Thursday, October 17, 2013

"I am the law."

o/

Not much hobby time here of late, though last night I did finally paint for the first time in about 3 weeks, which was enjoyable. I'll save that for my next post though. Whereas for today I have the Emperor's favorite SWAT team:



I've slowly acquired these from RTVoril over the past few months. My old Arbites were some of the first minis sold on ebay. Unlike a lot of my ebay sales, there was quite a bit of seller's remorse (even if there was no use for them at the time, as most had bolters). As such these will be sticking around for quite awhile, if not permanently as they're so hard to come by. That said (ironically) I do have an extra Judge on ebay to offset (hopefully) the cost of 2 more with Grenade launchers that I recently purchased.

I intend to use the Judge as a Commissar Lord, and the rest as IG vets. Squad leaders will be painted slightly different from the grunts. I'm thinking of steering away from the blue/black colors of old, and go for more of a 'military police' look. Will see. Not sure what sort of transports I'll use either as my one Chimera has been around the block too many times and shows it...

8 comments:

Mordian7th said...

Nice! Always loved those arbites sculpts.

As far as transport goes, I've always thought the FW Repressor is a great match for them...

Da Masta Cheef said...

Yes they would, but was hoping to use something IG, so chimeras are obvious choices. There are some good alternative models out there now too.

That or Valkyries. Though they're expensive money wise, flyers (which I'm not too fond of in general) and considering my friend Screech's use of them, rather lackluster in performance (contrary to what teh interwebz says).

Codicier Ignatius said...

I've also always loved the Arbites, but I'm a big fan of Judge Dredd. I'm looking forward to seeing how you paint them up.

As for a transport, I would go with a 3rd party conversion that counts as a Chimera. Something that looks like an armored SWAT vehicle but is armed like a Chimera to avoid confusion.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Actually the Chapterhouse Chimera conversion kit comes to mind...

ColKillgore said...

I really dig the classic arbites. I managed to trade for 50 of them years ago. I went for the black scheme but only have two squads painted up. Their are some excellent third party vehicle that can fill the job of transport.

ColKG

Edwin said...

The poor forge world repressor got messed up. It is a beautiful model, but they redid the rules for it and it is kind of lame. Is anything from forge world worth it?

neverness said...

YOU just need to find a female Ratskin now... ;)

Da Masta Cheef said...

lol!

Yes Edwin, there are all sorts of goodies at FW to be had.