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    Jan 16, 2014, 2:05 PM - Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #1

    I got this kit recently in the Junkyard, and thought I would document its build here.

    Itís made by Comet Miniatures, and comes in eight resin pieces and four white metal parts.

    The casting is quite good. Of course there are the usual seam lines, and air bubbles to sort out, and generally quite a bit of clean up, but nothing too bad.
    Iíve decided to replace the plastic tube that came with the kit for an aluminium barrel. Iím also making an aluminium butt plate.
    Iím drilling out the moulded in screw heads and adding real screws.
    Iím thinking about lighting up the ten parallelograms with red LEDís, but I havenít, figured out the easiest way of doing this yet.

    Can anyone tell me what the lens is that is below the barrel (See bottom picture below)?
    I donít know if the white metal part provided with the kit is accurate to any of the screen used props, but I think the lens looks better and would like to try and get one.





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    Jan 16, 2014, 3:01 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #2

    Looks like it came from a small camera viewport...

    But isn't that piece suppose to be a flashlight?
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    Jan 16, 2014, 7:44 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #3

    I looked in previous threads on the forum and found what the lens is. (Should have done this first).
    Apparently it’s a Vivitar monocular.
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    Jan 16, 2014, 10:20 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #4

    its looking great!
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    Jan 16, 2014, 11:35 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #5

    That's the kit I wanted - but couldn't afford , LOL - i hear there are super nice kits and i look forward to seeing it finished sir - there's a thread on my 95 Stallone lawgiver in the dredd section

    http://www.therpf.com/f71/differences-95-dredd-lawgivers-182246/

    Wish mine wasn't as crappy as it is but it is what it is right ? Yours looks nice so far .... Cheers from ohio
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    Jan 18, 2014, 12:18 AM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #6

    Very Nice. Keep up the good work. I've been kicking around the idea of making an airsoft pistol into one of these, but always pushed it to the side. I always thought the one bright point of the Stallone version was their Lawgiver was way better than the comic version.
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    Jan 18, 2014, 10:23 AM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #7

    Quick question .. have you given thought to casting the parts to make more?
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    Jan 18, 2014, 2:26 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #8

    fivebucks said: View Post
    Quick question .. have you given thought to casting the parts to make more?
    'RE-CASTING' is frowned on here.
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    Jan 18, 2014, 3:13 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #9

    wow, there were only 250 kits of these made?
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    Jan 18, 2014, 4:37 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #10

    STEALTH said: View Post
    wow, there were only 250 kits of these made?
    I know...crazy! That kit must be, what, nearly 20 years old. They could still be selling them to this day, easily.
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    Jan 18, 2014, 7:34 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #11

    Hi ranallace, I’ll keep an eye on your thread, looking good so far.
    I’ve ordered some larger diameter aluminium tube for the barrel. I’ve also bought a Vivitar monocular on eBay.
    The butt plate is nearly finished, just a bit more cleaning up. I’ve glued some rivet nuts in the handle to screw it in place. These are also going to be the mounting points for displaying the gun in a case.





    The eagle is not cast very deep. I’m trying to engrave it deeper using the tip of a scalpel blade. I don’t want it obscured by the primer and paint.



    I’ve made a replacement for the detail above the trigger out of aluminium plate. I think it’s better to have real metal showing rather than paint, if possible.

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    Jan 18, 2014, 7:43 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #12

    :O that's looking fantastic, also can't believe the limited run of them. shame really.
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    Jan 22, 2014, 7:34 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #13

    A little more progress on the build.

    I’ve fitted in a larger diameter barrel (25mm with 3mm wall thickness).



    I’ve also put some LED’s in one side. There’s quite a lot of light leakage, coming though the resin. I think this will be all right with a coat of primer and a few coats of black paint. I can also reduce the brightness of the LED’s as well.




    In front of the LED’s, I’ve inserted some thin acrylic pieces, which are sprayed red on the underside.
    At the moment there is just a round hole through to the LED. I will probably cut the whole parallelogram back, so you won’t see a round light source.



    I’ve made an access panel at the rear of the gun. There will be two switches in there, one for the blue LED and one for all the red ones. The panel is held in place with strong magnets.



    The eagle emblem has been engraved deeper.

    Still a lot more work to do on this, but it’s coming along nicely.

