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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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