Monday, 22 July 2019

Pulp Wheels!

One of the major parts of a good pulp story is a good old fashioned car chase! Here are a little selection of 'Pulp' style cars, roadsters and trucks...

First up, a simple 'Roadster' by Blue Moon.

A couple of old school motor cars.

A battered old truck, just out of Hicksville, USA.

Tin Tin, Captain Haddock and Snowy in a 'Saloon Car' by 1st Corps.

Thomson and Thompson in a '4-wheel Speedster', also by 1st Corps.

An old Innsmouth Police wagon. Long since abandoned...(Great Escape Games)

Another '4-wheel Speedster' by 1st Corps.

A selection of slightly more traditional 1920's and 1930's, gangster style cars with drivers and passengers.

Pure Pulp but no idea who produces this one...

A couple of 3-wheel Speedsters by 1st Corps.

Something slightly different but still within the Pulp genre was the classic Mark VII tank in Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade. Special effects artist George Gibbs visited a museum to negotiate renting a small French World War I tank for the film but ultimately decided on building one. The Mark VII Tank was a replica vehicle built on an old excavator chassis. It was based on the real-world Tank Mark VIII which possessed no main top turret. The replica measured 36 feet!

This is the HLBS/Copplestone version of the one from the film. It's a beast of a model, as shown by Lottie, who proudly stands next to it in the picture below.

Last up is a classic Sd.Kfz. 221/2 or 'Leichter Panzerspähwagen'. This is probably at the later end of the pulp period I am looking at but they did apparently go into production in 1935 so it still fits.

Models are produced by a variety of companies including 1st Corps, HLBS/Copplestone, Blue Moon, Great Escape Games and Sloppy Jalopy.

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