Wednesday, 6 October 2010
West Wind Motorcycle Cops
Staying with West Wind's Road Kill range, here are the 32mm scale motorcycle cops from set GRK013. Just like the vampire bikers and werewolf bikers that I reviewed recently, you get two figures on bikes and two dismounted versions. However, unlike the previous two sets, there is only one pack of motorcycle cops to choose and what you see is what you get.
The mounted cop at the left has both hands on the handlebars of his bike. Note how these bikes are very different to the ones used by the vampires and werewolves. I'm no motorbike expert, but to me, they look like the Harley Davidson bikes used by the cops in the TV series CHIPS, as well as countless films. The dismounted version of the driver has drawn his pistol and holds it in a two-handed grip in relaxed pose. What I love about these motorcycle cops are their fleece-lined jackets. I think the fleece collars are a nice touch.
The cop at the right holds his pistol in his right hand in both versions.This cop is more businesslike than his partner. Note that his jacket is zipped up, unlike his partner's. One thing that I meant to do with the bikes was to write the word POLICE on the sides of the two panniers at the back and just above the front headlight using my Rotring technical drawing pen. Unfortunately the nib is all bunged up so I need to get a replacement. It's not a high priority purchase so I may wait awhile before buying one. I don't feel confident in my ability to paint the word POLICE on the bikes six times and have them all look the same.
These bikers are going to form part of my Mayhem City Police Department as they struggle against the rising tide of zombies in my ATZ campaign. They are nice figures and very well sculpted but I don't think they are such an essential purchase as the vampire bikers, werewolf bikers or the human biker gang. Nevertheless, I felt they were worth showing seeing as I'm posting a lot about bikers recently. This set of four figures costs £9.99 from West Wind's webstore.