Wednesday, 30 March 2016

"Weird Tortures In A Ghastly Abode Of Horrors."

"A tale of devil worship."
These three 28mm metal "Pulp Figures" models come from Bob Murch's "Weird Menace - The Strange Villainy of Pulpdom" range and can be found in either PWM 04 - Evil Hooded Minions or PWM 05 - Evil Hooded Minions II. The Cultist holding a rifle was 'advertised' as carrying a lantern. But as I wanted all my garbed goons to be armed I swapped this hand with one carrying a spare rifle which I had left over from painting my New York City 'Boys In Blue' last year.

To make painting these cultists reasonably simple, all of the models were initially undercoated with "Vallejo" Heavy Violet. I then managed to pick out all of their shoes with a combination of Heavy Brown and “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade, and a trousers with "Vallejo" Heavy Blue and "Citadel" Asurmen Blue. The other two minions' slacks were just too difficult to reach with a paintbrush, so for sanity's sake I settled on them being "Citadel" Abaddon Black.
"Seized by the Devil's disciples... for sacrifice in the Temples of Hell."
All of the bounder's firearms were predominantly painted using "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey and then washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Although I used "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna for the rifle butts and applied more Strong Tone Quickshade on these areas. The villains' hands were initially given a layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone, before being washed with some watered-down "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade" and then received a final highlight of more "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone.

Besides beavering away at more "Pulp Figures" I have recommenced trying to re-base a number of my old “Copplestone Casting” figures in order to get them back on to my tabletop. This particular figure is from Code FW23 Zombie Troopers, and was probably painted back in 2007, when I gave all my models a "protective coat of PVA". At the time I started using "Citadel" Space Wolves Grey for my zombies flesh as I wanted to paint a unit of waterlogged undead, and felt the bluish hue was more appropriate. 
Re-basing the Undead - This Zombie Trooper has been re-painted before having his new base flocked
I have managed to re-paint a couple of areas on this figure in order to bring out more of the model’s detail, such as using "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey and "Citadel" Nuln Oil on his automatic rifle and armoured knee-pads. I've also applied some Doombull Brown to his belt pouches and repainted his damaged Snakebite Leather shoes before washing all of these areas with “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade.

30 comments:

  1. All good progress. Purple is a nice, "evil" colour to use on cultists, isn't it :-) ?

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    1. Thanks Hugh. I'm very happy with the "Vallejo" Heavy Violet I must say :-)

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  2. Again the colour is great, mine are routine red. Love the zombie, the face is brilliant

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    1. Cheers Martin. I'm a bit worried I might paint everything purple in future as its come out so well. Glad you like the zombie - a few more to come.

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  3. A really cool set of minis. You just can't go wrong with cultists and zombies, can you?

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    1. Thanks Bryan and indeed you can't. Thought I better post up a zed-head as I don't think I've painted any others this year yet.

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  4. Cracking job on the hooded minions. They almost make me want to begin my 7TV idea again. But alas, I've too many irons in the fire already.
    I like the skin colour of the zombie. I'll have to try that.

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    1. Cheers Roy. I'd personally be delighted if you did start up your "7TV" project again as I thought it. and the board you were building, looked awesome. I've a few more bluish-hue zombie re-paints coming this week as I really liked the colour myself.

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  5. Lovely job Simon, I really like that purple.

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    1. Thanks Michael. Just one more to go...

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  6. Great repaint on the trooper, Simon.

    "protective coat of PVA"? New to me.

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    1. Cheers Finch. I used to use "PVA" on all my minis until I found the more modern-day heavily detailed sculpts were simply too detailed for it not to gloop in areas. Of course it also makes repainting the things blasted hard work too.

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  7. A heavily armed zed mate,

    I had a long love affair with the purple painting of figs and half my armies for WFB were said colour ;-)

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    1. Thanks Andy. If you like purple then I heartily recommend CHico's "Oldhammer On A Budget" blog [http://oldhammeronabudget.blogspot.co.uk/], as he uses a marvellous purple for most things :-)

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  8. Liking the re-based gribbly looking zombie trooper a lot. :)

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    1. Cheers PulpCitizen. I've a few more to do and then a BatRep to showcase them all :-)

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  9. I was looking at those zombies the other day as I've put in an order for a load of Copplestone castings for pick up at Salute, decided against them in the end, but might have a look for some Zoms in case I go "Zomtobering" again.

    Cheers Roger.

    P.S. the cultists look awesome by the way!

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    1. Many thanks Roger. Did you perchance give in to their 'Mad Max' mini deal as I have then? Lots of future baddies ready for some post-apocalyptic fighting? I'm planning to use the armed zombs as humans that wear the dead's skin to protect theirs from the sun (courtesy of the Whisperers form "The Walking Dead"), so expect plenty more to be re-based and painted form scratch in the future.

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    2. Ordered "bits and bobs" really, some with definite roles to play and some that I just really fancy painting, I'll show you all at Salute.

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    3. I look forward it - one of the highlights of "Salute" :-)

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  10. Zombie remembers how to shoot and throw? We're doomed....

    Good stuff mate.

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    1. Cheers Dai. I do very much see these 'smart zombies' as simply humans wearing zed-skins for protection. I've only recently stumbled across such an explanation whilst reading "The Walking Dead" but it does suddenly make these minis far more usable imho.

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  11. Very nice gang of cultists Simon. Cool to see a zombie pop up too dude!

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    1. Thanks Bob. I was thinking it was about time I posted a little zedness up :-)

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  12. I do like how your cultists have turned out, but I'm still waiting to see their mutant rat-god! And as a comic book afficionado, purple (along with dark green) is the colour of EVIL! I think the majority of early Marvel villains were one or the other or a combination of the two - Kang, the Beetle, etc.
    And being a fan of Mark Copplestone, it's good to see some of his work given an airing and also good to hear he's back sculpting. Sculpt, Mark, sculpt! We need more...well, everything really.

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    1. Cheers Jez. I'm afraid you're going to have to wait a little longer as I've still one more Hooded Minion to finish inking first. As you say Purple is ordinarily the colour of evil for "Marvel Worldwide", and "DC Comics" too for that matter; the purple man and Joker leapt to mind. I'm hoping for a lot more "Copplestone Castings" stuff to arrive soon, so plenty more to see if you're a fan of his work.

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  13. Looking good dude on the cultist front. Those Copplestone zombies are some of my favourites!

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    1. Thanks Simon. I love the "Copplestone Casting" zeds too :-)

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