March 3, 2012 By:

RedBox Gangsters (72036)

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RedBox sometimes gets a bit of bad press for it´s sculpting but not from me. They come out with some pretty original ranges and subject matter, and this set (along with the “sister” Policemen and citizens) is no exception. My only complaint about the set is the flash. Virtually every figure had some flash and a couple were virtually “buried” in it. Still, with a fine scalpel and a bit of time this is quickly dealt with and the figures appear in a much better light. They may be a bit stumpy in thiestatures but this gives them a sort of ulp / Comic book style which is IMHO a real attraction of this set. The clothing is all okay, not 100% historically correct but the impression of 1930´s – 40´s gangsters, molls and Heavies is well represented.

The cars are Dinky / Matchbox and from my own collection aquired from fleamarkets / bootsales. Some of them are re-painted along the lines of the Henry Ford´s saying “You can have it any color you like, as long as it’s black.”

Bugsy and the boys

Bonnie and Clyde

A Moll and Street Thugs

A new one on me...Knuckle dusters in 1/72nd scale!

Machinegun kelly and friend

 

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About Paul's Bods

Why Bods..? Because like the cartoon character they are small. Paul is an excellent and prolific 1/72 scale figure painter. He rides his own blog at http://paulsbods.blogspot.com/

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