|To be just, our law must be cruel.|
With the Alabaster event less than a week away, I figured it time I share a few more of the Arbites that I painted for it. The first is the only male in the group, Marion Helm, the group’s medic. The second, Valentina Radonovich, is the team’s demolition specialist. Both were painted like first, with drab earthy hues, covered in dirt and grime, befitting the long operation into the cursed hive. Rather than drone on, I will let the pictures speak for themselves!
|I was particularly happy with how Marion Helm's face turned out, the classic Judge Dredd scowl.|
|As the medic, I made sure Helm was flecked with blood.|
|A layer of GW's 'ardcoat, one of their technical paints, was used to give Valentina's visor a nice shine.|
|No arbite would be complete without a sidearm, in this case a polymer framed autopistol.|
|The stripe of red on the backs of their helmets was a nod towards Judge Dredd.|
- Adam Wier
Looking so good my man. And picked up on all the touches you noted. I particularly like the "polymer encase autopistol" rationale.ReplyDelete
The grimaced face is spot on. A really great unit and part inspiration for my work on Naval shore party.
Thank you for the kind words! I am particularly pleased with the autopistols they all carry. Great to hear the models have in some way inspired some of your work. :)Delete
Brilliant work. Very nice indeed!ReplyDelete
I am glad you like them! They have been a great way to experiment with painting different skin tones.Delete
Such a great color scheme - really effective.ReplyDelete
I attempted to create a color scheme that mirrored the grim and subtle realism of the models themselves. :)Delete
Helm's face is solid real Dredd vibe. I've said it before but I will say it again, making arbites without the use of the Scion set really was a good move. These miniatures just ooze character, the realistic sized weaponry as always is a real nice touch. Very well done guys!ReplyDelete
I am particularly pleased with Helm's face. That angry scowl makes me smile every time I see it. :)Delete
It might be more gloss than you need, but have you guys ever tried using Vallejo stillwater as your gloss coat? Worked better than ard coat for me, but I was trying to give the impression of blood or glass visors, not shiny armour.ReplyDelete
Definitely worth a try. It's water based and can be diluted/applied with a paintbrush.
I have not tried Vallejo stillwater yet. I will have to buy some and play around with it. I really like most of what Vallejo makes; most of the paints I use are from them. Thanks for the suggestion!Delete
I think you've managed to really give these a very convincing "SciFi-cop" vibe. They also certainly read as Arbites without over-relying on the classic models (that are a bit too close to Judge Dredd in some respects, if you ask me). Excellent work all around (although there's this tiny voice at the back of my head asking whether they would probably look even better with the colours of their trenchcoats reversed, i.e. the lining in dark brown and the outer parts in beige).ReplyDelete
Anyway, great job!
One tiny thing, though: Was it a conscious choice to give the sole male member of the squad a first name that is both a male and female name...?!
Thanks, I am pleased you like them!Delete
Wow, I love your idea of switching the coat color around! That would have looked really really cool. I want to eventually try and make an arbite commander with slightly more ornate armor. Maybe I will switch the colors on them...
Marion's name was deliberately chosen to be gender neutral. And as a nod to John Wayne. :)