The Rhino is the most widely used armoured personnel carrier in the Imperium. Based on ancient STC technology, the fundamental design is robust, reliable, and easy to maintain, with an adaptive power plant that can run off a wide variety of fuels.
I bought the plastic Deimos Pattern Rhino when it came out in the summer, you can see the workbench for that Rhino here. I was lucky enough to get a second Rhino for a Christmas present. The model has many more parts and is a more detailed kit than the original plastic Rhino kit that came out in the 1980s. I constructed the model to the instructions, though I left the tracks off to paint separately. I gave the model an undercoat of Citadel White Scar.
As with my first Deimos-pattern Rhino I am painting it yellow.
I had intended to spray the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust in preparation for painting the the whole model yellow. However I ran out of paint…
So this model was just given a coat of yellow paint. Games Workshop don’t do a yellow spray and I don’t have an airbrush. I did use a paint comparison site to find a close alternative to Yriel Yellow. The Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter seemed like a good choice, and my local FLGS had one in stock, which I bought in the summer.
I gave the model a couple of light coats of Daemonic Yellow.
I did the same for the Deimos Pattern Predator and then that can of paint gave up the ghost. Luckily there was enough to paint the Rhino.
For the tracks, still on the sprue, I gave them a spray of Citadel Mechanicus Standard Grey.
The next stage will doing the detailing, the exhausts and the hatch bolter.
See the workbench feature on the Deimos Pattern Rhino II.
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