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    1 Week Ago  Jun 12, 2017, 12:16 PM - Comic-style Dredd #1

    Well, it's been a while since I've built anything as I spend most of my time doing stuff with the 501st as a TK. But after a recent major health issue, I feel invigorated to get back to a project I meant to start many moons ago. So I'm looking to build a comic-style Judge Dredd. This won't be accurate to any specific look, but inspired by the comic and the Judge Minty interpretation. BTW, I have a lot of pepakura files that I collected years ago, some of which are no longer as easy to find. Shoot me a PM if you need one. My helmet will be based off of a paper pep file. But as for the armor, I'm doing a foam build.

    For the left shoulder, I started with 5mm craft foam. I elected to use that instead of EVA foam due to its availability and size. Some of the EVA armor builds just look too bulky for me. When I found larger sheets of 5mm craft foam at Hobby Lobby, that's what I decided to start with. So here is the very beginning of my build. Lots more to follow:
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    Naturally, these are backwards because they were taken in the mirror rather than as a selfie. But you get the idea.
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    1 Week Ago  Jun 13, 2017, 2:08 AM - Re: Comic-style Dredd #2

    Awesome, love a good comic Dredd. Looking forward to watching your progress.
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    1 Week Ago  Jun 17, 2017, 4:35 PM - Re: Comic-style Dredd #3

    I ultimately decided that the first craft foam build was just a prototype. While I used a ruler and measured everything, I just wanted it a bit cleaner. Plus I went back to the Judge Minty pics a decided I wanted the final piece to be slightly narrower, and wanted the individual slats to be narrower as well.

    So I took some more measurements and spent time crafting a template. I have no experience using computer drafting programs (even freeware ones like GIMP), so it took some trial and error. But I think it's ready to go.

    At this point, I've also decided to switch to thicker EVA foam for the 2 under layers. Only the top pieces will be with the 5 mm craft foam.

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    5 Days Ago  Jun 19, 2017, 4:35 PM - Re: Comic-style Dredd #4

    Small update:


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    5 Days Ago  Jun 19, 2017, 7:03 PM - Re: Comic-style Dredd #5

    More shaping.

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    3 Days Ago  Jun 21, 2017, 3:31 PM - Re: Comic-style Dredd #6

    All of the horizontal craft foam pieces are now attached to the EVA foam base. Underlayer will be next after more curing time. Then shaping.

    So, while I work the right shoulder details out in my head, I started a template for a buckle. A couple of inverted trapezoids, an oval or two and a shield on a word document. Plus a little free hand. 😉


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