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I resently heard of modeling project featuring 10 marines (actual models) sitting in a rhino with their arms and legs repositioned. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find a link or pic so I would like to know if someone is able to provide us with more information about it.
I'm not even sure that sort of thing would be possible. I mean, even without bases, I can't see anyone fitting 10 marine sized models inside the current sort of Rhino. Scale issue.
That's exactly what I think about it myself, it's impossible, but Inquisitor Hein at warseer said he show with his bear eyes but unfortunately could not provide me with a link because he forgot to bookmark it.
I'd be interested to see this, as like harlequin2262 and magila, I didn't think it was possible - the bench seats in the Rhino are positively tiny! Some of the Marines probably stand, but then there isn't room for them to stand up in a Rhino!
Still I hope you can prove me wrong. I would look at that link provided but my work's Firewall has blocked it!
I haven't seen a modelling project like it, although I have seen some very nice interior detail models of Rhino and Chimera.
There are a couple of issues here:
Most vehicles in WH40K are deliberately built small-scale. As models they are designed to be cheaper to manufacture* and easier to physically pick up and move around the table top without blocking too much line of sight or just taking up too much space. So while a Rhino or Chimera is supposed to carry ten troops, and a Leman Russ is a tank, they are still 6 inch models when you see them in plastic.
Since we now have more Baneblades and other heavy and superheavy models available, they can be thought of as the 'main battle tanks', while the more common GW shop model types are more like 'scout cars', 'light armoured vehicles' or 'light tanks'. But remember, WH40K has been made up, piecemeal, over 20+ years, by gamers, not British Aerospace, so it's always been about play, not realism.
Having said all that, in real life you fit a squad of soldiers and a shedload of weapons, equipment, batteries, rations, water and ammunition, by carefully stowing what you can, then jamming everything in on top of everything else. It is uncomfortable, noisy and a rough ride - but as mechanised soldiers say, a third class ride is better than a first class walk.
So, a model of a fully loaded rhino could probably be done if you made the marine figures slightly smaller, or a lot slimmer. Legs would have to be made close together, you would have three or four on each side, and two or three standing like strap hangers on a bus. If you were serious about this, they would probably be modelled attached together, like the Forgeworld troops that are moulded in lines of two or more to fit inside the Gorgon.
Ah - I just worked out that the backpacks would be a big problem. Dangit, that's what you get when you try to think rationally about a made-up science fiction wargame.
* Yes I know that Trumpeter and Tamiya do beautifully detailed AFV models for the same price as the ten piece kits that GW sell, but that's the nature of this game we all love so much. I reckon I spend about as much on gaming as I would on a drug habit, and this is marginally more socially acceptable.
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I haven't seen it yet, but I have heard that someone has fit a full squad into a rhino. So no Pimp My Rhino, you are not crazy and you did not make this up.
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It was done by FW at a British games day a while back in a thing called "the might of the rhino" which had all sorts of cool stuff about the rhino, i think there were 6 sitting and 4 standing.
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Thanks spoon! So you can confirm it. Now all that remains is to see an actual photo, seeing is believing. Come on people there must be someone...
I remember hearing about this as well, I'd love to see it.