Blood Angels Rhino / Razorback

Today I finished up the first of two Rhino APCs for my tactical squads, for when they’re not dropping in pods with specialist weapons. This one also has the option of a lascannon Razorback variant.

I went for a really worn, well-used look on this one, which was fun.

Hope you like!

Categories: Blood Angels, Showcase

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  1. This is absolutely awesome. I think you have outdone yourself!

    Did you do a gloss varnish / gloss null oil as you did in the tactical tutorial to achieve the shading on the red of the hull? Or is it simply more extensive airbrush work?

    • Thanks mate I’m glad you like it!

      I don’t use a wash all over the tanks because it tends to end up patchy on such large surfaces. On this I did a thorough gloss coat, then sprayed the whole model with AK Interactive Dark Brown wash (oil-based). After allowing to part-dry for a few minutes I used an old t-shirt to wipe most of it off, leaving in the recesses.

      I used the AK Interactive wash on my Stormraven and Sicaran too, but directly in the recesses for a cleaner look. As I wanted a really worn and weathered look here I used the spray-on / rub-off method.

  2. Looking very good as always. I especially like your AK Interactive Dark Brown wash process – do you think it’d work on much larger kits, as in the 2 bipedal monstrosities I have sitting on my project list?

    • Oh yeah, definitely good for large kits. It’s similar to one of the processes used in the latest Imperial Armour: Modeling Masterclass book, where they applied oil paint to the gold on the Titan’s armour and wiped the excess off with a rag. Exactly the same principle, except here you’re essentially applying a thin coat of pre-thinned oil paint.

  3. Hi Luther – don’t think I’ve seen you post on the process you use for headlight OSL (unless I’ve missed it…). I’m curious partly about the colour, but more how you use an airbrush to get that kind of effect – there is no overspray on the edges of the hood above the lights; do you mask anything off… spray downwards… use a brush for part of it?

  4. Hi Ekfud!

    I mask off the hood (and the little vertical strip where you see a break in the light pool). I then spray a little white in the centre of the area where I want the light the most intense – this acts as a kind of base or pre-highlight. Then I spray a wider area of Vallejo Air Yellow (which is very transparent), the finally a bit more white to exaggerate the highlight.

    Hope that helps!

    • That’s awesome – I thought you must have sprayed downwards to leave that surface intact; but masking a strip makes perfect sense. Much cleaner than painting a black strip back in.

      Btw – I’m always amazed at how thorough and responsive you are across all forums. Impressive you even get time to paint 🙂

  5. Ha well to tell you the truth I don’t get as much time as I’d like! I’ve had a bit of a hiatus in recent weeks (as you may have noticed from the lack of posts). I’m back to painting now though and will have a few updates soon 😉

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