Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Sov Judge - progress

Okay, been working on the lady in dribs and drabs over the holiday period and here's what i've done.
Top pic is me putting a coat of white on the flesh and red areas - i'll be using Games Workshop paints and they're notorious for their transparancy.
Next is the flesh done and pastelled, with reds finished.
Last is the eyes and hair blocked in, ditto the gun and a bit of black on to see how it all contrasts.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas...

... To you all, my Blogging chums. All the best for 2010.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Sov Judge - grey

Well, went with a gun in the end. Its a spare weapon-thing from an old Gundam kit, with a tank wheel for a spacer between it and her hand.
And now in a coat of Halfords Grey Plastic Primer.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Sov Judge - assembled

Right, here she is all together. I wasn't able to put the right arm into its old position of hand on hip as the cloak wouldn't allow it.
Rather than cut away the cloak, i've moved the arm upwards which fits into the fold of the cloak nicely.
Trouble is, its looks a bit daft just up like that, so am gonna raid the bits box for some blaster or wicked looking knife that she could be sporting.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Sov Judge - Anderson decapitated

A sorry looking state and no mistake. I've removed all the bits needed to facilitate her attachment to the cloak. Not doing anything with the belt - i need the pouches as they'll be visible but the buckle can stay as it'll be totally covered up

Mega City One

Again on the 2000AD Forum, there's a "Location, Location, Location" contest - do your own backdrop from one of the strips.
This is mine and it was pretty easy to do.
Street and buildings made out of Foamboard and then tons of kitbits and toy parts for detailing, so of which are: the grid thing top left is a holder from my Mach 3 razor. The door below that is a top from a milk carton. The big ball thing on the right is half a container from an Anime toy.
I wanted a shop front in there and had an odd deformed pairs of lips whistle in the bits box so repainted it and that became the focus of - what else? - Jaggers Emporium.
I needed to people it, so here we have the Foundry Minatures Dredd and Alpha facing off in the street. The bystanders are a mix of figures i've collected over the years, including a couple of the old Games Workshop Judges.
The craft are, on the left, a solid resin jobbie and, on the right, the ship i made from the engine of the 1/24th Airfix Harrier.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Torquemada at Christmas

There's a really rather nifty advent calender idea going on over on the 2000AD Forum, where folk are invited to put up an image each day in December.
Just done mine, and here it is.
Its my quite large Torquemada bust i made a while back, based on the classic Kevin O'Neill Nemesis cover and made from Das Pronto over a tinfoil and wire frame, with GW Green Stuff for the tentacles.
Moody lighting achieved by plonking him on the ironing board, the kettle with a t-shirt draped over it for the background and me holding me reading lamp just inder him, pointing up.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Sov Judge

So, looking around for parts to start off a couple of projects and still on the rummage for bits for the Slab Ship.
But, for the first time in a couple of years i guess, i've a hankering to do a figure.
But what?
Had a rummage through my den and came up with a nice simple project - not original though as i've seen someone do this before.
Here you can see my old Halcyon Judge Anderson, which has had a bit of accident and the extra head and shoulders from my Iria kit.
The idea is to combine the body of Anderson with the head and cape to produce a Sov City Judge.
Pretty darn easy as the Sov version of the shoulder pads will be hidden. The article i saw on doing this before had the guy cut away the cape to reveal more of the body, but that would mean sculpting a new badge and belt buckle - something i'm not too confident at doing.
So will be keeping the cape as is, and the only bits of Anderson that'll be seen are her right arm, left boot and right leg. Which'll be fine as the Sov elbow pads, gloves, knee pads and boots are the same as Mega City's, except red.
As i say, a pretty simple little job. Of course, i'm down an Anderson figure then, but i was never really a fan of the pose and the face, while certainly being correctly based on Debbie Harry, had far too sunken cheeks.
And it does mean i finally get to use the really rather nice Iria piece, rather than let it collect dust in the bits box.