THE CONSTABLES The backbone and very effective part of the Scotland  Yard Company are perhaps the trickiest of all the models  to make and paint. Mike Owen has sculpted some very  lively and attractive models, with a good period look, the  Metropolitan Police helmet is particularly well realised,  however their weapon of choice, the Static Electric  
PAINTING SCOTLAND YARD BOBBIES
"The most famous police force in the world are the Metropolitan Police based in Scotland Yard, London. In these troubled time their ‘Special Branch’ has a number of companies deployed around the capital to investigate and foil dastardly foreign plots against the city, Parliament and Her Majesty.
 North Star Military Figures North Star Magazine home page Previous Page Next Page download pdf Click here to order Home Latest North Star Crusader Artizan Great War Siege Works Torriani Games Team Yankee Shieldwolf more Steampunk North Star Military Figures The backbone and very effective part of the Scotland Yard Company are perhaps the trickiest of all the models to make and paint. Mike Owen has sculpted some very lively and attractive models, with a good period look.
Below. Examine the models paying particular attention to the separate parts. 
 Examine the models paying particular attention to the separate parts.
Truncheon, presents some interesting modelling  challenges. The trick with the painting is getting that blue  right. MODELLING CHALLENGES On two of the models the connecting cabling and power  pack for the truncheon are provided as separate castings,  which need to be attached to your model. These parts are  slightly fragile and need careful handling and modelling to  get the best out of them, so I will describe the assembly of  one of the Constables in detail. You will need; modelling  side cutters, a small file and a very sharp modelling knife  or scalpel. EXAMINE THE MODELS As you would do with any model you are about to work  on, but paying particular attention to the separate parts.  You will see the connecting cable has quite a few sprues  or runners (these help in the casting of a fine piece like  the cable and pack). All these will have to be removed  and the cable cleaned up.   The first thing I did was to carefully straighten the cable (I  will be saying carefully quite a lot in this article!)   CLEANING THE CABLE I then removed the sprues by snipping them off with a pair  of side-cutters, being extra careful not to cut the cable  itself. The next problem is the mould line running along  
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