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Author Topic: Who does the best Victorian coppers?  (Read 3878 times)

Offline white knight

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Re: Who does the best Victorian coppers?
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2012, 02:32:06 PM »
Check out my blog at:

http://maliciousintent.6sided.net

Go to bottom of page there's a big pic of both artizan and westwind coppers.

Thanks for that!

Right, I think I have enough suggestions, now to absorb it all and make a decision (ah, who am I kidding, I'll probably get some from everywhere.  lol

Offline Gary Mitchell

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Re: Who does the best Victorian coppers?
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2012, 03:15:01 PM »
I thinkthe Ironclad ones are good too!

Offline n815e

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Re: Who does the best Victorian coppers?
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2012, 04:31:15 PM »
Blue Moon:


Offline white knight

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Re: Who does the best Victorian coppers?
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2012, 04:43:48 PM »
The Blue Moon sets have some great figures but they're always mixed in with other that have odd proportions, which usually discourages me from buying them (I love my set of WW2 zombie characters though).

Offline HerbyF

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Re: Who does the best Victorian coppers?
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2012, 10:31:57 AM »
Reaper has one in their Chronoscope range. http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Chronoscope/sku-down/50106

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Offline Brummie Thug

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Re: Who does the best Victorian coppers?
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2012, 10:14:08 PM »
Spotted these not sure if they are a little to late. But with the right paintjob!

http://reivercasting.wordpress.com/

Scroll down and you'll see a pic
BCW124 Police with Helmet & Rain Cape   

Offline white knight

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Re: Who does the best Victorian coppers?
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2012, 06:23:54 PM »
They offer an interesting variety, but I think sculpting style is a bit too different from my other figures for my tastes (YMMV).

Offline Melnibonean

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Re: Who does the best Victorian coppers?
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2012, 11:13:02 PM »
I have the Foundry Police Constables and the pack of commanders. I've heard some say they don't like them but I found them great figures to paint and they look very nice.


Well, that should stop Rocket Morton from getting all the girls.

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Offline white knight

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Re: Who does the best Victorian coppers?
« Reply #23 on: August 03, 2012, 09:41:49 AM »
I don't like the blocky shoulders this sculptor gives to all his figures and the over use of widelegged stances, but there are some packs in the range that are still must haves, and I'll probably add the coppers to them when I get around to ordering.

Offline Steve F

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Re: Who does the best Victorian coppers?
« Reply #24 on: August 03, 2012, 02:28:11 PM »
The helmet shapes are odd in that Foundry pack too - more like Chico Marx's hat than anything any British Police Force ever wore.

I don't think anyone has mentioned yet the Victorian police officer (in cape, blowing whistle) in Black Tree's Doctor Who range (under the 4th Doctor category). Not bad, but there's only one of him.

I hate to say it, but my favourite late Victorian policemen are probably the ones Kevin Dallimore converted from Foundry Zulu War artillerymen for a South London Warlords convention game.  I don't know if the base figures are still available - Foundry also used to make artillerymen in the "airpipe" helmet which some Police Forces used to wear.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2012, 02:30:11 PM by Steve F »