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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptySun Jun 19, 2011 11:05 pm

Hello again, I have once again been busy with the Milliput etc, constructing another policeman figure... well, someone is evidently needed to deal with the recent upsurge in the numbers of 'anti-socials' in the area!

This is another in the vein of 'scratch-built body, Preiser head' types.

So, to start, our copper skeleton - thinner wire than last time, much easier to bend:
The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_1

Then the bulking up of the basic body shape, with Milliput:
The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_2

The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_3

Try the head for size, with a bit of Blutak to hold it in place. Carl and Mikey will probably note the facial resemblance to certain other law-men in their respective vicinities!:
The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_3b

Continuing to bulk up the body and legs:
The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_4

The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_5

Then the formation of the feet:
The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_6

The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_6b

Then finally (for now) the formation of the distinctive helmet:
The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_7

To be continued!

Remember... "keep 'em peeled"... Shocked

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Clive

Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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Carl Hibbs

Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptyMon Jun 20, 2011 5:45 am

Ah...Brothers in arms!

Excellent head pose. You can already imagine what he's saying.
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptyMon Jun 20, 2011 8:14 am

I have an idea he is going to be moving the beggar on! (hope so , they're a bl""""y nuisance!!)

mikey
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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptyMon Jun 20, 2011 10:31 pm

Some more progress...

The collar and tie are added, as indeed are the beginnings of the helmet emblem:
The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_8

Then the lapel detail of the tunic are added:
The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_9

The Eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that the face, as yet unpainted, has nevertheless acquired eyebrows! This was the result of an experiment with a thin marker pen, of which I have managed to obtain several in various colours and shades.

At the back, he now has hands (and is indeed ready for any back-chat!):
The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_10
The hand holding the truncheon is a Preiser 'off-cut' left over from a previous figure. The other is a blob of GS mangled into something which, with eyes sufficiently squinted and devoid of spectacles, could indeed pass for something resembling a right hand...

Finally, for now, the tunic has been augmented with belt, pockets and shoulder-tabs; the helmet badge has been shaped into the 8-pointed 'star' with the crown on top - sort of! You will have to take my word for it that the badge has "E II R" in the middle of it!:
The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_11


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Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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GWhizz

GWhizz

Location : Charente, France

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptyTue Jun 21, 2011 8:43 pm

Ah ha! A british counterpart to the Gendarme you made for me!

The Long Arm of the Law... Onion_10

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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptyWed Jun 22, 2011 2:07 pm

Rumour has it they are related, Brian! Not only that, but it has also been postulated that a certain Demiel-based lawman's memoires would make interesting reading! Shocked

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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptyThu Jun 30, 2011 9:43 pm

Well, folks, here is our finished law-man:

The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_12

I forgot to take a photo of him all sprayed grey with primer but, hey, you've seen one...

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Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptyFri Jul 01, 2011 2:03 pm

Amazing work yet again Clive, always an inspiration to see.
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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptyFri Jul 01, 2011 4:08 pm

As you may or may not know I spent 16 of 25 years in a suit like that and apart from the jacket being a tad too short, you've got it spot on Clive! I would say that his truncheon is a little too pointed but after being told many times where i could stick my truncheon, perhaps insertion would be easier!!!

mikey
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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptyFri Jul 01, 2011 4:43 pm

Thanks Peter, for your most kind comments.

Mikey, it's a fair cop! I forgot the 'behind' view...

The Long Arm of the Law... Copper_12b

The truncheon is now a small bit of Milliput, drilled through at one end and threaded with some thin black cross-stitch thread.

Point taken about the tunic. If I were to express some criticism of my own, it would be that the body looks a bit too long in relation to the legs - having said that, people come in an infinite variety of shapes and sizes, so I won't be beating myself up about it - too much anyway!

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Clive

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mikeyh

mikeyh

Location : Dordogne France

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptyFri Jul 01, 2011 4:52 pm

Seriously it's an excellent figure Clive! Curious about the colour: did you mix it or was it 'straight out of the tube'?

mikey
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clive_t

clive_t

Location : Portsmouth, England

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptyFri Jul 01, 2011 6:46 pm

The colours are all 'out of the tin' - the black is Humbrol matt, the rest are Games Workshop acrylics. I still need to spray it with matt varnish, but i am concerned that it might dull the black to a grey...i might try a test on something else first

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Clive

Fat Controller of the Great Unfinished Railway, formerly the S&CGR
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KleineDicke

KleineDicke

Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptySat Jul 02, 2011 2:09 am

You, sir, are an artist. What a great figurine. I like the details- especially the TPR.

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Bill Wray

"It is one of the happiest characteristics
of this glorious country that official utterances are invariably
regarded as unanswerable."
-Sir Joseph Porter, First Lord of the Admiralty (HMS Pinafore)
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Paulus

Paulus

Location : The Netherlands

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PostSubject: Re: The Long Arm of the Law...   The Long Arm of the Law... EmptySat Jul 02, 2011 7:45 pm

It's excellent Clive! Very nice details. Beautiful!

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