Friday, 29 May 2015

Judge Fear - shoulder pad padding

Been having a think on how i can make Judge Fear's shoulder pads sit a lot higher than they naturally do and i think i've cracked it.
I've experimented with rolling up lengths of Bubblewrap to the right thickness and, when happy they're the right size to hold the shoulder pads in the right place, i've covered them with Duct Tape.
I'll be Velcoing them to the bodysuit, the cape placed over them, and the shoulder pads Vecroed to the cape.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Judge Fear - Dimension Jump

So, Judge Fear traditionally has, to the left of his belt buckle, a mini bear trap and the big padlock. And on his right, just a mini bear trap.
To balance that side up, i decided to give him the Dimension Device the Dark Judges use to skip into and out of our reality.
Found quite quickly in the spare parts box this ball money box, which was the right size and had the added bonus of being able to be cracked open - handy for painting and then bolting to the belt before putting back togther.
So i drilled a hole for the nut and blot on the side that had the money slot, primed in grey, then had to choose a colour for it. Didn't to be just the one colour over the tales except for shiny, so i went with a colour that i had almost a whole can of - "Rover Zircon Blue", a can i'd had for years and years, after buying it to spray a SPV from Captain Scarlet and not used since. Does pay to not throw anything away.
Really like how its come out as its going to be a bit different to the rusty metal shades that will be elsewhere, and here's the right side of the belt done.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Big 'n Mean - part 3

That's better - Mean's spine all done

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Big 'n Mean - part 2

With the whacking great seam filled, i can crack on with the fella.
Head armour has a new basecoat, eyes and teeth blanked out ready for the new paintjobs and i'm addressing the total lack of raw flesh details - if i'd had that amount of metal grafted onto me, i know i'd have some raw flesh.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Big 'n Mean

I've been asked to sort this life-size bust of Mean Machine from the Stallone Dredd out.
Initially, the guy wanted just the eyes sorted out but i've told him i'll redo the metal areas too.
Can't do too much with the skin as for that i'd need an airbrush, which i don't have.
First thing to do though is sort out this massive step between the two halves - the bloke who owned it before him didn't bother sorting that out before painting it seems.
So that's where i am right now, sanding down a whole ton of P38 car body filler.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Judge Fear - getting handy

Nearly up to speed now on the Judge Fear outfit, and these are the hands i've gotten for the fella.
Lots of nice detail on them and should look real nice when painted. An added bonus is the extra long fingers, which will help on the eerie side of things.
Bit of a let-down is the palm area - they don't have one, i'm guessing to aid in slipping them on and off.
I was resigned to just painting my own palms the same colour i'll be doing these each time i wear them, but then a friend said why not put a strip of fabric over them?
Great idea, one i'll be doing just as soon as i find my feet (so to speak) as i need to paint both pairs at the same time so that they match.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Biog Living Spaceship

With the upper "mushroom" added, she's getting pretty darn heavy - think i'll source a base and stand before i do anything else with her.