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Old 04 April 2008   #1
HMC 14 - ABC War Robot

I'll be doing the one from the Judge Dredd movie, I saw that when I was a kid and I always thought it looked awesome. This particular ABC bot was exclusive to the movie, and it was never actually in the 2000 AD series, so finding reliable reference for this guy is pretty rough. I've been going through the scenes on the DVD frame by frame reconstructing reference images via my sketchbook. I'll post some of those sketches in due course. Just wanted to make a quick post to state my intention to participate. If there's time, I'd like to have him incapacitating a judge in some sort of diorama. We shall see.

Last edited by eldee : 04 April 2008 at 09:49 PM.
Old 04 April 2008   #2
JD is just best! I never saw the movie and I never will because they ruined the Dredd by taking off his helmet, those suckers!

Anyway the ABC bot sounds somehow familiar... Mayby it was eastmegs that had a tank called abc or something...must be a different thing.
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Old 04 April 2008   #3
2000AD crossed over with several comics, and the backstory of the dredd universe was rooted in 2000AD if I remember correctly. In the movie, Rico finds a decomissioned ABC War Bot and fixes him up to do his bidding. The robot looks a lot like Hammerstein in some aspects, but has a unique style all his own.

Last edited by eldee : 05 May 2008 at 01:48 AM.
Old 04 April 2008   #4

awesome pick. Can't wait to see it finished!
Old 04 April 2008   #5
This is going to look awesome if you pull this off! Looks like a great entry!
Old 04 April 2008   #6
There was a book called 'The Art of Judge Dredd, it featured the concept for this ABC Warrior, nicknamed MACH, initial concept by Kev Walker and final concept by Chris Halls.

Don't know if that's any help ? Probably my fav movie robot, aside the obvious CSM101

There are images of him on the net, I found some a while back doing a google image search, good luck
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Old 05 May 2008   #7
less talk, more working....
im joking, but im anxious to see some geometry here

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Old 05 May 2008   #8
Alright, found some time this weekend to start blocking this guy out. Here's WIP #1.
I'm going to get the rest of the body blocked out before I start working on all of the microdetails, geometry optimization, etc.


Old 05 May 2008   #9
got some of the chestpiece blocked in as well


Old 05 May 2008   #10
Looking good so far! Can't wait to see the detail coming through! Good luck!
Old 05 May 2008   #11
Some torso hardware.


Old 05 May 2008   #12
Got the pelvis area, some more internal mechanical components, and the shoulder pads blocked out. I've got some ideas for the internal structure.. only parts of it are visible in most shots, but I want to make sure that whatever angle I end up rendering from there are no 'holes' where I missed some robotics.

Most of the internals I'm having to kind of improvise, there aren't refs available for any of that stuff, but I've sketched out some designs of what I think it would look like and so far it seems to be going alright. Weekend is almost over, I hope to have the rest of the blocking in done here pretty quick so I can spend the rest of the month working on details, and eventually textures/scene/etc (whatever I end up having time for before the deadline).


Old 05 May 2008   #13
Looks fine to me! You are doing a good job at improvising stuff you can't see! Good luck on at the detailing. Looking really good so far!
Old 05 May 2008   #14
judge dredd was on tv today, hadn't seen it in awhile...forgot how wicked this robot was. this is really looking great! nice job thus far, i have no doubt that this will be awesome when it's done. way to go, keep up the awesome job.

Old 05 May 2008   #15
Alright, I've run out of time for the weekend, so here's my last WIP for today (just some leg hardware):


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