Monday, 17 June 2019

7TV Day IV Pulptastic! Plans Part 1


Next month sees the annual Wargames Illustrated 7TV day event again up at Wargames Foundry in Newark. The Pulp edition of 7TV has just hit the shelves after its debut and release at the Games Expo so the theme this year is Pulp.

I am still waiting on the Kickstarter that Crooked Dice did of the Stars and Co Stars to coincide with the Pulp boxed set which is due to arrive sometime this month. I have Sky Pirates which I am unsure how to turned into a cast at present so decided to go with a more simple cast idea. Cultists I have but I need some sort of gribblies which again CD are doing some in the near future so want to wait.

Which leaves Gangster types. Again CD are releasing some but I had a good rummage and found some figures that I hadn't painted that would be fit for purpose I found some that I had painted up as spy types which tbh were painted a very long time ago and never really used. So they went in the strip pot. I had the Underworld Boss from the Spy Fi version sitting in the to do box so he would do as Kingpin of Crime in case I don't get time to paint the kickstarter versions when they arrive. Also Jaws I had base on a larger base which never really looked right and he would make the perfect Hulking Henchmen so I broke him off his base and put it onto a standard 25mm round base.

 The motley assortment. Jaws and the Underworld Boss by Crooked Dice, a Foundry Victorian Bobby which I swapped the head with a CD Lawman head. Hasslefree 'Not' Archer I converted into a Trigger man. 
Rear row Hasslefree Leonard, Copplestone Gangster and a KKBB badguy. Statuesque Pulp mini now OOP and then a Pulp Figure Freaky Flunkie

 I cut off the bottle in the left hand but left the top as I plan to paint it as a coin. The silenced Pistol I removed and spliced on a tommy gun from the bits box. I added the fore grip from a spare AK47. 

London Bobby Conversion using a spare Crooked Dice Lawman head. I will use him as a Dirty Cop

Primed up.

Jaws rebased and finished off. He will make a good stand in.

Eyes and skin basecoating.

Getting some clothing onto them

Applying various washes. in the bottom of this pic I found some Artizan Thrilling tales minis that I have also stripped due to there age that might be useful, There is another one with a Tommy Gun so once I have these done may get fast tracked.





 Slowly getting there onto Highlights and finishing off.
 Finished this chap off first who I have nicknamed Big Jimmy!

Picked this up through the Local Library for some Pulp Inspired reading.

29 comments:

  1. Well you have been busy. Looking good.

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    1. Thanks Phil it's been nice having an event to work towards helps focus the workload

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  2. Great mix of characters in there!

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  3. Very cool conversions, Simon. Another fine looking group of Pulp characters!

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  4. Terrific stuff, Simon. I really enjoy your "7TV" posts as you seem so enthusiastic about it. Keep it up!! :-)

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    1. Thanks mate. I really do find it so easy to just pick up and play. I really like the profiles in the pulp set as well.

      Need to try out some of the new perils see what it brings.

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  5. great paint job Simon & I think you made the right call on Jaws as he doesn't look bigger enough to have a larger base.

    Been a big Pulp fan I'll be interested to see how this works out.

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    1. Thanks Frank I think the idea behind it initially was to use the marauding monster profile which required the bigger base but it never suited him. Much happier now.

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  6. Great stuff Simon! Thanks for the heads-up on the Crooked Dice 'potentials' We don't hear much about this company in Canada, so I rely on your posts to follow along. Cheers

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    1. Thanks your welcome. There are gangsters, ships crew, security guards which I think could also be used as state troopers

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  7. They look great, Simon. I wish you well at Newark. Hopefully, they'll do you proud.

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    1. Thanks Bryan I don't mind how they do it should be a good laugh either way!

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  8. That's quite a production line you've got going.

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    1. It's how I do things most the time then get them to a stage where I finish them off individually.

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  9. Such a cool job! Nice, I really like what you did here.

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  10. Brilliant Simon! That purple vest really pops, great color choice ­čśâ And smart idea cutting that bottle off the Hasslefree figure - I should do that to mine.

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    1. Thanks Ivor! Yeah it never really worked for me but as I the mini spare it worked out better with it removed.

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  11. Great work on the eyes for these minis. I especially like the location of Big Jimmy's pupils.

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    1. Thank you I have done that on the boss as well as a hit of an experiment I quite like it.

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  12. Wonderful conversions and great paintjobs, they look terrific. A few look a bit off scale with the rest but that won't matter much on the tabletop.

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