As regular readers will know, I've been a fan of the great science-fiction comic 2000 AD for, oh, about thirty years now (I've been reading it since the very first issue, way back in February 1977).

Over the past few years I've put together some 3D models based on various bits and pieces that have appeared in 2000 AD, so I thought I'd show off some of them here, because I can and because I want to!

I should point out that I didn't design any of these myself: I'm not nearly that good an artist. I've just turned them from drawings into 3D models - which takes a lot of work but not really that much imagination.

Judge Dredd's vehicle of choice when patroling the streets of Mega-City One. This was one of my first attempts at making a 3D model based on someone else's design. It's not one of my best pieces (the eagle on the front really needs to be re-done), but I thought I'd include it here anyway - maybe that'll prompt me to start over!

The sentient gun from Rogue Trooper. Gunnar has changed quite a bit over the years; this model is based on the original design by Dave Gibbons.

A closer look at Gunnar's Biochip.

A close-up of the badge worn by the Search/Destroy agents, otherwise known as Strontium Dogs.

Ah, now this one has a story behind it! Years ago I created a model of the famous Judge's badge. I didn't spend a huge amount of time on it: I just copied the basic shapes and created a fairly flat model. Then I was contacted by Wakefield Carter of Termight Replicas. Wake was looking at the possibility of creating replica Dredd badges, and asked me if I would be interested in re-doing the model to make it more realistic. Well, I was. And I did. And it took absolutely ages to get it right, but it was worth it in the end. The one on the left is the final model; on the right is the finished badge, complete with gold plating!

As used by Judge Dredd to shoot bad guys... This is my second model of the Lawgiver: for the first version I based the measurements on the teeny tiny Lawgiver that came with the Dredd action figure. This one is based on the replica available from Termight Replicas.

This two-part vehicle was used by Judge Dredd to cross the Cursed Earth. Well, most of the way: the Land Raider was gradually destroyed along the way (Dredd had to finish the rest of the journey on foot). The best part is this: not only was the Land Raider an exceptionally cool machine, it was based on an actual toy! This was in the days before product placement, when such things were rare.

Used by bounty-hunter Johnny Alpha in Strontium Dog. A wonderful, almost organic, design by the legendary Carlos Ezquerra.

Dan Dare's Eagle shuttlecraft from the very early days of 2000 AD. It's a very simple design, but elegant. Unlike the other models on this page, most of the detail on the Eagle is created by texture-mapping.

And finally... My model of the 2000 AD logo (as seen at the top of this page) was used by the artist Jock when creating the cover for 2000 AD prog 1450. Fame at last!