Sourcing Space Cops

This is the first post of a new chapter in my journey through this awesome hobby. First I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to stop by. Lets get right into it shall we?

The Adeptus Arbites... Space cops! But where to start? 

Issue 400 of White Dwarf was my first real exposure to Blanchitsu. This exposure would lead me down a path that ends at a fan-made rule set for a game called Inquisimunda. A warband game set in the grim darkness of the far future and features a faction called the Adeptus Arbites! The arm of the Imperium which most closely resembles modern day police officers. 

My mind immediately wanders to Karl Urban's portrayal of Dredd in 2012's cult classic. 

Your show, rookie...

Your show, rookie...

The idea of regular humans enforcing civil obedience on planets which have never been exposed to "Space Marines", or experienced trans-human warfare sets my imagination on fire. Who are these men and women who enforce the law unto the hive scum and mutants from the under-city? What keeps them from buckling under the weight of such a task, knowing full-well the horrors that lurk beneath society's surface.   

Shopping around my local plastic dealer I spotted the above box of 'Iron Empire Storm Command'. The purchase was cemented before the light from the box entered my pupils. But that's only 5 miniatures! Not quite a 'full' warband. Well luckily I have been collecting some odds and ends over the last little while and just so happen to also have THIS box on hand: 

This box warrants it's own post, but I'll leave it alone for now. Suffice to say I'm a fan.

This box warrants it's own post, but I'll leave it alone for now. Suffice to say I'm a fan.

So now that we have our collection of bits, lets begin! My full sprint was turned into more of a crawl once I inspected the Toughest-Girls-In-The-Galaxy resin. I have never found more 'release agent' on a miniature in all my years. 

I soaked the bits with dish soap for a day; scrubbed them and inspected again. Still shiny! I painted some paint directly onto the resin to see if it would behave in that oh-so infuriating way that i'm sure all of you are familiar with. Sure enough the paint immediately beaded up. They want back into the bowl and were absolutely doused (above) with more dish soap. To my dismay they remained slippery after a second scrubbing.

You can see the blue paint on her right thigh. 

You can see the blue paint on her right thigh. 

.  At this point I decided it might be a good idea to just try priming and praying. 

Luckily for me it worked! No more beading up. I guess the primer was thick enough to cover the remaining release agent (most notably on the legs & chest areas). If the issue pops up again in the future I'll be sure to whinge about it here for your consumption. 

Time to start bashing some stuff together! 

Utilizing the Neophyte Body here, had to build her neck up w/ plasticard.

Utilizing the Neophyte Body here, had to build her neck up w/ plasticard.

This one features one of the Neophyte's shotguns. I also found it interesting how her stance mirrors the stance of this Svalarheima Nisses from Icestorm. 

This one features one of the Neophyte's shotguns. I also found it interesting how her stance mirrors the stance of this Svalarheima Nisses from Icestorm. 

And the four ladies in a group shot. I have no idea what each of those two heavy guns will be translated to in-game. Any ideas are appreciated! That's all I have for today; the next step will be to price-out an actual warband roster to figure out how I want to equip the remaining miniatures.