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Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« on: December 10, 2014, 03:27:50 PM »
Finally, the FWPC gave me the motivation to get a Street Judge painted:





Couple more pics on my blog.

I have had an almost complete collection of GoMC1 minis since the time when Mongoose decided fold all miniatures-related activities, and I also have the free version ofthe new(er) JDMG, and now I can finally start playing some small scenarios (using old Necromunda gangers and such ilk for perps).

As you may have guessed, it is my first Justice Dept. attempt, and I would very much like comments and suggestions on how to improve the looks (I already mused about it on my blog, but EVERY comment/suggestion/criticism is welcome, as I'm not a Dredd expert).

One thing I am definitely not going to change is the 'four-colour' look of the blue uniform - the comic-book like appearance of a judge is simply too iconic for me to go paint naturalistic 'black leather'.  :)
« Last Edit: December 18, 2014, 03:53:04 PM by Argonor »
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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Judge Dredd/MC1 Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2014, 09:23:14 PM »
Nice start - I like the Judge as he is.
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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Judge Dredd/MC1 Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 02:18:41 AM »
Nothing wrong with that painting. It's clean and crisp.

On a purey personal note I dislike the yellow / gold shoulder pad things. I'd do them all yellow. And I'd go for more of a cartoon look and deepen the shadows and give a lighter highlight too, to make them pop a bit more. After all it's a comic.

I do like the very dark blue juniorm. I know it's supposed to be black, but I grew up with the four colour printing where they used blue to show the highlights. So that's what I'd do. Black highlighted up blue.

But as I say it's personal preference and there's nothing wrong with yours.
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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Judge Dredd/MC1 Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2014, 09:18:03 AM »
Yes, I would have liked the contrasts a bit stronger, too.

I'm in two minds about the shoulder pads, not sure I like the bright yellow; maybe a darker 'golden' yellow would be better - or simply paint both pads gold (I'm not very inclined to painting the eagle in a not-gold colour).

I'll have to experiment a bit - does anyone have a good recipe for 'golden yellow'?

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2014, 03:58:47 PM »
Changed the name of the thread, as I think I'd better keep all my futuristic stuff in one place 'round here!

Got this guy painted because of the FWPC, and I have the rest of the team in the works, too!

BioCorp Buccaneers #06, Jaime Bonaventura



Couple more pics on my blog, as usual  :)

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2014, 12:23:06 AM »
Nice red on that and the Judge turned out great  8)

cheers

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2014, 01:04:25 PM »
Thanks - I did have to experiment a bit - as always - to get the red colour I wanted. This time I used Foundry British Redcoat with Devlan Mud wash.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2014, 06:39:36 PM by Argonor »

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2014, 06:40:17 PM »
Another Jack done:

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2014, 07:50:24 PM »
Coming along really fine  :)

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2014, 10:39:23 PM »
BioCorp Buccaneers #08, Stanley Sparrow.



More pics on the blog.

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2014, 11:42:23 PM »
BioCorp Buccaneers #01, Jay Garrick



Half the team done!

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2014, 09:48:37 PM »
BioCorp Buccaneers #02, Barry Allen



"He's so fast we only ever get photos of his back!"

Footage from the Buccaneers' last training session was used to provide some stills for my blog  ;)
« Last Edit: December 29, 2014, 10:13:37 PM by Argonor »

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2014, 10:05:35 PM »
These look good. No numbers?

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2014, 10:23:01 PM »
Cracking  :D

cheers

James

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Re: Argonor's Sporadic Sci-Fi Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2014, 10:16:48 PM »
These look good. No numbers?

Thanks. I'm going to apply transfers to them all in one go when I have them painted up. I'll be looking for some sound advice regading that, as I have actually never used transfers before  :o

Cracking  :D
cheers
James

Thank you. Still 3 more to go, and I'm really fed up with painting these  :( - but it would be a shame, not to finish the team, now that I'm more than halfways...

 

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