The Chaos Rhino – a reliable, resilient, and easily repaired transport vehicle that has served as the backbone of the Space Marine Legions for countless ages. While the Chaos Space Marines and their Traitor Legions have twisted and corrupted these once loyal troop carriers, the result is a truly sinister sight. These Chaos Rhinos bear terrifying symbols, their surfaces smeared with the blood of the fallen and adorned with menacing spikes, all designed to impale and intimidate any who stand in the way of Chaos.
Crafted from multipart plastic, this kit allows you to assemble your own Chaos Rhino, providing much-needed mobility to Chaos infantry forces. Whether you command frenzied Berzerkers, relentless Plague Marines, or heavily armed Havocs, this transport vehicle will enhance their effectiveness on the battlefield. The Chaos Rhino boasts a formidable armored exterior and is armed with a pintle-mounted combi-bolter or combi-flamer, offering versatility in combat. Furthermore, you have the option to include a Chaos Space Marine gunner, spotter, or a closed hatch configuration. For added long-ranged firepower, the vehicle can even be equipped with a rooftop havoc launcher.
Not only does this kit excel in functionality, but it also provides ample opportunities for customization. With a wide array of Chaos icons, trophy racks, chains, hooks, dozer spikes, and corrupted armor plates, you can personalize your Chaos Rhino to reflect the malevolent aesthetic of your army. Let your creativity run wild as you forge a transport vehicle that truly embodies the essence of Chaos.
What’s in the Chaos Rhino box
- x113 plastic components. This kit offers plenty of cosmetic options, including a variety of Chaos icons, trophy racks, chains, hooks, dozer spikes, and corrupted armour plates.
How to paint the Chaos Rhino set
- Step 1: Clean the Model
Start by giving your Chaos Rhino model a thorough cleaning to remove any dust, mold release agent, or other contaminants. Use a mild soap or dish detergent and a soft brush, gently scrubbing the model to ensure a smooth surface for painting. Rinse it with clean water and let it dry completely before moving on to the next step.
- Step 2: Assemble the Model
Carefully follow the instructions provided with the Chaos Rhino kit to assemble the model. Use plastic glue or super glue to securely attach the different parts together. Take your time and ensure a precise fit, as this will make the painting process easier later on. Once the model is fully assembled, you can move on to the next step.
- Step 3: Prime the Model
Priming your Chaos Rhino is crucial to ensure proper paint adhesion and improve the overall finish. Use a primer specifically designed for plastic models. Apply thin, even coats of primer, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next one. Make sure to cover all the surfaces of the model, including hard-to-reach areas. Chaos Black Spray fits the theme just right.
- Step 4: Basecoat
The basecoat is the foundation of your paint job. Choose a base color for your Chaos Rhino and apply it to the model using a brush or airbrush. Thin your paints with water or a suitable acrylic medium to achieve a smooth consistency. Apply multiple thin coats to build up the color gradually, allowing each coat to dry before adding the next one. Here’s an example: Apply a basecoat of Khorne Red to give your Chaos Rhino a bold and striking appearance.
- Step 5: Details and Highlights
Now it’s time to add details and highlights to make your Chaos Rhino stand out. Use a smaller brush and a contrasting color to paint the various elements such as weapons, symbols, spikes, and decorative parts. For example, you can use Leadbelcher to paint the metallic areas, Mephiston Red for the details on the weapons, and Warpstone Glow for the glowing Chaos symbols. Apply these colors carefully, focusing on the raised areas to create depth and dimension.
- Step 6: Wash and Shade
Applying washes or shades will help bring out the details and add depth to your Chaos Rhino. Use a wash or shade paint that complements the colors you’ve used so far. Apply the wash generously to recessed areas and around edges, allowing it to flow naturally and settle into the crevices. This will create shadows and enhance the overall look of the model. You can use Agrax Earthshade to add a dark, weathered effect to the metallic parts and Nuln Oil to darken the recesses of the red areas.
- Step 7: Drybrush
Drybrushing is a technique that highlights raised surfaces and textures. Dip a drybrush lightly into a lighter color, such as Skrag Brown or Elysian Green, and then wipe most of the paint off onto a tissue or paper towel. Using swift, gentle strokes, apply the drybrush to the model, focusing on the edges and details. This will create a worn and weathered effect, adding visual interest to your Chaos Rhino.
- Step 8: Final Touches
To finish off your Chaos Rhino, apply any final touches that you desire. You can add additional details like weathering effects, battle damage, or freehand designs using fine brushes or specialized tools. Use colors like White Scar or Typhus Corrosion for highlighting edges, creating scratches or chips and adding rust on the surfaces.
- Step 9: Varnish
Once you are satisfied with the painting of your Chaos Rhino, it’s essential to protect your hard work by applying a varnish. Varnish will provide a protective layer, prevent the paint from chipping or rubbing off easily, and give your model a finished look. Choose a matte, satin, or gloss varnish depending on the final effect you desire.