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    Kitbash: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force

    The Gurkha Contingent is a line department of the Singapore Police Force. Members of the GC are trained to be highly-skilled and are selected for their display of strong discipline and dedication in their tasks. The principal role of the contingent is to be a special guard force, and is currently used as a counter-terrorist force.

    The GC was formed on 9 April 1949 in the wake of Indian independence from the British Empire, where Gurkhas battalions from the British Indian Army were divided between the Indian Army and the British Army. Those transferred to the British Army were posted to other remaining British Colonies. In Malaya and Singapore, their presence was badly needed to battle the worsening communist threat, and to replace the Sikh unit in Singapore which reverted to the Indian Army on Indian independence.

    Just a year after their formation, their presence became an asset when racial riots between the Malay and European communities broke out over the disputed custody of Maria Hertogh. The GC troopers were again activated when major rioting erupted all over the country between the ethnic Malays and Chinese on Prophet Mohammed's birthday from 21 July 1964 till September that same year.

    Their presence as a neutral force was important because local police officers were often perceived to be (or were even expected to be) biased towards their own ethnic groups when handling racial disturbances, further fueling discontent and violence. Officers who attempt to carry out their duties impartially and in full accordance with the law also face social backlash from their own ethnic communities, a difficult situation which can even lead to physical harm to individual officers.

    In his autobiography, then Prime Minister, now Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew recounted the use of the Gurkha Contingent as an impartial force at the time when Singapore just gained independence. (Extract from Wikipedia)

    I think the Gurkhas wear number instead of name tags... I just printed 5 random digits, so I don't know if it's accurate...














    At last light, apparently the Gurkhas on duty will roll down their sleeves and replace their hat with a khaki beret...






    Sorry guys, the badge on these next two pics are photoshopped...






    Last edited by Cpl Ho; 07-12-2009 at 03:22.

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Wonderful!!!!!....Cpl Ho, you keep knocking these out with such ease.
    I love your work, and i love this Gurkha.

    Great stuff!!

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Very nice...Where's that shotgun from?
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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    cool bash!

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Very nice!!!

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Fantastic work !!
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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Nice. A very solid bash.

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Amazing work

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Another cool bash, way to go Ho!
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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Bro, excellent work - I especially like the SPF cap badge, done so nicely in 1/6 scale

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Wonderful subject, wonderful bash.

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Sweet bash, dude!

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Photoshopped badge

    Great work!
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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Nice job. Any plans to do the day duty version?

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    Bro the fig is awesome. Perhaps you'd like to rearm him with an mp5? . Btw you haven't posted any figures you'd like to display on the 5th of july. Perhaps you'd be interested in displaying this one?

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Waaaaay cool!

    I wish we had Gurkhas in the HKP. We have lots working for private security co's, but not for the govt.

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Thanks everyone for ur kind comments! Shyam, I wanted to showcase the slight mod I did to the shotgun by attaching the butt stock from another shotgun... Sorry I'm not sure where it's from... I intend to do another 'Day duty' version with the Hat Terrai Gurkha and the sleeves rolled up, ah then I'll arm the figure with an MP5... As I've mentioned, the badge is photoshopped so this figure cannot make it 'live' lah... However, I may display this figure if I can get the Hat Terrai Gurkha in time from the guys at the 'box'...
    Last edited by Cpl Ho; 06-13-2009 at 09:39.

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Incredible! Really nice work and great (and reasonably accurate) detailing. This is a pic you might want to use to add a bit more detail:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gurkha_IOC_1.jpg

    I wish I had more photos to share, but that roll (yes, it was that long) just banished when I moved house about 5 years ago.

    Great work!

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Quote Originally Posted by Txabier View Post
    Incredible! Really nice work and great (and reasonably accurate) detailing. This is a pic you might want to use to add a bit more detail:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gurkha_IOC_1.jpg

    I wish I had more photos to share, but that roll (yes, it was that long) just banished when I moved house about 5 years ago.

    Great work!

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    Hi Txabier... perhaps you can b more specific what detail u r refering to? thanks for the ref pic, but the uniform in the pic is outdated for the GC now... Here are the pics of the new Dress No. 4 since 2006 in a darker shade of blue and minus the whistle chain ....




    Last edited by Cpl Ho; 06-13-2009 at 10:27.

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Damn cool one there, Ho!
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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Nice bash CPL HO, that would look great next to my 2006 version of your bash.
    Looks like another wip update is needed to my bash too.

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Quote Originally Posted by Cpl Ho View Post
    Thanks everyone for ur kind comments! Shyam, I wanted to showcase the slight mod I did to the shotgun by attaching the butt stock from another shotgun... Sorry I'm not sure where it's from... I intend to do another 'Day duty' version with the Hat Terrai Gurkha and the sleeves rolled up, ah then I'll arm the figure with an MP5... As I've mentioned, the badge is photoshopped so this figure cannot make it 'live' lah... However, I may display this figure if I can get the Hat Terrai Gurkha in time from the guys at the 'box'...
    Haha why not just print a logo in that size and stick it on. Pretty sure not many ppl will notice.

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Great work

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    That's a nice looking figure.

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Thanx guys... As I've said, Shyam... I will display this figure if I can get my hands on the Hat from the guys at the 'box... The Hat is a distinguishing trademark loh... Yep, All Mighty One... That's right...

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Excellent work, Cpl Ho. Which head/figure did you use as a base for the bash?

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Great figure! I like that Gurkha knife.

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    Thanx guys... The body is from SS PLA Lei Feng...

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    Re: Gurkha Contingent, Singapore Police Force (Night duty version)

    Wow//// I didn't know Singapore's Police used mercenaries?? Maybe New York City and Washington DC should hire some!!!


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    nice work bro!! well done!!
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