First up, the NSL. I couldn't face starting the next batch of 6mm ACW last night, so I decided to crack on with priming the NSL figures I'd stuck on bases in the afternoon. You know how it goes - I'll just prime this section of them. Oh, I've got some primer left, I'll prime this lot as well. Oh, not enough primer, I'll pour some more out. Hmmm, that's a lot of primer left over - better prime the next lot.
Before you know it, you've spent 3 hours priming the blooming lot of them.
So, this evening I decided to paint up a pair of test figures to test the colour combination.
The pics show side-by-side the initial paint job with Army Painter strong tone wash, then touched up with the original colours. I think the strong tone was too strong - maybe if I dilute it or use soft tone it would be better. Equally, going back over with the original colours the grey looks too bright.
Let me know your thoughts.
I've still got unit and rank markings to add, which I'll do when I've worked out a scheme for those.
"If these are Salutesville's Finest, I'd hate to see their worst!"
My 10th entry for the Challenge was a bunch of 28mm cops for my Mob Wars project, along with their transport.
The Vehicles are from Blue Moon's "Highways and Byways" range and the crew figures are also Blue Moon.
I will be adding decals at some point. If you care to take a look at the WIP pics on my blog, you will see that the inside of the back of the panel van has been fully painted.
To prove the crew figures are painted to a similar level to the rest of the cops:
A detachment from Dixon Precinct...
...joining the squad from Murch Precinct
Deputy Chief Campbell* thinks The Untouchables' Jimmy Malone is a pussy. "He brings a knife, you bring a heavy machine gun. That's the Salutesville way."
*Named in honour of the Snowlord, as he has his work cut out doing such an excellent job of policing the hoodlums of the Challenge Mob.
You may have guessed from the precinct names that the first 4 cops are from Dixon Miniatures with the last eight being from Pulp Figures.
The paving slab bases were sculpted by me from Milliput so that they'd fit in with my earlier Blue Moon cops.
This entry netted me 105 points; enough to put me comfortably ahead of Alan (until today - his Seljuks have put him just ahead of me), but not enough to catch Ian.