Friday, 13 April 2012

5-0, 5-0!!

Officer down!
 I ordered these from Khurasan a while ago, and loved them so much they shot to the front of the painting queue, right past the vac-suited exterminators... And that's saying something because those guys are cool. The more I think about my solo campaign setting the more the cops feature.
As Throwdown games rarely feature more than 5 figures per side, these guys should be plenty for the moment. I am going to paint up the SEAL team as SWAT to back them up.
I should add that these figures would be perfect for scenario objectives in pilot rescue missions with a military paint job.

The fatigues are Citadel Shadow grey, the armor is Vallejo Prussia Blue. I painted the visors as solid VR headsets, as the figures have little goggles on under their helmets.

WoooooooooooWoooooooooo
Here is an Art Crime Productions jet-bike re-purposed into a Police Jet Cycle. I swapped the head off a spare security guard (I will put a GZG bare head on that mini) and added some Khurasan Stowage to the back, as I figured Police units would need first aid/riot gear and those little road cones etc.
The bike has rectangular protrusions on the wings that made great Police lights. I really like how they look and I think they make the mini.

48 comments:

  1. DAMN! I LOVE your way of painting lights!!!

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    1. Thanks Fjodin, it's a pretty fun technique once you get into it.. I suggest everyone should try at least once!

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  2. Great work as usual- I like the idea of using them as pilots etc.

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    1. Cheers Barks. You get a double of each one in a pack, so I think I'll be using the remainder as various pilots and crew.

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  3. I love these. I just put a Khurusan order in my cart and it had the cops in it. As I think about the traveler-y space port, aliens coming in and out, I need a crew of security forces that aren't military. These work great. And the bike is amazing! Gonna have to get a couple of those for sure.

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    1. They paint up pretty fast, I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine!

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  4. If cops only looked this cool; great colour choices (though obvious, a badly hued blue could really ruin these).

    I am distracted by your Instagram (Proudly sponsored by Facebook) side panel, I see we may have slum market scenes in our future? :D

    - Seb

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    1. Thanks Seb!
      I have been taking inspiration from COD MW2. The Favela and Boneyard bonus missions especially. I need some market stalls to go amongst my freshly re-based GZG shacks, so a little scratchbuilding was in order.

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  5. I spy a...M41A pulse rifle!

    These guys look great, and I love the OSR on the cop-bike!

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    1. Yes indeed.. That cop came a little better prepared than the others. Cops in cinema are all about flashing lights so it had to be done! I need a small patrol vehicle now, although maybe a police mech suit would be cooler...

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  6. The light effects are sick! Dude!

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    1. Cheers JF! These guys really open up non-military scenarios for me, I'm quite excited!

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  7. Those are excellent. Lighting came out great.

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    1. Thanks Joe, I'm painting as much as I can leading up to my move!

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  8. Awesome stuff. The light on the bike are top-notch. As are the reflective shoulder armour stripe thingys.

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    1. Cheers mate. The shoulder bars were going to be the lights initially, but I changed my mind at the last minute.

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  9. Love your OSL painting, could you do a tutorial at some point?

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    1. I'll try to remember, but I'm pretty bad at getting around to tutorials.. the photography slows me down.

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  10. I love this group but the bike takes the cake. The lights are amazing.

    As for future units, your SWAT team will need an armored vehicle to deploy from, but perhaps they can use a heavy mech unit like in Appleseed or Ghost in the Shell.

    For patrol cars, Khurasan has some good future cars out. Adding lights wouldn't be too hard, I'd imagine.

    -Eli

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    1. Thanks Eli!
      A small flyer that they rappel down from would look cool, the rappel lines could be the flight stand!
      I think I'll have a go at an anti-riot mecha with one of my AT43 kitbashes..

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  11. Great paint job... I also love these minis... I have some painted up as blue and black security/police... and I also have some painted up with grey fatigues, and orange vests, great ship security!

