This 28mm metal model of Judge Death in Spirit Form was sculpted as part of the October 2012 "Judge Dredd Miniatures Game: Block War" kickstarter by “Mongoose Games” and can be purchased as code JD20129 from "Warlord Games".
This miniature is based upon the spirit form of the undead lawkeeper from a parallel dimension, and is my penultimate submission for Zomtober 2014. As I wanted the incorporeal spirit to fit in with a number of ghosts I painted over four years ago, I had to dig deep to try and find some ‘out of production’ pots of “Games Workshop” paint. The model was first undercoated with “Vallejo” White and then heavily washed with “Citadel” Thrakka Green and, once it had dried, Devlan Mud. I then drybrushed the entire model with “Vallejo” White.
This really brought out the detail of the sculpting and helped me see which parts of the undead spirit I wanted to solidify. As a result I painted most of the figure’s head with “Citadel” Abaddon Black and then set to work painting the Deadworld Judge’s face, teeth and portcullis-shaped visor. Once completed I started the process of trying to mix the black of the villain’s helmet in with the white of his spirit form. This was accomplished by alternating drybrushing the adjoining areas with “Vallejo” White and “Citadel” Abaddon Black until they merged to form a slightly greyish layer.
The original posting of my ghost miniatures by the “Newark Model Soldier Company” can be found here: http://fantorical.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/i-aint-afraid-of-no-ghost.html
Having completed Judge Death’s spirit form, I’ve now started painting this “Mongoose Publishing” model of a corpse he’s inhabiting. There seems to be many different variations as to his uniform and its colouring but I plan to go with bone for his right shoulder pterodactyl, elbow pads and left shoulder pad and green for his belt and kneepads.