I was back on my 15mm-scale zombie apocalypse project this weekend - I painted a group of police. Being set in the UK where the police are not routinely armed, & regardless of emergency measures, even in a hypothetical zombie outbreak they would be short on firearms. So I have painted 2 of these as armed with X26 Taser pistols, & 1 with an X12 Taser shotgun. The others have been issued with/rustled-up/salvaged/stolen a selection of SMGs, pistols & a shotgun. I think some scenarios set during the initial hours of the outbreak, with police armed only with tasers & truncheons could be entertaining. These miniatures are a pack of British Police from Khurasan Miniatures (8 unique sculpts in each pack). They are very nice minis, but a little chunky & tall (average 17mm high). The Land Rover is a £2 Corgi die-cast toy, which is roughly the right scale - good enough for small-scale tabletop wargaming at least.
I was in a quandary over how to paint the uniforms for a while - I'm aiming for an 'ultra-modern' setting, & as of 2008 UK police forces have been phasing-in dark blue/black shirts to replace the traditional white button-ups, which were apparently uncomfortable & less utilitarian. Even the rural police where I live wear the new dark blue shirts. However, already some forces are considering introducing a white version of the new shirt, due to officers & the public (myself included) preferring the traditional 'less militaristic' smart white shirt. This, combined with making it easier to distinguish between riot police, Armed Response Units, & common patrol coppers on the tabletop, led me to opt for the iconic white.
The figures are mounted on 1p coins, flocked with Gale Force Nine dead/winter static grass & earth.