For a change of pace, I have been painting some Red Box Policemen and Citizens
in 1/72-scale. I painted half of each box, giving me some duplication of poses and I've tried to show only one of each pose below.
There are five police officers, with a mix of firearms and clubs. The sculpting is a bit murky. These looks infinitely better painted than they do as bare plastics.
There are also some citizens. These are the worst of the lot in terms of sculpts. Yet they may be the most useful--they could be civilians from virtually any period from the Boer War to the late 1950s. Again, murky sculpts--you can tell a long arm from a pistol, but that is about tit.
The gangsters are maybe the best sculpts, with some nicer pieces. Lots of flash to carve off. The bases look a bit lame here but they are designed to fit in with the city streets I built awhile back.
The figures are vague enough you can do lots of paint job conversions. Above, I've made a farmer and a fisherman from the same figure. Below, the brawlers are not bad. The fellow in the centre I've done in a barbershop quartet outfit but his mate (not show) looks like a barkeep.
Then there are a few ladies. The granny is the winner sculpt here--reminds me of Marg's mother on the Simpsons. I would think these figures would do for WW2 resistance fighters.
These guys should fit in with the HO scale buildings I've been working on. I plan to get back to finish these buildings this month.
Up next: I have a fleet of Spartan Games' Dystopian Wars Prussians on the go. I also have a US fleet coming (part of a contra deal trading painting for figures). And Tuesday is club night.