Sunday, May 17, 2015

Entry #5 to the 9th Lead Painters' League - 'Attack of the Clockwork Monkeys'


For something a little off the beaten path I decided to do up this whacky group of clockwork monkeys for my 5th entry to the Lead Painters' League.


These 28mm figures are from Westfalia Miniatures' new steampunk range. I found the castings to be excellent, requiring almost no prep, essentially ready for paint straight out of the packaging.  A delight to work with.


Their fezzes crack me up. I dunno what it is, but there is nothing like a jaunty fez for adding that  je ne c'est quoi to a villain. 



Unfortunately these little fellas didn't really gain much favour with the LPL voters, but no matter, I still had a ball working on them. 


I have another four or five to get done and then they'll be ready to cause clockwork mayhem on the tabletop.

Thanks for stopping for a visit everyone!

Next Up: Bolshevik Infantry from the Russian Civil War

22 comments:

  1. Fezzes are cool! Nice little monkey bots Curt.
    Cheers, PD

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  2. Really cool small warriors! Great painting work, too. Perhaps they are too serious, the people from LPL...

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    1. Cheers Juan. To be perfectly honest these simian lads were up against some very stiff competition, so I was not really surprised by the results.

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  3. Is it a Fez though? Or is it in fact a Tarboosh? ;)

    Excellent work as ever Curt. That LPL crowd must be a tough audience if they didn't like these cheeky chappies.

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    1. Don't even get Phil started!! ;)

      Thanks for dropping by to say hello Tamsin!

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    2. Dammit you beat me to it.

      I'll let this one slide. These can be Turkish Monkeys in their damn fine fezzes.

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    3. Turkish clockwork monkeys... Absolutely. If that keeps them away from wearing cartooshes, or whathaveyou, then they're Turks for sure. ;)

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  4. Neat! I really like these little fellahs!

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  5. Well these sure are different, but they sure so look good Curt!

    Christopher

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    1. Yup, a little off the beaten path, for sure, but I'm glad you like them Christopher!

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  6. Wonderfully funky monkeys. I like 'em!

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    1. They do have a bit of a funk about them, don't they. I reason that if they ever break their swords or run out of ammo they can always throw poo.

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  7. Wonderfully, inventively, barkingly MAD!!!! Great paintwork, and just the thing to bring on a smile on a damp evening.

    Keep up the standard.

    Pip pip

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    1. Thank you Richard, they are somewhat bonkers, I do admit. :)

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  8. Splendid work Curt. I hope these monkeys didn't wind you up too much.....(groan)... I do like the fezzes!

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    1. Ahh, very good Mr. Roundwood. I can imagine you were percolating on that one for a while. ;)

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  9. Splendid work Mr. Campbell! The metallics look great and there's nothing better than fezzes to get the creative juices flowing, isn't it?

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    1. Thanks Nick! Yes, a good fez always greases the rails of the imagination. :)

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