Judge Dredd Armor

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by thijs2, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. thijs2

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    I would like to show my progress in my Judge Dredd Movie costume.

    Afther I finished (it's never finished) my Batman 89 costume I really wanted to get a Dredd movie costume.

    I have been looking for props to buy. Besides a lawgiver kit and a Dredd badge there is not much out there movie related. Yesterday I was lucky enough to get a Helmet kit from Nicksdad. Can't wait to get my hands on it :)

    Afther reading some post on this board I gave up the search for a shoulder armor.

    So with a little time on my hands and some leftover foam I started to work on the armor.

    It got much better than I hoped for.
    I used alot of picture I found on this board for reference, so thanks for that.

    I was wondering if someone has experience in Fyberglassing a foam build. This because I want to try this with the armor.

    Here are a few pictures of the result:
     
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  2. Cal

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    Re: Judge Dedd Armor

    Hrmm I dunno, but if you made those same pieces from anti fatigue mats it might save a headache.
     
  3. thijs2

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    Re: Judge Dedd Armor

    I did not really plan this out. It was in the heat of the moment. Because I like what came out makes me want to finish it of by strengthening and painting it.
     
  4. STEALTH

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    Re: Judge Dedd Armor

    I love the Movie Armor. Please keep going and finish this.

    hardly anyone does these any more.

    As for using fiberglass resin:
    You'll just have to test it on a scrap piece of that material you're using.

    That's the only way you'll know.
     
  5. TheBrothersRich

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    Re: Judge Dedd Armor

    hey looks good man:) you can fiberglass on foam you just need to seal it first wood glue works great you just brush on two or three thin(no runs) coats let it dry in-between fully. you can use five or ten minute epoxy but woodglue is cheaper and does an excellent job. I have made several props this way(oversized jason machette, silent hill great knife to name a few. goodluck
     
  6. mikey123mushukl

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    Re: Judge Dedd Armor

    I am THE LAWWWW!!!
     
  7. thijs2

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    Re: Judge Dedd Armor

    Here's a little update:

    -I have made the eagle a little bit more screen accurate.
    -I coated the foam with three layers of woodglue (Thanks TheBrothersRich for the tip)

    I am still waiting on the materials to glass the pieces, so I started to work on a comic Dredd Helmet I bought and a Lawgiver kit.
    I have also bought some motocross gloves and painted them.

    Here are a few pics:
     
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  8. thijs2

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    I just bought these boots, for practically nothing.

    A soon as I get them I will just have to paint them and make the shinguard.
     
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  9. thijs2

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    The Helmet kit arrived today!!!
    I have primed it and started to paint the red on(in picture it looks orange, but it defenitly is red)
    I have also bought this USAF uniform. With some work I think it would work out as the movie jacket.
     
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  10. Solochaser

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    Whoa, this is sick. Keep the pics coming.
     
  11. thijs2

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    Thanks! I will.

    Here a a few pictures of the movie helmet painted.
     
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  12. NuRF

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    This is looking GREAT. Stallone's Dredd is a guilty pleasure of mine. Not for the plot...or the acting...or several other things. But the costumes, man I LOVED the costumes!
     
  13. STEALTH

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    Hey man

    Do you have a link to that ebay jacket?

    I'd really like to do a street judge costume as well.
    I've been looking for something with that collar.

    Thank you.

    Everything is looking awesome.
     
  14. thijs2

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    Thanks!

    I saw the movie when I was 8 years and I loved it. Ever since I wanted a costume. I really love the movie for the props, costume and the setting. Storyline is a bit weak.

    Here is the link for the jacket.
    This is for a bit option. They have also got "buy now". Just check what they are selling and you will find alot of them.

    RARE 42L USAF AIR FORCE ACADEMY USAFA PARADE DRESS UNIFORM COAT | eBay
     
  15. STEALTH

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    I always loved this movie for the costumes.
    The fail of the movie was that he was out of the Judge's costume too much.

    It was like watching a batman movie and seeing Bruce Wayne in all the actions scenes

    Thanks again man!
     
  16. thijs2

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    I know.... I recently just watched the first half of the movie and the moment he is sent to aspen I kinda lost interest :)
     
  17. STEALTH

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    Yup, the movie ends for me right there as well.
    :(

    Should have been a fight to end the block wars and taking out the gang leader. Then finds out the leader is Rico. I dunno.
    Something...anything but the actual story.
     
