|Killer Apes WIPs - A combination of black undercoat, charcoal highlights and black shade washes|
With four weeks to go before the conclusion of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge things are starting to get rather serious with a side-challenge I agreed to before the ‘contest’ began. “The Pulp Trio” was agreed as a bit of fun between Anne, Curt and myself to see who could paint the most points in Pulp Adventure figures during the main challenge. The winner will receive a painted miniature from each of the vanquished.
Currently I’m ahead on 40 points (thanks to my “Boy In Blue”), closely followed by Anne on 30 points and Curt on 25 points. With just under a month to go I thought it was time to pull out all the stops, and start concentrating on the handful of Bob Murch “Pulp Figures” I bought before the Challenge started.
|Gunsels WIPs - The gangsters attire will range from shadowy brown to bright blue and pink|
As a result I have finally managed to spend a little time progressing three gorillas from code PLT10 Killer Apes. To be honest these have been sat on my painting table for a while now, waiting for me to properly wash them with “Citadel” Nuln Oil. They now just need their fingers and toes, chests and palms to be highlighted in charcoal to be ready for basing. I have actually really struggled to paint these models, despite their beautiful sculpts and simple colour scheme, just because it has proved so hard to work with such a sombre dark palette. After just a few minutes highlighting black with charcoal I have found my attention wandering and enthusiasm draining...
|Hired Killers WIPs - More brown overcoats, accompanied by light grey and dark blue suits|
I’ve also based and undercoated these hired killers from Bob’s “Gangland Justice” range. I’ve actually got all ten miniatures from code PGJ02 Bugs Malarchy’s Mob and code PGJ04 These Guns For Hire based. But thought I’d concentrate on these six first. I have gone for as wide a choice of suitable colours for their suits and jackets as my “Vallejo” collection will allow. The gangsters also come with a nice range of weapons such as pistols, Thompson submachine guns and even a violin case.