Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Stop...

…in the name of the law!


The ‘Victorian’ round of the 'Analogue Hobbies Paining Challenge' has proved the perfect opportunity for me to finally complete my Scotland Yard Company for the ‘In Her Majesty’s Name’ ruleset.  Once again, I felt a pang of guilt at not having painted these miniatures sooner, particularly as they are such joy to work with.




 The sculpts, which have plenty of detail to them, are most forgiving and I am delighted to see them finally done.  Eagled eyed visitors to this most humble of weblogs will have spotted the 'Whitechapel' set from last year's challenge providing a suitable backdrop for this crew. Included in this group of six, 28mm miniatures, is a steampunk Fagin, a bonus figure for pre-ordering the miniatures back in the mists of time.  I've included him here as an informer to the company, somebody whose connections with the crime underworld of the mighty Metropolis proves invaluable to the boys of the Yard.


I couldn't resist collecting the company together for a final group shot and seeing them like this makes me want to dig out the rules and have another read, especially having just enjoyed Season 3 of 'Ripper Street', over on Amazon Prime -  it was certainly worth signing that on-line petition!  Just when I start to think that I'm getting into my stride, painting wise, the standard in the challenge seems to have risen again; if you get a chance do pop over and cast a vote for your favourites, just click the link here. 


110 comments:

  1. Totally spiffing. I love every one of them.

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  2. Could I use the same word ?
    "Wonderful" !!

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    1. Please do, I shall be equally delighted - thank you.

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  3. Smashing stuff Sir!
    I really like your muted use of colour

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    1. Thank you Paul, all heavily cribbed from the North Star website though.

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  4. Superb figures and painting!

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    1. That is very kind of you, thank you.

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  5. Love them! great texture on the clothing as well!

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    1. Thank you Mr. Lee, I wanted to go back into Sherlock's coat but ran out of time - perhaps another day.

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  6. Marvellous work sir. Her Majesty would be proud to have such a spiffing force of detectives :)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, she's a tough act to please though. ;)

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  7. Very nice work Michael. The detail on the faces is superb.

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    1. Thank you so much Mark, the sculpts certainly give you plenty to work on.

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  8. Excellent work Michael! A really great looking force. The guy with extra mechanical arms or claws really looks amazing. Very nice sculpt and your paintjob sure makes it look good :)

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    1. Thank you, I was particularly pleased with him and, as you say, a great sculpt to work on too.

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  9. Rip roaring good! So many nice flourishes. Fagin looks like a tinker, scientist and madman.

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    1. Thank you Monty, they were such fun to work on that I wanted to do the best that I could.

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  10. Absolutely smashing! It's a superb collection of figures. Enjoy your gaming.

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    1. Thank you Robert, I suppose I now need to think about some adversaries!.

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  11. Well done that man. Ruddy marvelous painting.

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  12. Great painting on the whole company but I think Fagin is my favorite of this group.

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    1. Thank you Brian, he was certainly my favourite to work on - such a great character.

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  13. Beautiful work Michael! A cracking bunch of chaps. Holmes is da bomb(as the "kids" would say).

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  14. Oh, those are superb - and with the excellent Whitechapel diorama they are nothing short of irresistible as the dowager would have said :0)

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    1. Thank you kind Sir, it was fun getting the set out for the photo shoot - happy days!

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  15. Lovely stuff! They picked up a vote from me :)

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    1. Thank you Roy, they must certainly all count, especially these days with the standard being so high.

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  16. Stunning work Michael. Definitely one of the highlights for me :-)

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  17. Wonderfully painted, congratulations :)

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    1. Thank you so much and welcome aboard Sir.

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    2. Thank you :D I know this will be a most pleasant journey! :D

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  18. Wow Michael they look excellence, so rich in colour and character

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    1. Thank you so much Pete, they were a joy to work on.

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  19. Really excellent work Michael! No doubt they will be contenders for Victorian themed round.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, that is very kind of you.

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  20. Top work once again Sir M, a worthy winner!!

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    1. That's very kind Ray, but there are plenty of others vying for top spot.

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  21. Perfect choice of figures Michael and so well painted. This one is going to be close I think.

    I'm looking forward to seeing you and the other top painters come up to full competitive mode in February.

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    1. Thank you so much Anne, the quality of this round has been superb and i have no doubt that it is just going to keep on rising.

