Sunday, December 15, 2013

Heresy-era Salamanders: Rhino Transport #2

Greetings once again InterWebs!!!! The weather has warmed up a bit, however living in the Rocky Mountains means that a warm-up brings strong winds this time of year and the winds have been fierce lately (which is messing with my spraying schedule). What this means is the build process continues to crank along at a frantic pace! I would like to present to you my latest Rhino Transport for Legio XVIII:

I used a 'Blood and Skulls Industries' Heresy Rhino Conversion Kit for the sides and front. I also added some Chapter House Studios Salamander bits (top hatch and wrap around skirts). Of course there was some greenstuff icons added to the front and back.

I managed to dig up an actual 1st edition (Rogue Trader era) Rhino door (which had been lurking in my bits box since the early 90's) and I thought it would be a nice touch to add it to this throwback Rhino conversion.

I do really love this conversion kit! I think the exhausts and doors are a faithful rendition of the old original Rhinos from the early 90's.

I love this top hatch! I had thought of making something similar but this one was just perfect right from the get go. Also notice the throwback looking front top hatches with the 'bolters', again a very nice touch from Blood and Skulls.

You might have noticed that I also attempted to track this Rhino with the correct looking Heresy-era tracks (obtained from Blood and Skulls). Well it was a pain and it sort of works, you can see a slight misalignment in the below picture. Overall I learned a lot by attempting this tracking process and I am sure the future 'rhino chassis' models will be tracked better.

Here is a better view of the Heresy-era tracks. I am making an attempt to have all of my Salamander vehicles have the correct looking tracks. It is a small (and pain in the ass) conversion but I think it helps sell the 'old' look of the vehicles.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Next up will be a Storm Eagle! Take care!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I've heard tales of those mountain winds. The Rhino looks great and I love the top hatch. Maybe the tracks are misaligned due to some previous carnage and hasn't been in for "repairs"

    Thanks for posting :)