7TV :)

    @ Peter d - thanks! I suspect it is more Mr Bialistock than Mr de Mille ;)

    @ Curt - cheers! I suspect that your paintjob on the film crew will put mine in the shade :)

    @ Blax - thanks, Simon. I suspect there will be more pulp figures appearing to delight you during this Challenge :)

    @ Ray - cheers, m'dear! :)

    @ Ken - thanks! :)

    @ Edwin - cheers, my good fellow! Well done for getting the reference. I'll have to slip in the bonus point on the spreadsheet at some point when Curt isn't looking, even thought the lyrics weren't quite right ;)
    "Until the next morning, she woke up in bed,
    With a smile on her lips and an ache in her head,
    And a beard in here earhole that tickled and said,
    "Have some madeira, m'dear""

    @ Noel - thanks! Always a pleasure to make other bloggers lust after new minis :)

    @ VenalQ - cheers! It's good to be back this year :)

    @ Iain - thanks! :)

    @ Alex - cheers! :)
    Have you read any of MM's recent London tales books? They're quite different to his other works.

    @ Millsy - thanks! I thought the flappers would be rather popular :)

    @ Peter A - cheers! A large ape? I do hope not! ;)

    @ Ben - thanks! I don't play 7TV, but I can imagine someone writing a scenario which would incorporate them all :)

    @ Brendon - cheers! Funnily enough, I hadn't actually thought about the dancers tyling in with New Year celebrations until your comment! :)

    @ Greg - thanks! :)

    @ Fran - cheers! :)

    @ Iannick - thanks! Just having some fun before the grind of work on large entries begins :)

    @ Dave D - cheers! Fighting 15s carry the Eureka range, and there's also one by Pulp Figures :)

    @ Christopher - thanks! :)

    @ Benito - cheers! The film crew is certainly popular :)

  24. Wow! Great submission with some beautifully painted miniatures but what I really, really love are those dancers! I‘m just watching the Babylon Berlin series and those dancers would fit right in.

    1. We LOVED that series! (*spoiler* The Bryan Ferry cameo was awesome.)

  25. Absolutely Fabulous. I used to run a Daredevil Adventures game as my brand of poison as a RPG. Needless to say I'm a big fan of plup. Well done.

  26. I love the dancers, and as Curt has already pointed out, they really reminded me of the series Babylon Berlin. Definitely worth watching: Weimar Republic, political intrigue, detectives, murder, conspiracies, and random spontaneous dance numbers.

  27. Unfortunately, this author is strangely translated from us. For example, the novel "Mother London" is very poorly translated, and the "Chinese agent" is translated very well. I like the rune staff because of the idea of Europe, a very interesting idea of orders in masks and others.

  28. @ Paul S-S - thanks! :)

    @ Nick - cheers! I'll have to look out for that series :)

    @ Robert - thanks! :)

    @ Sarah - cheers! I thought you might like those flappers and dandies! I'm definitely going to have to look out for Babylon Berlin - it sounds right up my street :)

    @ Alex - it's a shame about the poor translations. The Runestaff series was definitely fun to read :)

  29. Lovely stuff Tamsin. Those cultists look classically sinister and the film crew is the business.

  30. A great mix of models for the challenge. Well done!

  31. These are utterly splendid. Sorry to be so late to comment, but I've just started holidays and I'll be catching up for a while.

    And yes, I read a lot of Moorcock back in the day as well.
    : )