Friday, September 28, 2012

New Recruits: Chimpanzee Street Toughs

No surprise here: more apes!  I just can't resist apes & monkeys: they are cool as well as very enjoyable to paint. So when I saw these -on sale no less - I had to get them.

A couple chimpanzee lads from the Judge Dread line. That puts them a bit too modern for the Belgian Liberation Army, and even more advanced for Greystoke's Apes for Empire of the Dead, and not futuristic enough for the Space Apes for the War Rocket based multi-scale game I am planning.. oh yes, there will be space apes!  But that is all ok- they can squeeze in I'm sure.

So here are the Chimpanzee brothers, Bartholomew & Pim, ready to help out Greystoke in London, 1888.

Bartholomew might be the smarter of the two brothers, but sometime in his excitement he forgets to fire his electrum-charged pistol and uses it's weight to beat people instead. 

Pim is much more focused in how he goes about things.  This might not be such a good thing. 

The two brothers have had the advantage of the knowledge and experiments of James Clayton.  His work has mixed the nexus of humanity, namely his own, with the two chimpanzees, unlocking their potential for intelligence, critical thinking, and apparently, greater violence.  
The streets of London are filled with desperate men and women, more dangerous than a cornered rabid dog, willing to do any unspeakable act for a few shillings.  Bartholomew & Pim are exactly what the Apes need to watch their backs among such animals. 

-- The one with the bat had a skull icon on the back of his jacket, but that marked him too much with a biker-gang look, fixing him too much in a narrow time era, so I carved that off. 

These two will head into Greystoke's nightly hunting party straight away...
I'm sure they'll enjoy themselves.

On three, everybody sing!
  
One.. two... three...

Chimp, Chimpanzee
Chimp, Chimpanzee
Chimp Chimp Cher-ee
You better be careful
They'll break both your knees! 

13 comments:

Anne said...

There's some punks on my block that look rather a lot like these two. Could be they'r cousins. Really cool figures Ferret and great paint job.

Space Apes-bring 'em on!!

Michael Awdry said...

Another great job, but then I've always been a sucker for plank with a nail through it - well ever since I saw those rats of yours anyway.

Brummie said...

Cool additions, Nice PJ's on them as well.

styx said...

Good stuff! love them!

Bill said...

Very Cool.
Would be fun to see a whole gang for some type of dystopian urban ganger game. Love the faces, especially Pim.

Jay said...

The guys make me smile! Another fine exhibit of miniature painting skills.

Mattias Darrow said...

Those are some great figs. I love the serious and almost contemplative look on Pim's face.

DFlynSqrl said...

They look great. Pim is my favorite.

Clint said...

They look supurbe. While I have no use for apes having seen these two I want to get some. Cheers Clint

M R Lee said...

Great work with these 2.. like how you did the black leather jacket.. will make fine additions to the gang I am sure!

Lead Legion said...

Very nicely done. I can see lots of uses for these guys.

Spacejacker said...

Wonderfully characterful work on these, well done! Ive had my eye on the Eureka apes and monkeys for years now, just never figured out how to use them in a game. Maybe the answer is primate vs primate!

Laughing Ferret said...

Thanks everyone! Much appreciated, glad to know others enjoy apes too ;)

Anne: The space apes will be fun :)

Thanks Michael: the board & nail made this a must-buy!

Spacejacker: ape on ape: couldbe good. They are pretty small, I actually think they'd make nice 15mm 'big apes'- the board & nail easily enough, the pistol might need a weapon swap, to make it look like he has a bigger weapon.

Pim seems to be a favorite with many, he's probably my favorite too, but they are both fun

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