Sunday, February 27, 2011

Rhino Work

Well, I decided to try and work on the Rhino first this go round. I have never painted a Wargaming vehicle in my life, so I'm hoping this tank will come out decent. My wife has been really sick this week and weekend, so that takes priority number one and minis will have to wait!

Here's the Rhino so far, lets start with some drybrush work:

Process was Adeptus Battlegrey basecoat > drybrush (more like dryscrub w/ as little paint on the brush as possible) Codex Grey > drybrush Fortress Grey on hard edges/ lines.

I plan to weather the tank lightliy with a painted "dirt mix" to match my shark's bases. I think the tracks came out pretty well:

Ready for more grime n' dirt!

Speaking of weathering, I also tried to do paint chips and scratches type weathering on those cracks (see earlier posts), but I dont think I'm doing it right.
The results have been less than spectacular with painting the paintchip or scratch area black followed by a fill of boltgun metal and then a lil chainmail or mithril silver (depending on scratch size) to top it off. Any suggestions would be appreciated on this type of thing.

In addition to the chipping, I managed to get a few decals on. They need soem touch up and I'm not done with adding more, but here's where am at on things for now:

WHy the last one came out sideways I'll never know. More to come!


  1. That looks great,the freehand shark is very impressive.Surprised about it being your first tank.

  2. nicley done, I like the sharks you painted on the Rhino.

  3. Now I don't particularly like the Space Sharks icon, but I gotta say, you did a fan-friggin-tastic job painting it. That looks like it was a big decal or something, it looks so perfect.

    Keep up the good work!

  4. The icons are both actually a combo of decal and paint.

    You can get waterslide sheets to print on with an inkjet printer @ and there is a great article on making your own decals over at BoLS site that I followed to make these (I forget the link, but its in an older post or reply on here).

    However the decals sometimes dont come out the perfect when its time to apply them, so you may have to touch them up with paint or like in this case repaint some details (the fins on the top decal and most of the body on the door).