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I've been fiddling about with different Arbites fandexes for over a year, slowly deciding which to use and modify, my resolve to actually go through with the project of painting an Arbites army gradually strengthening. Now, after having spent far too much time trying out far too many color schemes I can present the first units I've finished. I'm a sloppy painter, but I hope you will like the overall feel of the models, and that the pics will not be too much of an eyesore.

As you will see, the infantry part of the army is based on Necromunda Enforcers.

First up a Patrol team and their Chimera:







Secondly a K9 team, five "dogs" and their handler:

 

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SLOPPY PAINTER? SLOPPY PAINTER? Nope a Bloody Good One! Great Models, Great Armies, Power Mauls, AWAY!
 

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Hey, that is pretty cool! I really dig the variation in the models and your color scheme.

They aren't badly painted at all. I think your dry-bushing is s little heavy handed, but otherwise they look sharp. I'd suggest keeping your drybrush a little more wet, and using faster brush strokes.

I tried to start an arbite list back in second ed. I bought a few squads worth, painted half got permanently distracted. Now they mostly make a 'diorama' on a shelf next to my small genestealer cult.
 

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this is really nice, have you got a link to the codex.
I'm not completely done rekafoobling the codex, and I do not have the layout skills needed to make it look good, but if you want to I can send it to you when done. In the meantime check out the available Arbites codeci out there - apparently there's lots of love for these guys!
 

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The arbites are guardsmen with power weapons and 4+ saves essentially. Whats not to like!
 

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I'm not completely done rekafoobling the codex, and I do not have the layout skills needed to make it look good, but if you want to I can send it to you when done. In the meantime check out the available Arbites codeci out there - apparently there's lots of love for these guys!
ok that cool, if you any want play-testers im up for it :laugh:
 

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A smallish update: three meltaguns for my Execution Team - hands from Enforcer weapon sprues cut from flamers glued onto meltaguns from the Catachan command boxes I used to make my Penal squad. I've actually finished one more Arbites Team as well, but I'll take some pics of them when they're based.



I know they're a little skewed, and that the work lacks precision, but hopefully it'll look okay when painted.
 

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Some further development!
First off my spanking new Combat Team: five boltguns and three plasma guns to put the fear of the law in the enemy.




Pretty happy with those guys, and I'm hoping that this next unit will turn out at least equally good - The penal legion squad! There is still some minor work to do before base coating, but I can't resist the urge to show them as is:





Most of the bits are of course from the Catachan command box, but I threw in what seemed to fit from some other kits as well - spot the bits if you can!
 

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Some new pics, some of which showing new stuff! First off a new army pic with the forces so far (all in all 846 pts):


Next the Mobile Precinct Fortress (a slightly converted Land Raider) with the Marshal and his escort Shock Team:



The combat team in front of their Chimera, together with the k9-team:




The Patrol team in front of their Chimera:

 

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A Land Raider? What Madness is this! Personally I would have gone for the prometheus from forgeworld as it's a command raider, but I like the way this plog is going...
 

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A Land Raider? What Madness is this! Personally I would have gone for the prometheus from forgeworld as it's a command raider, but I like the way this plog is going...
Thanks! Yeah, I was thinking about getting a Prometheus, but decided that what I needed bitswise was already included in the basic Land Raider kit.
 

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I love the jailhouse trousers. Even after all the times I have passed through jails (dropping clients off, never as a guest) I never would have thought to give a penal unit orange pants. Now you need some crap-tacular neck and face tattoos on those bad boys and they'll be good to go. And maybe that one guy from Con-Air. You know the one... :laugh:
 

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I love the jailhouse trousers. Even after all the times I have passed through jails (dropping clients off, never as a guest) I never would have thought to give a penal unit orange pants. Now you need some crap-tacular neck and face tattoos on those bad boys and they'll be good to go. And maybe that one guy from Con-Air. You know the one... :laugh:
Thanks! I've been thinking about tattoos, but as you mention, they will have to be quite shabby. I guess a faded greyish blue would do the trick.:grin:
 

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I'm bumping this because it's awesome!
 
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