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Call of Cthulhu Investigators and Researchers College Co-ed, Reporter, Socialite and Doctor 1920-30s 28mm Painted Miniatures
Filed under: General, Pulp, Horror, 25-28 mm, All contents including pictures Copyright 2010-2024
Posted by: G R @ 4:13 pm

The Cthulhu Mythos has lured many people to their peril. Here are four individuals from the 1920-30s becoming embroiled with the Mythos.

The young college co-ed. As a library research assistant, she stumbled into Mythos references in the restricted book stacks of her university library. Now she has a thirst for divining even deeper arcane knowledge.
The reporter. Hungry for sensational stories to add to his byline, he is always on the lookout for tidbits with even the smallest hints of the occult.
The socialite turned investigator. Her social connections have revealed rumors of dark activities among the upper classes and she intends to uncover the truth.
The doctor. Drawn into the dark webs of experimental medical techniques, he finds himself entangled with knowledge better left unknown.
These 28mm scale painted resin miniatures would fit into any 1920-30s Call of Cthulhu™ game. They also can be useful in other Horror and Pulp Action table top miniatures and role-playing games.
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The Cult of the Red Hood 25-28mm Scale Fantasy or Pulp Game Miniatures
Filed under: Fantasy, Pulp, Horror, 25-28 mm
Posted by: G R @ 11:24 am
Introducing the Cult of the Red Hood! This group of evil cultists seeks to summon a demon from the nether world, known only by its common name Red Hood. The members can be identified by the black and red vestments worn during their dark ceremonies.
Here we have two of the leaders of the cult. Merdoc, the cult’s Grand Priest, wears the symbolic red hood itself. He carries the Staff of Red Hood along with an arcane volume containing the cult’s most secret rites. (This figure is a custom altered miniature.) Standing next to him is Avalin, the High Priestess. Her red hood is a badge of her role as the second in command.
Two Servitor Priests are also represented. Both wear red vestments announcing their positions. Brother Tomlin reads from one of the cult’s lesser tomes while Brother Bathor wields a ceremonial dagger used in the cult’s sacrificial rites.
These cult figures could appear in various miniature gaming settings including Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Action role-playing and table top miniatures wargames.
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Evil Cultists For Halloween Pulp Horror Games Like Call of Cthulhu 25mm Scale
Filed under: Pulp, Horror, 25-28 mm
Posted by: G R @ 4:02 pm
Scattered clouds scuttle across the dark night sky on a special Halloween night. Not only is the rare full moon shining in all its glory as the witching hour approaches, but the stars are finally aligned! It is time for the cultists to assemble and perform their ancient rite to summon an Elder God!
These cultist minions are decked out in their best robes and hoods to usher in a new reality of terror.
Some of the followers carry flaming torches to illuminate the evil rite.
Other members of the cult are armed to prevent any foolish interloper from interrupting the ceremony. They are armed with Thompson sub machine guns! Enough firepower to dissuade those meddlesome investigators from Miskatonic University who have been asking too many questions lately.
These 25mm scale miniature figures would make fine cultists in many pulp horror role-playing games such as Call of Cthulhu.
You can see these and all of my other painted game miniatures by visiting my store.
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Ghostly Spirits Rise From the Game Board in Time for Halloween Scares - 25-28mm Scale Phantoms
Filed under: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Pulp, Horror, 25-28 mm, Victorian Science Fiction, Steampunk, Post Apocalypse, Monsters, Undead
Posted by: G R @ 2:12 pm
The end of September is nearly here which means Halloween is just around the corner. It’s time for the ethereal spirits of the dead to rise from their burial places and haunt your characters.
Here are five graveyard ghosties ready to drift about your lonely cemetery, abandoned house, or forgotten battlefield.
Each spirit sports a tormented visage. Wails of the damned emanate from their distended mouths.
Perhaps they are trying to seek help from the living to right a wrong in their past life. Or maybe they just enjoy causing fear in whomever they encounter.
These miniatures are sculpted in the 25-28mm game scale. Ghostly spirits can appear in nearly any style of role-playing game or table top miniatures game. Fantasy, horror, pulp, science fiction, they all can be enlivened by a phantom or two.
Visit my store to see more of my painted game miniatures, including other Halloween Horrors for a special fall game session of terror.
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Trio of Painted Miniature Call of Cthulhu Investigators in 25mm Scale
Filed under: Pulp, Horror, 25-28 mm
Posted by: G R @ 3:55 pm
The whispers from the Elder Gods span the globe. Signs of the Great Old Ones and their minions can appear in every corner of our little planet. Here is a trio of steadfast investigators who spread across the world, daring to walk into the most remote areas in their pursuit of knowledge of the Lovecraft Mythos.
Clad in heavy protective clothing, our first investigator searches the barren wind-swept expanses of the polar regions. Constantly using his binoculars to seek out small, unusual tell-tale signs on the horizon and known landmarks that appear on his rough maps. The bone-chilling cold climate may make the human presence in the Arctic and Antarctic a mere spec on the white landscape, but other beings may still be found hidden within the frozen wastelands.
Our second explorer walks a much warmer environment, the great continent of Africa. Suffering both the parched, heat-soaked desert areas and the humid, dark jungles, he seeks out any evidence of the Outre. The ruined towers of ancient cities rise from the shifting sand dunes before disappearing again below the water-less sea. He follows rumors of unearthly structures hidden within the impenetrable green jungles. Our investigator is armed with a large bore hunting rifle, a heavy revolver, and a sharp knife should he be confronted by unfriendly natives or the more deadly creatures drawn from other dimensions.
Finally, our last traveler plies the rolling waves of the South Pacific. Following the rare mention of strange things, he visits remote islands, both those on the regular shipping lanes and those rising from uncharted waters. Armed with both a gritty determination and a semiautomatic pistol, he searches for proof of things that Man is not meant to know.
Each of these investigators could appear in many horror role-playing scenarios, including those of Call of Cthulhu™.
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Painted Miniature Abominable Snowman Yeti Monster in 25-28mm Scale
Filed under: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Pulp, Horror, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 11:41 am

A large shadow moves in the swirling snow storm. Suddenly, a furred beast bursts from the white landscape, an inhuman roar crashes across the frozen land!

