Black Templar Rhino with xtra armor/armour

This seemed to take waaaaay too long to paint. I’m not too sure why. Maybe because you can’t be as ‘slap happy’ with marine vehicles like you can with say, Imperial Guard vehicles. Well, I guess you can, but it just doesn’t work as well, IMO.

The Forge World armor pieces were pretty much a pain in the arse to work with. Some parts were bent, others ridiculously warped and at least 2 pieces had shrunk, yes shrunk. Making the best of a bad situation, I forged ahead (geddit? Forged? Forge World? never mind…) and this was the finished product:

The Templar cross was masked off and sprayed onto the roof, then weathered to show wear and tear. I’m pleased with the results, I just hope that my other vehicles (i’m looking at you, Vindicator) won’t take as long.

In the meantime, having OB’d (over blacked) i’m going to take a few days off from painting Templars, and having a go with something with a bit more color to it (well, slightly more, I guess). I started one last night. Here is a teaser:

As always, C+C always welcome!

7 thoughts on “Black Templar Rhino with xtra armor/armour”

  1. Brilliant work. You’ve captured the character and grit of the Black Templars It’s hard to do seeing how ridiculously extreme some of the fluff is but I think you’ve made something which is true to the idea while seeming genuinely intimidating.

    The way a rhino should be. Good job! I particularly like the purity seals and script.

  2. Thanks very much! Of course now i’ve set the bar so all the others will have to be somewhat similar. Urgh! lol!

  3. Hehe, I like how you’ve conveniently added the British-English translation in the title! Apart from that I’m pretty mush seeing the future dream image of my own BT Rhino…except I don’t have extra armour, that is. The detail and wearing is exactly what I’m looking for, this reminds me I must speed up the process of my Crusader!

    Keep up the brilliant work, not too sure about what to make of the teaser (I’m not too updated on other armies than my own), but looking forward to more, as always.

  4. Thank you good sir! If there is anything I can help you with, just drop me a line!

    Also, more teasers coming soon 😉

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