The Fawcett Avenue Conscripts are a group of table-top wargamers who get together every Thursday night to enjoy some gaming, some beer and a few chuckles courtesy of our hobby.
Monday, July 2, 2012
"You Doity Raaat!"
So, on a whim about a month ago I bought a job lot of old Citadel gangster-era figures from a collector who was selling up his collection. I figured that this would make a nice diverting project (diverting from all the other projects that I should be working on) and would make a fun skirmish-type game for Thursdays. So after about a week's work I have finished 'em.
Here are the "flatfeet", the uniformed cops that strove mightily to defend law and order from rumrunners and criminals. Or alternatively, who profited handsomely by taking bribes from the latter ;-)
There wasn't a huge variety in poses in the lot I received so I had to do my best to differentiate the gangsters with paint jobs.
I painted them in a style that in my view, befits these older, smaller castings and appeals to my sense of speed. Block painting, minimal highlighting, and washes. Fast and dirty!
There was one obvious "G-man" in the lot - here he is confronting some ne'er do wells.
I also took the oppotunity to retire some old brushes to the trash can - yikes. A blind man would know better than to paint with those...
So now we're pretty much ready for some gang warfare. As the Citadel gangster line is long OOP I'll probably
supplement these with Steve Barber figures which I'm told are a similar
size and should mix well.
I just have to find some cars - diecast toys should fit the bill. The Lledo "Days Gone By" line has been recommended - anybody have a line on these (other than eBay)?