Judge Dredd ABC warrior references

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  1. oota goota

    oota goota Well-Known Member

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    I've recently started getting interested in building a lifesize ABC warrior from the 1995 Judge Dredd movie. Ok to be honest I've been getting interested in THINKING about building a lifesize ABC warrior :)

    There are some excellent images on page 4 of this thread (courtesy of Vince Vader) of the screen used robot.
    There are also some HUGE images of the head courtesy of Art Andrews. These are invaluable if you're tackling a head build

    Here's a list of threads and sites I've been able to dreddge up from these boards and google so far that have useful pics and some awesome WIPs. I'd be grateful if anyone can add to this list and make any recommendations:

    Full size Build Threads/ Sites
    Updated ABC pictures by Rebostar - Photobucket
    c3pobuilders :: Astromechs and Other Robots :: ABC Warrior From Judge Dreadd 7" life size ~ Runboard
    Abc Warrior Head (judge Dredd) 1:1 Scale also http://www.therpf.com/f11/abc-warrior-hands-88990/
    http://www.funkymonkeyprops.com/page31.htm
    ABC Warrior from Judge Dredd other replicas movie props from Judge Dredd (1995)
    update 1/13 - http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...ABC%20Warrior/
    update 3/14 - http://costumepop.com/adult-costumes/abc-war-robot-from-judge-dredd/
    update 3/14 - http://www.behance.net/gallery/ABC-War-Robot/1301341
    update 3/14 - http://www.downtowncomics.com/photo/albums/abc-war-robot
    update 12/15 http://www.scrap-metal-art-thailand...figure-statue-sculpture-replica-for-sale.html
    update 9/16 - http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/f...ection-amp-Office-New-collection-room!/page16
    update 1/17 - http://mayaheine-jg.deviantart.com/art/ABC-Warrior-651543204
    update 3/17 - http://www.ledrobotshow.com/robots.html

    Head only builds
    http://www.therpf.com/f9/abc-lifesize-head-scratch-2559/
    http://www.therpf.com/f11/abc-robot-new-pixs-added-page3-18172/http://www.therpf.com/f9/abc-warrior-wip-110053/http://www.therpf.com/f9/life-sized-abc-robot-pic-heavy-113213/ABC Warrior Head 1:1 other replicas movie props from Judge Dredd (1995)http://www.therpf.com/f11/hammertime-10300/
    update 7/12 - http://www.therpf.com/f9/abc-warrior-pep-files-available-152724/
    update 11/12 - http://www.therpf.com/f9/abc-warrior-foam-base-167848/
    update 4/13 - http://www.therpf.com/f9/my-abc-warrior-head-judge-dredd-182097/
    update 1/14 - http://www.therpf.com/f71/abc-head-build-185671/
    update 3/14 - http://www.therpf.com/f62/abcs-dredd-200209/update 12/15 https://www.myminifactory.com/object/a-b-c-warrior-robot-bust-judge-dredd-1995-11855

    Replica
    JUDGE DREDD ABC Warrior Robot*Bust - ABC Warrior - DreamScheme Studios
    update ABC Robot Bust 1:1 - Statue Forum
    update 3/12 - http://www.therpf.com/f9/abc-warrior-kit-rework-ga-141714/
    update 7/ 12 http://www.therpf.com/f9/1-1-abc-warrior-head-bust-153376/
    update 9/13 - http://www.system68.com/movieprops/html/abc_warrior_kopf.html
    update 5/16 - http://nukeprops.co.uk/product/judge-dredd-abc-warrior-head/


    Screen caps and footage

    ABC Warrior from Judge Dredd
    Judge Dredd ABC Warrior tribute - YouTube
    ABC Warrior Robot Head
    JUDGE DREDD - Page 13
    update http://www.director-file.com/pr11.html
    update 10/12 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QcRC2qYHxA&feature=related and
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suoGmvPAVyQ&feature=relmfu
    update 3/14 http://www.downtowncomics.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=2aaqgtzaasyj0


    CG
    update 8/14 - http://forums.cgsociety.org/archive/index.php/t-614523.html
    update 1/17 - http://3dcoat.com/forum/index.php?/topic/20254-abc-warrior-head/

    Video
    ABC Warrior from the movie Judge Dredd - YouTube
    up date 9/16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CX0ANonxenE

    1/3rd scale
    ABC robot (Judge Dread) 1/3 Custom by Sid « Cinemaquette Forum

    2000 ad references
    update 9/14 http://thrillpoweredthursday.blogspot.co.nz/2007_10_01_archive.html

     
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  2. ONEYE

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    Great thread idea!
     
