I always found that line in Treasure Island, "smart as paint" - and in every version too, so it must be taken right from the book - kind of funny and strange at the same time. Anyway, these six figures are the first of many many pirates being based currently and they are from Foundry's Treasure Island Characters blister.
Long John Silver, sans the classic Disney red coat, but he does have Captain Flint on his shoulder :)
Blind Pew, who is easily my favorite figure of the pack. Christopher Lee played Pew in the Charlton Heston version of Treasure Island (which also has a young Christian Bale as Jim Hawkins) and was just fantastic in the few scenes he was in.
Crazy Ben Gunn.
I'm sure you're going "Really Ivor, clear bases on pirates?". Yup. And the picture above is the exact reason why. Now I won't have that out of place look of the tradition based figure, with grass/rocks/plants/flowers/etc., while they are on the ships (please excuse the sloop as it only has it's primer on!). So it's clearly clear bases going forward lol!
Until next time, thanks for looking!