Monday, November 16, 2015

15mm Peter Pig Pirates!

18. Pirate characters - This pack still exists, as is, from Peter Pig. Many others have since been resculpted since I first picked them up from Brookhurst way back when.
These were finished many, many years ago but only putting them up now after finally finishing the basing on some newer ones.

14. Pirate band - In terms of my own painting skill these are definitely more representative of my current style. I painted these years after many of the rank and file seen below.

This pack too is still available as pictured.
Artillery Crew - these are out of production but a pack of updated models exist. These match in style my old Minifigs pirates - really trying to get a deep tan look on the skin.

7. Pirates with swivel guns - The swivel gunners are the same but the two at left are part of the old Unarmed Pirates pack.
Really tempting to go back and redo those swivel guns ...

I don't see these on PP's site anywhere so I'm not even sure if these were packaged together or not. Collectively they are among my least favorite - I've always hated "standing around" models though the three at right are good.

These were the original "Unarmed Pirates" and have all been resculpted now. Oh - I just recognized the two at left go with the swivel gunners!

I don't see these anywhere on PP's site either and I don't know why I only have seven.

Many of this below are no longer available. It's unclear which figures they were originally packaged with so I'll just group them by pose or weaponry.

Pirates with pistols - no longer available.

I love this pose - I gather he's steadying his shot on his forearm.

Pirates with Rifles - no longer available.

These are the last of my old generation of painting style with the dark skin.

28. Pirates with pistols - This is still available. I have two packs so I sorted them out by pose below - this is my least favorite sculpt in the pack though it's solid.

I do like these a lot - great animation.

These are my favorite Peter Pig models of them all! Great pose and I did my best painting on this set in particular.

As I finish off these ranges, I'll try and put together comparison shots for sizing purposes. Left is Minifigs, Right is Peter Pig (now obsolete).

Left - Peter Pig (now obsolete model), Right - Minifigs
The only Peter Pig pirates remaining are the Corsairs, the guns, dead pirates and all the little water vignettes - sharks, etc. I have several packs of Government troops and crew as well. Museum Miniatures, then Eureka? Pirates are up next before all that.

You can see the Peter Pig Pirate Civilians - mob, governors, women, etc here:

Thanks all for looking - questions, comments and followers are welcome!

15mm Minifigs Pirates Part 2

Pirate Captains with Rifles - These, I believe, were in Limeys & Slimeys ship packs as well as all of the models below - half rifles, half with blunderbusses.

Not sure what rules to use yet - I imagine a points system where you each sculpt determines what he has in the game. Also I imagine a bigger land invasion force a la Morgan, more like Pirate wars than a single ship crew.
Pirates with Rifles

I got to thinking when I set these up that they might be a pain to move so I made up two bases with two figs on each. In retrospect I should have put them on circle bases.

Pirates with Blunderbusses

Same as the rifles I made two stands with two figures on them.

I don't think there are any identical figures with the same paint scheme - I alternated the linen cloth on many - it's subtle but they are different.
See the rest of the 15mm Minifigs Pirates here:

Thanks for looking!