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Monday, November 23, 2015

Pulp and Weird Wars

I completed the Jazz Musicians a few months ago, but have not had time to do a post.  So after another three month long absence, I thought it might be time to share my work again.

These figures are by Bob Murch and are 28mm.






Although I have never painted any figures for Weird Wars, I decided to see what I could put together just for fun.  This is Meinrad Moldenhauser and his zombie cat.  Figures are from Warlord and Reaper, respectively.





After completing this figure, I can understand why people become addicted to Weird Wars.  At the moment I can't afford to be distracted by a new genre, but it did get me to begin painting again and one day I may delve a little deeper.

I am participating in this years Analogue Paint Challenge and will discuss my plans in a future post.


75 comments:

  1. Excellent! Love the band, they are absolutely wonderful Anne.

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  2. Great figures Anne, and I almost asked how you got those unbelievably sharp letters on their bases...almost...
    Oh and I'll see you in the lists of the Challenge I am sure!

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    1. Haha! I used a decal for that. There's no way I could freehand something like that.

      I'll see you in the trenches!

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  3. Fab as always. The band will look great as the background to a mob standoff in a speakeasy. I've always found it weird that there is a genre that makes the Nazis more evil by making them undead, it's a bit of a tautology. That being said he's a great figure and so is the zombie cat

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    1. It reminds me of that bit on The Mitchell and Webb Look where they are dressed as Nazi's and Mitchell says "I think we're the baddies". That whole skit slayed me.

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  4. Jazz players are classy and dig Moldenhauser! Whatever gets you painting again.
    Thanks for always stopping by to see me. Wish I had your email so I could keep up with you someplace else.

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    1. I like coming to visit you and admire the way you conduct yourself on blogger. Why a writer of your standing even speaks to someone like me is testament to your kindness.

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  5. Stunning work Anne! Meinrad really does look suitably evil for a Weird War setting! The blacks are very nicely done as well! Probably the trickiest colour to get right, but you've nailed it!

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    1. I could have taken the highlights up more on the back of his coat. But I'll remember that the next time I paint black.

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  6. Lovely work on the jazz band! :)

    I do remember you saying you were painting them a while back.

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    1. I worked on these right in the middle of the big renovations on the house. That was a crazy, busy time. Workmen in day and night, the house torn all to hell, then being put back together again. Painting was almost impossible to get to.

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  7. I can always count on you for something a bit unusual Anne.:-) They do look very nice indeed!

    Christopher

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    1. I do tend to be drawn to the stranger things. However, I am getting into historical figures, so things will be right and proper there.

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  8. Beautiful band, great bases but the weird wars boyo is the dogs bollox, excellent!

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    1. I had a blast painting him. He was posted in the LAF's Weird Wars Paint Club and the other entries really got me excited.

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  9. Get distracted, Anne, get distracted! Although I do understand your concern. I think the main reason I never fell down the WeWa well is lack of a gaming group. I think the opportunity to paint and play something Hellboy-esque would just about ruin me ;) Love the jazz players especially - they're do duty in WeWa, Cthulhu, gangsters, you name it.

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    1. It's so, so tempting. But I've just dropped a small fortune getting into WWII. I had to buy new figures, new paints and a couple of books. I've blown my hobby budget for the year.

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    2. I'm doing Operation Market Garden. U.S. and British para's and some Germans.

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  10. Are those lil' explosions or leaves behind him, dear? His zombie cat certainly is a charming creature, isn't she? What are the jazz musicians playing?

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    1. Those are leaves darling. They instruments are stand up bass, trumpet, sax and clarinet.

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    2. Me is daft as a badger these days dahlink. They are playing Kind of Blue.

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    3. we must set them a gig in our Moscow pub! They could do a jazzy Kalinka :)

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    4. They can definitely make that gig and they'll work for free!

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    5. Dahlink, shall I feed the dogs and the cat whilst you is away?

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  11. Welcome back to Bloggerville, my dear friend!! It's so good to see you on here. Good timing too because I'll be taking off here and there the next few weeks. I usually post on Mondays but because of the holidays (and that time o' year) I'm going to dive a bit into writing and just take some time to myself and "just do me". Anyway, enough about me :)

    I really like the jazz musicians but I have to admit, I'm drawn to the Weird Wars figure. Not just because it's zombies, because, sure, I love zombies as much as the next chick, but because something about the brick, steel, and flower(?) really drew my eye to it. The contrast of it all made it stand out, made it "pop" if you will. Well done Anne. Hope to see more of it from you.

    Take care and if you're eating turkey this year, eat well and enjoy the family!!

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    1. I understand and remember how this time of year can effect you. You're better off getting into the world of your books, spending time with family and taking care of yourself. Blogger is always here when we come back.

      I like the Nazi the best as well. The brushwork was better and the thing is just so damn weird, I love it!

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    2. Yeah, I'll bebop around Blogger when I get in the mood. Just no set schedule. You know how it goes.

      I love the Nazi guy too. Looks like he'd be fun to work on. And thanks for the kudos on the book. That means a lot coming from you. Truly. Thanks.

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    3. Come December 20th I'm signing off completely until after the New Year. No reading blogs, no posting, nada. My family time is just too important to sacrifice to online life.

