Friday, 23 December 2011

Superdetailed Wrecked Rhino.

 Now, before anyone says 'that's not super detailed! it looks like junk! I'm calling shenanigans!' [with as many fragments, exclamation points and whatever else you will feel is necessary.] Superdetailing is the process by which the painter adds small bits and pieces to his model to make it look more real, or give it some character.

The Rhino's right Flank. Notice that the hatch is open? 

Damage and blast holes in the front.The little golden bits? they're small brass rods - it'll be painted shining gold to represent bullets that have been lodged in the armour of the vehicle.  

Upclose, notice that the windows are now a kind of plastic, and the one window has a bullet lodged in it. Might explain what happened to the tank just before its dieing days. 

Just to assure there is plastic there, and not simply the standard mould piece. The plastic is simply a discarded specimen jar [Yes, I use them to hold models safely. don't judge me.]

Opposite flank. Notice the bullet lodges and all the gauges out of the armour - all adding up to show just what kind of punishment the poor thing is taking. 

Another example of superdetailing. See how the brass handle has been added? It seems strategically placed to allow a marine to get a good grip if he must climb up the rhino. 

The interior. The top hatches will both be open so my work will not go unnoticed. 

The little gold things are spent shell casings. In the final product, there will be a model lying on the floor, presumably having bled out. Hopefully, I'll have him reaching for a bolter that's just out of his reach. 

The empty clip helps the viewer realise that the gold things are spent shell casings. Very pleasing, in my opinion. 

the Control panel, there is a bullet lodged in the top left screen. The eerie glowing radar screen has lots of red dots - possibly enemies scattered around the sides of the tank!