These three 28mm metal miniatures are made by “Pulp Figures” and can be bought as code PLT10 Killer Apes from the manufacturer's Lost Worlds and Lost Tribes range. Having superglued them all on to “Games Workshop” 40mm round bases I gave each model a double undercoat of “Citadel” Abaddon Black before heavily dry-brushing each with “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal. This off-black paint really helped to highlight all the wonderful detail of Bob Murch’s sculpting.
|"Lay the secret on me of Man's Red Fire"|
I also used this colour to pick out all the dark areas of flesh on the primates’ hands, feet, chests and face. Once dry the Heavy Charcoal was a little too contrastingly stark to the ‘pure’ black undercoat I’d used, so I washed the models with “Citadel” Nuln Oil to help blend it all in together. Finally I ‘picked out’ the fingers, toes and brows with some more “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal and finished off the ‘classic pulp monsters’ by highlighting their eyes with a spot of “Citadel” Abaddon Black.
|Tarzan WIP - Flesh undercoat followed by black undercoat over loincloth, bow and arrows|
In addition I have managed to pay a bit more attention to another of the models from the “Pulp Figures” collection PLT09 Kojar Of The Forest Tribe. Inspired by “Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle” from the late Seventies run of books by “Marvel Comics”, I plan to use this particular black-haired knife-wielding ‘jungle native’ to represent John Clayton, Viscount Greystoke.