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  12. Fantastic work on those. Weird Wars are very addictive as there is soooo much you can do to generic figures to make them that little bit different.

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    1. I was floored by what you can do in Weird Wars. Dinosaurs, zombies, nazi's, mech's, tanks. And it's done with such flair and fun. The pull is hard to resist as I've a couple things that could easily be converted to Weird Wars.

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  13. Those Jazz musicians look really excellent. Which colours did you use for the skin tones?

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    1. I used the Reaper Dark Skin Triad. You do have to tweak the ratios as you layer up and finals highlights need to have a bit of tan skin added.

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  14. Nice. The jazz band.. I could go for that..add the singer from the Femme fatales..it´s only missing a piano...ach..and drums...

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    1. Someone out there makes a complete Jazz band with all of that. I can't remember who though.

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  15. Hi, dear Anne! I'm happy to see a new post from you today and I want to thank you for continuing to support my blog and others during your blogging break. Thank you for showing us what you've been up to lately. The Jazz combo and Weird Wars figures are all nicely rendered. It's great to see you painting and posting again, dear friend Anne. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I don't post much and most likely will never do so on a regular basis. My husband still requires a lot of care. He can still walk, but just barely and with great difficulty. Then there's the house, a 3,000 sq foot Victorian to maintain. I've three dogs and three cats to take care of, five flower gardens and a vegetable garden as well. I go from dawn to dusk, but I'm happy!

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  16. Hi, Anne: You still have "the touch" with the brush. The guys in the speakeasy are as cool as the beer being served.

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    1. I struggled to get it back with the Jazz band, but hit my stride again with the Weird Wars. It's amazing how quickly you lose that fine brush control.

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  17. What? Who are you? When did the blog change color? 3 months? You're rounding. Didn't the cat just post about that? Geez, so confusing to the cat lol

    The musicians are great, but for the cat the zombie cat is the winner. Just don't go shooting it in the head, that would be mean, even if it takes a bite out of your brain.

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    1. For fucks sake Cat, what are you on about? I haven't changed the look of the blog. You must have had a stroke, it's always looked like this-hahahaha.

      No way I'd kill that zombie kitty, but Kitty Fang might.

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    2. lol damn, so you're telling me I have another health issue? Or are you just high on paint fumes?

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    3. Ya, I'm telling you you're sick. Sick in the head Cat :0)

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  18. Love your blog makeover and your new work. The little girl in the gas mask in your header makes me feel melancholic.

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    1. Thank you for noticing Deb! You and Pat are the only ones who did.

      Ya, she was painted in order to invoke that response.

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  19. Only a few words, not easy to comment, I am dancing admiring these beautiful and realistic musicians ...oh, forgotten : great bases, they add a lot to your figures...and this cat is so cute!

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    1. Thank you so much Phil. I carved the bases from Sculpey as it's so much cheaper than buying them. I've got a lot of small kitties and no place to use them, so I tossed this on to make Weird a bit weirder.

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  20. So lovely to see your work again and whatever you produce in the challenge will, I'm sure, be inspirational.

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    1. It won't be much, but it will be a completely different approach for me. There's a lot of new talent this year and I expect to see people really pushing their limits as painters.

      Thank you Lord of the VIgnette!

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  21. Superb job Anne the band will look great in a pulp game :) I really like your Meinrad Moldenhauser character as well especially his zombie cat brilliant!

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    1. I love the Weird Wars stuff, it's so outrageous!

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  22. This delightful work with "character" and emotions

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  23. Wonderful work on the Jazz Players, Anne and definitely worth the wait. Terrific stuff on the Weird War officer and his pet 'tabby' too :-)

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    1. The Jazz players were tough for me as I did them when I had been off the brushes for about 5 months. The Weird Wars was done when I'd got my confidence back.

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  24. Hola Amiga
    MAGNIFICA la banda,parecen que van de bolo
    Y el señor de la guerra también me gusta lo que as echo con ella
    un saludo

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  25. Anne;

    stepping out of the music genre.....the "jazz" musicians "ROCK".... plain & simple; I like the choices you chose for the coloring in the clothing and the bases; the shading on the shirts....awesome .....it makes them look like a real quartet...does this make sense.....you could easily sell these to someone who's into music...seriously

    ditto on meinrad...the uniform, especially the coat is totally cool......oh, and kitty fang could take on zombie cat...any day

    hope this message finds you and the family happy and healthy; here's to a happy thanksgiving and may your table be blessed and plentiful. all the best in the upcoming contest !!

    nose kisses to KF from all of us ♥♥♥

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  26. Herr Moldenhauser is outstanding. Nicely done, Anne.

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  27. Marvellous minis, I love your work! Cheers!

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  28. The Jazz players are great, ANNE O'! I really dig 'em... but then you knew I would!
    [;o)}
    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  29. Love the band Anne, what do'ya think they're playing??

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  30. Once again Anne you excelled yourself. The jazz band are great but the German officer with the cat! Well that's artrestry, pure and simple!

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  31. I really like the officer and car. I look forward to this year's challenge submissions.

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  32. Cracking work as always! The highlighting on the German officer is fantastic and the cat adds that extra punch!

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  33. Anne...wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and blessed 2016...may the new year be one of the best yet....nose kisses to kitty fang from the gang ~~~ ♥♥♥ laura and da tabbies

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