Police Precinct Commission – Part I

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Just started work on a commission of 15mm miniatures. These are for use with Police Precinct which is a cooperative board game that was the subject of a successful KickStarter a little while back. While it doesn’t require any miniatures, the client is making a custom 3D board with 3D buildings, cars and of course miniatures. The miniatures he’s chosen are a number of different modern and post-apocalyptic sets from Rebel Minis. The minis are going to represent various police officers, FBI agents, gang members and criminals. These posts will serve as a bit of a diary for the client as well as give me something to post about. The level of painting requested is just block painted, so this should have a fairly quick turn-around.

At the moment I’m in the very early stages. They were supplied already based on our local 5c coins. However the Rebel minis sit on a little 1-2mm thick base that sat above the coin. So as a first step I’ve hidden the extra bit of metal by using some Vallejo White Stone paste to build up the rest of the base. The Vallejo paste is a thick paste that dries to a nice hard surface. The advantages are that it is quite easy to cut and file when dry so it is perfect to use. Some time later I had built up the bases on the 58 minis and carved them to a relatively smooth surface.

The last bit of preparation was to mount them all to tongue depressors (or wax applicators) to ease handling and bulk painting.
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The minis are pretty nice little sculpts: quite characterful and crisp so I’ll end by putting up a few quick pictures from the workbench with links to the Rebel Minis sets. Sorry for the low quality camera work – these are just quick snaps as they sit on the work bench.

FBI Agents: RMMIB.
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Criminals: 15mm-hostag.
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Police: RMUSP.
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SWAT / Special Ops: 15mm-armed-gunm.
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Gang Members: 15mm-street-pun and RMPAG.
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