  3. oota goota

    oota goota Well-Known Member

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    thanks Oneye I really hope there are some more resources out there that can be added to this start, especially dimensions :)

    One thing I've just noticed looking at the youtube footage was that there were TWO abc warriors in Ian Dury's shop...
     
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  4. zorg

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  5. Mxlplx

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    I would love a full scale ABC just sitting round the house!
     
  6. oota goota

    oota goota Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Zorg!

    Hey Mxlplx yes me too :)

    Funnily enough I just met a couple who have a ABC warrior in their house. It came out of a cinema that had it on display for years. The cinema decided to get rid of it about a year and half ago and put a article in a local newspaper about selling it for a nominal fee. At the time I was pretty keen on it but they offered more money and picked it up.

    I always wondered what happened to it so a couple of weeks ago and a few phone calls later I was able to track it down. Turns out its just around the corner from where I live!

    I've offered to do some refurbishing and maybe some additional detailing to make it more screen accurate but this has led to wanting to make my own :behave

    There have been alot of starts to an ABC project but not alot of finishers so it would be nice to do.

    I don't have persmission to post any pics yet but I will ask and add them to this thread
     
  7. Supa troop

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    Is this the Image your referring to :love

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  8. oota goota

    oota goota Well-Known Member

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    Yeeaaahhh!!! nice work dude! that thing rocks. Is there a thread on the boards for that I would love to see WIP. You must be about the only person to complete one of these well done
     
  9. zorg

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    I spotted this years ago, kit bashed part on the heads right hand side, never seen it mentioned so here it is anyway.

    not sure what scale the kit part is, maybe 1/35 but more likely 1/48.
     
  10. oota goota

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    wow zorg that's a great find! If I could get hold of one of those I'd have a solid dimension to base all the others from. Might have to start looking :behave

    Got anymore gems like that? anyone else?
     
  11. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ok, i have just "checked" i can confirm in my snobbish elitist manner it is a 1/72 kit. here is a pic of my esci kit which matches up pretty well. ignore the add on bits i put on it, i converted it to a sgt. york variant. i think the "searchlight cover" is part 9 on the instructions in the link. it looks like the inside face of the searchlight

    ESCI M48A2GA2 & M48A5 Kit Preview

    -z
     
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  12. StickyFingers

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    Nice thread, this is a wish list project for me too. I'll keep watching the thread. I might have a few photos from my research to post too.
     
  13. oota goota

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    That's great Zorg nice detective work! It makes sense they would use multiple parts from the same kitset so I am sure you are right. What about part 21 for some of the smaller round details?

    Zorg can I trouble you for a measurement? I'd really like to know the length from the inside of the turret ring to the edge. With a solid measurement like that you could get pretty close with everything else on the head :D
     
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  14. oota goota

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    that would be great fingers. Anything you've got will help. The more i look at the material out there and the challenge it would be to make the more I want to make it! ABC builders seem to be willing to share any info and ideas which makes for a fun project
     
  15. oota goota

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    Here's a pic of the abc warrior that lives down the road from me. For years it was on display at a cinema along with a reasonably decent hoverbike and judge. I will probably be doing some detailing of this beast at some stage and a few repairs. Any suggestions for improvement welcome
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  16. zorg

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    here is the measurement, i'm not sure on the part 21. the actual kit parts don't look like the head part. the kit part 21 is 5mm by the way.

    -z
     
  17. oota goota

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    Cheers Zorg thanks for that dimension. hope I can repay the favour :)
     
  18. Monk

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    I plan on building a full size ABC as a puppet/costume, I'll be watching the progress!
     
  19. Art Andrews

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    I thought I had already posted them up, but I took a TON of pics of the ABC robot head at Prop Store. Give me some time and I will get them uploaded for you.

    Big thanks to the guys at Prop Store for allowing me to do this!
     
  20. Contec

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    :thumbsup Great, maybe someone could make a Pepakura file of the abc warror..
     
  21. oota goota

    oota goota Well-Known Member

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    Hey Monk yeah I am only in the planning stages at this point. Are you going to do vac formed pieces? Sir - Round just challenged me to ABC head build-off :confused Why do I feel like I am getting in deeper that I thought I would?

    Hey Art yes that would be fantastic thank you!

    I did see a couple of pics you had taken of a screen used head and I've posted a propstore link to a head, but if you have anymore pictures that you wouldn't mind posting, especially those hard to see areas that would be invaluable.

    Hey Contec yeah sorry dude I know nothing about pepakura. Can you make pep files from the propstore pics? Do you need front-on and side profiles? There are some good screen caps you could use I imagine.
     
