Saturday, December 26, 2020

Four Cops and P.I. 'Ginger' Brede From Arkham City

A few years ago Sarah and I took in the Partizan show up in Newark. We met up with several Challengers including SidneyR, DaveD, MartinC and Tamsin. During our visit, Tamsin kindly gifted me a pack of Copplestone 'Beat Cops' for my pulp adventure collection. 

I've had these primed and sitting in my paint queue for several years. Yes, I hang my head with the shame of it. Before Covid we had a game where I really wanted some police figures and so I swore I'd get them done-up this Challenge.

Accordingly, here are several boys from Detachment B, Arkham City Police. I love Copplestone's models - just enough detail for character, but nothing overblown - they almost paint themselves.

I thought these cops needed an associate, so I painted up a private dick from Artizan Miniatures. I've named him Atticus Brede. The locals call him 'Ginger' due to his red hair. Ginger Brede was formally a sergeant in the Arkham City Police, but had a nervous breakdown after a midnight call to Miskatonic University saw him the only survivor from his detachment. Due of his insane rantings from that night he was 'offered' early retirement. Nonetheless, Ginger has chosen to honour his fallen comrades and continues to investigate the strange goings happening within his beloved city as a private investigator.

I like how slovenly Ginger is, with his untucked, partially buttoned shirt, and wearing too-large trousers, cinched up by a belt. Lots of character.

Thank you so much Tamsin, they were great fun to work on!



  1. Really nice work on these and I totally agree about Copplestone figures - I am actually her on your site as I Google searched Bolshevik Navy Uniforms to assist in painting some Copplestone sailors and came across your post from 2015 about the Commissar attached to the Naval unit movie - which I will now try to find on You Tube!

    1. Thanks very much Ross, much appreciated. I hope you have a great time painting your sailors!

  2. A nice looking unit. The basing is rather distinctive in these photographs. Are you actually painting it black or is that just the clear nature of the base in this lighting?

    1. Thanks. I base them on clear acrylic so it's just picking up the black background.


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