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Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« on: 22 August, 2018, 09:37:02 am »
... and here I am asking for help because I'm at work and an artist on a strip has asked about ref.

Can anyone conform for me that TEK judges have two std pads (no eagle) and that the badge says 'TEK'?

Please and Thankyou.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #1 on: 22 August, 2018, 10:14:53 am »

There's no standard uniform for any of the departments, other than street judges. Even the SJS are always fannying around with skulls and asymmetrical eagles. Here's Tek Judge Brufen getting his in Oz:

https://i.imgur.com/klZIgNp.png



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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #2 on: 22 August, 2018, 10:19:09 am »
On the other hand, when introduced, Brufen has a hexagonal badge that says Tek in a black circle, worn centrally. Both shoulder pads are non-eagle.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #3 on: 22 August, 2018, 10:36:12 am »
Cheers chaps- I'd thought it was like this.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #4 on: 22 August, 2018, 11:45:41 am »
On the other hand, when introduced, Brufen has a hexagonal badge that says Tek in a black circle, worn centrally. Both shoulder pads are non-eagle.

Arguably there are two Brufens. Since he looked entirely different and died twice. And more pertinently, he's a Dept head rather than a rank-and-file Tek, so not the best guide.  But then Stitch, of Mechanismo fame, rocked something similar.

I'd go with the full Carlos meself - rounded pads and soft helmet with goggles, as seen in The Starborn Thing.  Dillon's Tek Judge Cassidy in Cry of teh Werewolf just had a green smock with his name on it. McCarthy's teks on Atlantis (and in Oz) had mad helmets with any number of lenses, aerials and servo arms

Or to put it another way, as long as its distinct from street uniforms, you just can't go wrong.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #5 on: 22 August, 2018, 12:53:11 pm »
Arguably there are two Brufens. Since he looked entirely different and died twice. And more pertinently, he's a Dept head rather than a rank-and-file Tek, so not the best guide.  But then Stitch, of Mechanismo fame, rocked something similar.

Died twice?  Don't remember that!

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I'd go with the full Carlos meself - rounded pads and soft helmet with goggles, as seen in The Starborn Thing.  Dillon's Tek Judge Cassidy in Cry of teh Werewolf just had a green smock with his name on it. McCarthy's teks on Atlantis (and in Oz) had mad helmets with any number of lenses, aerials and servo arms

I'm surprised that Cassidy wasn't a med-judge rather than tek-judge - guess there's some overlap in some areas...

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #6 on: 22 August, 2018, 02:00:57 pm »
Arguably there are two Brufens. Since he looked entirely different and died twice. And more pertinently, he's a Dept head rather than a rank-and-file Tek, so not the best guide.  But then Stitch, of Mechanismo fame, rocked something similar.

Died twice?  Don't remember that!

I exaggerate - he died during Oz,  but was still alive and on the Council when Dredd resigns in Tale of the Dead Man. I'm only assuming he died in the Big Nec cos he doesn't appear again...  It is also quite hard to reconcile the older spindly Robinson Brufen with the bulky McCarthy version,  who looks more like one of his successors,  McTighe.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #7 on: 22 August, 2018, 05:09:25 pm »
A quick googolplex threw up some interesting results:

The Carlos Tek-minion:


The mini:


The Chief-Tek Full Regalia by Robinson:


The "I don't know where this is from" Tek-helmet:


fate amenable to change

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #8 on: 22 August, 2018, 05:37:20 pm »
Carlos.  Carlos.  Carlos.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #9 on: 22 August, 2018, 06:49:08 pm »
The "I don't know where this is from" Tek-helmet:


Never seen that one before - commission, perhaps, or spot illo for Arkensword?

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #10 on: 22 August, 2018, 07:02:52 pm »
I wouldn't use Brufen as a reference because (1) he was a head of division and (2) heads of divisions haven't worn breastplates since Necropolis (1990).

Every artist has his own interpretation. As long as you can tell it's not a street judge it doesn't really matter.

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #11 on: 27 August, 2018, 04:08:55 pm »


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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #12 on: 09 October, 2018, 04:46:58 pm »
Tek Judges make their own uniforms  :-X
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« Reply #13 on: 09 October, 2018, 04:56:38 pm »
Tek Judges make their own uniforms  :-X

They don't get awarded their full eagle when they graduate - they have to make the other half!