  18. mothmonty

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    Outstanding work, both lids look great
     
  19. whiteranger

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    lookin good helmet looks great
     
  20. Cpl Potter

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    the problem with the movie is , it started off EPIC " throw down your weapons or prepare to be judged " the opening scene was awesome , and it was all downhill from there , lovin the costume keep it up
     
  21. thijs2

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    Thanks!

    Here is another update:

    I still haven't got my glass stuff. Email the company today when I could expect it. I cant wait to get further on the armor.

    This week I have repainted the movie helmet. I was not completely satisfied with the look. Afther a good sanding and a new paintjob it looks like this. The colors are much deeper and the helmet is alot smoother.

    I still have to paint the bagde and the hero line. Then I will give it a good clear varnish to give it the extra shine and protection.

    Today I received my new motorcycle visor.
    I cut it to size to match the nicksdad visor.



    Then I used some sanding paper to sand out the bottom line.
    This worked out quite good. I was in doubt to paint it silver or to leave it all dark. You can see the visor is still a bit transparant but there is a silver/white line.


    The visor is quite flexible but is there a way to make it more flexibel or to make it more narrow so it fits the helmet better?
     
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  22. SentMe

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    You could use a heat gun to flex it some? I use a heat gun when I mold my eye pieces to my TK helmet. Just take your time.
     
  23. darknight007316

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    Love that armor!
     
  24. thijs2

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    Thanks!

    Apparently I dont need to flex the visor any more. Today I have test fitted the visor in the helmet. And it fits like a glove!!!

    Now I just need to finish the paintjob, then glue in the visor and add some padding.

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    With the visor in it still fits my head!!! I did not expect that. I hope it will still do afther the padding.
     
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  25. from hell

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    Wow!!! Amazing helmet.. I like..
    I had the Dredd's gun .. but I lost during a move :(
     
  26. bobafett321

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    Looks great. I have been waiting to see some quality JD armor.
     
  27. swfan67

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    I really enjoyed reading through you thread & I'm looking forward to seeing future updates! Nice job on painting the helmets.
     
  28. thijs2

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    Today I completed the Helmet. It's all padded and still fitting my head!! :)
    I have decided I am not going for the thin blue line in the Helmet paint job. I like it better without.
    I have received my lawgiver holster. It is a custom made Nerf Holster. But it is perfect for the dredd gun.

    It is def not screen accurate. But I am not yet going for screen accuratie.

    Still waiting on my fiberglass :( This is taking way to long.

    Here are a few test shot my gf made. Bare in mind, that only the Helmet and the gloves are finished.
     
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  29. dingo

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    Outstanding!
     
  30. thijs2

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    Another update.

    I am not happy with the way the foam turned out. So I have commissioned a dredd movie pep file. I have seen some pictures and the 3d model is looking awesome already.

    I did some work on the USAF uniform to make it look like the dredd uniform.
    Here are a few pictures of where I am now. The armor in the picture is the foam piece I am not happy with.
     
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  31. angelfetus

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    Really getting there with the costume. The jacket was a great find!
     
  32. Sym-Cha

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    Hello there,

    That looks great my fellow Dutchman! In order to get a tighter fit of your pants you could stitch an extra elastic narrow fabric to slip your foot into to add tension to the pants before going into those boots. See
    at the bottom of the pants in this picture :

    [​IMG]

    -Chaim
     
  33. thijs2

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    Hi,

    Thanks for that tip. I will definitly do that!
     
  34. Supa troop

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    if you want to replicate the Movie Costume then get yourself a Navy Blue Unitard that is what was used in the movie, the jacket looks great as does the rest of your build

    superb stuff :thumbsup
     
  35. christrom

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    Great costume I'll look forward to seeing it finished
     
  36. thijs2

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    Thanks!

    I am quite slim. So I think a unitard wont look good on me :)
    I will get one to put up on a mannequin.

    What kind of fasteners (two gold clips) are used on the movie jacket?
     
  37. Gilang Badudu

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    used to play this game when i was a child ...
     
  38. Supa troop

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    drop me a pm
     
  39. thijs2

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    Pm sent!
     
  40. Judge Hicksy

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    this is sooo great congrats fellow Judge!!!
     
  41. thijs2

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    Thanks!
    Here is a little update.
    Painted my boots and foam armor.
    As soon as I get the pep file and that works out, I will replace this armor.
     
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  42. NormanF

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    Don't forget the oversized gold chain to the badge.
     

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