Detailing the Rhino

Have been working on my Horus Heresy Deimos-pattern Rhino. I put the Rhino model together and then gave it a white undercoat. I painted the the whole model yellow using a Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter. I then picked out some details, the exhausts and bolters using Leadbelcher. The stage after that was to wash the model using some Shade paint. The model was then drybrushed. I  then attached the painted tracks to the Rhino.

I have been added details to the models such as the headlights and other features such as enhancing the towing hooks on the front.

For the front headlights I used Citadel Layer Dorn Yellow. I then did the protective grilles with Citadel Base Abaddon Black. I do need to touch and neaten these up before adding some Citadel Base Leadbelcher highlights. For the other lights in the headlights I used Citadel Base Mephiston Red.

For the towing hooks I used Citadel Shade Seraphim Sepia.

I also used Citadel Shade Seraphim Sepia to add some rust and shading effects to the tracks and some of the bolts.

Affixing the tracks

Have been working on my Horus Heresy Deimos-pattern Rhino. I put the Rhino model together and then gave it a white undercoat. I also sprayed the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust before I painted the the whole model yellow using a Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter. I then picked out some details, the exhausts and bolters using Leadbelcher. The stage after that was to wash the model using some Shade paint. The model was then drybrushed.

I had painted the tracks on the sprue. These were removed from the sprue and using superglue I attached the tracks to the Rhino.

You have to be careful when attaching these, as they are specific to each side of the Rhino, but they do attach to the Rhino quite easily.

I touched up the tracks using Gorthor Brown and Leadbelcher.

Drybrushing of the Deimos-pattern Rhino

Have been working on my Horus Heresy Deimos-pattern Rhino. I put the Rhino model together and then gave it a white undercoat. I also sprayed the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust, then I  painted the whole model yellow using a Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter. I then picked out some details, the exhausts and bolters using Leadbelcher. The stage after that was to wash the model using some Shade paint.

For the next stage I used some Citadel Layer Yriel Yellow. I took a large brush and gave the model, what I would call, a heavy drybrush. I put paint on the brush, and then used some kitchen towel to remove most of the paint, and then using a stippling process added paint to the model.

The plan was that this would take the flat surfaces of the model back to the base colour.

I then gave the model a light drybrush of Citadel Layer Dorn Yellow.

I had thought about doing some edge highlighting, but I realised that I didn’t really have the skill to do this.

I was quite pleased with how the model was looking.

Shading the Deimos-pattern Rhino

Have been working on my Horus Heresy Deimos-pattern Rhino. I put the Rhino model together and then gave it a white undercoat. I also sprayed the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust painted the the whole model yellow using a Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter. I then picked out some details, the exhausts and bolters using Leadbelcher.

It was then onto shading the model. I used some Citadel Reikland Fleshshade Shade.

I then did some additional shading using some Citadel Seraphim Sepia Shade.

Didn’t quite get the result I was looking for. It now looks a little too old and battered, but I have decided I can work with that.

Finishing off tracks

As well as painting the exhausts and bolters for my Horus Heresy Deimos-pattern Rhino, I have also been working on the tracks. After painting and shading them, I drybrushed them lightly, first with Leadbelcher. I then did a very light drybrush with Terminatus Stone.

I am quite pleased with how they have turned out. Once I have finished the main model I will affix them to the Rhino.

Bolters and Exhausts

Have been working on my Horus Heresy Deimos-pattern Rhino. I put the Rhino model together and then gave it a white undercoat. I also sprayed the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust painted the the whole model yellow using a Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter.

I then picked out some details, the exhausts and bolters using Leadbelcher.

The next stage will be a Shade or a wash, haven’t decided yet.

Adding the basecoat

I pre-ordered the Horus Heresy Deimos-pattern Rhino and having picked it from my local FLGS I did think, would I leave it on the shelf for a few months (or years) before I started on it. Well I even surprised myself and actually started it a day or so after picking it up. I put the model together and then gave it a white undercoat. I also sprayed the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust in preparation for painting the the whole model yellow.

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.

I gave the model a couple of light coats of Daemonic Yellow.

The rear view.

I will be painting the exhausts and bolters with Leadbelcher. The next step after that will be shading the model.

For the tracks, still on the sprue, I gave them a spray of Mechanicus Standard Grey.

Undercoating the Legion Deimos-pattern Rhino

I pre-ordered the Horus Heresy Deimos-pattern Rhino and having picked it from my local FLGS I did think, would I leave it on the shelf for a few months (or years) before I started on it. Well I even surprised myself and actually started it a day or so after picking it up. I put the model together and then gave it a white undercoat.

I then let this dry.

I also undercoated the tracks, which I left on the sprue.

As I have decided to go with the Imperial Fists I then sprayed the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust in preparation for painting the the whole model yellow.

This is designed to add shadow.

The next step is to paint the model yellow.

Constructing the Legion Deimos-pattern Rhino

I pre-ordered the Horus Heresy Deimos-pattern Rhino and having picked it from my local FLGS I did think, would I leave it on the shelf for a few months (or years) before I started on it. Well I even surprised myself and actually started it a day or so after picking it up.

The model has many more parts and is a more detailed kit than the original plastic Rhino kit that came out in the 1980s.

It does go together quite easily, though I found some parts challenging.

I did think the rear door ramp was hard to attach. Also ensuring there are no gaps with the top superstructure was a bit of a challenge.

I decided not to paint the interior, though I am tempted to get another kit and do the interior on that one.

I added the final parts to the model.

I went with a simplistic version, single bolters.

I have left the tracks off and will be painting those separately.

The next stage will be a white undercoat.