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  22. There is some really lovely brushwork above!

    Great stuff.

    Darrell.

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    1. That is incredibly kind of you, thank you.

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  23. Each of them is perfect, a real pleasure for our eyes!

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    1. Phil, that is really kind of you, thank you.

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    1. Thank you Jay, her Majesty's finest.

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  25. Excellent paintwork on them Michael, you've captured Sherlock's overcoat wonderfully.

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    1. Thank you Terry, I wanted to push it a little further, but just ran out of time.

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  26. Excellent painting; great stuff. :)

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  27. Utterly splendid! I started this company last year but lost my nerve a bit. maybe time to look them out again. Very inspiring!

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    1. Thank you so much and do dig out yours, you'll not be disappointed with them.

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  28. Mr Awdry - you have a rather slendid constabulary. Very well presented Sir.
    What-oh.

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    1. Thank you kind Sir, loved working on them too.

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  29. Amazing, as always Michael!
    Panagiotis

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    1. That is incredibly kind of you, thank you.

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  30. I think you mean "Stop in the name of AWESOME." :-)

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    1. Too kind, but thank you nonetheless!

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  31. These figures are like a love letter to my paint box. TOO inspirational! :-)

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    1. That is brilliant, what a lovely comment - thank you.

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  32. These are really very good and I like the "Britishness" of them complete down to Martini-Henry carbines.

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    1. Thank you Joe, the sculpts really are great and make the painting so much easier.

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  33. Stunning work there Michael! Very impressive!

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  34. Wonderful work Michael, characterful as ever

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  35. ... in the name of love ... look what you have firmly lodged into my head. I now cannot get the song out of my head. ;) What can I say that I haven't said before. Your usage of colors is simply AWESOME!

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    1. I'm afraid it happened to me too, I don't know what I was thinking of? Thank you again for your kind words, always gratefully received.

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  36. Fantastic job love the cloth effects you've done as well and the colour choices. Top job Michael!

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    1. Thank you Simon, you always think that you could have taken them a little further, but ultimately I was really pleased with them.

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  37. Lovely stuff Michael... I have been immersed in watching Ripper street lately , and these capture it nicely.

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    1. Thank you Dave, thoroughly enjoyed season three, but I imagine the BBC will have to cut it a bit to get it on at prime time!

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  38. A brilliant set of figures and very worthy of their famous predecessor!

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  39. Outstanding work Mr. Awdry! They were my favourites in this bonus round. Especially that Sherlock Holmes look alike in his patterned cloak caught my eye.

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    1. Thank you Nick, I just wish I could keep up with your level of productivity - you are having an amazing challenge this year.

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  40. An awesome entry my friend!
    Without any doubt my favourite in this round.

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    1. Thank you so much Stefan, now cracking on with my myth entry!

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    2. You have done a Fantastic job with all these figures. I am soo jelous of your great painting skills!

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    3. That's incredibly kind of you, thank you!

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  41. Outstanding sir!! They look the business.

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    1. Thank you my good man, lovely to work on too, just the right amount of detail without going over the top.

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  42. I'd say your work is the inspiration for the this category, Michael. All the more justified by this current entry. That Steampunk Fagin is a scary looking chap.

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    1. Thank you Dean, the standard in the bonus rounds is very high this year, so thrilled to be involved.

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  43. This round is certainly on home turf for Victorian Warfare Michael. Superb painting as always.

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    1. Thank you Pat, I have to confess that I was hoping for something like this round to shoehorn these characters into, they been patiently waiting in the painting queue for far too long.

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  44. Wonderfull painted figures! It's always a joy to look at your work! Candy for my eyes!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thank you Peter, that is very kind of you to say so.

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    2. And congrats on the win in the Bonus round! Well done!

      Greetings
      Peter

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    1. Thank you Michal, that is greatly appreciated.

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  46. They're the best entry in the theme challenge.

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    1. That is wonderfully generous of you, given the quality of the other entries, thank you.

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  47. Stunning painting! These are some spectacular models.

    I really like the subtle weathering on Fagins coat.

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    1. Thank you Jonas, I love experimenting with little details, which is probably one of the reasons that I don't get much done!

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  48. That one chap's purple waistcoat is something else! Nice work sir :)

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  49. Love your paintwork.These figure have a lot of character and personality.

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  50. Marvellous stuff - great painting!

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