Sunday, 10 July 2011

Joe Pineapples update

No pics here but just an update.
Today I've spent cleaning up the other two Joe kits.
There were more seam lines these two compared to the first kit, especially on the bullet belt.
Next will be to fill in the air holes, then give a good scrub in detergent, should get this done this week work permitting.
Also I've drilled pinning holes on the Judge Death kit. This needs another bath so will do the same time as the Joe's.
More soon.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Another 28mm ABC Warrior

Can't remember where I got this from, Germany I think, but it's clearly Hammerstein.

28mm ABC Warriors

These 28mm figures come from Foundry.

Here we have Mek Quake, General Blackblood and Morrigan. The others in the series are not yet painted.

Joe Pineapples lifesize

To go along with Blackblood Timeslip also produced a life size Joe Pineapples bust.
The kit was painted in flip car paint, so it changes through blues, purples and a bit of green from different angles of view. The visor was painted in Alclad chrome paint, a real bugger to do.

General Blackblood

Here is my life size bust of General Blackblood.
This bust is in hollow cast resin and filled with expanding foam.
Made by Timeslip Creations if I remember correctly.
I painted him in the current colours used by Clint Langley and added car seat modelling flock to his hat front, gold braid the the shoulder pads and made a V out of plastic card for the hat.
I also tunnelled out the inside of the bust, drilled out the left eye, added a green plastic lens and fitted lighting inside so the eye glows green.

A great bust this, and he guards the top of my stairs.

In the meantime....

In the meantime whilst work progresses on the Pineapples kit I thought I'd post some of my other 2000ad related kits, so lets start with some other ABC Warriors.

Joe Pineapples part 2

So I've assembled the two jacket fronts, and stuck on the two arms and head.
Also I added the jacket collar but when I went to dry fit the gun that is hoisted on Joe's shoulder I couldn't get it to slip through the gap, so I've had to break the collar off. What I will have to do is paint the figure, then the gun, then fix the gun in place, then add the collar, miliput and re-paint.
Next I'm going to drill into the head and two arms and pin in position, then putty over.

Joe Pineapples

All work is paused at the moment whilst I concentrate on this great new kit from Graham Lind.
It is a sculpt of Joe Pineapples from The ABC Warriors based on the pose from the pin-up by Simon Bisley.
The kit comes in 16 resin parts and was very well packaged. The resin is very workable and rubs down easily. Graham has supplied a blob of miliput fine with the kit which is very thoughtful, and handy to have to fill in the odd air bubble here and there.

I have three of these to make, mine, and two fellow 2000ad fans. Pictured is mine, used as a guinea pig if you like. Once I've gone as far as possible with prep I will move onto the next, then the next. I'm going to try and build all three simultaneously so once painting gets under way you will be able to see the variations in progress.

Monday, 18 April 2011


No, not filler on the blog but some progress.
As I said before the kit is riddled in air holes and hair line cracks.
I have smoothed superglue over the cracks then using Liquitex Modeling paste I painted this over the kit to fill in the holes.
Magic Sculpt, a two part filler, was used to fill in the deep holes on the shoulder pad and chin.
I used Vallejo putty on the hands.
Once dry I will rub down with wet and dry paper then re-prime.

Monday, 4 April 2011

And now the work begins

So the I've wiped the rough mold seam away with the Dremmel and primed the kit to help show where any imperfections are.
There are loads more air bubbles than I originaly thought, plus hair line fractures.
If you look at the pictures carefully you can see what I mean.
Next up will be to putty in the air bubbles and try and make Death more presentable.

Sunday, 3 April 2011


I've been asked to build some Dredd kit's for a fellow fan, you can see his blog over at so first out of the gate is an old Judge Death kit from 1992 produced by the american garage kit company Gothic Garage.

The kit is called The Judge and is based on the appearence of Judge Death in the graphic novel Judgement on Gotham, the first team up book of Judge Dredd and Batman from 1991 written by Alan Grant and John Wagner and illustrated by Simon Bisley.

This kit was sculpted by Scott Patton and comes in 6 yellow/tan resin parts consisting of the main figure, two arms, the base and 2 parts for the meat hook through the shoulder pad.
The kit stands approx 101/4'' making it around 1/6th scale.

Back in the early 90's when kits truly were garage kits I remember going to shows and spending a lot of money on what now are looked on as badly cast and produced kits, but I didn't mind as I could have a figure of my favourite character.

So this is what you have here. The detail is quite soft and there are bad seam lines right around the figure from the two part mold that will need to be dremmeled off.
There are an abundance of air holes, I remember looking at a Crow kit once that looked like an Areo bar, and I considered buying it, these will need filling.
The arm to main body fit is poor and due to transit damage one arm has lost 2 fingers, a leg has snapped off and a foot too. These will need to be glued and pinned back together.

I am the law

Well here we go with another blog.
Hopefully I'll post on a more regular basis than the others in the past.
This blog, as it says in the masthead, will be specifically built around Judge Dredd and 2000ADmodel kits.
There are more out there than you would think right across the range of materials from vinyl to resin to metal.
I have a good number of these so hopefully the blog will have an interest to Dredd and tooth (2000ad) fans.