Saturday, 24 January 2015

Big Dredd

Going from the teeny 1/24th Judge Dredd, attention now turns to the biggest kit of the fella that i've done yet.
Really looking forward to the build, the parts look to have nicely crisp detail and the pose is excellent (know you can't see that yet but bear with me).
Biggest shock though is his size - he's chuffin' MASSIVE.
He's meant to be 1/6th scale but unless ol' Joe is a giant, that can't be right - look at his head compared to my Roy Batty, which is a true 1/6th figure.
Not complaining though!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Judge Dredd - on duty

All done with the wee guy and here he is guarding my issue 1 of the new Dredd Mega Collection.
Had a real blast painting the fella and, as usual with my Dredd figures, i haven't gone the gold route with the shoulder pads.
As i've said before, they will always, always be yellow to me - that's years of pouring over the Progs Dredd covers and centre page during my formative years for you.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Judge Dredd by Dark World Creations

Being knocked out by the quality of the casting of the Judge Fear figure, i've gone next for ol' Chinface.
Again, superb quality, crisply cast parts which snip off the sprue no problem, have very little in the way of flashing, and part fit is SO tight that he can be assembled like this with no glue at all.
Dead handy as i'll be doing what i did with Fear - prime him like this, then remove the head, arms and shoulder pads for ease of painting.
I can't show it here as my Macro setting isn't that good, but the detail is so fine, the barrel of the Lawgiver is actually hollow!

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Judge Fear - done

Yep, all finished.
A lovely, simple kit to construct and paint.
Only niggle though, and its a small one, is that he doesn't have knee pads and have a belt buckle rather than a shrunken head a la the first appearance.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Judge Fear - the devils in the detail

This Fear really is a lovely thing to paint.
And i'm stunned by the detail as i go along - especially here at the back, which will be totally covered by by his cloak.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Judge Fear

First of my new run of 2000AD projects is Judge Fear by Dark World Creations.
I was kind of put off buying any because of the price for the size, but it wasn't until i went on Youtube and saw a OOTB on them that i realised i was wrong about the scale.
For some reason i thought they'd be similar in size to those larger Judge Dredd metal miniatures Forbidden Planet put out in the early 80's.
Dunno why, so i got a shock when i realised they were about the size of a big finger.
Anyway, i went with Fear for my first one as he's my favourite Dark Judge, and you don't usually see much in the way for him.
So, he arrives and that's some really nice packaging, with three sheets of foam sandwiching the parts.
The parts are superbly detailed and superbly cast. Guessing the new-fangled £D affairs have something to do with it?
Anyway, there's only a wee bit of snipping needed and hardly any flash.
Part fit was pretty good - a bit gappy where the arms join the shoulders but, as the cloak covers them up, i'm not bothered by that.
Speaking of the cloak, the execution is very, very well thought:
the cloak fits snugly onto the shoulders,
the shoulder pads fit snugly onto the cloak, with the chain of the cloak, matching exactly the rings on the pads,
the head fits nicely into the neck.
Meaning, i could assemble all together with Blu Tac, primer in Grey Primer, then remove everything for ease of painting and final assembly at the end.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Star Wars "Rebels" Scout Walker - all done

Right, that's the fella just about done. Last photo is of it alongside my original AT AT that inspired me to copy the red cockpit idea on this new one.