    I even painted an LAPD tank for them... http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-JLZLhiq7n4w/TuL0yc-kcJI/AAAAAAAAAvc/UJkUFYnmMlU/s320/IMG_2972.JPG

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    1. Cheers Harold.
      I had one of those but I traded it away :( I think one of those Stoats with a siren will be cool though.

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    2. I agree! I have a stoat on order as a security vehicle...

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  12. They look great, think you may have found 15mm republic security forces for me for my star wars rpg.

    And I have to say the OSL on that bike is fantastic. Any hints as to how to do it?

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    1. Yes, they have a pretty good set of poses for rebel troops.

      OSL: Pick you light source/s. look at the area around the light source, paint the raised bits that would catch light in the light source color. Use thin layers. Make the center of the light source "hotter" by using paler blobs until the center is white.

      Smaller seems to work better than larger, due to contrast.
      OSL in 15mm must be a bit more brutal than in 28mm as the subtlety is lost at this scale.

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  13. That bike is just awesome. Really lovely brushwork.

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    1. Cheers Brummie, I think it perfectly suits a police role in a sci fi setting.

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  14. These look terrific Spacejacker, especially the jet bikes-fantastic! I can see me getting hold of some of them in the future. Well done, mate.

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    1. Cheers Gunrunner! I wasn't a fan at first look of the design, but it really grew on me. The control area detail is amazing.. As a motorcyclist I can recognize the fork suspension and even turn signal/killswitch buttons sculpted on there!

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    2. Okay, that's done it for me-I've got to get some now. You're costing me a fortune!

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  15. Great painting skill, Jacker. Really like the idea of rappelling! Now, you have to make one for us! :-)=

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    1. I'm quite excited about this idea Jay. Not sure what to make it out of yet, but a junk build may be in order!

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    1. Cheers e-p. You're really powering through it on your blog too, well done!

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  17. Just had a thought that needed sharing. The cops with the pistols, add a bit of green stuff to the back of the heads, smooth it out. Maybe tinker with the gun a bit. Give them an appropriate lick of paint and you'll have near perfect 15mm Rebel Troopers like the ones at the start of episode IV.

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    1. Yes indeed. Wouldn't be very difficult at all IMO.

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  18. One more vote for "niiiiiiiice police lights". OSL on 15mm :O and it looks good :D

    These are actually very well-posed sculpts which really makes them look even better. It'd be hard to impress anyone with the common "bored street corner cop" pose.

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    1. Alright I have to ask, what is OSL? I am not a big painter.

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    2. Open source lighting, i.e. just painting the splash of light you would normally get from a lightsource onto the actual figure.

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    3. "Object" source lighting, technically. ie. the light source is actually on the model and is painted as such. It's funny that it suddenly became such a fad, and then a norm, about 5-6 years ago. "Real" painters have been doing it since the Renaissance. I'm sure if it had showed up in White Dwarf in the 80's (when drybrushing was considered an advanced technique), it would have blown people's minds.

      Anyway, nice to see it on a 15mm figure. Inspires me to do it too.

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    4. I just started doing it to try and chalenge the notion that 15mm scale is somehow an inferior hobby to larger scales. I also thought it would put me over the top in the Tomwar comp.. But it didn't ;)

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    5. Thank you. As somebody who is lucky to get paint on minis, I was totally clueless.

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    6. Don't feel bad, Eli-at least you had the courage to ask-I was hiding behind the 'sofa' of my ignorance and just pretending to understand! Thanks on behalf of those of us who were in the dark!

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    7. "The sofa of my ignorance"... I will have to use that somehow.

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  19. Awesome painting, especially the lights on the bike!

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  20. DANG I love that jet jet bike more every time I see it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome painting as usual! The gem effect on those visors are EPIC!

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  21. Lovely stuff indeed! Especially the bike. As you say, the lights really make the model! If I ever start putting together a future police force I'll use these guys as a template. :)

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