Showing posts with label Slaughter Margin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Slaughter Margin. Show all posts

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

Saturday 8 August 2020

Citadel Judge Dredd Perps Part 13 or Once Upon a Time in the Oldworld

Howdy, today I bring you Oldhammer Cowboy and Indians, this post started off as lets paint some more Judge Dredd perps and developed into a look into some of the early Citadel Miniatures influenced by the western film genre.

Cowboy and Indians

First up we have 'Running Sore' this miniature was tagged as Medicine Man and is a 1987 Slaughter Margin Judge Dredd RPG campaign miniature, a variant or revisit of the C Series 1985 C07 Ranger 'Scout', this miniature confused me as the slotta tag looked original and not your usual Citadel recycle, revisited miniatures tags tended to have a small lead plate on top of the old name, this had me thinking was it resculpted as a potential 1986 C03 Cleric a year later, Scout was released in 1985 and the later 'Medicine Man' now has loads of feathers about his person, has lost his bow, tomahawk axe and now carries a big mace the weapon of a cleric but not a weapon of a plains indians that I know of, I thought I would chuck that out there as I do.

Running Sore or Medicine Man

Running Sore - front

Running Sore or Medicine Man - back

Next we have 'Snake in the Grass' another 1987 Slaughter Margin miniature, a cool looking Indian chieftain wearing a headdress and with what I can only describe as a tomahawk on steroids, I did a lot of searching on this one as I did not believe he was an original sculpt, I think the base miniatures were either F3 Barbarian 'Blood' or F3 Barbarian ' Freca Foulbreath'.
Snake in the Grass - front
Snake in the Grass - back
Snake in the Grass - side

Next is 'Brave' also another 1987 Slaughter Margin miniature and the last Judge Dredd perp of this post, you got 6 of this miniature on the original offer sheet, a simple miniature, the jury is out on whether I think it is a resculpt or not.  **Update** Mystery solved, thanks to Axiom of the illustrious magpieandoldlead blog who pointed out on the comments below that the Brave is a resculpt of Zuggy Spotz/Crazy Joseph, he is in my cabinet and starring me in the face so I took a couple of comparison shots and uploaded them below, I have a spare of Zuggy so he may be getting the western treatment very soon. 
Brave - front

Brave - back

Brave and Zuggy Spotz/Crazy Joseph - front comparison

Brave and Zuggy Spotz/Crazy Joseph - back comparison

Following on we have 'Sacred Bull' a C Series 1986 C03 Cleric, while I was painting the Slaughter Margin perp miniatures it got me thinking which other Citadel miniatures might fit this group so I climbed into the loft for a mooch and came out with several western themed miniatures.  He appears to be a medicine man adorned with strange ornamental armour and a big stone club, no pointy weapons for a cleric and all that, he was fun to paint.

Sacred Bull - front
Sacred Bull - back

Next we have 'Hawkeye the Scout' a C Series 1985 C07 Ranger listed and tagged as Scout and appeared as a named character in the Warhammer Fantasy Battle Second Edition campaign pack 'Blood on the Streets' or as know to many 'The Riding', we played this campaign to death over the six weeks school holiday as kids, it was loose and benefited from a Games Master as it was so RPG, the stats say he is skilled in the use of the longbow but the bow on the miniature is clearly a short bow, I still have John the Trapper too, the C07 Ranger range was full of character.
Hawkeye the Scout
Hawkeye the Scout - front
Hawkeye the Scout - side
Hawkeye the Scout - back

C Series Rangers about to be liberated from their HOTT Lurkers base 
Running Sore and Hawkeye Scout - front comparison
Running Sore and Hawkeye Scout - back comparison
Hawkeye the Scout character stats

Finally we come to 'Bounty Hunter' another C Series 1985 C07 Ranger, well this one needs no introduction, the 'Uomo senza nome' or the 'Man with No Name' a homage to Clint Eastward in all those great spaghetti westerns we know and love. I am not the greatest painter but I did do my homework and put the effort into his poncho using references from my favourite appearance of his. The Handbow is a nice touch and I am sure he is quick at drawing it.

Bounty Hunter - front

Bounty Hunter - back

The man with no name

A repo of the original poncho but as you can see from the photo above there is a lot more going on

I have identified a few more 1980's Citadel Miniatures that would fit with this group nicely so in a couple of months I may dig them out and add them to the group.

I do recall seeing other America Indian influenced Citadel Miniatures made 5-10 years after the miniatures above like the Deathwing, Necromunda Ratskins and Colonel Schaeffer's Last Chancers 'Shiv' so maybe it was a theme that someone on the Games workshop design team enjoyed at the time.

The 1980's and early 90's was a wonderful time for us thrash metaller's, you had the hair rockers with their Bon Jovi 'Wanted', Young Gun's movies and dream catcher tattoos but we had Joey Belladonna's Anthrax to tell us America Indian history, War Dance!!!!! enjoy!

If I have offended anyone by my use of the word Indians instead of 'Native America', it's the Warhammer world peeps I have no idea where America might be in the Oldworld it should be above Lustria but that looks like Outer Mongolia to me, many indigenous people or first nations of the world still refer to themselves as Indians especially the American Indian Peoples, I omitted the word 'Red' before Indians as I now understand it can be seen as derogatory as I would never wish to insult anyone I recognize them.

thanks for visiting hope you enjoyed this post.

