Sunday, January 10, 2010

Squad X Transport At The Ready

‘Men… zero hour approaches.  Swallow fear and be strong in the face of death.  Go forth in the name of the Emperor and show the archenemy what it is to be afraid.’

<Mission data inloaded, insertion point acquired.> ‘Awaiting orders, sir…’


space marine rhino [with squad]

I finished up my first Rhino today.  All in all I think it came out pretty good.  It’s a little brighter than the squad, but no matter.  It has more surface area so it was bound to be a tad brighter.

space marine rhino [right] space marine rhino [left]

Nothing overly exciting about a Rhino so I tried spicing up the post with that bit of creative writing.  After finishing up Titanicus and jumping straight into Blood Pact, I felt an urge.  Let me know what you guys think about the Rhino.  Cheers!


Monday, January 4, 2010

A Stroke of Madness

Well… not really, but it’s cool never the less.  Time and time again you’ve all heard me go on about how I can’t free hand paint.  It’s OK though, I’ve come to terms with it and I’m finding that it’s not a hindrance after all.  This ‘folly’ so to speak, in my hobby abilities forces me to create ways of getting around it.  So I suppose it’s not really a folly at all, depending on how you look at it.

This post coincides with the last one about painting squad markings on the Rhino’s hatch, but this time around, there will not be any painting.  While I may not be the first person to think this up, I don’t recall ever seeing it before, so at least for the duration of writing this post, I’ll consider it my own… stroke of madness.

I took a sheet of 0.8mm plastic card and traced the Rhino hatch out on the plastic card with a pencil. 

rhino hatch trace

I then measured out an arrow that would fit and look the way I wanted it to and cut the pieces out.

arrow draw

plasticard arrow

I roughed up the edges a bit because a little damage makes it look better. 

Lastly I have the finished product and in my opinion, looking damn good.  I like the raised effect of the plastic card.  This will most certainly be repeated on the other rhino, its hatch is already submersed in Simple Green.  It’s mostly simple and easy to accomplish and repeat… I say it’s a WIN.

rhino plasticard hatch

That’s all for now.  Thanks again for stopping by.  Cheers!

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