22/01/2020 at 06:31 #130020
My latest blog is a slight change from the Malayan jungle with a look at my first Warlord Judge Dredd miniature:
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com22/01/2020 at 13:51 #13003022/01/2020 at 14:46 #130031
Florix Grabundae! 🙂
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com22/01/2020 at 15:41 #130035
I’m guessing my Dredd-lore is a little weak, as I have no idea what the previous two posts are talking about. That admitted, your figure looks superb, Abwehr! I’m on a Dredd project myself, so this comes as a little more inspiration.22/01/2020 at 15:49 #130036
Ha ha, we are speaking Betelgeusian, the same as Tharg the Mighty the editor of 2000AD. He said something along the lines of excellent, and I thanked him. I’m glad this has inspired you! I have a lot of the older Warlord Games Dredd figures as well, I really like the new range though.
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com22/01/2020 at 15:55 #130037
Thanks for the inspiration!
Out of curiosity, is the yellow an NMM representation of gold, or have you interpreted those parts of the uniform to be actual flat yellow? From what I can tell, neither interpretation seems to be “wrong”. Looking at pictures of Judge Dredd action figures, collectors’ figurines, busts and suchlike, it seems there’s no consensus between artists about whether Judges are wearing gold or flat yellow.22/01/2020 at 16:00 #130038
NMM? I’m not sure what that means!
Every artist interprets the Dredd uniform as they like. I did these in yellow as it mirrors the comic more than gold would, IMO. I guess that is what happens when you grow up reading 2000AD on the old newsprint paper with very few printer colours… I wanted the figure to be *slightly* comic-book style and I think the yellow works better in that respect. But as you say, neither are wrong, really.
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com22/01/2020 at 16:08 #13003922/01/2020 at 16:09 #130040
Non Metallic Metal.
Painting metal without using metallic pigments.22/01/2020 at 16:34 #130045
Sorry, NMM means Non-Metallic Metal. Popular with people who paint miniatures for display purposes, emulating the appearance of metallic objects in drawn/painted artwork.
Certainly your approach does capture the comic book style well. I was just curious whether you were interpreting the yellow in the comic books to be gold or actual yellow. Maybe it’s not even a relevant question, like trying to ask oneself what the gold in a Klimt painting is really “meant” to represent.
Funnily, there are even some Judge Dredd figurines and busts that interpret the one shoulder pad to be gold and the other to be flat yellow. I find the lack of consistency strangely charming, and completely in line with the messy, punkish, devil-may-care attitude that 2000AD represents.22/01/2020 at 17:20 #130056
Ha ha, we are speaking Betelgeusian, the same as Tharg the Mighty the editor of 2000AD. He said something along the lines of excellent, and I thanked him.
Ah, thank you for that. And yes, it’s great fun to see your work – inspiring indeed.
Speaking of inspiration, I just received the Judge Dredd series America yesterday and have read through the first dozen or so pages. According to the reviews on Amazon it seems this is considered one of the high points of the series, but I must say – so far at least – it has fallen pretty flat with me. I’m surprised. I’ve greatly enjoyed some of the other classic series like Cursed Earth, Judge Cal (probably my favourite), Judge Child and anything to do with the Death Judges, but this one? Quite disappointed.
Anyway, I don’t mean to hijack your thread. Keep up the great work, and hoping you share more!22/01/2020 at 17:28 #130057
Ah hah, now I get you. I was definitely not going for a metallic look with this. I do like the anarchic style of 2000AD which is probably why it appealed to me as a teenager far more than the clean lines of Marvel or even DC comics.
Gone Fishing: I am saddened to hear that you’re not enjoying America, it is far and away my favourite JD story of all time. I remember being blown away by it when it was originally published in the Megazine. I also recently bought the collection and still really enjoyed it. I hope it picks up for you. Hojack away, always happy to talk about The Chin!
Splundig Vur Thrigg!
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com22/01/2020 at 18:10 #130059
I’ll carry on with your recommendation in mind. Certainly I’ve started other things before and ended out loving them, so who knows.
Just curious: do you plan to use the Warlord rules for your games?22/01/2020 at 19:14 #130065
I hope my calling it “flat yellow” didn’t come across wrong. I just meant “flat” as in not painted with metallic paints.22/01/2020 at 20:04 #130068
Gone Fishing: Please do, I love everything about it, let me know what you thought though when you finish it.
Rhoderic, nah, not at all buddy. I got what you meant.
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