Friday, 10 November 2017

Assorted Sheriff and Deputies

I have shown a lot of police figures in the past, both American and British. They have almost all been of the kind you'd find in urban or suburban environments. Today, I'm concentrating on a small unit of police you'd find in the rural areas of America - the sheriff and his deputies.
These are from a variety of sources. At the left are two figures produced by Reaper as part of their 28mm scale Chronoscope range. At the far left is Sheriff Joe Don Mitchell and next to him is Deputy Wayne Tisdale. These are the names Reaper have assigned to them and I saw no reason to change them. The sheriff is a metal figure but Wayne is one of the plastic figures I got with one of my Reaper Bones Kickstarter sets (I think it was Bones 1). They are both in very similar poses but I think they are full of character. They are just how I'd imagine a sheriff and his deputy to look like.
The next two figures are very old 25mm scale Citadel figures. The fat deputy is called Hoyt Axlebury and his partner is Carl Whiteley (both named by me). Hoyt was designed for the old Paranoia range and Carl is even older as he was part of the 1920's Gangster range, both produced by Games Workshop in the 1980's. Who remembers either of them? The fact that they are 25mm scale doesn't bother me in the least because as I keep on saying, in real life people come in all shapes and sizes. These guys just happen to be on the small size. Hoyt is a fantastic sculpt but Carl is a bit bland.
The final figure is Deputy Jennifer Lewis. I named her and sculpted her. When I made her, way back in the 1980's, female cop figures were unheard of. She was always meant to be a deputy. I made her to partner Carl. I did debate about whether to sculpt her with the Mountie-style hat the other deputies are wearing or give her the more traditional peaked cap. In the end, I went with the peaked cap. She's not a brilliant sculpt but she's not bad either and she serves her purpose well.
Probably the most obvious use for these figures is in All Things Zombies as the cops of a rural setting. But I also think they'd work extremely well in 7TV2e, especially in a Scooby Doo scenario.

16 comments:

  1. What a great assortment of models, Bryan. You really have a massively broad range of minis. Great painting on them all, but I especially like Joe as he reminds me of Sgt Slaughter from the WWF. These will be ideal for a scooby doo game, as you say, or a last line against the Walking Dead!! :-)

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    1. You're spot on with your observations, Simon. I do remember Sergeant Slaughter. Quite a character!

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  2. Have multiple police forces in your town. Like in Super Troopers. This isn’t your jurisdiction, this is my crime scene now type stuff. Lol

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    1. Good point, Tom. I see no reason why that couldn't work. Equally, you could have different forces working together on a case.

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  3. Excellent. Maybe having the whole 7TV cast as deputies might work. On a side note I am always surprised by the variety of police uniforms in the states, it seems to me each county has something very slightly different. But then what do I know.

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    1. Thanks, Clint. It is true that American police forces in counties and states have such a wide variety of uniforms.

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  4. Marvelous collection of mini's Bryan, and great work on the Deputy Lewis sculpt!
    Many thanks for bringing Sheriff Mitchell to my attention - I'll be on the lookout for this mini to add to my own collection (a sheriff on a "Wanted List", now there's a thing!)

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    1. Greatly appreciated, Greg. Do bear in mind that Deputy Tisdale is also available as a metal figure in the Reaper Chronoscope range. Sheriff Joe Don Mitchell is 50256 priced at £5.22 and Deputy Wayne Tisdale is 50267 priced at £5.10. I hope that helps.

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  5. Terrific minis, my faves being the 28mm two, love that pose! Great sculpt too Bryan, class job

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    1. Thanks, Andy. They sure are cool figures. Thanks also for the compliments on my own sculpt.

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  6. Great looking bunch of law enforcers Bryan, and your sculpt looks good to

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  7. Great figures Bryan. You can never have too many police figures.

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    1. Quite right, Tim. Ditto with civilians and zombies! :-)

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  8. Lovely brushwork Bryan especially on the self sculpted character you did. Brilliant sculpting work.

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    1. That is so appreciated, Simon. Many thanks.

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