I'm pleased to present some much needed current work, as opposed to catching up and reposting miniatures painted for the ‘Fourth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge’. Four Victorian Bobbies* each armed with an electro truncheon, which I imagine to be akin to a cattle prod – something one should certainly be wary of at all times!
*for those of you who read that too quickly, my abject apologies, you must be very disappointed!
This then is my next, tentative step at actually trying to complete at least one company for use with the ‘In Her Majesty’s Name’ rule set. The miniatures themselves are from 'North Star Military Figures', sculpted by Mike Owen of 'Artizan Designs' fame and are of a splendid quality. In fact every time that I actually work on one of these miniatures, I curse myself for not having started sooner.
The boys in blue were hastily promoted to the head of the painting queue after seeing the work of Legatus and Terry Silverthorn, both of whom are making considerably better progress than I am with their companies and remain a constant source of inspiration to me. With regards to painting, I shamelessly copied Mr. Dallimore’s example from the very handy ‘How To’ posted in the North Star newsletter and whilst not a patch on the maestro’s work, I was relatively pleased with how they turned out.
My only hiccup, and it was one entirely of my own making, was when I was affixing one of the cables that connected the electro truncheon to the power pack on the respective officer’s belt. I inadvertently snipped the wretched thing too short and there then followed much cursing and wailing until I managed to bend the poor chap’s arm far enough to allow his truncheon to be reconnected!
So just the consulting detective, his sidekick and the Special Branch to go then!
I have some of these also, and love them.ReplyDelete
Yours are just smashing Gov'ner!
Thank you Paul, they really are a joy to work on.Delete
I am liking these very much Michael and I can see a definite Ripper Street feel.ReplyDelete
Thank you Pete, I think the sculptor must have been a fan too!Delete
Very nice, modest colors. Lots of character on the figures too.ReplyDelete
Thank you, mostly down to the sculpts I think.Delete
Great Michael , i love it great diorama an paint .ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Vincent.Delete
The special branch? As opposed to the ordinary twig? ;)ReplyDelete
Splendid Peelers sir. As for the electro-truncheons, I'm sure Corporal Jones would be saying "They don't like it up 'em!"
It would certainly make your eyes water!Delete
Excellent work, love the "discrete" colors...ReplyDelete
Thank you Phil, I was worried that the blue might be too dark, but it seemed to work out alright in the end.Delete
Wow.... Stunning work.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much.Delete
Very very nice Michael!ReplyDelete
That is really kind of you Rodger.Delete
Nice Rozers! You certainly do produce some nice figures.ReplyDelete
Thank you Clint, I just need to game with a few more of them!Delete
Great work Michael, you have done a great job on these figures.ReplyDelete
Thank you my good man, they really were a delight to work on.Delete
And here I was hoping to find instructions on painting my Foundry "Ladies of the Night" :(ReplyDelete
Beautiful work on the peelers though.
I knew there would be one! ;) Thank you nonetheless Pat.Delete
Superb. Absolutely love the diorama piece as well, lovely stuffReplyDelete
Thank you very much, the base is recycled from an earlier piece of work done as part of the recent painting challenge.Delete
Pukka. You just need a 'Phantom Raspberry Blower' of ole London Town, Guv'nor.ReplyDelete
Now there's an idea, thank you.Delete
Great work as always Micheal, though I must admit what caught my eye, were the tea-chests! What lovely background clutter!ReplyDelete
Thank you Scott, good old Ainsty Castings to the rescue.Delete
Thanks, I'll have to check that out!Delete
"Allo, allo, allo. What'sgoin' on 'ere then?"ReplyDelete
"Only some bloody fine painting, officer."
"Carry on then."
I shall endeavour to do my damndest, thank you.Delete
When you cut the cable wrong did you exclaim "you're nicked" ?ReplyDelete
I love the Victorian era, and these are great figures.
Oh very good Sir, I wish I had thought of that. I must admit the air was blue when I realised what I had done, but we got there in the end.Delete
Honest Guv we wuz just on our way back from the local….ReplyDelete
I confess that I was among those who misread your title.. I think I'm too used to Loki's stuff. If your blog name had registered as strongly as your posting title, I would have known that the content was SFW.
Thank you Peter and sorry to disappoint! ;)Delete
Wonderful looking work on the electro-peelers. I must say the white gloves and magnificent ginger beard really make the sergeant stand out while still making seem a part of the unit.ReplyDelete
Now I'd like to take credit for that, but it was all the idea of Mr. Dallimore and features on the painting guide. That said, I was pleased with how I executed it.Delete
Thank you so much and welcome aboard Sir.Delete
Very polished Michael, excellent!ReplyDelete
Thank you Francis, I was really pleased with how they came out in the end.Delete
Impressively done! You certainly put the period in the best light.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Dean.Delete
As always your brushwork is superb. They look nice in that setting.ReplyDelete
Thank you Anne, I was certainly keen to recycle 'Whitechapel' after the challenge.Delete
These miniatures look fantastic. That they still look so good in black clothes shows the high quality of your painting. :)ReplyDelete
Thank you black is not one of my favourite colours to work with, these were actually a really dark blue.Delete
Ahhh I see! It kinda explains how the color still looks vibrant. But still extremely well painted. I love em.Delete
After slightly misreading the post title, :-/ I was actually pleasantly surprised... wonderful job on these Michael!ReplyDelete
Makes you wonder what might have been lying in wait for you! :)Delete
Exellent paint work Michael!ReplyDelete
Greate terrain backdrop to !
best regards Michael
Thank you Michael.Delete
Lovely work sir. The truncheons look fab with the different metals interlinking.ReplyDelete
Out of interest what colours did you use for the uniforms? I have a good quantity of them to paint up myself.