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Citadel Judge Dredd Perps Part 11 - Businessman

Hi, just a quick post I recently acquired another of my holy grails from the 2000AD comic citadel Judge Dredd miniatures range the 'businessman', it's another miniature sculpted for the Slaughter Margin campaign pack for the 1985 Judge Dredd role-playing game and if you are a regular follower you will know that the Megahound was another of my holy grail's I completed from this same range.

The 'Businessman' is an interesting miniature, I think it was sculpted by Trish Carden (Morrison) and released in 1987 exclusively on the offer sheet for the Slaughter Margin campaign pack where you got three of this miniatures!!! I wonder how many lucky people purchased this offer?, what excites me the most about this miniature is that he makes a great Max Normal Judge Dredd's faithful informant who was sadly missing from the original citadel JD range.

I had all these ideas for painting him and was going to go for a pin stripped suit but I wimped out of this idea for now and had a go with contrast paints, I think the businessman is supposed to be from the old Nip-Cit as the eyes were tiny and oriental in appearance I widened them a bit with paint, not on purpose just my eyes are getting old, I gave him a grey and white moustache like Max appears in the comic now and complete black attire.  He'll be a useful miniature for all sorts games.  I will definitely be revisiting this miniature in the future.

3 Businessmen came in the Slaughter Margin Deal

5 Businessman tokens in Slaughter Margin pack

Well that's almost another range complete and a few more Dredd posts coming up while I am on a roll.

Monday 17 December 2018

Citadel Judge Dredd Perps Part 10

Borag Thungg Earthlet,
Wow two years I have been working on this Judge Dredd Perps project doing one on one off, each time I finish a batch of these start work on something else just to clear the air then come back to these and I feel am making good progress.  Today I have my latest batch of eleven miniatures completed to show you.

A motley crew

Again all are from the Citadel Miniatures 1985-87 JD3 - Perps & Muties code.

1. 'Bonehead Mcgraw' is a character that I am sure I know from world of Dredd but I couldn't remember her in any prog so she might be a daily star strip character, she did appear on Cliff Robinson 'Justice Is Just Around the Corner' poster in prog 407, I kind wish I had found the poster out before I painted the miniature as I would of tried to match up the colours, she is armed with a shotgun and wears a horned helmet adorned with a skull.

Bonehead Mcgraw

Justice Is Just Around the Corner

2. 'Dib' this one would fit in nicely with the Angel gang or any band of cursed earth deparados, I went for basic colours for this one blue denim and butternut to try and give him that deep south confederate feel, he is a variant of the mutie 'Skink'.


3. 'Spug Splatt' I painted this unfortunately named miniature (Spug is a profanity in Judge Dredd universe) as rastafarian citizen I think his braided hair made the decision easy, I have seen many 'dreads' over the years in JD strips, some in wally squads, I can imagine him now screaming "ahhh! babylon as Dredd nails him with a ricochet bullet", this one is a variant of Citizen Hetfield.

Spug Splatt

4. Here we have a rare Slaughter Margin scenario miniature 'Hoshiwara/Shomenko' or 'Yakusa', I know little about this miniature, don't think I own any variants across my citadel collection but it might still be waiting to be discovered, armed with Katana, swanky suit and tie, he has the obligatory samurai sideburns.

Slaughter Margin - Hoshiwara/Shomenko/Yakusa

5. Next is 'Theobald Wen', it appears he is holding his diary, I tried painting the word in to the sculpting but it was so old and rough it was a struggle. His story is yet to be told, also variant of mutie Brother Gomorrah.

Theobald Wen

6. This one is a 'Scrawler' a Mega City graffiti artist, I like this one as he actually leans forward so would be great perched against walls, I did paint another scrawler 'Bel' so I think I am going to pair them up.


7. Next is 'Solo' who is a variant of 'Security' with the head of 'Citi-Def Attacking' miniature and the Paranoia range 'Guard Officer'.


8. We have here 'Chapman Pincher' not a character name from Judge Dredd but again like many others named after a Mega Block (See Block Mania - Prog 238), I believe he is based on the character 'Faceache' or 'The Ghool' of the Zits gang in the story 'West Side Rumble' see 2000AD prog 434I love this guy he is so fugly and beat up I will be adding him to mob of unarmed perps.

Chapman Pincher

9. Next up is 'Lambreta' there have been other characters named Lambreta with wide gangster hats in progs later than when this miniature was sculpted so I have nothing to tell except he is a Ape gang variant.


10. Perpolito/Unlisted Perp, this miniature is a bit of an enigma as it does not appear on any of the Citadel Miniatures advert pages, Jason Basin is pictured twice under the name Perpolito, as this one is the only unnamed perp I think it is obvious as Jason wears a basin helmet.  The miniature could be a attempt at  Filmore Faro as he has that strange hook or riding crop weapon and the outfit matches so we are only missing the pan on head, the hair could of been a pan that was cast badly? (for more of Filmore see 'The Judge Child' story).


11. Lastly we have 'Flinn Shaver' appears to another member of the Cosmic Punks from Prog 110 'Punks Rule' story, you can see their gang leader Gestapo Bob Harris here. I wish I had gone with the leopard print top in the colour image here.

Flinn Shaver

If you know something I don't about any of these characters please tell me I would love to know more, sculptors, JD stories and especially Daily Star strips.

Here is a progress report, still lots to do

Follow me on Twitter @fuljason for some live action from the paint station, lots going on.

Thanks for stopping by, Florix Grabundae