Thursday, 17 September 2020

Citadel Judge Dredd Perps Part 14

 Borag Thungg Earthlets, today we have two more scrotnig miniatures from the 1985 citadel Judge Dredd miniatures range, as usual these miniatures are from the JD3 Perps and Muties code. I really enjoyed restoring and painting these two.

Jaxon Prince and Shojan

First up is 'Jaxon Prince' a character who appeared in 2000AD Prog 513 (14/03/1987) in the Judge Dredd story 'The Comeback', obviously you can tell from the name and the miniature who is it supposed to be a parody of, in the story they revive Jaxon from his cryogenic tank where he is little more than a mindless zombie and that's all I am going to tell you, you can read the full story here, if you are like me and got rid of all your ancient 2000AD comics you can pick the story in the Judge Dredd Complete Case Files 10. 

I got this miniature from a solid seller and believed it to be mint condition until I had undercoated it and was well into the basecoat there I discovered a massive hole in his face and body after a close inspection and looking at someone else's copy I came to the conclusion that the mold for this miniature must of had problems, it's not the first or last time I'll come across this type of thing anyway the miniature required some restoration on the face and body, using greenstuff I was able to rebuild the face, tongue, cheek and fill the body adding new buttons to his tunic now I am no sculptor but I think the results are pretty good take a closer look. As for paint job I went for full on Thriller zombie skin tones. Also this miniature does have a variant in the 1985 Citadel Miniatures Dr Who range DW9 Time Lord 5, there are a few crossovers between these ranges that I have previously discussed here.

Jaxon prince - front

Jaxon Prince - back


The Comeback 2000AD Prog 513


Lastly we have a fan favourite 'Shojan' from the story 'The Warlord' 2000ad Prog 451-455, this miniature also appeared as 'Aritomo'  a Slaughter Margin campaign miniature, Shojan lets his magic giant samurai wreak havoc on Mega City 1 until the Mega City Judges deal with him, I was going to get some 54mm Del Prado samurai figures and recreate the scene with Shojan leading against some Judges but the painting queue is building up so this idea is on the back burner.  Paint job Shojan appeared in several colours depending on who coloured the covers, etc I went for red and yellow as he appeared in the centrespread of the comic.

Shojan - front

Shojan - back



Shojan the Warlord of Ji


Shojan in his red and yellow garb which influenced my choice of colours


I'll probably do the last of the perps in a couple of months time so stay tuned
Shamone!
J

3 comments:

  1. Fantastic paint jobs on both. I’ve done Shojan but yours beats mine hands down. I’ve also got Jaxson but he is very low on the painting agenda. Will now have to look to see if he’s also miscast...

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    1. thanks mate, it would be interesting to know the condition of Jaxon :)

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  2. Fine work yet again! The fact that I can't really tell where the original miniature ends and your sculpting begins on Jaxon tells you everything you need to know. Great rescue job and lovely colours.

    Shojan is an interesting figure - it's a shame really that it's not a terribly good likeness of the illustrated character - in miniature form he looks a little goofy and comedic, rather than threatening. Needless to say, I very much like the paint, especially that lovely orangey-red robe.

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