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  1. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    There are some consequences to using Silly Putty as a masking material - it tries to spread over everything else it's resting on! Anyway, went over the red again with pure red, and then mixed in some flesh to lighten it a bit. I think that's good enough for the airbrush. Next step will be to mask off th red and spray the blue-black for the helmet. Whee....
  2. Probably a wise course of action!
  3. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Taking forever to mask off the body so I decided to work on the head real quick. Masked off the skin with Silly Putty, then undercoated with Tamiya Hull Red, then started going over that with straight Red. Needs to be brighter, so I'll probably take another whack at it with more Red tomorrow night.
  4. @Guindyloo @Wyvernfire @Jodie @buckyball Y'all are downstream for me so I thought I'd ask if any of you have any interest in larger scale figures? I have a number of 54mm and larger figures I could throw in when it gets around to me, but I figured I'd ask.
  5. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Heh. Yeah, I was editing that shot and deliberately left that in. Figured some folks would get a chuckle out of it.
  6. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Onward! I primered with black Badger Stynvlrez, then did the blue with Tamiya acrylics. The face was primered with Badger white primer, then shaded with "Red Brown Primer", and then highlighted with "Light Flesh" by Badger. Pretty happy with how it looks so far. Now to mask off stuff for other colors. Sorry for the fuzzy pictures - the focal distance for my phone is farther away than I thought it was, so I was holding it too close.
  7. Given the way the tusks stick out, and the fact that they're being shipped in bags with nothing to protect the tusks, it's not too surprising. I suspect at retail he'll either be disassembled, or the hard blister pack should help protect him.
  8. Mckenna35

    Halcyon 1/8 scale Judge Dredd

    Generally, in the torso and arms, the position and thickness of the material is enough to avoid any problems, also the plaster in the bottom half holds the torso rigid, which prevents the upper body from deforming. With the legs you have the full weight of the figure pushing down on the ankles, and they can flex if it gets hot enough. Note that at room temperature this stuff is pretty hard. The trick to cutting it easily is to use a hair dryer for a minute or so to heat and soften it, at which point you can slice through it with almost no resistance. Also, like Bones, you can heat it it up, reposition it, and then chill it and it will retain the new position. I've had to do that to Judge Anderson's legs to get her to stand on both feet.
  9. I've had this kit for quite a while now, to build for a friend who's a big Judge Dredd fan. Due to circumstances I can't go into, he asked me if I could this one, along with Judge Anderson and possibly Judge Death put together and painted for him. Second vinyl figure I've worked on, and I thought some of you might find it interesting. First picture shows the components cut out and cleaned up. The second is the major subassemblies. One of the tricks with this kind of kit is to fill the lower portions with plaster to add rigidity, weight and strength to the piece. Without it, you run the risk of the vinyl buckling if it gets too hot after you've got the figure assembled. Yeah, DON'T leave these kits out in direct sunlight! and here he is with all the primary assembly complete and ready for paint:
  10. Head comparison between Ma'al and Argent.
  11. While this would work, it would only have the strength of the glue to support the 'connection'. An actual connection like they have is always going to have far more strength than just two flat pieces glued together.
  12. I'm not sure where you're seeing this? From the cut pieces it's quite obvious that there are sockets in the hut and "pins" for the legs, not flat mating surfaces... Given the apparent weight of the hut, I have my doubts about flex sheet magnets having enough power for the job.
  13. Actually, with the recesses like that, you just need to glue some rare earth magnets in the hut and the legs and you're all set.
  14. Didn't get the hut, but has anyone tried masking off the bottom with tape and taking a hacksaw to the legs? It should be long enough, and if it'll cut steel, it should cut Bones. I didn't follow previous KS thread very closely, but is this level of mis-packs normal, or does this seem higher than previous? Some of it seems to be stemming from issues at the factory where stuff was bagged up (Modern Scenics missing barrels), and others are just stuff getting picked/packed wrong (Missing Mossbeards, paints etc...).
  15. I'd forgotten that, so I thought I'd gotten them by mistake! Discovered I was wrong when I was going back through the updates looking for information on the Modern Scenics.
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