Friday, 1 January 2010

Arbites Repressor

I decided on a dark blue as I wanted a police rather than military look. I undercoated the vehicle with Humbrol dark blue spray and painted it with Revell Midnight Blue. I then drybrushed it with Mordian Blue and reapplied dilute Midnight Blue onto the flat surfaces to remove unwanted brush-stroke lines.

I decided to show only a few paint chips on the front and 'steps' by the application of Citadel Tin Bitz. I reckoned that this APC would be better maintained and subject to less wear and tear as an urban police vehicle that a military vehicle on campaign. The transfers were painted blue and silver to tone down the shineyness.

The APC has been in action ramming open concrete buildings suspected of harbouring heresy so it is covered in concrete dust, courtesy of MIG powders, and has rubble caught in the bulldozer blade, courtesy of Hornby Model Railways.

The vision ports are Citadel orange with a layer of varnish/yellow pigment on top, finished off with a layer of pure gloss varnish.

I now have to model the squad.


  1. Like the look, John. With the blade, you could do a combat engineering vehicle as well!