I've been watching 'The Sweeney' & 'Life On Mars' DVD box sets over Christmas. For entertainment value but also for, vibrant, background colour. Especially for the clothes of that decade. The clothes.............
The toys are painted in what I believe are authentic renderings of 1970s fashion, colours and taste. Whether that is good or bad I leave to you, Dear Reader. Any migraines or flashbacks induced by the images posted below I apologise for.
I also have a collection of vehicles and buildings for the game but more of them later. I've also left out the pic of one female figure who would be described by my Mother as 'A Right One'.
Local Bird, likes eating at Berni Inns
Nostrils Newman with his trademark sawn-off.
I originally painted his balaclava in the style of the ski-masks sported by the villains in Chalk & Cheese. The toy looked like he was sporting a tea-cosy and was the laughing stock of the gang.
Soft Terry says No shootahs!
This chap is wearing one of his trouble's stockings. Hence his slightly flayed alive look.
Jimmy the Git
Just gimme the moolah and no-one gets 'urt. Right?
'E was wearing ox-blood Doctor Martin's, officer
Copper, Special Branch or Insane Villain?
Flying Squad Skipper
Flying Squad Guv'nor
They just need their bases doing in an urban style, bit of high-lighting and then varnishing. 'Andsome!
As always comments are very welcome.
All the best!