Greg's 1/16 British Police Officer

Greg_147

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Hello all,

This will be my contribution to the GB. I've not tried a large(ish) figure before, so it'll be interesting to try and get a handle on faces and other intricate details. Hopefully I can learn a few tricks and scale it back to 1/35 for other models.

Not much to go on as far as sprue shots go, but it is what it is!

Thanks,
Greg

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Does it come with decals? If not I'll be intrigued to see how you handle the hat band, cravat and police badge.

Bill
 

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Oow that’s going to take some doing Greg :surprised:

Good luck with the build :thumb2:

Geoff.
 

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Looks good. It'll be a fun GB with a mixture of models and figures

Yeah. Lots of different types and styles of subjects. Really looking forward to the start.
 

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Pete

Ah thanks Pete, I hadn't considered trying to find some aftermarket decals. Those ones are actually a little too large, but I did manage to find another set that should look okay (the checks on the model are just under a millimeter - I found a set that have 1 millimeter squares, which hopefully won't look too big). I think I'll give it a go with paints, and if I can't get it looking good, I'll get a set of the decals. Thanks again!
 

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Take it from me mate, checks are really really hard to paint well……worse than tartans they are :thumb2:
 

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I've finally made a start on this one. First challenge was the fit between both halves of the torso. There was quite a chasm all around, but a bit of putty and sanding has sorted it out for the most part.

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The belt still looks terrible, but fortunately the seams will be covered by the straps for the holsters, so I wasn't too worried about that. Next up was some paint, and I found early on that painting the checkers was near impossible. So thank you Pete for the decal suggestion, they look far better than I ever could have done by hand!

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Next up was some kit attachments. I've put off the head for now but might not be able to avoid it much longer... :smiling5:

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