Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mark 1b Pattern Rhino - WIP

Here it is with the basic Marauders' chapter colors. Still need to paint the tracks, wheels and exhausts.
After removing the original paint, it was sprayed with a black undercoat. The blue was dry-brushed on in gradually lighter finishes.
I like the GW 'Eavy Metal way of highlighting edges - hadn't done this type of painting before, but it looks very appropriate for Space Marines stuff, IMO.
I may add a heavy bolter to one of the hatches instead of the bolters on each of the hatches which originally came with the kit. Those older bolters look a bit small (whimpy) compared to current armament.
Here's what it looked like after a couple of days soaking in DOT 3 brake fluid. Some of the fiddly stuff broke off due to vigorous use of a tooth brush to remove paint from some of the tighter areas. I replaced the top hatch handles with brass rod. The exhaust pipes were also strengthened with brass rod.

19 comments:

  1. Very jazzy! I like the two tone contrast. Did you use a technical pen for the fine black line colour divider?

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  2. Thanks, Scott. Just a brush for the stripes - I cut the sides of the black line with orange and a lighter blue - came out better than I had hoped. Best, Dean

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  3. Very nice work Dean, really enjoying your individual take on this project.
    Regards HGA.

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  4. Very nice!

    Really agree with HGA, the unusually take on this project really sets it apart in what has now become the most overused topic in the 40K universe!

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  5. Looking excellent so far!
    Cheers, Ross

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  6. I like this blue orange style. :)

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  7. Very good painting but little too bright edges. Well done Mr. Dean.
    Regards
    Slawek.

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  8. Superb job its very nice and smooth looking. The colours scheme really suits it well.

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  9. Crikey! Looks wonderful Dean, you certainly managed to get a very nice transition between the blue-grey tones, about as good as a bloke can get without resorting to airbrush.

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  10. Dean, the chapter colours work brilliantly in this model, a real break with the usual single colour blocks usually found on Space Marine vehicles.

    The crisp highlights are the icing on the cake. This is going to look really special when it's finished!

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  11. Great job Dean, you are really bringing it back to life.

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  12. Sweet! I couldn't paint those black lines with some else's hands. I always like personalized SM armies.

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  13. Amazing paint scheme. You've made an old model look very new.

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  14. Thanks for great comment, everyone. I really appreciate your kind words and suggestions. All the more so as Burkhard so aptly points out - that although I'm new to 40K, this subject has been around for a very long time :)!

    Warm regards to all, Dean

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  15. Fantastic Dean. I agree with the comments on the dry brushing to highlight. It really makes it stand out.

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  16. Fantastic results, Dean! Your crossover to fantasy has been effortless and very beautiful. Love your colors and highlights.

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  17. Impressive, a steady hand no doubt!

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  18. Thanks for the kind comments, Gentlemen! Best, Dean

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