Tuesday, August 27, 2013

For Fran - Naval Deck Gun & Crew For His Steampunk Cutter


I've been working (admittedly in fits and starts) on various mini-projects to return the kindness and favours extended to me over the past year from wonderful hobbyists who I've had the pleasure to become acquainted with. Last November, Fran, aka The Angry Lurker (a nom de guerre which is the antithesis of the gentleman himself), kindly sent me a team jersey emblazoned with the 'heraldry' of both The Rejects and Analogue Hobbies. 



I was quite taken by this and have been puzzling these past months over how to express my thanks. Then it came. Last month Fran posted on his blog a wonderful steampunk naval cutter that he had completed and I, being the typical wag, suggested that it needed a deck gun for it to be 'really' complete. Fran, to shut me up, graciously agreed with me and, eureka, the spark was struck!


These 28mm models are from Pulp Adventure, sculpted by the very talented Bob Murch. They were very fun to work with. I particularly like the lantern-jawed officer, who looks like the complete ponce, lurking about, making sure everything proceeds according to the King's Regulations.


Hopefully these lads find a place in Fran's steampunk adventures, banging away at tesla-powered Prussians, wily martians or perhaps cheeky interlopers from the dreaded Rayonia.

Speaking of which, I'm also doing something up for Ray 'Don't Throw a 1' Rousell (but more on that later) - Once done, both gifts will make their way over to Gravesend to their new homes.


52 comments:

  1. Good grief I own a Curt Campbell, thank you good man and it's a beauty of a gift! Collecting all the great painters of the hobby!

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    1. You're very welcome, Francis. I must say, I hope they stand tall and measure up amongst the august company that you've collected!

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    2. And a very nice Campbell it is too!!!!! Can't wait to see my little pressie!!!!
      Is it me? or do you look a little ill in the photo? Were you out for a night on the tiles with the lads the day before?

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    3. What? This is how I normally look... My pups will be 'creating' your figure after their lunch today. :)

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  2. What a great move Curt and they look so good too

    Ian

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    1. I decided to change the photo out as I had already used it in a previous post, but thanks for your comment!

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  3. What a splendid gift. I know Fran will love it!

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  4. What a very nice gift for the big fella. Great work Curt :)

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  5. Oh I say, what a splendid gift; great job Curt.

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    1. Thanks Michael. I look at your greyscale Samurai on my shelf and smile.

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  6. Cracking job on those and Fran will love it!

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    1. Thanks very much Anne, much appreciated.

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  7. Superb work Curt, I am sure it will be very well received by Francis.

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    1. Cheers Andrew - I know I loved the Viking you did for me.

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  8. Great work Curt! Fran is a lucky man!

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    1. I hope so, he has some excellent work in his collection already so it will be a stretch.

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  10. Nice work, Curt, I am sure Fran will be enormously excited when he receives the figures.

    John

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    1. Thanks John, getting toys in the mail is always a delight, no matter what the age.

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    1. Not sure! That will up to Fran's die rolling to determine.

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  12. Fantastic work, Curt. They would grace any vessel!

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  13. Really an extraordinary paintjob. Well done, Curt!

    May they bring lucky games for Fran!

    Cheers
    Stefan

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  14. Amazing paintjob! The white really turned out well.

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    1. Thanks very much Moiterei. I always find white a bit tricky.

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  15. Fantastic piece - the jersey is cool too. Best, Dean

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    1. It is a lovely jersey, I wear it to many of our local games.

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  16. That is a great gun crew. Looks fantastic. I really like the mini for the officer. Very stuffy looking.

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    1. He IS stuffy! Great sculpts all around - highly recommended.

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  17. Nice return gift for the shirt.

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    1. Thanks Sean, I hope Fran feels its equitable!

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  18. Now that's excellent piece Curt and no doubt Fran is a lucky gent!

    Christopher

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  19. Nice piece of work there and no mistake. It's going to a good home.

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  20. Fantastic work, Curt; it is really fine and full of character!

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  21. great work Curt, Fran is a lucky fella

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    1. Thanks James. You have one of these due as well.

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  22. A fine body of men and an impressive gun to boot. Fran will be the scourge of the seas with these fine chaps aboard...

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    1. Thanks mate! It's a small gun but it does look like a cracker!

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  23. Great painting dude - and a lovely gift.

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  24. Wonderful painting on some great figures, your painting style is superb.
    Fran is going to be a very happy man.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. That is very high praise coming from you, Pat. Thanks very much for your kind words!

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