The good old Rhino. Who hasn’t painted one or two (or a dozen) of this model. The kit has a lot of visible joints that the designers would hide more cleverly nowadays, but together with the Land Raider, it’s still my favourite Space Marine vehicle design. It’s blocky, angular, futuristic but with an archaic bluntness. I had an unpainted kit lying about, which I wanted to paint both as a practice for the Land Raider Crusader I want to paint later this year and to replicate the sponge weathering I added to my Bike Squad on a larger vehicle.
So far I painted the main hull, next are all the removable bits and tracks. I’ll also rework a Heavy Bolter turret from my collection so I can use the Rhino as a Razorback as well.
What do you think? How many Rhinos and Rhino variants did you paint in your hobby career?
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It looks like the usual rhinox hide, leadbealcher, ironbreaker succession..
Get a bit of packing foam from a mini blister, dip it in paint, remove excess (you want it almost like a dry brush level of wetness to the sponge) and lightly dab where wear would occur, brown looks good for chips to the paint, leadbealcher for older wear, and iron breaker for fresh scratches.
Less is more with this technique, so go slow and add more if you feel it needs it
Yeah almost 😉 I use Necron Abyss (an old Foundation paint, similar to Kantor Blue but slightly darker), then Army Painter Warpaints Gun Metal and Shining Silver (Leadbelcher and Runefang Silver). Otherwise, just as Nakchak explained.
Been painting them since they were cream coloured plastic, and still field my predator anhilator from 2nd edition.
Currently working on one as i type, which is a "challenge" build in so much that im not allowing any join lines to be visible once built, all doors and hatches are now articulated (opening side doors, roof hatch) and a custom lighting rig for the interior and headlights 🙂
After that i have the WHW command tank set to build, and a FW laser destroyer vindicator to build 😀
Do love my space marine tanks, play as blood angels and so orky logic applies as they go faster too 😉
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This is very nice. Any links to details of your sponge weathering technique?