Question on Judge Dredd vinyl model 1/6 compatibility

Collect. Kitbash. Customize. Community. Showcasing the Best of Sixth Scale Modeling.

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Question on Judge Dredd vinyl model 1/6 compatibility

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,591

    Question on Judge Dredd vinyl model 1/6 compatibility

    Anyone know if this vinyl model is compatible with a 1/6 figure? Basically can I cut some parts and use them on a dragon body?

  2. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Warrenton, VA
    Posts
    4,735
    I own a couple of those models and I can tell you it's a bit too small for a 1/6 figure, plus it's sculpted in a very heavy "comic book" style, so it would look a bit odd if you were trying to make a realistic-looking figure.
    My Trade Feedback

    "I'm afraid of spiders... and women... and spider women!"

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    East Anglia, UK
    Posts
    21,878
    Seconded,

    It was made by Halcyon in the UK and was probably moulded by Tskuda. If you can find the Judge Anderson, she was more proportional and could definitely be adapted to be used on a Cy Girl.

    CHEERS!

  5. Remove Advertisements

    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,973
    Watch out also for those eBay recasts of out of production vinyl kits. You'll see Judge Dredd and Anderson amongst them. They are notoriously bad recasts suffering from shrinkage and sloppy casting technique. Best if you can get the original for that reason and also you won't be supporting a recasting theif. Check with Amok Time they often have originals of old kits for sale at good prices. Monsters in Motion is worth a look as well.

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Ontario,Can.
    Posts
    485
    I, for one, would love to see someone do this. I've thought about that exact same project for years!I've always thought that that kit would make a great figure, and the more comic styled, the better.
    Really looking forward to seeing someone give this a go.
    "Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience."

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    The Korova
    Posts
    1,729
    You just might be able to pull off Dredd using a Medicom body as a base.
    And I second what Furious Genius said: avoid recasts like the plague.
    Cheap people suck.

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    1,002
    A Judge Anderson would look great!
    It's never too late

  10. #8
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    NY/SD
    Posts
    5,917
    Monkey Man... I'm 99.9% sure some one has used that kit for a Judge Dredd custom.
    I think I have it bookmarked some where.
    If I recall properly, they basically just cut away the Knee Pads, Shoulders, Badge, Helmet, Belt Buckle, Fists and Toe Caps of the boots.
    Then glued applied them to a body with a jumpsuit.

    I will keep looking for the link.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    •Winston Churchill•
    OSW Gallery
    BLOG

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,591
    Sweet!

  12. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    233

    Judge GIJOE Dredd

    Well, I'm going to try this project- ordered a Halcyon kit from ebay ($14.99 with shipping). I intend to use the kit's eagle, badge, law giver, belt buckle.

    If I can, I'll salvage the helmet, knuckles, knee and elbow pads, but if not I'm prepared to make those from scratch.

    I hope to use a Classic Collection/pinhead Joe for this- and I'm leaning toward a navy blue uniform base. I plan working pouches and holster, and possibly a Lawmaster cycle, using 1/12 R/C car wheels.

    any tips or ideas will be greatly appreciated. I hope to make this a blend of the Movie and Comics, but more like the comics. I also want to have a removable helmet, but if that doesn't work, I'll glue the PVC helmet to a chopped up pinhead.

  13. #11
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    233

    Halcyon kit

    I got my kit and carved it up. I think everything is useable EXCEPT the helmet- which once gutted and cut comes out closer to 1/8 or 1/7 scale. I am making a new helmet from a Hot Toys Protec/CQb style helmet I had in my spare parts. It's got the right snug fit and slope to the top of the head.

    In fact, I wanted to point out I'm using some of that super putty epoxy putty they hawk on TV- comes in green tube, you cutoff a piece and knead it to activate then form it up. Seems to hold up well so far.

  14. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    428
    I cut one up many years ago and used parts of it for a 1/6 figure. I used the head, shoulder armor and gauntlets... Pardon the small pics, I sold this a long time ago and don't have better photos...

    [img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0RQDsGWcU*7xKqIyCPbhtW4rTnS7Fgc9mfzwnZocgQgMzk2tRh rHmbVU12Xr59oGgltneuTUSmCBtYlawVq5mkf6gJHuK5Slah5F Wnhmjeb4/P?dc=4675394798300197226[/img]

Similar Threads

  1. Is there a 1/6 Judge Dredd
    By Obake123 in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 07-09-2007, 11:55
  2. What makes a 1/6 figure stand out
    By PSCMATT in forum Sixth Scale Action Figure News, Reviews, & Discussion.
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 05-23-2006, 12:15
  3. Judge Dredd: Dredd vs Death
    By Pivot in forum Loose Bits (Off Topic)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-06-2005, 12:43

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Question on Judge Dredd vinyl model 1/6 compatibility
[X]