Friday, 1 March 2013

RP No124 Ripper Street - Victorian Coppers



I've been catching up on the BBC TV series Ripper Street and saw the fine looking fellows on ebay for a snip, they're from Foundry and were a pleasure to paint up. I was unsure of how to base them up, I actually took Fran's advice (something that I don't usually do??) and used greenstuff to model the cobblestone effect, I think it looks quite fetching?
These Victorian Coppers will be up on ebay this weekend (they didn't sell and weren't pinched at Cavalier) for the princely sum of £20, so keep an eye out for them if your interested.
The 5 figures were entered into Curt's Challenge and earned me 30 points!!! I'm currently in 8th place, the top 5 looks like its gonna be hard to break, but I'll plod on, get it? plod on???
Terrible I know...............







46 comments:

  1. They look great! Good choice for the base.

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  2. Nicely done -- the cobblestone effect worked out really well.

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  3. Nice work they look great, I've been watching the same shiow recently as well. I'm going to be getting my Peelers from Westwind when there Kickstarter finish's they have some really nice normal, armed and steampunk version's.

    Good luck with the ebay sale!

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/832150598/empire-of-the-dead-requiem-0

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    1. My my, they do look the biz!!! Fran bought some Coppers in capes at Cavalier, not sure what company they were from though, I'm sure he'll tell us later.

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  4. Nicely done Ray. I'm also working on something which I'm watching on DVD as I type this. And I agree Ripper street was very good.

    As for Fran's advice..... even a stopped clock is right twice a day!

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    1. Great saying Clint, never heard that one before!

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  5. These are really very good! Very well painted.

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  6. It's airing here on BBC America, I've been DVRing it but I usually watch it straight away. I think the cobblestone base work was a good call. Nice looking bunch.

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    1. Cheers Sean, I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

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  7. The bases are good. And the figs too. Quite the tough guys they are, right?

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  8. Some serious tache action going on there. Nice work, ray!

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    1. I was thinking of growing one myself, trouble is it'll be mostly grey??

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  9. Hi! I just want to say that I respect the law, sir...Great work, chief!
    Phil.

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  10. They look great Ray and should easily sell imowhen you run them in Ebay, bases are very suitable.

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  11. They look rather mean and aggressive. Accurate!

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  12. Looking great, have the same miniatures waiting for some varnish although yours look better (mine are to light blue).

    Cheers!

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  13. Love em, very nice blue.

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  14. Those are awesome Ray...and much cooler than the cop I had to call to my house this morning!!

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    1. Uh oh! What have you been upto then??

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  15. I started to watch it but couldn't get into it. You did a great job with these. Good luck with the sale, Ray.

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    1. Give it another go Elsie, its a great show.

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  16. very good painting. The bases are a nice touch

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  17. Very very nice Ray. The basing is excellent too!

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  18. Lovely figures, Ray. I have been a big fan of "Ripper Street" and I'm glad that a second series has been comissioned.

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    1. That's great news, I didn't know that.

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  19. Foundry always does a great job with its figures. Really like these coppers Ray. And of course Fran was right, they look excellent on those bases. When will you learn to listen to your betters?

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    1. Never will I learn that one Anne and you gotta admit, he's a bit of a tit!

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  20. Sweet looking peelers Ray. I am glad they were not 'nicked' the other weekend...Nicked...Get it!

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  21. Nice work, Sir Ray. And very nice work with the GS base conversion!

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  22. Lovely work there Ray and I love the TV series too and I think you have got it right. The only thing is where is the segt with the bushy beard?

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  23. Very Nice Ray,
    You should keep em and use them in some Victorian zombie game! zombie chimney sweeps and ladies of the night (after mr ripper got to them)could be cool?

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  24. I like the new background and table setting. Looks professional and fun.

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  25. Excellent stuff Ray.

    There has to be something said when a figure can claim a cover bonus due to the size of his own moustache! ;-)

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  26. Lovely job and a perfect backdrop, which I believe is Letsbe Avenue.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  27. Thats a nice set of Victorian Bobbies you have there Ray.

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  28. Very nice work Ray. I'm surprised they didn't sell.

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  29. Great job Ray, love the basing.

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  30. Very nice figures, Ray. They are waiting for Jack the Ripper...

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  31. Great painted cops! I like the faces!
    Regards
    Bruno

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