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Hello,

I just finished kit bashing, on a small level, a Command Rhino I've wanted to do for a while now. Thanks to bitz sellers on eBay I've finally put together this Rhino I've had on my mind for months now.






The kit has a Baal Predator front armour plate and rear vents (located in the lower part of the indentation by the rear ramp), a Landraider Crusader; top hatch (this is slightly different from the Rhino one), communications antenna, smoke launchers, and search light. Rouding it out is the Razorback straps on top and the forward spikes/guard.
I've used one Fist piece from the tank upgrade kit and running with the thought that less is more in the iconography department.

C&C is welcome.
 

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Looks good man, it'll definitely stand out with that big ol' communications antenna sticking out of it. Nice use of the Baal parts as well, that front plate is minty.
 

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Pictures are dark but I week c&c the best I can.

Drill out the smoke launchers or make them look like covers over them. 40k smoke launchers look a lot like us military launchers so you can find tons of info on them.

I would add at least one more antenna and try to find a satellite dish to give it that true command look. That thing should have 5 or 6 radios in it at least.

Looking good and is well executed. Maybe a rolled up tarp and some razor wire rolls for super detailing.
 

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Good start mate, as D says chuck some more antenna on there, maybe a big whip antenna?

Nice use of the front plate from the Baal.
 

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Thanks guys. I appreciate the input. I've added two antennas. However, I can't find a place to put a radar dish without it looking out of place and ridiculous.
 

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Have you thought about moving the smoke launchers nearer the front and putting the dish on one of those back sloping thread sections?
 

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I had, but, the glue is pretty much set by now and trying to remove pieces will only result in a terrible looking surface, tears and stress points.
 

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I'd agree that it needs a bit more to make it stand out (though i usually go slightly overboard on my models). I really like Djinn's idea for the whirlwind radar.

The other option is to leave it simple in the modelling department, then go overboard with the freehand on the doors.
 

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Well, I think after adding the two antennas that I'm going to leave it as it is.
After painting, I think I'll do some decal work for more details.
 

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It does need a few more small bits too make it stand out. The extra antenna would help, but a few tools, like the pick and shovel that come in some of the IG tank kits attached to the front exhaust stacks would look good. Also, you can do a lot after painting with decals and unit markings to help it stand out from the rest.
 
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