Friday, January 3, 2014

Cops and Robbers

For a change of pace, I have been painting some Red Box Policemen and Citizens and Gangsters 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.


24_Cigarettes said...

The figs look good but the buildings look great, very gritty and realistic

Bob Barnetson said...

Thanks--I'm trying for a moody Gotham warehouse district look. The details is a bit discouraging but I'm getting there!

Teenage Visigoth said...

Speak more of these 20mm building you are crafting. I need such.

Bob Barnetson said...

These are HO-scale model railway buildings. There is a starter kit (Silver City or Silver Gulch or some such name) that drops the per-building cost--you get maybe 17 for $200 bucks.

Bob Barnetson said...

Here are some links to previous posts:

I think if you click the "super heroes" or "terrain" label in the "posts by content" word cloud on the right you can find most of the stuff.

Sean said...

Those figures came out well. I have been a little leery of them because of the stuff you mentioned. The buildings also require some further research.

Bob Barnetson said...

Thanks Sean. Yeah, they are a bit nasty as figures go--PSR pretty much nails it in describing them. But they are functional enough.