Thank you so much Simon. The colours were a mix of Prussian Blue with Black - really quite dark to begin with and slowly lightened.Delete
Nice paint jobs Michael. I wonder about the bases though..I would have been tempted for something a bit more urban.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dave, you're not wrong about the bases, but in the end I decided to go for continuity with my other characters.Delete
Excellent work. I can testify to the efficacy of cattle prods. Years ago I worked for Boots, when they had farms departments, and being new was shown the various implements ( flower dyes, pig tattoo gadgets, lamb castrater pliers, etc) amongst which was a cattle prod. I was given a demonstration by being told to put my hand on the counter whereby my 'mentor' poked my hand with the prod prongs, I couldn't use the arm for half an hour!! No Health and safety or risk assesments in those days.ReplyDelete
Oh my word! That sounds like a chamber of horrors Joppy, thank you!Delete
These make an arresting sight Michael and the backdrop sets the scene wonderfully.ReplyDelete
Very good Pat and thank you. I'm please I found a use for 'Whitechapel'.Delete
Having been on the wrong end of an active cattle prod, I can assure your readers that it is a decidedly unpleasant experience. I should suggest swift compliance with the dictates of these peelers, lest you learn what I know, to your own chagrin.ReplyDelete
I am sorry for your pain! Of course they only hurt if the officer has remembered to put the contraption the night before!Delete
They are tazertastic!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much.Delete
I think you can be very pleased indeed Michael - you've hit the dark blue spot on, with a nice but subtle highlighting. They are really lovely; full of character and animation!ReplyDelete
That is really kind of you to say so, thank you.Delete
Very well done Michael! You almost make me want to purge my Bobbies of paint & start them anew!ReplyDelete
I am flying home this eve & will be posting photos of one of the games I played at Cangames using these figures for a scenario. Stay tuned!
Thank you Terry and really looking forward to hearing of the game.Delete
Not only beautifully painted figures but a superbly atmospheric display base, exquisite.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much GM.Delete
i really love them!ReplyDelete
you realized perfect steampunk minis!
You are too kind Luca, thank you.Delete
Fantastic job - as always. A nice bit of scenary tooReplyDelete
Thank you Dannoc.Delete
Nice work guv!ReplyDelete
Thank you my good man!Delete
Very nice work on the boobies, very nice indeed.ReplyDelete
That's very kind of you Bob, thank you.Delete
Excellent work on the bobbies Michael!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Christopher.Delete
Perfect shade of blue on the uniforms. Great job on the brickwork too. Very convincing.ReplyDelete
PS: I meant to use the proper idiom for that but I'm afraid my Victorian slang is a bit rusty.Delete
Thank you my good man, apparently Dick Van Dyke runs a master class on Victorian England and its dialects. ;)Delete
These are as always a joy to look atReplyDelete
That is incredibly kind of you Ian, thank you.Delete
Magnificent paintjob, Sir!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Stefan.Delete
Is that blue? The layering is just magnifique!ReplyDelete
An inspiration to us all Michael. :-)
It certainly is blue, but the first couple of coats, I could barely distinguish it from the black undercoat! Thank you Thanos.Delete
Very nice indeed, and most impressive Victorian tasers...ReplyDelete
Thank you my good man.Delete
Love the shading on those, gorgeous work on the dark tones.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, I was thrilled with how they turned out.Delete
Great work on the uniforms! Dark colours are extremely hard to get looking right and you pretty much nailed it!ReplyDelete
That is really kind of you to say so,Delete
Very, very nice Michael...great brick wall and lightReplyDelete
Thank you Captain.ReplyDelete
Just saw the results of the horde contest. Congratulations Michael. Well done sir.ReplyDelete
Thank you Bob, absolutely chuffed to bits!Delete
The bobbies are great, Her Majesty will be pleased.ReplyDelete
I do hope so and thank you very much.Delete
Outstanding work! They really look the part.ReplyDelete
That is incredibly kind of you, thank you.Delete
Excellent work, and yes. For a minute there I thought I was reading Loki's blog. ;). (On a side note, wow! 100+ comments!? It took awhile to scroll down.)ReplyDelete
Thank you Sean and I can't believe the response myself, mind you half of them are from me of course!Delete
excellent work !ReplyDelete
Outstanding work. I'm just undercoating the very same figures myself ready for a crack at IHMN. I must check out that painting guide on Northstars site.ReplyDelete
Thank you my good man and there is a plethora of information on the site, really worth a look.Delete
Love these policemen of yours.A lot of character!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much.Delete
Excellent Michael, Excellent. Looks your painting gets even better with every post. BrilliantReplyDelete
Thank you Michael, I think the quality of the sculpt had something to do with the success of this post though.Delete
I have just awarded you the Liebster Award :)ReplyDelete
That is incredibly kind of you, thank you very much.Delete
Blinkin' marvelous paintjob (even if they are bobbies and not the other sort of arresting articles).ReplyDelete
Thank you Matt, sorry to have disappointed though. ;)Delete
Excellent painted figures! Great work on those black uniforms!ReplyDelete