I have wanted these figures ever since I first saw them on the Foundry website, but the prices always stopped me. My interest in Judge Dredd goes way back. I was a big time comic reader when I was younger, it helped that my mom had an uncle with a news stand that used to bring her loads of comics missing covers every month to read. So she was all for it and I got into it full on. I never read 2000AD, but started with Dredd when the Dredd compilations came out and he was basically my introduction to sci-fi dystopian stories, I’ve been a fan of them ever since. I owned the Judge Dredd RPG in the 80’s, and many of the Citadel Judges back then. I owned the block wars board games, sold off in recent times on ebay (I regret that), and couldn’t wait to see the Judge Dredd movie when it came out (yeah, even though it essentially sucked, I still enjoyed it). So, essentially a big Dredd fan.
I managed to aquire a large collection of Judge Dredd comics on my iPad and have been re-reading them this summer. I also started acquiring zombies to paint for the Akula’s AR:SE rules. I thought to my self, I’d like to get those Dredd models, even if I just get a few to paint and never use. Well, then I read the Judgement Day storyline from Judge Dredd Megazine and 2000AD, ZOMBIES AND DREDD I said to myself. Game on.
I also ran across some great threads on Lead Adventure Forums that really made me appreciate the different Judge figures out there. So, I place an order and voila, I’m the proud owner of 9 Judges and am smiling ear to ear as I paint them. Now these can best be described as pure, unadulterated fun to paint. You can use comic book colors run wild.
This is Judge Dredd and Judge Giant, the first two Judges to hit the streets in Vermont.