I’ve always fancied squad markings on the top hatch of Rhino’s. I’m not entirely sure why, but they’ve always seems fitting. So naturally that what I want to do with my Rhino’s. The unfortunate reality is that I can’t free hand paint worth a damn. Here’s one solution that I came up with, it’s probably not new, but it works really well.
Scotch Tape is a great thing…
Here I masked off the area in the shape of a tactical squads arrow. I made sure that the very inner edges were pressed flat to keep any paint from running underneath. If you try this you can tell that you have good adhesion when the tape is nearly transparent. Since I wanted my arrow to be white, in this step I filled in the area with Codex Grey.
I used Fortress Grey in this step to help make it easier to paint on the white.
I forgot to take a picture in between painting on the white and this step, but I’m sure you’ll be able to fill in the blank. After painting on the white I pealed the tape back to nice crisp lines. Sadly I also discovered that my arrow was slightly off. So I again used some Scotch Tape were I needed to make corrections.
Here’s my WIP Rhino with the hatch. Overall it came out pretty nice. While doing this though I had a stroke of madness and thought up a crazy idea for the second Rhino. Which may end up being repeated here depending on how well it turns out, but you’ll have to check back after the holidays to see. ;)
Happy Holidays everyone. Cheers!