Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Crooked Dice Tough Detectives

To lead my Police Cast I need to get some characters done to lead the bobbies in my previous post. I have painted up the Tough Detective from the aptly named 'Tough Detectives' pack. These characters have an uncanny resemblance to those from Life on Mars. Something that until recently I had never really watched. I am remedying that and thoroughly enjoying it

I really enjoyed painting this figures its an absolutely wonderful sculpt and captures Gene Genie brilliantly. 




I'm not taking this model to the 7TV day but having enjoyed the tough detective so much couldn't resist doing the other models from the same pack. I am not sure what to use this second detective again based on LoM in my cast. 

Profile wise as there are no lower ranking detectives. I am hoping that the Beat is revisited and updated for second edition. There is an Investigative Academic profile but they don't carry a gun which is what this model has in there left hand. Dependable Deputy seems the next profile along that could work.


Final member of this pack is a WPC again not sure what archetype to use her as. Though obviously a normal Bobbie profile would work in a pinch. But I'd like her to be a bit more cleverer as Annie is in the show.



A pic of the whole pack together.

30 comments:

  1. Nice looking group SImon, great poses and sculpts!

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    1. Cheers Phil. They are really great sculpts.

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  2. They have come out rather well. I must say I like them all but the men have come out better. It's probably the sculpts.

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    1. Their all good. The problem I have at the moment is work have replaced my work phone and the camera on it is utter shite.

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  3. These are some of my favourite Crooked Dice figures and I had a lot of fun using them in my first 7TV2e batrep.

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    1. Yes indeed they are really lovely sculpts probably some of the most enjoyable to paint in a long time. I really don't know whats taken me so long to get around to them.

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  4. I love these Simon, well done Sir. I very nearly picked them up when I grabbed the 'Duchess' as a proxy Audrey, I might have to add them to the collection at some point.

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    1. I love all the cops and criminals. I am hoping to pick up the thugs and robbers next.

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  5. Plenty of lovely "Crooked Dice" goodness on show here, Simon. Marvellous paint-jobs too, you're really cranking out the minis presently :-)

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    1. Cheers dude. I have blazed through all these tbh they have been a pleasure todo.

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  6. Great sculpts and great paintjobs (as ever).

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    1. Thanks Joe yes I agree totally about them being great sculpts.

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  7. Nice, the Annie figure has a good character stats in first edition. Still not sure about second edition because of the character cards.

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    1. Cheers Simon, The beat haven't been redone yet. But I am told they are on the cards to be done.

      Tough Detective and Investigative Academic profiles for them at the moment.

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  8. Look at these faces, these are some wonderful sculpts, very characterful.
    The way you painted them is almost flawless.

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    1. Cheers Wouter very kind words about my painting. Thank you

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  9. More excellent coppers. Great stuff Simon. :)

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  10. Fantastic work like always!
    best regards

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  11. These are so nice! Pretty consistent group.

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    1. Thanks Suber. Yeah they all look marvellous together.

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  12. "Dependable deputy" seems entirely appropriate for the second-in-command. Hmm, not sure about the policewoman, though...

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    1. Yeah indeed that is one I looked at.

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  13. Superb job on such brilliant figs!

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  14. These are lovely sculpts and your painting definitely help them reach their potential. Well done Simon!

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