Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pulp Adventures - Cultists and Captives


I don't know what the hell to say. I'm sorry that this greyscale thing has gotten a little out of hand. 



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We've been playing some more 'Strange Aeons' and so I picked up a bunch of figures to stand in as suitable heroes, villains and associated horrors. Shown here are a bunch of nefarious cultists from Bob Murch's excellent range of 28mm Pulp Figures.  


As you can see these Foul Minions of the Elder Gods are armed with everything from spell books to flame throwers (with a heavy machine gun thrown in for good measure).

Nothing helps a evil ritual move along like a Hotchkiss heavy machine gun on overwatch...

Similar to my WWI project, I've done these mainly in greyscale as a nod to the vintage horror / film noir feel of the game. Based on some of the feedback I received from my first efforts I decided to add some colour to the baddies in order to make them stand out. These cultists are from my self described 'Order of the Yellow Hand' and accordingly I've given them a single yellow glove for a bit of fun.


I really like how over-accentuated some of the poses are. They seem to have that campy silent film quality about them.




I also picked up a set of damsels in distress to be rescued or sacrificed, depending on the outcome of the scenarios.


To me the one above looks a little like Fay Wray in the 1933 version of 'King Kong'. Very cool.




I also quite like the pose of this last lass - very Betty Page I think.


In the future I'll post up some of the heroes that are sitting on the workbench.

18 comments:

  1. Ah, great stuff. Makes me want to order more from Bob.

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  2. No need to apologise old boy; an absolute delight! The yellow hand is a touch of genius and I love the Fay Wray character.

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  3. Very cool, Curt! I love the idea of deranged cultists with a Hotchkiss machine gun on overwatch. Now that IS scary! The cult of the yellow glove.....hmmmm.....do they include ceremonial dishwashing as part of their evil rituals?

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  4. Dude, you continue to amaze with this stuff. Those cultists look scary as hell (literally). It is a sinister feeling just to look at them.

    And of course an HMG will assist in all important rituals....

    Great job man.

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  5. Now this works amazing with the monochrome scheme. Love it. Add some of Carmens Pulp guys in and you have a game ready to go.

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  6. More great greyscale painting, love the Fay Wray figure!! Keep this great work up Curt!

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  7. Cheers guys! Sidney: Ha! Very good - I never even thought of the dishwashing angle (You see, I'm personally allergic to doing dishes).

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  8. Very nice. This peoject is really interesting (and the "Strange Aeons" is calling me strongly...).

    The small bits of colour is a nice touch for the figures.

    Best regards.

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    1. Thanks Juan! Yes, give it a go - I'd like to see how you do with this genre as its a bit off your beaten path.

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    2. For the moment, I´m resisting the call, for the moment...

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  9. Your greyscale continues to amaze and is definitely perfect for this type of project and genre.

    Jason

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    1. Yes, they do look like bad lads (especially the fellows in the gasmasks)

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    2. Great stuff! Can hardly wait to play this game in a couple weeks!

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    3. Thanks Dal! Yup, it'll be a hoot to see you guys and have some laughs.

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  11. What? I turn my back for a little while and we get this. These are some spooky figures... I absolutely love them!
    Could not imagine all this (and the WWI) when you told me the plan in the pub last April. Have to see them in the flesh someday. Cheers, Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael, much appreciated! Well I hope to get a chance to do some gaming with you and the lads next autumn (crossed fingers). That would be a blast.

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