Tuesday, 5 March 2019

From TamsinP - Stop The Presses! (25 points)

As a quick palette cleanser after the 15mm WW2 Soviets and before I return to my early WW2 Aussies I decided to paint up this set from Pulp Figures.

William "Two Bills" Williams III, Owner

"Hold the front page!"

Rebecca Veign, Fashion Columnist (and Two Bills' mistress)

"Pink shirts are definitely this year's white"

Thomas "Tommy Twinkle" Cranford, Investigative Reporter

Tommy shines a light onto murky goings on in the Challenge scoring

Henry Jamieson, Ace Snapper

"Just one photo please, Mr Reidy!"

Dan Burton, Newsboy

"Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Spreadsheet Shenanigans!"

"Budgie smuggler uncovered!"

"Navy officer faces court martial for organising duels!"

"Air stewardess arrested for being drunk on duty!"

As always with Bob's figures, these are lovely sculpts with lots of character.

For scoring:

5 x 28mm foot = 25 points

Having seen how close these would leave me to my original target, I did think about trying to quickly paint up another set today to put me over the edge. However, I wouldn't have time to do them justice, so I decided against that. But you will see more pulp from me before the end of the Challenge.

I've really enjoyed these figures and your painting of course. I like the little details you have picked out as well, like the watch chain on William Williams, the Press card in the brim of the reporters' hat or the type print on the cover of the newspaper. I can see these figures fitting into any number of period games but especially something like Call of Cthulhu or something similar. 


  1. Those are very nicely done. Great paint job.

  2. More Pulp loveliness. I really like the cameraman - early paparazzi or dedicated photo-journalist?

  3. Gorgeous group of pulp characters!
    Best Iain

  4. Lovely stuff Tamsin. Reminds me of one of my favourite old movies "His Girl Friday". All you need are Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy.

  5. What a fantastic little group of figures, all super paint jobs, love the Photographer.

  6. Wow, you've really pulled the stops with these Jazz Age minis you've been doing. Beautiful brushwork Tamsin.

  7. Fabulous paint jobs on these figures

  8. Great stuff, love the headlines.

  9. Love it Tamsin! I enjoyed the photo captions too - hilarious read.

  10. Great painting and basing ….! Very characterful - is that a real word?

    Cheers Jez

  11. These are terrific Tamsin! So full of character and your painting really helps to bring them to life. The paperboy really is my favourite of the bunch.

  12. @ Lee - thanks! The figures really are a joy to paint, with lots of nice details to pick out :)

    @ John - cheers! :)

    @ Peter A - thanks! I think he's a bit of both :)

    @ Iain - cheers! :)

    @ Peter D - thanks! :)

    @ Ken - cheers! :)

    @ Martin C - thanks! :)

    @ Curt - cheers! They're such great figures that they deserve a loving paintjob, so that's what I gave them :)

    @ Mike W - thanks! :)

    @ Barks - cheers! And the first person to comment on the captions - yay! :)

    @ Fran - thanks! :)

    @ Greg - cheers! Glad you liked the captions :)

    @ Jez - thanks! It is, I think :)

    @ Nick - cheers! :)

    @ Paul SS - thanks! :)

  13. These bring to mind classic Hollywood movies like His Girl Friday and Philadelphia Story

  14. All these figures are stunning but the pink and purple combination on the gentleman in suit is truly inspired!


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