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"Take Your Stinking Hands Off Me…”

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

“…You damn dirty human!”

This 28mm scale white metal model of a 'savage Simian Minion straight from the lab' is produced by “Crooked Dice Game Design Studio” and can be bought either separately or as part of their Simian Minions four-figure collection. The figure is designed to be used with the company's "7TV" United Radionics Programme Guide, but I intend to field it as one of many gorillas for my ongoing project based upon Franklin J. Schaffner's 1968 science fiction film "Planet Of The Apes".


Having super-glued a Leader Simian head onto the torso so it could denote the soldier was an officer of some kind, the miniature was initially primed with two coats of "Citadel" Abaddon Black, before being enthusiastically dry-brushed in Vallejo" Heavy Charcoal. It was then drenched in "Citadel" Nuln Oil, before having its trousers and sleeves pigmented using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Violet and "Citadel" Druchii Violet.

"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - Three Simian Minions

The Ape with Baton's face, ammunition belt, rifle and strap were treated to a layer of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna", whilst the soldier's wooden stick was painted using some Charred Brown. All of these areas were later shaded using "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. Finally, I 'picked out' the metallic parts of the gorilla's firearm with a little "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil.


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With the first of my Simian Minions completed for this year’s Movember Challenge, I thought I’d try to progress a few more of them for my next entry. Two of these miniatures utilise the self-same Ape with Baton body as used with my Gorilla officer, but I’ve also added a third model to the mix which carries a man-catching noose.

"Mongoose Publishing" WIPs - A Gorilla Gangster, a Jimp and Walter the Wobot

In addition, I have been working on a few more of my old metal figures from the 2012 “Judge Dredd Miniatures Game: Block War” Kickstarter by “Mongoose Publishing”, as I still need quite a few more criminals (and the odd non-combatant) to stop my games simply being a Justice Department verses Undead affair. Foremost of these, and with half an eye upon my Movember Challenge, is a Gorilla Gangster, who may well enthuse me enough to actually work my way through the Apes Of Mega-City One boxed set.


However, I have also dug out a rather emaciated looking Jimp and Judge Dredd’s house robot, Walter. I’ve actually got quite a bit of clean-up work to do on the former Grand Hall Of Justice robo-servant as having permanently attached his individual hand-claws in place, the super-glue would appear to have made something of a mess down the figure’s left-hand side…

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undercoat2670
Nov 09, 2021

Good work on the apes. Nice models and they look great painted. Looking forward to seeing the one with the catcher pole completed. Do they have moustaches? Nevertheless an interesting Movember choice. A varied mix of Judge Dredd minis too. Walter is the stand out for me, can't wait to see him.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 09, 2021
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Thanks Undercoat. Hopefully I'll be able to get enough Apes finished during Movember to have a game or two. They do have beards 😀


I'm currently debating on whether to paint Walter light grey (as per his apparently official bio) or silver - as I've always imagined him. Either way, he should be a fairly straightforward paint-job once I've cleaned up the mess on the miniature.

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planetmut
Nov 09, 2021

Really good looking apes here, Simon, and I never thought I'd use those words LOL! But what's a Jimp?

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 09, 2021
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No problems. There were a couple of cracking stories featuring Jimps when I was a lad reading 2000 A.D. The best being a group who were mistaken by Dredd as the real thing and ordered to follow him into a Block War. Needless to say they all got gunned down, LOL!!

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Simon Quinton
Simon Quinton
Nov 09, 2021

Nice work on the simians Simon they look really good so far.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 09, 2021
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Thanks Simon. Much appreciated. Hoping to get a handful done for MoVember to give my astronauts something to run from!! LOL!!

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wsd50
Nov 08, 2021

Nice work on the Simians Simon, and an interesting submission for Mo'vember, I never know what you are going to submit (From Jesus to Monkeys, Creationists might not like that combination 😉)'


Nice start on the other three too, and more JD stuff, what a mix of genre's!


If you did want to do a 200AD theme in January I have a couple of fig's I add to the mix. I was going to do one in the next couple of week, but I guess I could hold of till the new year 😀.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 08, 2021
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Cheers Roger. I'm certainly hoping to get a fair few of my CD Apes finished during Movember.


I think a 2000 A.D. themed January is definitely on the cards now. So will start digging some of them out over the coming weeks. 😀

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Nov 08, 2021

Great looking Gorilla Simon, looks perfect for original Planet of the Apes. Good progress on the next 3 as well, and look forward to seeing the work on the JD models, and I know what you mean about the Jimp, he is a bit on the puny side, as Brian gave me one, when I visited him all those years ago, really need to dig out my unfinished JD models

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 08, 2021
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Sounds like a plan to me, Dave. 😀

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