Thursday, May 5, 2011
Standard Template Construction: Rhinos
My track record for getting things done in the hobby field has been utterly abysmal this year. I set out the other day to rectify this by ambitiously jumping straight into not one, not two, but three Rhino APC's for my Dark Angels army.
Regular readers will know even though I roleplay in the 40k universe, have multiple armies for 40k, and read 40k books I don't actually play a whole lot of the game 40k itself. I'll play 5150 or something using 40k models, but the 40k rules and I don't get together too often. So why bother with Rhinos? I still love my Dark Angels, and they deserve some decent transports. Heck, I was even thinking adding another tactical squad while I'm at it!
I lined up the parts and decided to build them assembly line style, and to the chagrin of some of you out there, I decided to do quick builds and have zero opening hatches, zero magnetized doo-dads, and no lowering ramps or what-not. As you can see I did have the respective tactical squad sergeants meet me to go over the construction process.
So far they were approving of what I was doing...
More inspection, this time in the hulls...
This is what I started with, a big ole pile o' sprues. I didn't have the instructions, I didn't even have the boxes to use as visual reference, and the last time I built a Rhino they came three to a box! Thanks to the STC from the title however I figured and fumbled my way through the process rather quickly though. As we speak all three are outside drying after their first coat of primer. I foresee a lot of dry-brushing in my future!