Sunday, 31 January 2016

GCPD Detective (BMG)

The GCPD Detective was a 'quick and done' addition to January's output (following finishing the Court of Owls Talons William Cobb a few days ago, and Strix last week), picked up and painted as I was having a 'hmm' moment while waiting for some paint to dry on some other minis. It was essentially a bonus mini completed - I am not starting a Law or Batman crew at this time, honest!

I tackled this as it was already prepared, and while looking at it I realised there would not be too many colours needed, and I had a good feeling about how to tackle the brown coat. A case of the right mini at the right time I think, as I await arrival of the remaining Court of Owls minis - as soon as they do turn up I need to get stuck into them.

The mini reminds me of a slimmer, less slovenly Harvey Bullock, and I am amazed that in some 200 or so minis released so far for the BMG range, there is still no Bullock model.

As I do not currently play either Law or Batman crews, I can't comment much on his abilities, but he seems a reasonable offer for his Reputation and Funding costs, so I imagine I would use him if I start either.

BMG Painting Summary
BMG characters owned: 186 (added: nothing new, but I have an order pending)
Percentage of owned characters painted: 19.4% (36 models)


14 comments:

  1. Cracking stuff PulpCitizen. Absolutely love it. Just how a GCPD Detective should look. Great job!!

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    1. Thanks very much. :)

      For a quick and done mini, I was pretty pleased with how he turned out (although it is hard to see the highlights on his trousers, there are some).

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  2. Very nice. I too am bemused at the lack of a Bullock, especially given that they have the licence for Gotham.

    You don't need a Law or Batman crew. Paint up Branden, who is a sidekick in the Black Mask crew, and you can use your Detective via the Corrupt rule.

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    1. Thanks Kieron. :)

      No just me then re: Bullock, which is reassuring.

      The problem with Brandon to include the Detective is giving up my go-to Catwoman or Deadshot, or dropping 3 other Henchmen (most likley the decent ones like Mesh, Anatoly or Mule Goon) - not sure my BM crew will go that route although it remains an option like you say. To be honest, I'd sooner see some more Goons with things like axe or shotgun to add to the BM crew. That does not seem likley though. :)

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  3. Fabulous job dude! A pleasant surprise!

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    1. Cheers mate; it was certainly nice to get something else done and out of the 'painting queue'. :)

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  4. Great contrast in such a dark figure. Love how you did the highlights on the piece.

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    1. Thanks very much FourEyedMonster. ::

      The coat in particular was pleasing in terms of outcome, even if the lighting for the pics has washed out some of the highlights. :)

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  5. Wow, he just oozes character.
    Like hé just ran away from a noir movie. Superb!

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    1. Thanks very much Wouter. :)

      For a fairly quick paint-job I was pretty happy with how he turned out. :)

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