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Zephyr40k23 Aug 2022 9:57 a.m. PST

Hi there. In anticipation of the release of Osprey's new "Pulp!" skirmish game, I've decided to start collecting 28mm – 32mm figures for this era.

There are TONS of classic figures out there that have been around for decades, from many well-known manufacturers. Those are great. However I'd like to see if there are some manufacturers out there creating new Pulp-era figures using modern techniques. Can anyone refer me to a few, please?

Thanks.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2022 10:20 a.m. PST

What do you mean by "modern techniques"?

Zephyr40k23 Aug 2022 10:33 a.m. PST

Computer-aided design, 3d stereo lithography, resin, that kind of thing. The kind of techniques used by the "newfangled" miniatures manufacturers such as Black Scorpion, Kingdom Death, Wargame Exclusive, and Raging Heroes. As opposed to the classic technique of designing a master using greenstuff over a metal armature, and then using that master to spin-cast miniatures in pewter.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2022 10:42 a.m. PST

Zephyr, I'm pretty sure this is a sausage thing. Find well-sculpted, properly cast miniatures, and don't ask any questions about what went into the making of them. Suppose you don't like the answers?

Zephyr40k23 Aug 2022 11:11 a.m. PST

Yeah see that's why I kept my original details vague. I didn't want people obsessing on the details. OK, so let's try a new criteria. I'm looking for "Pulp era 28mm-32mm miniatures designed within the last couple of years."

Darrell B D Day23 Aug 2022 12:40 p.m. PST

You need look no further than the excellent Pulp Miniatures range from Bob Murch.

pulpfigures.com

DBDD

Zephyr40k23 Aug 2022 3:46 p.m. PST

Yeah, I saw those on my google searches. They're pretty good. But still not quite what I'm looking for. The sculpts and poses definitely radiate that old-school, flat-pose, 1990s Ral Partha vibe.

Anything more dynamic out there?

saltflats192923 Aug 2022 4:46 p.m. PST
wakenney23 Aug 2022 5:06 p.m. PST

Crooked Dice has some good pulp minis made recently.

You could also do well with Cthulhu death may die. The minis are great.

Zephyr40k24 Aug 2022 7:23 a.m. PST

Ah now those "Marketmagique" ones look interesting. I didn't think to check Etsy. Thanks, Saltflats.

QUATERMASS03 Sep 2022 6:25 a.m. PST

What new Osprey's "Pulp!" skirmish game?

QUATERMASS03 Sep 2022 7:11 a.m. PST

Never mind
Cool getting

gregmita206 Sep 2022 11:44 a.m. PST

If you are looking to 3D print miniatures, MyMiniFactory has a lot of Pulp style figures. Even if you don't print them yourself, Etsy will probably have a shop that does print the MMF designer's work.

link

link

link (just ignore the chibi stuff.)

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