Sunday, 13 May 2012

Black Cat Bases Gangstas 02

As promised last time, I'm going to review Black Cat Bases' 28mm scale female gangstas - the Sun Valley Bulldog Babes.These will perfectly complement BCB's Da Dowgs gang or Bobby Jackson's Thugz.
Each of the BCB gangs comes with thir own canine mascot and each dog is unique to that particular gang. As their name would indicate, the Sun Valley Bulldog Babes have a Bulldog as their mascot. Once again the colour scheme came courtesy of Google Images. The light brown patch on his back is obvious but you may not have noticed that he has a smaller patch surrounding his right eye. I have named the dog, Winnie, in honour of Winston Churchill. I couldn't call him Churchill, as that name is too associated with an insurance company of the same name. Winnie is fine, as it suggests, he just might be a she, which would be appropriate for a female gang.
As with the male gangstas, I have named each of these figures and I'll use my names to identify them. The lady in the pink jacket and shoes is called Ebonolu Omoregie. Her nickname is Ebony because it's easier to say then Ebonolu. Although she was born in America, her parents are Nigerian, hence her unusual name. She is armed with a six-shot revolver. To me, her attire just screams "streetwalker!" Why else would she be flashing her bra? I thought that giving her a lemon-coloured bra would make for a nice contrast and it moves away from the obvious choices of black or white.
Next to her is Sita Farah and you don't often see bald females. She has quite a butch look going on, with her black vest, urban camouflage combat pants and boots. She casually carries a sawn-off pump-action shotgun. I'm betting she's as hard as nails. She just looks like someone you don't want to mess with.
The same can be said about the gangsta bitch in the centre of the group. This is Missy Maffia. Missy is short for Melissa. This woman is full of bad attitude. Her hair has been cut short and styled into corn rows. She's into her gold jewellry with her bracelets, necklace and ear-rings all on display. She also carries a revolver but hers is a much larger one than Ebony's, possibly a .44 Magnum. I'd class it as a Big Ass Pistol. She is one big bad momma!
Moving on, we come to Melesha James, the babe of the group. She is nicely posed fitting a new ammo clip into her 9mm pistol. You very rarely see armed figures reloading. Melesha would appear to be a keep fit fanatic, going off her sporty appearance. It's a nice touch that the straps of her T-shirt are sliding down her arms, to give a flash of her bra. She appears to be the least intimidating member of the gang... but be aware, appearances can be deceptive!
Last in line is Beverley "Bang Bang" Osoteku, whom I have appointed as leader of this gang. She has been sculpted in a very dynamic pose that is full of movement. For that reason alone, she is my favourite figure in this set. "Bang Bang" is so named for her choice of using two pistols in combat. She is firing one of them gangsta style, which isn't a very clever move, as I explained last time. Even so, I like this figure a lot!
This set is just as good as the "Da Dowgs" gangstas that I reviewed last time and they fit together so well. The sculpting of them is just spot on and there's not one bad figure amongst them. Even the Bulldog is a cracking good sculpt. Thanks to these sets I'm building up a nice collection of dogs of different breeds. As with "Da Dowgs" you can buy the humans for £3.00 each and the dog for £2.00, but by far and away, your best bet is to buy all six as a set for just £12.00. It's another winner from Black Cat Bases.

16 comments:

  1. Nicely done again Bryan. Sita and Missy are my favorites out of this bunch as well as the bulldog

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    1. Interesting choices, Simon. Let's see what choices are made for favourites by other followers.

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  2. That's a great set of gangsters. Very nicely done. I like Bang Bang best.

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    1. Thanks, Joe. Bang Bang is my favourite. She's so animated.

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  3. Great paintjobs as always Bryan.

    It's worth mentioning too that the gangs can be purchased as deals of two or four gangs too, saving even more cash !

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    1. That's a good point, Joe. I forgot about that deal.

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  4. Great figures Bryan, a very adventurous looking, I've sure I've seen some of these walking up Gravesend high street!!

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    1. I know what you mean, Ray. I've seen similar in Newcastle.

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  5. Excellent job on the gangsta biatches. Once again your talent shines through. Your going to have to make a dog pound for the mascots after all the thugs get wasted.

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    1. Well, I already have the kennels made.

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  6. Splendid paint job on these Vampifan, the camo pants and the leopard spandex? are really well done, really like this set.

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    1. Many thanks, Mr. Extraordinarii. Yes, Missy is wearing leopard print spandex pants.

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  7. Some fine looking honeys Bryan, damn fine.....

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    1. There are some I'd snog, none I'd want to marry and some I'd want to avoid!

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  8. The paintjobs on these ladies really brings them to the next level. I hope to see this gang make an appearance on your streets of Mayhem City soon.

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    1. They're lurking around, Adam, so I'm sure they'll make an appearance sooner or later.

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