Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Foundry Detectives

Just for a change of pace, I thought I'd review some more of my Foundry Street Violence 28mm scale figures, and here we have set SV057 the Lovemore Detective Agency. Don't be put off by the title, these guys (and gal) could work with any police department and even as civilians.
At the far left of my two photos is "Fast Eddie" Deals wearing a beige-coloured trench coat. He appears to be unarmed, so you could easily use him as a civilian. More than likely he'll be carrying a concealed pistol. He has a moustache and goatee beard and I have painted him with ginger hair.
Next to him is my favourite figure out of this group, David Austin. I really like how he has been sculpted. The fact that he is carrying his jacket instead of wearing it is a nice touch. It would appear that Detective Austin is overly fond of the doughnuts, as he has quite a gut on him.
In the centre of the group is Detective Penny Lovemore, the person for whom this set is named after. She is the only figure in this group to be openly carrying a weapon, in this case, a pistol. Penny is of mixed race parentage and has coffee-coloured skin.
Fourth in line is Raymond James Carlisle, another figure wearing a trench coat. He is carrying his trilby hat in his left hand. Again, because he appears to be unarmed, he could well double as a civilian. He is the oldest member of this group.
Finally, is Detective Ben Roberts. This is my second favourite figure out of the group. He is holding his notebook in his right hand and he appears to have a kind face. If any of the others play "bad cop" then Roberts has to be the "good cop." Actually, he'd make for a good reporter if you didn't want to use him as a detective.
These are roughly 30mm tall, so are slightly overscale, but certainly not enough to bother me. The male detectives in the trench coats have a chunky feel to them, but that is merely an observation on my part and certainly not a criticism. If you wanted to use them in a zombie apocalypse campaign, they would work just as well as armed and unarmed civilians.
This set of five figures retails for £10.00 from Foundry's webstore.

16 comments:

  1. They are a nice set. I really quite like the Penny figure out of this set. More of a non action pose but I like it.

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  2. Excellent painting (as always) I agree I like the figure carrying his jacket. So reminds me of just too many cop shows where you have an older chief full of bluster. Nice work.

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    1. Yep, he can shout all he wants, but his maverick detective(s) will always get their man, no matter what he says. Cliche alert!

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  3. These are great looking models. I could see using them as a group trying to get information about the zombie plague, at its very beginning....

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    1. Absolutely. Whether as detectives, newshounds or just concerned citizens.

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  4. Good variation of figures and nice paint job.

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  5. I always like a figure in a trenchcoat.

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    1. Well, with four out of the five wearing trenchcoats you have a lot to admire here.

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  6. I've had these myself and a very nice set, I used Raymond as A CIA operative named Mr Smith!

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    1. I used my figure of Raymond as the Captain of a police precinct. Penny was an FBI agent and the others were detectives working in the same precinct as Raymond.

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  7. These are quite cool.

    Would most likely use them as civillians. With a bit of attitude!

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    1. That's certainly a very valid option, Johnny.

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  8. One of my favourite "Street Violence" packs.

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