  22. oota goota

    oota goota Well-Known Member

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    Funkymonkey link added! finally found it again !!!!!!
     
  23. Art Andrews

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    So this is NOT the set I was talking about. These are a few very quick pics I snapped at Monsterpalooza of the Prop Store piece (thanks Brandon!). I am still digging for the others. They show some of the more obscure details better and there are a lot more of them.

    These are 21megapixel files, so be patient. They are huge.
     
  24. oota goota

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    Awesome Art thanks very much they are great. The side on and front on are going to be especially useful :)
     
  25. oota goota

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    right I see what you mean now; they are freakin' HUGE! :)
     
  26. WarPig

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    Hey Art - find the pix? :confused
     
  27. EIDesignStudio

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    double posted
     
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  28. EIDesignStudio

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    I was doing a search for more pictures and I came across this one forum post from another site some good clean pictures.. Link
    And I found this as well link
     
  29. oota goota

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    thanks Kustom I've added the first to the links at the start of this thread. There are a number of other images around that are useful reference material. I might have to start another sub-category of CG and illustrations
     
  30. EIDesignStudio

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    your welcome I also sent a email to the person Maxx who did the work in the second one to see if he would share some of the other stuff he has for it like the break down of it.

    Hey Oota do you think you can chime in on my topic about copy right since I know you have some ideas on this. Here is a link to it. Thanks
     
  31. oota goota

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    Hey Kustom that thread is closed but yeah have a search through the site.

    Dude you should start a build thread so we can discuss construction ideas! I like your idea of using metal but i think weight would be a bit of an issue, especially if you are going to articulate it. My immediate thought would be to use some metal elements on plastic and wood to help push the finish more towards a metal finish. So aluminiun and steel pipe, metal bar for some detailing etc etc.

    I'd start a construction thread but I am no where near getting going on this thing...........ok I'll start a new thread....... :confused
     
  32. robstyle

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  33. EIDesignStudio

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    hey they do look alot like mini ammo cans good eyes. I have not studied this side of the head
     
  34. oota goota

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    well done robstyle that looks bang on!

    Zorg seems to be an expert at kit identification. He nailed the back of the other temple piece last year by spotting a tank part. He might be able to spot what type

    That lower rectangle with the bolts in it looks like a plastic kit part two. Looks like there are hinges on there or something
     
  35. EIDesignStudio

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    OK so call me stupid you are telling me that instead of making little parts for it they use parts from little model kits?
     
  36. Ghostsoldier

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    That was quite common for movie prop making back in the 70's and 80's...:cool

    Rob
     
  37. robstyle

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    So youve never seen Star Wars I take it?
     
  38. oota goota

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    hey Kustom yeah it's a pretty typical prop making approach. And a really good one i reckon! It's a quick and easy way to super detail things. Usually tank kits get used like the other temple detail for this head has the back of a tank has the larger components.
     
  39. oota goota

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    Here's a few pics that I think are closest to the film prop but still reflect elements of the comic.
    hammer2.jpg 15625085_1546517905363093_4023337552562880512_n.jpg untitled.png
     
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  40. oota goota

    oota goota Well-Known Member

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    be do be do be do
     
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  41. EIDesignStudio

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    I have a when I was a kid. To tell the truth I never sat down to watch the newer films. I just never had the time to just relax and dive in,But if i do i will prop watch them all in order back to back...
     
  42. EIDesignStudio

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    OK I have some close up pictures of the kit that belongs to a friend. This thing is rough. not to bad,But he has asked me to work it for him and prime it. so in my nest post I will add the pictures I have taken so far..
     
  43. oota goota

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    yes please!
     
  44. EIDesignStudio

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    here are some of the pictures I took them large so you can catch detail. I will start the blue prints tonight. I tried to upload the pictures but it was a no go so i tossed them in my photobucket in one folder enjoy..

    Head pictures
     
  45. Blaxmyth

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    Brilliant, thanks, especially for the shots of underneath and the rear view.
     
  46. EIDesignStudio

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    Not a problem if you need at a set way let me know. I will only have his kit for a short time..
     
  47. oota goota

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    they look great kustom
     
  48. EIDesignStudio

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    I'm wondering If I should start a new thread showing what it takes to work with my buddies GA kit. I have over a hour in the lower jaw and still not close. I figure I will not start the blue prints till his is cleaned up so all the figures will be correct.
     
  49. oota goota

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    yeah start another thread! :) I'll put a link in the first post of this thread to that one!
     
  50. EIDesignStudio

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    ok I will start one. With a review of my friend's kit.
     
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