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“There’s More Of ‘Em Back There, Judge!”

“Judges! Thank Grud!”

This 28mm scale metal miniature of a Cleaner was produced by “Mongoose Publishing” and formed part of my rewards from the company’s 2012 “Judge Dredd Miniatures Game: Block War” Kickstarter. The now long out of production (OOP) figure was later made available both alongside a Sleezy Lawyer in a single blister, as well as part of the “Warlord Games” Mega-City Street Gang boxed set Code JD021.


Reimagined in my own mind’s eye as one of the lucky citizens saved by Judge Dredd from Jakky Bilebag’s Hopshoppery during the zombie invasion entitled “Judgement Day”, the model was undercoated using two layers of “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey and later shaded with some significantly watered-down “Citadel” Nuln Oil. The figure’s boots, gloves and belt were then treated to a little “Citadel” Abaddon Black, before his belt buckle, helmet and hand-weapon received a combination of “Vallejo” Gunmetal and “Citadel” Nuln Oil.

"Mongoose Publishing" WIPs - Oola Blint is slowly having her base colours layered

I also considered applying a little “Vallejo” Gunmetal to the supposed juve’s visor, as per the official “Mongoose Publishing” paint-job. However, I thought this would clash with the perp’s helmet, and as I have another two Cleaners currently working their way up my hobby queue, felt I could use the glasses as a means of differentiating each of the miniatures with alternative colours. As a result, I simply ‘picked out’ this particular visor with “Vallejo” Dark Grey and “Citadel” Nuln Oil.


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With my the second of this year’s Zomtober challenge entries finished, I have managed to spend a little time working on the so-called "Angel of Mercy", Oola Blint. As with the Cleaner, this serial killer was one of my rewards from the “Judge Dredd Miniatures Game: Block War” Kickstarter, and recently caught my eye whilst I was sifting through my backlog of “Mongoose Publishing” figures.

"Flames Of War" WIPs - These Mortar Loaders have all have their details 'picked out'

I’m hoping to get the mass murderer with a penchant for “administering a lethal injection” finished quite soon, as I’d like to use her as a ‘wandering encounter’ for my homemade “Judge Dredd” rule-set the next time I settle down for a game. In addition, I’ve dug out a handful more characterful casts, such as Walter the Wobot, the Midnight Surfer and Judge Anderson, to keep my enthusiasm for Mega-City One’s toughest lawman maintained.


In addition, I’m just putting the finishing touches on the last four plastic 15mm miniatures sold by “Battlefront Miniatures” which I need so as to field a (minimum strength) German 12cm Mortar Platoon for “Flames Of War”. Once done, I aim to pigment a further four Panzergrenadier infantrymen before embarking on a four-vehicle Panzer IV Tank Platoon for my Beach Defence force.

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undercoat2670
Oct 23, 2021

The painting on the Cleaner looks really good, but the model looks a bit gangly to my eye. Love the painting though.

The lady has a western meets horror give to me. Looking forward to seeing her finished.

More Germans are always welcome as they look great!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 23, 2021
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Cheers Undercoat. Perhaps the sculpt is meant to show the gangly youth of the juve..? The Mongoose JD sculpts were all a bit hit and miss, tbh. Germans are now finished (and posted), and Oola will be finished the moment I get a spare minute from my current Weekly Challenges and Zomtober figs.

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wsd50
Oct 18, 2021

Great work on the cleaner Simon, I think the colours really suit him. Oola Blint is coming along nicely too, nice figure that!


Glad to hear you'll soon have enough figure to field your Mortar teams (not that I don't enjoy seeing them on you painting table of course), for some strange reason that chap holding the mortar shell, made me think he looked like he was holding the "sausage" containing the "fallen Madonna with the big boobies" by Van Klomp, I know, I know! it just my sad juvenile sense of humour 😉.


Cheers Roger.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 18, 2021
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Thanks Roger. Simple stuff on the Cleaner tbh. Whilst I know something of the Van Klomp painting you mention I think you've been watching too many episodes of "'Allo 'Allo!" - which I believe celebrates its 40th anniversary next year, 😮

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planetmut
Oct 18, 2021

The Cleaner has a bit of a Clockwork Orange look about him thanks to the light grey clothing and menacing air of violence! I really like the way Oola Blint looks great so far and I'm looking forward to seeing her painted up. As usual, your Germans are really well done.

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 18, 2021
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Cheers Matt. There is a bit of 'droog' to the Cleaner now you mention it. Should have the Germans finished and based today, ready for tomorrow, and then its just a question of squeezing in some more time on Oola.

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wargamesterrainworkshop
Oct 17, 2021

Great work on the cleaner model Simon, and nice idea to make the googles different on each one to differentiate them. Oola is coming on nicely, as is the 15 mm Germans

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Oct 17, 2021
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Thanks Dave. Hopefully I'll have the other two Cleaners finished soon. Oola and the 15mm Germans should be finished reasonably quickly too.

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