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  • #131526
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    I recently completed a couple of street punks from the new Warlord Judge Dredd range. There’s a couple of pics on my blog:

    https://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com/2020/02/freeze-punk.html

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #131535
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Timed nicely with me getting a 2000AD subscription!

    What block to they come from?

    Buddy Holly was always a favourite of mine.

    #131536
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    That sounds like a good investment.  These are Dan Tanna, all the way. I always like Rowdy Yates as well though

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #131541
    John D SaltJohn D Salt
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    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.

    #131551
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    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.com

    #131585
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    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..."

    #131595
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    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.com

    #131601
    Tony STony S
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    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?

    #131624
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    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.com

    #131637
    MikeMike
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    he first one was nonsense, but that’s Hollywood for you.

    I preferred the 1st one

    😛

    #131638
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
    Participant

    Really? What did you like about it that you didn’t about the later one? Serious question.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #131649
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    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.

    #131650
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    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.

    #131665
    AbwehrschlachtAbwehrschlacht
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    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.com

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