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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

I'm interested in doing 2-3 of these as destroyed battlefield terrain.

Does anyone have personal experience with modeling these or do you know of any good tutorials?


haywire11 Jan 2018 7:18 p.m. PST

Are you asking for them to be able to open and close? Or just be stuck in certain positions with some resilience to damage?

If stuck in position, just pin and glue them in the position you want.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 4:27 a.m. PST

As I recall, the new Rhino models come with interiors and the doors and hatches are separate pieces. Ought to be easy to do what you are intending.

Centurio Prime Inactive Member12 Jan 2018 4:42 a.m. PST

Just paint the interior details and model the hatches open, closed or gone as you wish. Add weathering and battle damage as you see fit. The rhino is one of the easiest kits to build, I built a lot of them and got to where I could assemble one in a very short time, like less than 1 hour. I don't think you will have a problem.

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

Haywire, I was looking to model them in static open positions.
Scott and Centurio, if they are separate pieces now that should be very simple. The last Rhino I made was in the early 90s (the original set) so thank you for updating me!

Lion in the Stars14 Jan 2018 4:13 a.m. PST

"Current" Rhino kits have a detailed passenger compartment, but no details in the driver's compartment.

Same with Land Raiders (though technically the driver's 'compartment' is up under the front plate of an LR).

Don't know about the new 'repulsive' tank.

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