|The Emperor's work is never done.|
Similar to the models that I painted for the Pilgrym event, I wanted the Arbites to be characterized by a drab and realistic color scheme. This meant a lot of browns, greys, and blacks. Despite this, I did my best to incorporate some nods to the color schemes seen in classic Judge Dredd, like the blue fatigues and even a hint of red on the helmet with the stripe (the green boots and gloves were a bridge too far, ha ha).
|The blue fatigues and the red stripe on the helmet are subtle nods to the color schemes of the 2000AD Judges.|
|Since the Arbites in this squad are on an extended operation, I took special care to make the armor and coat weathered.|
I am particularly pleased with how the base turned out on the model. The rusted metallics gave me a great excuse to play around with different rust effect paints from the Vallejo line (from the Rust & Chipping Effects set and the Special Effects Paint Set). My favorite of the paints was Dry Rust, which applies like a standard wash and dries a wonderful dark brown orange color. To the Dry Rust I was able to add some other browns and oranges as spot colors (Orange Rust, Rust, Light Rust). These were finished off with a few washes of Citadel washes (Nuln Oil, Agrax Earthshade).
|The Arbites' base is heavily rusted and weathered, fitting for the battered hive they will be stationed at for the Alabaster event.|
- Adam Wier