Monday, August 18, 2014

28mm 'Raketrucksacktruppen' Squad for Pulp Adventures


So, my thinking is that if paratroopers are cool, and rocket packs are cool, then a whole squad of badass German fallshirmjaegers sporting jet packs must be the absolute tits. 



I call them 'Raketrucksacktruppen'. (With deepest apologies to my German friends for my appalling 'Sgt. Rock Deutsch'.) I thought the name fitting with the comic book nature of these guys.


These figures are from Bob Murch's excellent Pulp Miniature range. I swapped out their original oxygen tanks in favour of rockets packs as, well, it just seemed the sensible thing to do.


It looks like I'm going through a bit of a 'Blue Period' lately, but I thought these fellas would look good in cool tones, similar to the early-war uniform of the Fallshirmjaegers.


Anyway, I'm hoping these Raketrucksacktruppen will create suitable mayhem in our 'Strange Aeons' pulp adventures. 

Next: Back to the first weeks of the Great War...

45 comments:

  1. Well I wasn't expecting these this morning, but they really are very, very cool!

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    1. Yeah, they've been sitting in the lead reserve for years and I thought, 'Oh, why not'.

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    2. Dang. Now I have no excuses whatsoever for not painting up my Luftschifftruppen either. These are superb Curt!

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    3. Thanks Millsy, they were a load of fun to paint (and quick too).

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  2. Really crazy but excellent stuff. Reminds me of "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"...
    Anyway the conversion are great as well as the paintjob. You're a hobbyist with many facets and all of the yield excellent results.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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    1. Thanks Stefan. Yes, they do have a great pulp adventure look about them.

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  3. Very nice, and interesting concept.

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  4. Fantastic, really fantastic. And very nice!!!

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  5. "So, my thinking is that if paratroopers are cool, and rocket packs are cool, then a whole squad of badass German fallshirmjaegers with jet packs strapped on must be the absolute tits"

    LOL....very funny, made my morning. Oh, and the painting is wonderful as well! Full marks, Mr Campbell!

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    1. Thank you Mr Roundwood - always happy to entertain. :)

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  6. Very nicely done Curt and indeed they are bad ass cool!

    Christopher

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  7. Very nice, the officer is really quite brilliant.

    John

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    1. Thanks John, he is one of my favourites as well.

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  8. Those really are very cool. So, they're originally the Zeppelin troops?

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    1. Thanks Edwin, yes, these are the Zeppelin troops with the jet pack swapped in instead of the oxygen tanks..

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  9. Well these are fabulous! Which wargamer does not like rocket propelled troops.

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    1. My thought exactly Clint. Now I just need some rocket packs for my Vikings and Samurai...

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    2. Rocket Samurai is just wrong we all know they are on kites!

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    3. Ha! And Chinese warriors on lantern-shoes!

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  10. Just amazing! These Raketentruppen really look badass. I'm always amazed by all the different stuff you turn up with.

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    1. They were crying out, 'Paint us!' and, really, who was I to deny them.

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  11. Those are really cool! I especially like the leader.

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    1. Thanks Iannick! Yes, he has a certain Old World Prussian look about him that I quite like.

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  12. Nice FJ's with jet packs. Just have to be care around silk :)!

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    1. Indeed! Though being German I'm sure they have some ingenious, over-engineered solution to the problem (like asbestos underpants). :)

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  13. Superb painting Curt on some cool looking figures.

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  14. Fantastic work, looking forward to seeing a game report with them in it.

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    1. Me too! I'll have to dream up a suitable scenario for them to encounter our intrepid player/heroes.

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  15. Excellent painting and massively cool miniatures.
    cheers

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  16. Wow... these really look bad-ass and you did a marvelous job on these!

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  17. Absolutely fabulous work dahlink :)

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  18. Fantastic job Curt!
    They look ready to drop down from a Giant Zeppelin and grab some sort of ancient/occult artefact!

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    1. Hmm, a Zeppelin eh? Now, that's a great idea, but where to store it...

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  19. Curt - love the figs! Go particularly well with the dogs' rocket costumes from '13.

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    1. Haha! Indeed, they are a very complementary addition to the 'Rocket Dogs'!

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  20. very interesting miniatures although a recent WW1 history channel special pointed to the German sneak attack using GAS for the first time over 5,000 French soldiers were caught unawares.

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