WTF Wednesday: One of these things is not like the other…

Thanks to Frank for putting me onto this one. I was literally WTF-ing all over the shop when I saw it. Now, before I get cries of being a meanie, and that someone may have scratchbuilt one of these and put a lot of time and effort into it(i’ll let you guess), its the finish thats got me scratching my chin. WTF?

If you’ve gone as far to scratchbuild a rhino and make sure you got the shape somewhat near, why would you finish it like this??


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!