Friday, March 8, 2013

From IanH: 28mm Pulp Adventure Models (120 points)

From Ian:
My first 4 entries once again stretch the gap between scenery and miniatures, in this case it's a pair of lovable and usually lost or stolen donkeys and some poor unfortunates which have come to a sticky end, these are all Plot Point Markers for one of the Pulp rulesets I use "Pulp Alley". The 2 dead guys are from the bits box, just spare perry miniatures and a little time with some putty and the 2 Donkeys are from Irregular miniatures I believe  picked them up at a show recently.

Next up is another repainted Matchbox Model of Yesteryear, this one is marked as a Ford AA Truck. I picked up this as it looked a bit more like an adventurers truck than some of my others and the canvas rear is removable to create more of a flatbed. A really nicely scaled model which looks great against 28mm miniatures. 
My next batch is a group of 8 North African/Indian Tribesmen, made from the wonderful Perry Ansar. My brother already has a load of these in the usual desert colours and I fancied something different for mine, after trawling the web for inspiration I hit across a load of shots of some desert tribes people apparently in Tunisia and I just had to capture the vibrant blues they wore.

Finally I've 10 Merchant Seamen from Brigade Miniatures in the states, these were a post Christmas impulse purchase around the time of the US postage increases and I managed to get them over to the UK for very little, the miniatures are great and full of character. They're armed with a mix of weapons, and will serve as everything from Boat crew to dockside ruffians. 

Looks like in my enthusiasm for the competition that I've purchased a few too many miniatures recently so I'll still have plenty left for next year. 
Beautiful work here Ian!  I agree that those Matchbox 'Yesteryear' vehicles are excellent (I've bought waaay too many on eBay). I love the shading on the donkeys, the Ansars look great in their vibrant blue robes  and that ship's crew look the business. Lovely stuff.

This collection of Pulp Adventure models will give Ian 120 points which places him tantalizingly close to his target. I hope he can push on to breach it.


  1. what a great looking entry, love the repainted matchbox
    Peace James

  2. Nice entry. But I especially like the donkeys and the truck.

  3. Really beautiful models. They are wonderful!

  4. Lovely work Ian. I especially like the tribesmen and the repainted truck. :)

  5. What a great entry, want to pick out something but all of it is so good I can't


  6. Beautiful work Ian. Great job.

  7. I like these a lot. The blue was a good choice and the Truck came out beautifully.

  8. Some very well painted figures in this collection, love the way you've painted the donkeys!

  9. Thanks all, I really enjoy painting pulp miniatures so I guess it shows in the paint jobs.

    The donkeys came out well, and are just a fun way of representing lost kit on an adventure.

    This competition has been great for my figure cabinet, I've painted more in the past 2 months than I have in the past 2 years.


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