Mega-City Judge in RTB01 Power Armour

This figure was one I painted many years ago, and found in a box recently, beaten up and nasty. I’m sure that I’m far from the only person who as a teen decided that their metal Citadel Judge Dredd figures needed some more heavily-armoured backup and found that backup in the form of a plastic RTB01 Space Marine.

After seeing the Mega-City One/Judgement Day project going on over on Sho3box, I pulled it out and thought to myself that I should repaint it. Last weekend, Marouda selected it as a figure for me to finish off to clear the paint desk, and so I set to the task. Kind of a complete repaint, and kind of an overpaint. The eye lenses are original, as is the numeral on the power fist. Everything else used the original paint as the base coat, and added modern highlighting and shading. The exception is the gold work, which was originally painted a bright yellow, and was simply plain. I decided to go for metallics, and freehand a MC-1 Eagle of Justice onto the pad. Because I can.

I also stuck him onto a 32mm base, because apparently I’m also doing that now.

RTB01 Mega-City Judge Dredd

You’re mine, Perp!

RTB01 Mega-City Judge Dredd

Who’s the Law? I AM THE LAW!

RTB01 Mega-City Judge Dredd

Money shot of the Eagle.

RTB01 Mega-City Judge Dredd

Rear View of the RTB01 Judge

There’s a second one of these guys as well. Unfortunately he’s in the kind of shape that C-3PO was in about three quarters of the way through The Empire Strikes Back, so he’ll require a bit more work in order to recover.

One day I’ll use him in Judge Dredd games, and also as an Imperial Adeptus Arbite in 40k/Rogue Trader/Deathwatch/etc. And in games like Frag!

13 thoughts on “Mega-City Judge in RTB01 Power Armour

    • Thank you. I like to make myself do stuff like that from time to time to keep myself in practice. As much as I really do adore all the details on modern Space Marine models, I also really enjoy a bit of freehanding. I’m tempted to do a whole squad of Space Marines in the same scheme. I’ll add it to my “stuff to do, one day” list…

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  1. Nice, I do like that! Thats a groovy freehand eagle too, that money shot is money.

    In case you are interested, there are a number of precedents for heavily armoured Judges in the stories, the Space Corp and Holocaust Squad being the most obvious. Not that you need to have it or anything, but y’know, its fun to cite precedent sometimes.

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    • Thanks, I was very happy with how well the eagle came out!

      As for the specialist Judges, you’re right of course – but my teenaged self wasn’t as well read as I am now in terms of Dredd, and simply thought Marine Armour painted as Judges was an awesome thing – and my adult self, despite having collected a sizable chunk of the US editions of the Dredd comics years ago hasn’t read many comics at all in the last decade or more, so I’d forgotten about much past the gigantic Holocaust suits and Mechanismo (and TBH, the main reason those are even dimly in my brain is because of the Mongoose KS figures!)

      So Space Corps it is! 😉

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  2. I don’t think I’ve seen anything in the last few months that has made me smile as much as this has!
    As already noted the freehand eagle is splendid but the overall feel of the miniature is spot on too. If someone had said to me the original plastic Beakies make great JD Riot Judges I’d have erred on the sceptical until seeing this. Great work, please tell me you have more lined up for painting!

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    • Thank you – that’s some compliment! (even though my reply is a little late – I can’t believe I missed so many replies!) I have another one lined up, though he’s in a bit of a “parts missing” state, since he appears to have been exploded at some point in the intervening years – so I’ll have to find appropriate bits and rebuild him before painting.

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