Friday, June 5, 2020

From TamsinP: I Am the Law! (lots of pics...)

Did I promise figures and larger terrain in my last post? I did, and here they are - some men and women of Mega City One's Justice Department!

I finished painting the figures on Wednesday, but I wanted to have a building as a backdrop which took me the last couple of days to finish, mostly because I decided to go to town on it.

No Justice Department group would be complete without the big chin himself, Mega City One's most famous Judge, the big chin himself, Old Stoney Face, Judge Joseph Dredd:

Where do I stand?

I'll tell you where I stand.

I stand four-square for Justice. I stand for discipline, good order and the rigid application of the law - and Grud help any limp-wrist liberals who say different.

The people, they know where I stand. They need rules to live by - I provide them. They break the rules, I break them. That's the way it works.

The people like it that way. They need to know where they stand.


I'm all for rights, but not at the expense of order.

That's why I like to see the statue of Judgement standing there, towering over Liberty.

Kind of a symbol.

Justice has a price.

The price is freedom.

Or is it Rico, Joe's twin clone brother? Or Judge Kraken? Or another clone of Chief Judge Fargo?
Just in case you didn't hear that in Karl Urban's voice while reading, here's your chance:

Psi Judge Cassandra Anderson is another character that you must have:

As a Psi Judge, Anderson was never Dredd's partner but did team up with him a number of times, principally for cases involving the Dark Judges and other supernatural enemies.

As the Lawmasters have an AI and can act autonomously (they get their own stats card in Warlord's game), I didn't glue the riders in place:

These are Mark 2 or 3 Lawmasters. The Mark 1 is now available in the Cadet pack , but I haven't bought that one yet. There is another bike available, the specialist one in the SJS Judge Gerhardt pack.

Street Judge and Rookie:

These two figures come with the starter set.

Street Judges:

These are the figures in the Street Judges pack. The big weapons are a Widowmaker and a Lawrod.

Of course, the centrepiece of this post is the building. Looking through my MDF pile I decided that one of the Factory Units from Sarissa Precision would be a good one.

As you can see, I really went to town on this one with weathering, graffiti and posters. I painted the parts separately before assembling the building (which needed two steps as the greyboard parts had to be glued to their respective MDF sections first. I also added some card strips to the corners to hide the tabs.

I then did the first bit of weathering, drybrushing various lighter shades before airbrushing several thin coats of gloss varnish. The next step was to add the first posters and graffiti (a mix of decals and hand written with acrylic paint pens). After another thin coat of gloss I applied some washes and did some more drybrushing. Then some more gloss varnish, followed by more posters and graffiti, more gloss, washes and drybrushing followed by more gloss, more posters and graffiti a final gloss coat and then matt varnish.

Some close-ups of the posters and graffiti:

Not the country - the democracy campaigner America Jara.

The decals are from Warlord Games - i ended up with two sheets, one from the starter set and one as a freebie with Wargames illustrated. The posters are from a JPG file I downloaded from the net.

My next few posts will probably be the other Judge Dredd figures in my collection, starting with some CitiDef troopers.


  1. Splendid looking judges and great looking building!
    Best Iain

  2. Great work. Nice touch with the Chopper reference too!

  3. Just wonderful Tamsin. I had laugh at 'Tify is Otto Sump's Love Child'.

  4. The judges look cool, but that building is something else. Well done!

  5. @ Ray - cheers! :)

    @ Dave D - thanks! :)

    @ Neil - cheers! :)

    @ Iain - thanks! :)

    @ Will - cheers! Had to get Chopper, Angel gang and Death refs in there! :)

    @ Curt - thanks! :)

    @ Stuart - cheers! I doubt I'll go as OTT on any other buildings for JD, but I'm glad I did for this one! :)

  6. Great timing; I was just rewatching ‘Dredd’. That film needs a franchise...

    I like the graffiti!

  7. Great job ... bern painting up the starter set myself. I'm a little stuck on scenery as I'm wondering if to go with a stylised earlier 2000ad or grim dark.


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