Being a compendium concerning the peoples and places, creatures and monsters, of the fantasy world of Mirth.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
What's More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys?
How about a pack of steampunk brass monkeys? These are from the Steampunk Menagerie collection that I received through a Kickstarter project a few months ago. For miniatures with some separate parts (the arms in some cases) these were easy to put together and came together pretty solidly without needing to do any pinning (just some Gorilla brand super glue! It's the what I happened to have). I generally detest multi-part figures for the fiddly-ness and fragility involved. These monkeys/apes were a delightful change. Other miniatures makers could take a lesson from them. The pledge level I made also included some steampunk crabs, but those look much more fiddly (not fiddler) and more likely to come apart easily, so I have yet to put them together. I figure these little steam simians, with their guns and swords, would make good "mooks" or hench-apes for some steampunk evil witch or mad roboticist. Enough chatter. on to the photos.
This first picture gives a better idea of the actual colors:
These other pictures maybe give a better idea of the various poses and weaponry - 5 pistol-armed and 5 sword-armed.: