Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Entry #17 to the AHPC - Clockwork Monkeys


With the end of the Challenge coming onto the horizon, I thought it best to get some of the half-painted figures on my desk completed and in the cabinet before the checkered flag is waved.  

For this entry I'm returning to the Pulp genre for a bit of steampunk whimsy.



Here is a trio of 28mm clockwork monkeys from Westfalia Miniatures. 

I did a bunch of these last year for the Lead Painters League and had this group as remnants of the set. Figures like these provide a perfect example of those things in the hobby that you KNOW you have no real use for, but you absolutely HAVE to have them because they capture your imagination, make you nostalgic, are stoopidly funny, etc.


Really not much to say here, just a lot of brass, bronze and steel, with a fez on top! The wind-up key in their backs makes me smile.



Next up: More steampunk silliness

10 comments:

  1. I absolutely love these Curt. Great little sculpts which you have painted magnificently imho. Stunning little fellas :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon! As you say, they are very fun sculpts and were a pleasure to work on.

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    1. They are kinda adorable in a sword-wielding, simian kind of way. :)

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    1. No, please they're not me at all! (Though I do wish I had one of those nifty fezes to wear around the house...) ;)

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  4. I'm with you on these, must have miniatures and I thoroughly enjoyed mine, just a pity they didn't get around to the steam driven gorilla! These, by the way are gorgeous!

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    1. Oooh, steam gorilla?! I MUST have that (see, here we go again...).

      Thank you for the kind comment. :)

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  5. Very nice sir! Just the thing to chase down in my new armoured steam trousers I must say...

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    1. ...and those are coming up next!

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