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    Jan 22, 2014, 7:41 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #14

    Looking good man


    Alex


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    Jan 22, 2014, 10:01 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #15

    Very good work!

    Sent from Art's secret closet.
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    Jan 23, 2014, 12:03 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #16

    Looking great!!
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    Jan 25, 2014, 12:18 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #17

    The sights are now fitted, and I’ve cut a new trigger out of 5mm aluminium plate. I prefer this style of trigger to the one provided with the kit.





    The vivitar monocular arrived and I’ve fitted it in the extended position. I’m not sure if I’ll leave it like this, or make a bigger hole and have it retracted.

    I have however decided to put some LED’s behind the lens. I think I can get four 5mm ultra bright white LED’s in there. I know this never lit up in the film or on any of the props, but it’s an easy mod to make, and I think it will be cool.


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    Jan 25, 2014, 2:04 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #18

    In looking at the real firing screen used version of this, I've noticed a couple discrepancies, if you don't mind some constructive criticism. The screws you added should be flat topped slotted screws, as opposed to the round topped phillips you're using. Also, the trigger should be hollow behind. It's more of a lever coming down from the top, rather than a solid blade. the original base gun was a Beretta 92F, if you need a reference pic for the trigger. Otherwise, your work looks great!

    EDIT: Here's a link to the screen used blank firing gun. http://matsucorp.yuku.com/topic/596/...3#.UuQLJhDnaUm
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    Jan 29, 2014, 7:22 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #19

    Hi Mobiuscorpus, I’ve decided to base this more on the stunt versions rather than the Beretta based hero prop. It’s sort of a combination of the two guns in the picture below. The handle and butt-plate of mine are more like the bottom prop, and the trigger like the top one.





    The top section has had its first coat of primer. This of course has shown up all the small imperfections, pin holes etc. which have to be dealt with.
    I’ve changed the screws to socket head cap bolts. I just think these look better.





    Four warm white LED’s have been mounted behind the monocular. There will be a separate switch behind the access panel to control these.






    I decided the only way to get the parallelograms looking good, was to cut them out to the proper shape. You can see they definitely look better.


    I can dim all the LED’s together but not individually. To even out the brightness I can give some of the acrylic pieces another coat of red paint on the underside







    I’ve also been working on the Blue Square and red triangle lights.

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    Feb 1, 2014, 10:54 AM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #20

    Just keeps looking better.
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    Feb 1, 2014, 2:49 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #21

    This is gorgeous!!


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    Feb 1, 2014, 8:31 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #22

    The main body has had a coat of filler primer. Again, this has shown up all the areas that need attention before the final paint job.




    I’ve made a recess for the battery compartment. With a piece of Velcro holding it, this will definitely not move around.

    Two threaded rods were screwed into the body. These are just there to help with painting. They can be gripped with a pair of mole-grips, which can be used as a handle.





    Brass rods were fixed into the body to hold the trigger in place.
    All the metal bits, screws and acrylic pieces will be fixed in place after everything is painted.





    I’ve scribed some lines were the transition between the black and aluminium paint will be.





    The parallelograms are looking much better. There is very little light coming through the resin with only one coat of primer. By the time there is a second coat and a top coat, this will be fine.






    I saw a pair of Praktica binoculars on Ebay. The eye pieces looked the same as the Vivitar. They were only £6.50 so I got them. They are a little bit smaller, but I think they will be ok for any future lawgiver builds.

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    Feb 4, 2014, 1:05 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #23

    "...future lawgiver builds..."
    That's got my attention!
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    Feb 28, 2014, 11:43 PM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #24

    I’ve finished the lawgiver and am now working on the display case.
    I got a Dredd badge on EBay. It needed a bit of cleaning up and a few pin holes sorting out.




    I managed to get an acrylic display case that fits the gun perfectly.

    The lawgiver will be fixed to the base with long screws which go into the handle through the butt-plate.

    The badge, wedge and base will be painted gold with a gloss lacquer finish.





    I’ve simplified the wiring on the gun. It just has two circuits, one for all the coloured LED’s and one for the white LED’s behind the lens.




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    Mar 1, 2014, 12:01 AM - Re: Judge Dredd Lawgiver (Stallone version). #25

    Wow, that is a nice looking paint job. Airbrushed with a lacquer topcoat ? Also is that a satin ?

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