Welcome to Librarium Online!
Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!
Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!
Hey i am just begining to paint my first rhino and am wondering if anyone has any tips on how to paint the tactical arrows on the top of the rhino (on ulrta marines rhinos its the big white arrow) I am wondering how other people have done it, do you do it by hand? do you use a cut out and then paint? I would love to hear how fellow marine players apply these large icons to their rhinos, i am fairly new to this game so my freehand painting skills are not that great.
Any tips would be hugely appreciated!!
Masking tape is your best bet. That and a big brush.
Hope that helped, lol.
Marines - All built, 4/5 painted. Tau - 3/4 built, 0 painted. 'crons - 1/2 built, 1/2 painted.
I suck at staying on task.
or if you are really confident you could do it freehand, but id only reccomend that if you were a veteran painter!
faber est quisque fortunae suae. aut viam inveniam aut faciam
Masking tape is good. Remember to stick the tape to a clean table once or twice to remove some of the stickyness so it doesn't pull away some paint. Postit notes could also be used.
Quorn! - Protein for the Protein God.
I did mine freehand, it's really not too hard as long as you can paint a straight line. But, like the others said, masking tape is a good idea. It would have probably been a bit easier for me if I'd done it that way now I think about it.
Thou shalt remember:
Warhammer Fantasy armies do NOT have Codices. They have Army Books.
LINK - Guitarists of LO Group
A stencil can also work. Tape down an arrow stencil on one side of the top hatch. Get a fine nib blue pen and draw the outline of the arrow. This will make the lines super straight! Remove and stencil and color in the rest of the blue with a brush. Make sure to use white primer on the hatch and do a couple coats for a nice finish.
I used the stencil method to make large blood angels logo on my rhinos. The stencil makes sure the shape is exact for every application.
I agree with Aradai. I use a stencil for the Salamander logo on the top hatch of all my Rhinos and it comes out nice and consistent every time.
For the stencils do you just make them out of paper or do you use other materials like carboard, and overhead paper
I edited the logo to the size I wanted then printed it out on cardstock. I then carefully cut it out with a hobby knife.