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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:53 pm 
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WIP on the Rhinos. I added some decals  (still need a bit of varnish to blent in properly) and some hand ainted unit designations.

Question is if it would be a good idea to add the DA symbol at all? Or would a simple red diagonal company marking on the roof look better?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:57 pm 
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I say go with the dark angels symbol; the white adds a bit more intensity the model.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:11 pm 
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Woah WMN, you are coming out with some fantastic stuff!  I'm just finishing assembly on a 3K DA army myself and I'm trying not to be intimidated by your army!

Btw, are you attempting any conversions on your bikers? I was planning to do 40k style eagle fairings on all my bikes using three sizes of layered eagles from the FW brass etch sprue, but after doing about two in as many hours and going blind in the process (and getting stuck to my tweezers more times than I care to remember) I gave up on it.  I may still scratch build one or two eagle totems per base of three bikes.

Awe-inspiring conversions though, keep it up!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 2:21 pm 
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Quote: (Man of kent @ 25 Aug. 2009, 13:57 )

I say go with the dark angels symbol; the white adds a bit more intensity the model.

Damn. I was afraid you were going to say that :D Unfortunately I tend to agree, but that still doesn't solve the problem with the recesses in the doors (buying a $3 bottle of solvent in the US and having to wait for it to ship halfway across the world is a bit overkill IMO). Time to get creative I guess...


Moronghul: No special plans for the time being the wings sound interesting but I haven't really thought much about it to be honest. Only planned conversion for the Ravenwing is to mount a character in a Land Speeder.

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IIRC those top doors only have the sawtooth joint, can you use an xacto and carefully cut the decal after it drys and the hit it with a bit of water to lock the edges down?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:38 pm 
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I guess it is worth a try, but to be honest those decals are flimsy as hell so I'm not terribly optimistic.

On a different note I decided to add the brass eagles as well. With all the green, red and gold they're starting to look like small tracked Christmas trees...and I'm sorely tempted to convert the chapter master into Santa...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:25 pm 
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The only painted Dark Angels Rhino in codex Dark Angels has the chapter symbol on the top hatches and onlyone wing of the side hatches (the left one at least other side isn't shown). The pace whwere you painted the tiny I and II there is a chapter symbol too. It has also the company marking under the left headlight atthe front and the troops tacticalmarking (in this case the double arrow for Tatcical mariens) under the right headlight atthe front (same as you but without the squad's number).




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:54 pm 
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Two roof experiments. On the left Vaaish suggestion. On the right the "split icon approack. To be honest I'm not really hot on either. I'm not really sure hat to do here, so maybe I'll just leave them for a couple of days so I can return and look upon them with fresh eyes.


BL: YEah. My interpretation is a bit loose. There's a bunch of different schemes i the Imperial Armor books so I assume the DAs might change their scheme a bit from campaign to campaign. In the end I went for a combination of the "Codex" version, the IA version, and some of the schemes I've seen on the net.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:03 pm 
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Definately the left one. The right one is a damaging of the chapter symbol  :laugh:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Agreed, the one on the left.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:30 pm 
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This photo may look too good then.  :))  :p  Seriously, I think they both look sloppy. the main problem being that the jagged seam between the doors is so wide that a lot of the detail from the symbol is lost. The sword is just a big white blob with a lot of criss crossing black lines from the door.

A third option might be to expand on Glyn's sugestion and fill in the seam and possibly either carve a new, much narrower one, and/or simply paint it on with a very thin line.

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Unfortunately that is the price of having that seam visible when you stand back from the table. You could paint it back with a little black ink as you mentioned, but it's much more labor intensive. I guess you could also paint the seam where you cut a gray to diminish the effect of the gap.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:50 pm 
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After tinkering a bit more I'm leaning towards just sticking the decal on and painting the seam with Shadow Grey. I'll give it a go tomorrow and see how it works out.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:54 pm 
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Sounds like a plan, the lesser contrast should help.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:12 pm 
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You know I actually think I prefer the rhino at the top of this page. At this scale having the decal intact makes it look cleaner and I don't think anyone will mind if you leave out the door join  :))


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