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I am currently working on a Rhino with a Forge World Dozer blade on it to add to my slowly grown Sons of Dorn army. Right now in these pictures I am in a very early state so really not much is done other than initial color blocking.
I wanted some opinions on a couple of different things:
First the main colors are bone/white and tin with the tin being an accent color to the bone/white. I didn't want to over power the Rhino so I think I make the tin placements to where they accentuate the rest. I know it is hard to visualize as I haven't really done anything with the bone - but what are your thoughts. Do you think the areas I painted tin work?
Second thing I would like opinions on - I have a re-occuring theme in my army of both minor red accents and check patterns. Where do you think would be the best places to display these things. Some ideas I had were on the raised armor on the very front and back of the rhino where the treads meet - having a check pattern, I was also thinking of painting the doors red with a freehand skull and circle in the middle followed by a check pattern on top and bottom of the doors much like the standard for my army. Is this a bit much? I haven't committed to this quite yet. I would like to add a splash of red but don't see much for it... Where else would a check pattern look good? I was thinking maybe running along the top of each side?
Third and final thing I am a bit up in the air about... The dozer blade. Should it be solid metal? Metal trim with the interior bone/white? I don't really want to paint any part of it tin as I don't think it would look quite right. I was thinking of maybe doing a check pattern in the style of a hazzard marking on the interior but that might be to overwhelming - as would a red/black hazzard pattern instead of yellow. Maybe just go for the yellow hazzard instead?
I like the look of the dozer blade but I am not really getting much inspiration out of it...
Thanks in advance for your thoughts! Without further ado the initial pictures (sorry they are a tad dark...)
Just for reference here are some of my marines with the color patterns and markings:
Yeah it needs lots of details still. It has barely been started yet! I really am interested in mulling over others opinions on the questions I asked earlier - so if you have any thoughts please do share them. I am hoping to get quite a bit done tonight or tomorrow...
i see what your getting at. a idea that i have is to do a checkerd read over the rino rear hach if you get what i mean and then to paint some damage onto the tank to brake up some of that coler promis that you will post some picks of that when its fineshed
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Hey there, so I think a checker pattern on the dozer blade would be a bit too "busy" but
stripes or cheverons in a hazard-esq pattern would look rather good. I've seen some done this way and I think it sets the model apart. Especially since you have a worn look to your marines, if you put in a lot of metal showing through as if the dozer blade is taking the brunt of the punishment it would look great.
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Ah, sweet bone I love that colour and I like how you treated it on them Marines.
But as for your question...hmmm...
Since the checkers are not in any way dominating your Marines (and I like that) I think it would be good to keep the same discrete approach on the Rhino.
My idea would be to put it at the bottom of the first tin-thing on each side. Just a thin stripe of it. Or maybe (but this would be a bit more dominating) on the "furtherst-out-but-still-on-hull-height" part of the exhausts.
I'll be back in a couple of minutes with some sketches.
I just wish you were doing a WH army - these Marines are so cool :yes:
You know - I really like the Witchhunter army. At some point I may do some up and maybe "attach" some of my Sons of Dorn to them... You never know...Originally Posted by SmokWawelski
I painted up a test figure once for a color scheme I wanted. Overall I like the color scheme just needs some more work...
This was done a few years ago...
At any rate back on topic...
@Andusciassus - I like your idea of keeping the check pattern subtle. That was definitely my intention. Not sure I want to put it over the tin areas but I like your idea non-the-less. Maybe a vertical check stripe would work well somewhere...
@theyak - yeah a check pattern on the dozer blade would probably be way too busy and I wasn't too serious about it! :shifty: The only reason I balk at the thought of putting hazzard stripes/chevron on the blade is that it would be different than any other pattern on my army. Not necessarily bad but... that is definitely on the back of my mind... I may try it and see what it looks like.
Anyone have any thoughts about the top hatch? Thanks again for your opinions so far. Please keep them coming!
Hey buddy, while I really like what you've done with your marines so far, I'm not so keen on the rhino...
It just seems a bit 'standard' for my tastes. Do you have the 'How to Paint SMs' book? One of the Ultramarine razorbacks in there (I believe it's 9th company or something) is painted blue, but with the entire back section, from the rear vent/exhaust, painted light grey (company colours, I guess).
I think that your rhino might look really striking with the whole front half bone, and that rear section in tin, all nicely weathered of course...
But maybe that is just me being difficult ^_^
Also, the tin might be a bit overpowering. If you're happy with what it is now, I'd stick with it.
Check-wise, I like Anduscaissus' suggestion, but maybe think about doing a line or two of them down the sides of the doors, or along the top, around the edges of the top hatch.
Dozer-blade-wise, I think painting it in chapter colours is the best plan. Maybe make the bottom of it very scratched up, with boltgun metal shining through. Maybe leace those side panels pure metal, or tin...?
Also, I think a line of checks running along the middle-top (where it is flat) would be quite strong.
I hope that was of some use for you mate
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