Judge Dredd 'Comic style' costume for Judge Minty Project

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by CustomCreations, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. CustomCreations

    CustomCreations Sr Member

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    Hi,
    After much behind the scenes labour I have finally finished the first stage of the Judges costume for our fan film Judge Minty.
    The Head Of Projects Steven Sterlacchini went up to Hi-Ex! comic con in Scotland last weekend, and booked a model to be our Minty.
    Seening as its the first time the costume has been together, I am very happy with the first outing, especially as it wasnt built to his sizes.
    Its fibreglass, with a sculpted eagle and shoulder/elbow pads. I cast these sculpts in flexible eurathane and then painted gold etc.
    I was careful to keep it realistic but not lean to one particular style of illustrator.
    The background images are care of our CG guy Steve Green, and comp'd in.
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  2. Howlrunner

    Howlrunner Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Saw Judge Minty at Hi-Ex this weekend when I was through trooping with the UKG - we were all very impressed. Great work on the costume - it's a really nice interpretation. :):thumbsup

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  3. tk7209

    tk7209 New Member

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    Very , very nice indeed!!

    Are the gloves custom or off the shelf?
     
  4. BurntKona

    BurntKona New Member

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    Really does look top-notch. Fantastic work and love the processed pictures. Can't wait to see more :)
     
  5. Judge Minty

    Judge Minty Well-Known Member

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    If I remember right Dan has made them out of two pairs of different gloves, plus pouches, then painted green, with added scratch built emblems for the finishing touch.
     
  6. TheGreenMachine

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    Could never get into the movie, but I loves me some comic style Dredd!! Really love the way Minty came together.

    - TGM
     
  7. tk7209

    tk7209 New Member

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    Would Dan be willing to share the source of the gloves and pouches he used?
     
  8. Electronic Lids

    Electronic Lids Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Good lord Dan, thats perfect... and that guys face... incredible character.
     
  9. Judge Minty

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    The actor/model is Harry T. Docherty. We hired him for the day. He did a really good job.

    This is the place we got the main body of the glove from.
    http://www.xtremegloves.com/gloves/mb05.html#

    To make things overly complicated the glove pouches came from the department store 'El Corte Ingles' in Barcelona. I think they have them on their website, but I don't think they ship internationally?

    I'm not 100% about the rest of the glove. Though I think Dan used a special vinyl paint. The emblems really set them off.

    The belt and belt pouches came from a company called Britkit Direct, again painted with emblems added.
    http://www.britkitdirect.co.uk/

    The leathers are bespoke.

    Absolutely everything else is scratch built by Dan. Helmet, pads, armour, lawgiver, badges - amazing work.

    What I love about Dan's work, is how he has managed to make it look believable. The design, build quality and proportions are key.

    The model said it was very comfortable, he even had his lunch whilst wearing it. Plus he was nice and warm when we did the snapshots, I was freezing.
     
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  10. tk7209

    tk7209 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing :thumbsup Indeed, amazing work a great translation from comic to real world aesthetics. Looking forward to seeing more of this.
     
  11. CustomCreations

    CustomCreations Sr Member

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    Thanks for the comments people, its nice to know something can be well liked when everybody has their own expectations!
    The 'other half' of the gloves are cut down 'jedi gauntlett/ LARP' gloves off ebay- fancy dress shops do them for £10. I cut off a section of wrist area from the main gloves and attahced a cut down gauntlett to each. I got my wife to stitch a new seam onto the edge (cheers babe!)
    The 'sculpts' of the pads were made from basically MDF sheet layered up and styrene strips. The elbow/knee pads were originally made with vacformed neoprene and I reworked them before everything went into silicone.
    I then used Smooth-on flexible eurethane to cast them, which was a pain as i needed far more thixo agent than they supply as a 'sample'.
    We will tweak bits n bobs before shoot day Im sure ;-)
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  12. tango'd fett

    tango'd fett Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work indeed , i prefer the darker green on the soft parts and boots etc its much more real world:thumbsup How did you attach the eagle and shoulder to the costume?
     
  13. Judge Minty

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    We were looking at adapting riot gear and webbing strapping, but it turned out that velcro works ten times better. The pads are quite difficult to get off even when trying to remove the costume.
     
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  14. tango'd fett

    tango'd fett Well-Known Member

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    Cool thanks for the info :thumbsup
     
  15. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great work on the costume,

    not a massive lover of the comic version myself but what you have achieved there looks fantastic.

    hats off to you
     
  16. Judge Minty

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    Couldn't resist putting this image together.

    We took the costume into the studio for some test shots. A Minty aged model was unavailable for the session, so we decided to shoot a younger character.

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  17. NEKROFANATIC

    NEKROFANATIC Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    awesome! Any chance of doing a run of the shouler/elbow armor? :)
     
  18. nicklambo

    nicklambo Well-Known Member

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    Just love it.....I used to work at Titan Books and worked on a lot of Dredd stuff...what you are doing is a dream come true!...Keep it up!
     
  19. Judge Minty

    Judge Minty Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the great comments.

    Another one for the album.

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  20. tk7209

    tk7209 New Member

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    Awesone, just awesome!

    It keep getting better and better. :thumbsup
     
  21. tango'd fett

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    Great pics ,really sets off the costume , any news on the film yet ?

    Another costume question :rolleyes what did you use to paint all the gloves and belt etc ,was it a vinyl paint ? cheers
     
  22. burningman

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    HOLY WOW!
    fantastic work!!!
     
  23. abihsot

    abihsot New Member

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    Brings the character more to life than Stallone did
     
  24. Judge Minty

    Judge Minty Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again, for the positive feedback on Dan's costume.

    It's been fun recreating these covers using the images from our costume reference photo session, but I'd better stop and concentrate on some work for the film itself. Just time to finish this Cliff Robinson inspired cover.

    In my mind, I'm hoping we will shoot everything this year, and perhaps get a trailer out toward the back end with the whole thing to be finished early next year.

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  25. OppositeofAngel

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    Nice work and vision.:thumbsup
     
  26. Judge Minty

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    Thanks again.

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    Just thought I'd post this reference image which show Dan's costume in full.
     
  27. Ramiel

    Ramiel Sr Member

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    Again... Impressive work all around!:thumbsup
     
  28. PEEL1965

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    This is amazing work. Love the reference poster....
     
  29. kodofett

    kodofett Well-Known Member

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    Very cool I love it...(y)thumbsup
     
  30. tk7209

    tk7209 New Member

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    Anymore news on this?
     
  31. Judge Minty

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    We're going underground for a bit. Knuckling down to a bit of work.

    It's still in progess. Just concentrating on the boring stuff, sourcing locations, logistics, casting, script re-writes, scheduling, etc.
     
  32. tango'd fett

    tango'd fett Well-Known Member

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    Going on a bit of a long walk are we :lol

    love the poster art and looking forward to seeing the results of your labour :thumbsup
     

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