Sunday, 5 October 2014

Professor Beattie from Hasslefree

I just bought the Pulp Alley skirmish-rules (got them from Statuesque Miniatures in UK) and was fully hooked. Easy to learn and they seem fast paced and fun. What I find really positive is that they could be used for the thirties, modern or SF, as well as fantasy, horror and more. A really versatile set of rules that will see a lot of use in the future. For a good introduction listen to Meeples and Miniatures episode 132, and also see the battle reports on the same blog.
I checked my tin-mountain and found a couple of unpainted pulp-figures that were immediately put on the painting table.
The first finished one is Professor Beattie, sculpted by Warren Beattie, and from Hasslefree Miniatures. A great mini that paints up fast with a very limited palette.
The base comes from Sally 4th and their Terra Bases range. I found these the other day and bought a couple of bags of 25mm bases. I have decided to at least base my pulp-figures on clear bases, as I expect to use those figures on a variety of scenery, from indoors to desert and jungle. With clear bases you don’t get green-flocked bases in cities and such annoying miss-matches. I might go for these fully, we’ll see.

It’s fun to re-visit a ‘period’.


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    1. I really like the bases. You will see more of them in the near future

  2. Lovely job. Its one of my favourites from the range. I went for Lab coat/scientist for mine. I like the colours you've done him in.

    1. Hasslefree has a lot of very nice minis, and this is certainly one of those.