Posted on 28/09/2011 by sho3box
Im going to take a few weeks off from this blog. I have a number of other things eating into my time at the moment, so the toy soldier stuff will have to go on the back burner for a little while.
I should be back up to speed by Halloween or so, mid November at the latest.
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Posted on 21/09/2011 by sho3box
This is the entirety of my painted Mega City Justice Dept figures right now.
I like how they look so far. I have a number of other Judge figures in various states of progress, but I probably wont get around to finishing them for a while yet (hobby progress is slow at the moment). So this is the total as it stands right now.
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Posted on 14/09/2011 by sho3box
Bring out the Jimp
Impersonating a Judge in Mega City One is a serious offence. Anyone illegally abusing the powers of a Judge, a “Jimp” (J-udge IMP-ersonator) can be thrown in the cubes for ten to twenty (depending on intent).
In the comics two things tend to show Jimps for what they are:
- Jimps lack the distinctive Lawgiver pistol
- Jimps are often portrayed wearing obviously substandard knock-offs of Judge uniforms. Usually the styling is different to that particular artists prevalent Judge uniform styling and in some cases more extreme differences such as reversing the position of the eagle pad are shown.
A Daily Star Dredd single page strip, "Jimps".
As the Judge uniform has been represented in a variety of ways over the years the scheme that I chose for the Jimp is canonically legitimate (not that that matters a shite really), but it is different to the scheme that I use for my “proper” Judges.
As well as varying the where some of the colours are located, I also used different shades and tones of those colours when painting the Jimp in comparison with “the real deal”.
The Jimp in comparison with Judges.
I reckon that I may not have made enough of a distinction between the Jimp and the Street Judges paint schemes to make the Jimp distinct on the tabletop. On the other hand if someone mistakes the Jimp for an actual Judge mid-game, well that will be kinda funny in its own right anyway.
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Posted on 07/09/2011 by sho3box
Another rank and file Street Judge today, this time from Mongoose (complete with irritating piece of sand on he side of his helmet. It has since been brushed off).
It appears that Mongoose have used a number of sculptors for their Dredd related figures (Shane Hoyle and Bob Naismith at least). In addition to the design variance that this causes, some of the sculptors seem to have been allowed quite a degree of artistic interpretation when rendering the basic Street Judge.
Mongoose, Mongoose, Foundry.
This fact combined with how I am mixing miniatures from another manufacturer (Foundry) in my Justice Dept force and my uniformly equipped Street Judges end up having quite a lot of minor aesthetic differences.
As I have mentioned before, I actually prefer this. When painted up in a uniform style the differences are minimal. It also helps me with burnout as the different styles of miniature keep the painting process a little fresher.
It reminds me a little of painting up Space Marine and Eldar units in the early nineties, when the styling of various members of the units could vary hugely, which in turn made the figures more interesting to paint.
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