For something really different from the typical parade of historical figures trooping across my painting desk, off the table today is a quintet of U.S. Rocketmen. Yep. Completely off the wall, this batch. Figures are from the creative hand of Bob Murch.This pack of Rocketmen has lingered in The Lead Pile for a couple of years after getting the itch to see a few of Murch's figures in hand. Having ordered a half dozen packs and scrutinizing them closely, I was even more impressed with the quality of craftmanship. Excellent figures, each full of character. Being particularly fond of the U.S infantry uniform of the Spanish American War, I opted to put these flying freedom fighters in the uniform from this period. Perhaps a bit anachronistic but I like the color combination.
While there is no plan to build an immense project of pulp figures, some of the other packs may see activity on the painting desk. What to do with these Rocket Corps figures? Well, included in that initial order were a couple of packs of German Zeppelin crew and other baddies. I could envision a small, pulp fiction clash in which these U.S. Rocketmen face off against their German adversaries. Plenty to ponder.