Adeptus Arbites Troopers and Proctors are visible deterrents to those who might break the laws of the Imperium. But sometimes a subtler tool is required in law enforcement; a questioning mind, capable of analytical assessment of evidence. Arbites Agents are officials with just those qualities - while Arbites Troopers act as riot police and 'beat cops', Arbite Agents ask questions and gather evidence, 'detectives', if you will!
|Arbites Agents Brand and Kobi|
I went for a very simple colour scheme - grey overcoats and black boots with white and blue trim (to evoke law enforcement colours). I'll probably use the colour palette to paint up some Arbites troopers in due course.
|Agent Kobi questions a suspicious-looking abhuman.|
The two models are very simple conversions from RT-era Imperial Guard Commissars, with heads from the old Citadel Paranoia range.
|Images courtesy of Stuff of Legends and Collecting Citadel Wiki.|
After chopping off the capped Commissar heads, I replaced them with the Paranoia Troubleshooter's heads. The remaining repair work just involved sculpting Kobi's hair and right ear, and the collar on Brand. I also removed the bayonet from Kobi's lasgun as I felt it was probably a bit too militaristic.
Hopefully that's got 2015 off in the right manner and I can follow these two in the not too distant future.