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Spud75’s Spring Clean Challenge – Space Wolves ‘Rhino Family’

Spud75’s Spring Clean Challenge – Space Wolves ‘Rhino Family’

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About the Project

My Space Wolves 'Rhino Family' From my current attempts to create a Space Wolves Great Company that was started in about 2009 (yes 2009). I work offshore so my hobby time is limited, I have a bad habit of starting projects then boxing them away when I go to work, so at the start of the lockdown I reckoned it was time to get the half finished stuff finished. I'm also a terrible hobby butterfly so going back to stuff is my least favourite part of the hobby.

This Project is Completed

Introduction

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Skill 3
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My Space Wolves have evolved over the years with the first units of my current force started following the release of the 5th Edition Codex in 2009.

I went for Bran Redmane’s Great Company and produced my own transfers before Forgeworld produced there set, I also at the time chose to use icons for pack markings rather than the geometric shapes in vogue at the time.  GW have since followed my lead 🙂

A lot of the models have been used in previous armies and were striped before starting this project.

 

2012 - First Attempt at the Predators.

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Skill 6
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First attempt to add the Predators, using a paint mix in an attempt to find a shade of Space Wolves blue/grey that I liked. Also an attempt trying out desert weathering (no snow here).

2013 - Weathered Predator

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Skill 5
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A weathered Predator and looking for a place to place the company markings.

2014 - Let's add more vehicles

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Skill 6
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Let’s add more vehicles to the army, a Land Raider Prometheus, and two Vindicators. I think I also re-painted the Predator, I prefer a clean ‘just on planet’ look to my vehicles.

At this point the FW Imperial Armour book may have been released, I took a cue from it and put the company markings on a white diamond background.

Also, at this point I was finally going over to the dark side and using the ‘new’ GW paint range and did a colour test on the Land Raider.  I stuck with the newer colour.

2015 - Time for a re-paint

Tutoring 3
Skill 7
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Re-painting everything with the newer GW paints.  Discovering that Vallejo’s Track Primer is awesome and the Vindicators are done with the exception of transfers.

2016 - First big push to get stuff done!

Tutoring 3
Skill 7
Idea 7
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One of those rare big pushes to get through my pile of shame.

The plan was to build all the Rhino hulls to be dual purpose mostly Rhino/Razorback and one as Whirlwind/Razorback.

In addition, each of my Grey Hunter and Blood Claws packs will get a dedicated set of roof doors with some of those home-made pack transfers and I’ll attempt to make maximum use of the Forgeworld goodies stored up.

2020 - I only went and did it!

Tutoring 4
Skill 7
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I did it, with a day to spare before I head off to work again.

I finished with transfers and varnished for gaming;

  • Two Predators with Forgeworld extra armour.
  • Two Vindicators.
  • A Whirlwind/Razorback.
  • A Rhino/Razorback.
  • Two Rhinos/Razorbacks with Forgeworld front plates.
  • Two Rhinos/Razorbacks with Forgeworld extra armour, side doors and dozer blades.
  • Removable Storm bolters for the Rhinos.
  • Four Forgeworld Razorback turrets.
  • A set of top doors with transfers for each Grey Hunter/Blood Claw pack in my Great Company.
  • Home made transfers for the doors and Great Company Markings.

The only thing left to do is to name the vehicles at some point before 2025.