12/02/2020 at 19:46 #131526
I recently completed a couple of street punks from the new Warlord Judge Dredd range. There’s a couple of pics on my blog:
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com12/02/2020 at 21:02 #13153512/02/2020 at 21:21 #131536
That sounds like a good investment. These are Dan Tanna, all the way. I always like Rowdy Yates as well though
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com12/02/2020 at 22:16 #131541John D SaltParticipant
Jimmy Clitheroe Block was always my favourite, ever since I observed — I think in the original “Block Wars” story — a Clitheroe blocker plummeting to his death while shouting the block war-cry, “A Clitheroe! A Clitheroe!”.
I’m not sure how many other 2000AD readers appreciated the nerdistry implicit in using the historical battlle cry (or “slogan”, if you want to speak misspelt Gaelic) of the Clan Clitheroe, but I’m sure I wasn’t the only one.
All the best,
John.13/02/2020 at 07:39 #131551
There were lots of in-jokes within the pages of 2000ad, they usually went straight over the heads of the young readership. It’s why it’s worth going back as an adult and re-reading them.
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com13/02/2020 at 15:21 #131585Darkest Star GamesParticipant
I had a Scottish friend once point out to me some of those jokes, totally flew over my American head. Some things just don’t bridge the culture/indoctrination gap.
Great looking figs, sir. I do like how Judge Dredd has a very specific look to it. You won’t mistake it for Shadowrun or Cyberpunk.
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."13/02/2020 at 19:12 #131595
Cheers buddy! Yeah, 2000ad has a very British approach to ScFi. I wonder if that was partly why it has never done so well in the US?
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com13/02/2020 at 22:13 #131601Tony SParticipant
Although I thought the concept of Judge Dredd was cool, I never ever read any of the comic books here in Canada. But, to be fair, I’ve never really been interested in any comic books at all.
I loved the Dredd movie though. And the figures look really good; great painting!
How did you find the resin? Brittle? Too bendy like the old GW resin? Can hot water be used to shape any problems like the Mantic plastics?14/02/2020 at 09:01 #131624
He’s always been my favourite character in any comic and I loved the most recent Dredd film. The first one was nonsense, but that’s Hollywood for you.
Thanks, the resin is quite stiff, but not too brittle and I was able to bend them back into shape, the few bits that had been misshapen in transit. I’ve not seen the Mantics stuff and I didn’t use hot water, but I can’t foresee there being an issue with using it.
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com14/02/2020 at 11:04 #131637
he first one was nonsense, but that’s Hollywood for you.
I preferred the 1st one
😛14/02/2020 at 11:31 #131638
Really? What did you like about it that you didn’t about the later one? Serious question.
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com14/02/2020 at 14:07 #131649
I felt Mega City One looked more like in the Comics.
The city blocks looked genuinely massive and bulbous and oddly shaped. It looked crowded and messy and also busy.
It was also more irreverent.
Don’t get me wrong, there were things that vexxed me.
But for me, other than the dark humour and social commentary, 2000AD, Dredd in specific is about the visuals (it is a book of images after all).
And the original film looked more like the comics to me.
It was seeing the flat images come to life that appealed to me.
The new film just did not look like Mega City One.
I have not seen either in a while, but I suspect that if you were to grab a load of screen shots without judges in them from both films, that the original would be more recognisable as Mega City One.14/02/2020 at 14:32 #131650
The new film felt like it was set in a few years time, the uniforms are practical not bonkers.
It seems like they tried to make it likely and believable.
From the new film:
Vans and blue sky on the horizon.
Huge flat areas of a modern day city.
From the old film:
From the comics
Then there is the costume, neither faithful, but the original much closer:
The new film felt like it lacked the soul of the comics, they tried to make it seem plausible?
That is what ruined the new film for me, it did not look like the comics.14/02/2020 at 17:04 #131665
I get you, and I agree that I wasn’t keen on the new one’s look for MC-1. I’d actually forgotten how the other one looked, and I agree there as well. From a set design POV it looks a lot better. I thought the original one felt like it was shot on a set though, and I really didn’t like the uniform look. I know the new one doesn’t have the correct uniform either, but it felt grittier and more like Dredd should be in tone.
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com26/02/2020 at 15:07 #132257CatullusParticipant
John Wagner once said that Dredd never did well in the USA because many ideas for the stories were drawn from American news sources so, to the Americans, Mega City One seemed neither futuristic nor outlandish.
Regarding the films… Stallone deserves a lot of the credit for the look of the first film because he read all the Dredd stories up to that point and demanded that the costumes looked like the comics. Having said that, John Wagner’s a grumpy old man now and the Dredd stories in 2000AD these days are often pretty sombre. I think the new film captures today’s Dredd quite well.
Wagner also said that Dredd was originally supposed to be ‘near future’ and Carlos Ezquerra’s over the top character design was not at all what he expected! The Judge costumes in the new film seem to be based on the more practical Dredd outfit Mike McMahon drew for the very first Dredd strip. The Dredd comics take place in ‘real time’ so the early stories are supposed to be Dredd’s first adventures after graduating in a much younger Mega City One, and the cityscapes of the earliest Dredd illustrators like McMahon and Ron Smith are more near-future and grounded than the city-block architecture that came later when Ezquerra returned to the strip. I think the film was taking its visual cues from the early Dredd stories, probably with the idea of making things wilder if the film was a success. Marvel took a similar approach to their films – the first Iron Man film seems really low-key now compared with the craziness that came later…
Nice miniatures anyway. I’m looking forward to seeing them up close!
Chekkit: http://www.nerdlard.blogspot.co.uk26/02/2020 at 17:00 #132266
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