Just a quick update to keep on the 'one a week' pace. After a couple of fun weeks with Grekwood miniatures, I am back to trudging through my 50 Victory Force zombies. The good news is, I am almost done with them, and all remaining VF zombies have at least been started in one way or another. Here are another 6. I believe there are a couple, maybe even three scuplts in here that are duplicates. That is okay, I don't think most would be noticed on the game table, except of course, for the peg legged zombie. One of those would have been enough!
Not a bad set, as I said. I really liked the female zombie, but the one with the gut wound is pretty good too. The sculpt I received triples of is pretty good, so I'm not too upset about having so many of him.
There is also a not so subtle hint in these pictures to what has been taking up more of my time lately, rather than painting zombies.
Currently, the police force for my city stands at a SWAT team: and a Detective (going all the way back to my first two miniature posts in August 2011.)
I have a bit of a question about what else I should pick up. My initial response is the Copplestone police (both pistol and shotgun packs). They are nicely sculpted, and scale wise should fit in with my mostly heroic 28mm. They also have the benefit of being armed with a visible melee weapon. The disadvantage would be that I am not sold on their slightly outdated style of uniform. Perhaps it is not outdated, as the weapons seem modern, but to me, it looks like a pulp era style of uniform.
Another similarly sculpted, but with perhaps more authentic looking uniforms are the Foundry version (this time I'm showing only the shotgun armed ones). My dislike with this set is how non of them are actually aiming their guns. This is a common feature with a lot of Foundry sets.
The final set that I am considering is from Tactical Miniatures and is labelled Big City PD. At first, I disregarded the set due to lack of police hats. But I've warmed up to it alot as despite the hat being part of most cities police force uniform, it is the most commonly removed part, and definitely would be the first thing to go in any high stress situation. An additional bonus to picking up this set would be that I would get two pistol armed cops and two shotgun armed cops in the same set. Saving me from having to buy both sets if I chose to go with Foundry or Copplestone. A disadvantage would be that I think these guys are true 28mm and will look a little small compared to most of my other heroes.
Does anyone have any advice or opinions on which set to go with? Thanks all.