Minor/Repaint: Halo 3 Arbiter

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  1. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    I've been seeing a few Halo customs here at Radicons, so I thought I'd add my spin on my favorite character in the series. I'm no big Halo fan, but I do like the good old BW Dinobot style "powerful elite enemy joins good guys" routine.
    I actually fired up Halo3 2 player co-op and used both controllers to get Arbiter out in the sunlight and use his actual in game model as reference while painting this. I got some screens and a pic of a cool statue too from the internets so you guys could compare too.
    Arbiter's colors were pretty dull so I made him a bit more metallic, shiny, and colorful to give him more life.

    Armor is my own blend of chrome silver and gold.
    Skin is dry-brushed mix of gray and plum crazy.
    Teal bands (my favorite color!) are games workshop hawk turquoise.
    I gave the armor washes in shades of gold/black mix for the old worn effect, and painted in lots of little details.


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  2. ThinkTank Customs

    ThinkTank Customs TFW2005-Citizen

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    love the shine and shades of the metal
     
  3. Notilator

    Notilator Xenomorph4

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    Very nice! Never did like that dull gold paint job McFarlane gave him or that pointless silver repaint :p 
     
  4. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Ha! Shows how much I've paid attention to the Halo toy line... I didn't even know there was a gold version with more accurate colors. Kinda defeats some of the point of this repaint. :/
     
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    u should switch the hands around because Arby is a lefty
     
  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP AKA Beve Stuscemi

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    Badass.

    No he isn't.
     
  7. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    Hmm... I used the actual game from 2 save spots as reference to paint him. He held his guns and energy sword with his right hand and game accuracy was my goal.
     
  8. Budokhan

    Budokhan Wheeljack's apprentice

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    Kewl!

    Arby is one of the last guys from HALO that I got to work on while at Mcfarlane...Always nice to see him gettin the love he deserves! :thumbs2: 
     
  9. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    You worked for them? Wow, they used to be the best toy company around.
    I just tossed Arbiter up on the old Ebay.
     
  10. mrgalvaprime

    mrgalvaprime #BanTJ

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    oh mi god

    WIN
     
  11. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Not true. Halo 2 cutscenes randomly had all the elites switching to left-handed. Arby is righthanded.
     
  12. PrimusVsUnicron

    PrimusVsUnicron Well-Known Member

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    needs plasma rifle
     
  13. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Chaos Bringer 9

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    He has one. I just didn't post the pic. here ya go-
     

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