It is the mythical Abominable Snowman and he is very unhappy that you have dared to enter his domain

The creature’s coloration allows it to blend in with the snowy environment. Its natural camouflage makes it very difficult to detect the monster at any distance.
The Yeti possesses deadly claws on its hands and feet that are capable of inflicting severe damage. As seen in the pictures, the creature also has large dangerous teeth and it’s bite can easily shred clothing and body tissue. Even armor cannot hold up to repeated assaults by this powerful monster.
This creature is large and will tower over most 25-28 mm scale human figures. It stands about 1-7/8 inches (48 mm) to the top of its head. The base measures 1-1/2 inches (38 mm) in diameter.
The Yeti can appear in  many game settings. It could be used in fantasy, horror, science fiction, pulp action, and super hero role-playing adventures and table top miniature war games.

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Horrors From the Deep: H. P. Lovecraft’s Deep Ones 25-28mm Miniature Monsters
Filed under: Fantasy, Pulp, Horror, 25-28 mm, Monsters
Posted by: G R @ 11:43 am

These ocean-dwelling creatures are straight from H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos.

Amphibious in nature, they are capable of leaving the sea for brief periods of time to interact with their human allies or to attack their enemies. Cthulhu investigators need to be wary of these creatures in coastal areas around the world.

Worshipers of Father Dagon and Mother Hydra. They live in their watery cities deep beneath the waves.

These 25-28mm scale figures stand somewhat taller than the average human. The sculptor has done a nice job of capturing the inhuman sentience of the creatures.

These miniatures can be used in any Call of Cthulhu™ game. They could easily appear in many other horror, fantasy and science fiction games, both role-playing and table top wargames.

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Treasure Hordes for 20 to 30 mm Role-playing and War Games
Filed under: General, Fantasy, Pulp, 25-28 mm, Pirates, Scratchbuilt
Posted by: G R @ 9:13 am

A bit of a departure from our usual fare. Although not exactly a miniature figure, these small scenery pieces are pretty related to our regular topic so I hope you find them of interest.

Treasure! Gold, gems, magical items!  It’s what every adventurer hopes to find!

These custom-made painted scenery pieces can be used as objective markers for your 20-30mm fantasy tabletop war gaming such as Warhammer Fantasy. They can also be used in many role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons.

The base of each treasure measures about 1-1/4 inches (32 mm) in diameter. Here is one of the treasure hoards shown with a 25mm scale miniature to give you an idea of size.

These treasure piles and other miniature scenery pieces can be found at my store along with my painted figures. If you have an interest in miniature scenery and terrain, you can find much more information on my Universal Terrain blog.

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1920-1930s Criminal Gang Members for 25-28mm Scale Miniatures Games
Filed under: Pulp, 25-28 mm
Posted by: G R @ 5:48 am

Last time we got to meet some of the run of the mill street thugs that could turn up in your 1920-1930s miniatures games. Today we will move up a few steps in the criminal hierarchy. Here are members of a small underworld gang who have tackled some more organized criminal activities.

The gang leader is the brains of the outfit. He is the one who thinks things through and plans the gang’s activities. Of course, he is willing to resort to a more hands-on approach when needed as indicated by his choice of a pump shotgun.

Bank robberies bring a good amount of cash flow to the gang’s coffers. Here is a member fully decked out in his work clothes for making surprise bank withdrawals, including the face mask and small semiautomatic pistol.

Some situations may require a heavier punch. That is when the gang brings out the BAR Browning Automatic Rifle! This comes in handy for convincing a truck driver that it is time for his cargo to be transferred to new ownership, or to inflict heavy damage on a competitor’s brewery operations!

These 25-28mm scale figures perform well in any pulp gangland styled miniatures game. They can also be useful as characters involved in red-herring subplots of Call of Cthulhurole-playing adventures.

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1920-30s Street Thugs 25-28mm Miniatures for Pulp Games and Call of Cthulhu
Filed under: Pulp, 25-28 mm
Posted by: G R @ 3:05 pm

In my last post, I introduced the Boys in Blue municipal policemen from the 1920-30s. Since the long arm of the law needs some opponents to make life in the city interesting, let’s start with a few common street thugs. These guys are always watching out for unwelcome competitors wandering into their territory.

Baseball is America’s favorite pastime. Everyone loves the game. Of course, some of the rougher boys on the street recognize the multi-purpose uses for the bat. Makes a great tool for cracking some heads!

Naturally, the simple, but classic small blade is always popular with the tough guys. Readily stashed to avoid unwanted attention, but easy to put into use.

And some times, you just have to bring out some specialized equipment, like this double barrel shotgun!

As with the previous coppers, these figures are designed for 25-30mm scale miniatures games. They can easily look good standing around the street corners of early 20th Century towns and cities in Pulp and Call of Cthulhugames.

Next time we will look at some of the higher level bad guys.

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