|"You're Going Nowhere, Joe!"|
This 28mm single-piece metal model of a Zombie Judge is made by "Mongoose Publishing" and can be bought as Code JD20052 from "Warlord Games". The undead lawman is actually one of the more impressive-looking miniatures created by 'Mongoose Matt' as part of his infamously disorganised October 2012 "Judge Dredd Miniatures Game: Block War" kickstarter, and was unlocked early on in the campaign as part of a Zombie Horde $6,000 stretch goal.
The partially-dressed member of the Justice Department was undercoated with “Vallejo” Iraqi Sand and washed with “Citadel” Thrakka Green. As I wanted the figure to look suitably dank and rancid I painted his boots, knee-pads, belt, elbow-pad and glove with "Vallejo" Heavy Green as opposed to the colour Heavy Grey which I ordinarily use for my custodians of Mega-City One. These areas were then treated to a coat of more "Citadel" Thrakka Green, before I tidied up the Judge's ripped uniform with Abaddon Black.
|"Shoulda stayed in your graves, Wormfodder!"|
The model's belt buckle, shoulder-pad, and badges were 'picked out' using a combination of "Vallejo" Gold and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. Whilst in an effort to maintain the illusion that this Judge was dead and starting to rot, I washed his "Vallejo" Heavy Red helmet trim with the much darker "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson, as opposed to my normal "Citadel" glaze of Bloodletter.
I would imagine the inspiration for the Zombie Horde's stretch goal, as it included "a number of zombies in ragged Mega-City One garb", was probably Garth Ennis' "2000 A.D." comic book story event "Judgement Day". However, as I currently only own just the one Zombie Judge miniature I plan to use him as the undead Judge Joseph Dredd depicted within the 1984 serial "City Of The Damned". Killed by a mutated future clone of Owen Krysler, the Judge Child, in 2120, this "mindless undead zombie" unceasingly stalked his time-travelling younger self and Judge Anderson until the "unstoppable" zed was transported back to 2107 and "deactivated"...
|Mega-City One Undead WIPs - This zombie predominantly just needs his exposed brain to be painted|
Alongside my brain-eating Judge Dredd I have also finished painting one of the remaining 28mm multi-part zombies I own which has been assembled from parts made by both "Mongoose Publishing" and "Mantic Games". Like Joe, this particular shambling ghoul was initially primed with “Vallejo” Iraqi Sand and then washed with “Citadel” Thrakka Green. But once dry actually had his shredded clothes painted using "Vallejo" Squid Pink and his belt pouch with Verdigris. Both of these areas were subsequently washed with "Citadel" Reikland Fleshshade. As a final touch, and in order to make the walking dead look especially futuristic, I gave the zed a "Vallejo" Heavy Blue Mohawk and generously washed it with "Citadel" Asurmen Blue.
With just one more week of Zomtober 2016 left, I still have a handful more of my Mega-City One Undead Horde left to paint. Having 'set down my tools' on my other (side) projects in order to get them finished in time I have made some sterling progress on a third "Mongoose Publishing" cadaver, and hope to have it, along with yet another zed completed within the next few days.