Hi all, I’ve finished my new Rhino and also repainted an older Razorback Heavy Bolter turret… check out all the pictures (including Rhino mode) after the jump.
The Rhino hull is a completely new paint job, while the turret comes from an older model. I repainted it to match the sponge weathering of the rest of the tank.
The hull was painted with Mordian Blue (again, an old Foundation paint, Macragge Blue is quite close), shaded with VGC Black Ink, then drybrushed with VGC Ultramarines Blue (Calgar Blue), and finally VGC Steel Grey (Russ Grey).
Then I started to apply the weathering by sponging Necron Abyss (an old Foundation paint, Kantor Blue is similar), then Army Painter Gun Metal (Leadbelcher), and finally Army Painter Shining Silver (Runefang Steel). Looking at the finished model, I wondered whether I overdid the weathering here and there. What do you think? Is the amount of weathering fine or should I cut back next time?
The removable turret allows the model to either serve as a Rhino transport for my Tactical Squad II or as a Razorback for my Company Command Squad. Here you can see the Rhino configuration. I used masking tape to create the outline of the tactical arrow on the main hatch. Also, notice the modern style smoke launchers from the Land Raider Crusader and Baal Predator sprue. I prefer them over the two part smoke launchers that come on the Rino sprue, as they have noticable gaps.
How do you like the model? Are you still painting Rhino-pattern tanks or have you fully converted to Repulsors? Tell us in the comments below.
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It looks great to me!
I should probably apply something to similar to my Blood Angel vehicles. Any suggestions for a starting point color on a bright red? Something tells me a dark blue wouldn't look quite right.
Mephiston Red is my favourite red paint. I used it as a base colour for my Contemptor Dreadnought: http://taleofpainters.blogspot.de/2015/12/showcase-blood-angels-contemptor.html Then I'd suggest highlighting/drybrushing with Wild Rider Red/Astorath Red and Ungor Flesh/Lugganath Orange/Kindleflame.
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Very nice, i dont think you over did the weathering, per se, the paint work looks like its seen service, however i think you could do with distressing the decals a little, as they jar, why would you have factory fresh markings on a battered paint job? At least scuff the chapter markings a little, i often batter my chapter markings but keep the campaign and squad markings fresher, as logically they would be newer than the chapter markings, especially if they livery is campaign specific….
Depending on how dirty i want the tank to look i often overbrush with typhus corrosion the rear of the tank and stain the decals with it, but its very much a personal preference thing, plus as im not the greatest of painters weathering hides a multitude of sins 😉