Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Ulatramarines Damocles Rhino
One of my first Forge World models was the Damocles rhino back in 2002 or 2003 maybe? Honestly, Its been so long I can't remember. I love this model, though I regret that it was sealed with the GW Purity Seal and not Testors Dullcote. I'll have to try spraying it and see if the gloss goes away.
I used a Tamiya tank accessory kit in order to add the baggage and tools to the rhino chassis. I was inspired by a Land Raider someone in Australia had entered into Golden Daemon that year, with a weathered look and a lot of baggage on the exterior.
I used fine sand paper and grey chalk as a home made weathering powder to add some wear to the tank. Unfortunately, the gloss seal washed out a lot of the weathering, perhaps in the future I'll touch that up and add in my current style of highlights.
I really love the interior detail of this kit, it really makes the rhino into a command and control node. The detail alone makes it worthwhile, with the two techmarines seated at the console, and the console itself. It could also be used to make for a really cool detailed interior for a land raider, though I'm not sure if I would waste the money on a second kit.
The paint scheme for this model is an earlier iteration of my current scheme. It lacks the layering, and is pretty much Ultramarine Blue on black primer. The other colors are all similarly done.
My only regret with this model, is that Apocalypse kind of took away the effectiveness of this tank in terms of being able to use IN aircraft, and only giving the owning player an orbital barrage.