INSPIRATIONI’m not a big Hong Kong Movie buff, I think the only one I have watched all the way through is Big Trouble in LittleChina, but that doesn’t really matter, all of these models have historical equivalents! The uniformed police and SWAT especially are the same as the real world ones, so are easy to find pictures of and I just copied those, and of course there is artwork in theA Fistful of Kung Fu rule book of the main protagonists and many others.UNDERCOATINGIt is worth going over any model carefully just to make sure there are no sprue, flash or mould lines, clean any off with a sharp scalpel and a fine file. Undercoating is essential as it provides a consistent surface on which to apply the next coats of paint, and it shows up the detail on a model much more clearly than shiny bare metal. For the undercoat I used Humbrol enamel matt black. I usually undercoat in oil based paint as I find they give better coverage on the bare metal.THE PAINTI used Army Painter War Paints to paint The Cops, mixing up colours to suit my style and preferences. The Mega Paint Set provides an adequate range of colours for almost all needs, but you will always need to mix colours to get the desired results, however I have tried to work out colour combinations to reduce mixing if possible.
PAINTING THE COPSThe Copsbox set gives you the perfect starter army to begin playing A Fistful of Kung Fu, and also wouldn’t look out of place in any modern skirmish whether film or TV based or not.