Sunday, 7 January 2018

Riot Control Armoured Sentinel

Riot Control Armoured Sentinel. RCAS. Agh, that sucks. I really have to find a better name for this. But oh, I'm digressing and I haven't even begun to speak. Anyway, from what I've said, you may have a hint; I'm assembling a Sentinel for the Adeptus Arbites. The idea came to mind long time ago, but had never developed it until now.

The idea of having light armoured elements looked appealing, and I do love the Sentinel model. So everything was meant to happen this way! The work on the model is quite simple. I had to perform some unexpected greenstuff work as the sprue had some casting fails, but it was pretty simple to solve. I used the flamethrower configuration, but replaced it for a heavy webber (slight conversion), as it is of course the only logical choice I can imagine for a law enforcement riot control walker.

The police lights are from a cheap toy I ravaged/salvaged/ahem

Just in case you are new to WH40K, webber weapons fire chemical fibers that entangle the objective and immobilises it. It may be the most civilised weapon in all the Warhammer arsenal (of course if you don't take into account that the harder the victims struggles, the harder the fibers shrink until the objective is utterly crushed). Well, let's keep the 'it fires sticky glue to immobilise rioters' approach.

When you paint it in Arbites black, this is what you get:

You don't want to mess with the Arbites
Batman asked for a similar one, also in black. But he didn't get one
Much better than the lousy ED-209
The paintjob is consistent with the rest of my Adeptus Arbites stuff. Straight black, yellow stripes and the Arbites seal on the front. This will certainly be a hard challenge for the rioters in the scenario I hoped to play in 2017 and which now I hope to play in 2018.

It will come. It will eventually come...

29 comments:

  1. That looks great but no one (but Mrs riot), controls the riot 😉

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    1. Hahahaha!!! Then don’t give her any ideas!! :D

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  2. That turned out awesome, I like the Heavy Webber particularly...but I am nostalgic for the wonkier RT era weapons.

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    1. Thanks! I tried to mimic the style of the old webber, but I had to be consistent with the design of the Sentinel... and the bits I had at hand, hehe.

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  3. What a great conversion. I think it fits perfectly with cops. High up above the crowd, protected from rocks/firebombs, great idea.

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    1. Thank you, that’s exactly my idea. It isn’t too heavy armoured and looks nice for the part. I’m looking forward to seeing how it performs!

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  4. Really cool take on a Sentinel Suber. Running through an angry mob with it would sure disperse the crowd quick smart :D

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    1. Thank you! I hope we’ll discover it anytime soon!

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  5. Best sentinel I've seen in ages! If it was me there's no way I could stop at just one.

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    1. Thank you! Nanana, can’t hear you, nananana! :D :D

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  6. This is an awesome addition to the Arbites; great work!

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    1. Thanks, I think it fits in the spirit of the arbitrators. The model is new, but it still looks in place among the 2nd Ed minis, so I’m happy with it :)

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  7. Cracking job. Great idea with using a Heavy Webber instead of the heavier armament. You've painted it up a treat as well.

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    1. Thank you, I thought that if I ever had a chance of using webber weapons, it had to be with the Arbites :) I hope we’ll see some fun moments during the game!

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  8. Inspired! Love the flashing lights on top.

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    1. Thanks! I think that piece was what inspired the whole project, it comes from a broken cheap toy. It fortunately fits on the top of the Sentinel perfectly :)

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    1. Thanks! Quick to build and quick to paint, cannot ask for more! :D

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  10. Excellent! That's a really effective adaptation- it looks ideal for riot control. I love the justice department symbol on the front too.

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    1. Thank you! I first saw the emblem in the Shira Calpurnia novels from Black Library and I loved it, I’ve used it on all my Arbites stuff since then :)

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  11. ostras! me encanta como lo has hecho! las luces y arriba y todo le dan el toque!
    muy buen trabajo como siempre :D

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    1. ¡Gracias! Ya ves que es un trabajo muy, muy simple, pero me parece que le pega bien a los Arbites :D

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    2. Les queda genial
      Si es sencillo para mi es aún mejor y con más merito si encima queda así de bien XD

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  12. I love it, Suber! The police lights are such a simple touch, but for all their simplicity they are a touch of genius. The model is both menacing and hilarious.

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    1. Thank you! It was the lights what made me decide to give it a try; glad you like it, it’s not always easy to find that delicate balance...

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  13. hahaha, the lights are genius! Nicely done!

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    1. :D The whole idea started with them. Toys are so dangerous!! :D :D

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