Painted this Street Judge of Mega City One for some Judge Dredd Miniatures Game action, and for the Future Wars Painting Club at the Lead Adventure Forum.
I rushed the paintjob a little bit, as the Future Wars Painting Club is picking up light speed (this entry is number forty in 6 days), so I wanted to make sure that I got him in before it would be too late.
I have a few grievances about this mini - although none that cannot be taken care of at a later point, if and when I decide to do so:
My Goblin Green series suffer from OMS (Odd-Mix Syndrome); I am not quite sure if all colours have been mixed from the same version of Goblin Green, and my highlighting colour is too bright (thus I mixed a pot with half of it with a little black added, but the resulting shade is not quite right, and probably not bright enough, either). So I would have liked to accentuate the hightlights on the green a bit more, but, as mentioned, I may do it on a later occation.
I was not quite sure about the four-colour-type blue jumpsuit (technically, it is meant to be black, but I like the comic-book look), and I probably should have highlighted it at least once more.
The contrasts in the gold do not seem to pop quite as much as I hoped for - next time I'll base-coat with a darker mix, and maybe finish off with highlights of tiny amounts of silver.
I researched as I went along, and all of a sudden I am not so sure about the yellow left shoulder-pad:
Sources are not consistent, and some seem to suggest that both the eagle-pad and the shoulder-pad should be gold, while others make it look like they are both yellow. In all circumstances, I think the yellow is a bit too bright, although in line with the 'four-colour' look. May try a more dark 'golden' yellow, or simply paint it gold, next time.
Speaking of which, some sources show elbow and knee guards as gold/yellow, too. Wonder what that would do to the overall look of the uniform in my interpretation...?
AND, I have seen the utility belt in a earthly grey-brown sort of leathery coloer, too.
I think I may need a darker shading colour for the Lawgiver, but not necessarily...
I only gave the top 1/3 of the helmet a light drybrush with a dark blue-grey; I think, maybe another lighter shade added to the very top would be good...
I also think that the red rim of the helmet could have been a bit brighter - I may try with the old Citadel Blood Red (bolter round pot) next time.
Comments and suggestions are most welcome - I'm not a big Judge Dredd connaisseur, so if someone that IS could shed some light on the peculiarities of the Justice Dept. uniforms for me, I would be grateful!
Beautiful painting. Just beautiful. Love the yellow shoulder pad and blue uniform - two things I avoided when painting mine. You got the red helmet trim spot on too. Stunning stuff :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, I do like the 'four-colour' comic book look, and I certainly won't be changing the blue (maybe just add one more layer for highlights) on future Justice Dept. minis. I think I shall be trying other solutions for the shoulder pad, though.Delete
Looks pretty good to me :-) !ReplyDelete
Thanks - it's not that I'm all discontent with the result, I just feel that it lacks that little 'extra'. Well, I'll probably paint a few more Judges along the way, so I can experiment a bit...Delete