Friday, 19 April 2013

7TV Diplomatic Protection Squad.

Finished off my conversion of the Artizan  'not' Harry Palmer figure to give me another agent character with an smg as most seem to have pistols. The figures has just had a head swap with a Crooked Dice head from there Flamboyant agent sprue.  I want to get some proper vehicles for them but that will have to wait for an ebay opportunity as they can be expensive. These guys could be Military intelligence, Diplomatic Protection or just plain old spys. I was searching for vehicles and came a cross a DPG vehicle and now I want some for these guys.


 Bit of background to them.
Formed in 1961 and still going today The Diplomatic Protection Group (DPG) is a Specialist Operations branch of London's Metropolitan Police Service. The unit's main purpose is to provide specialist protection for diplomatic premises in London, such as embassies, high commissions, and consular sections. The group also provides protection and support to members of the Diplomatic Community, as well as members of HM Government.

More info on the Wiki here.

I put some pics up with some Metropolitan Police vehicles that would fit the 70's theme.







Have had got a cold and have felt crappy all week as have still been going to work (spread the love). So not really got much finished I did a little more work on some 7TV Characters and these will be finished tonight time and opportunity permitting.

Looking forward to seeing all the salute pictures popping up on peoples blogs over the weekend as there seems to be some interesting displays/games being put on. If your going and setting up today have fun!

36 comments:

  1. Great look , and great paint Simon
    I like this figurines
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Vincent, I have a few more to come in the next week or so.

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  2. What cracking models!

    You've done a really good job with the paint too, as a group they look even better. Nice job :)

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    1. Thanks very much Mike, surprising really as they have all been painted over a long time period.

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  3. very nicely done sir, these look great.

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  4. I say that is a very nice conversion there Brummie and a good clean paintjob too. Nice one.

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    1. Thanks PK there will be a few more appearing soon. I converted a couple more figures up but haven't started painting them yet.

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  5. Brilliant work mate - you've even managed to make Charles Hawtrey look sinister!
    Nice bit of putty work on the scarf - I've got to do something similar to turn some spare mins into civilians, and I can only dream of getting them to look as good!

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    1. Cheers! Didn't realise it was him until you said lol :D Very kind words sir!

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  6. What a sinister looking group. Could be good cops or evil henchmen. So versatile figures and well carried out. Nice one mate.

    I plan to put my salute pics up on Monday. Maybe the swag on Sunday.

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    1. Thanks Clint, thats just how I want them to be get more use out of them that way.

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  7. Very sharp looking. They look great as a unit.

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    1. Thanks Adam, I hadn't realised how much until I got the Harry Palmer figure out to photo how well they went together even tho I painted them individually and months apart :D

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  8. Very nice group of figures. As others have said, they'd work equally well as good guys or bad guys.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I want to try a game of 7TV in the next few weeks been itching to get a game in. I need to write up some casts for it.

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  9. The first car I ever remember my dad having was an Anglia. And I remember seen police cars in those colours. Now I feel old.

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    1. Never mind mate, I love the look of this era though especially the car shapes and such.

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  10. Very cool looking G-men; vehicles look great too. Best, Dean

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  11. why aren't they protecting HOLLYWOOD SPY's secret headquarters? Me is all diplomatic and uber important :)

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    1. Hah usually in these kind of films something always happens to the person they are supposed to be protecting lol....Feeling safe are we Dezmond? :P

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    2. don't worry, I always have my coon, possum and penguin squads protecting my back....

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  12. Crackin' looking figures Simon, nice one!

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  13. Great conversion Simon- and I echo all the comments above!

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  14. The guy with the mustache is brilliant and they look great with the cars.

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    1. Cheers Anne, my collection of cars is steadily starting to grow. Its just timing them right on ebay :D

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  15. Now that is seriously impressive Simon, great conversion Sir.

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    1. Thanks Michael very kind of you to say so :D

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  16. Great group of minis Simon, actually the first guy reminds me of Mr Bean! lol too funny.

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    1. Thanks, LOL How? I don't see the resemblance?

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  17. Lovely work on these! I love "head sprues", they come in bloody handy!

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