Today on the blog we delved into the Flickr pool to see if we could find a few tanks and vehicles for tank week. With close to 40,000 pictures on Flickr now, it wasn't hard to find some truly beautiful models:
This Word Bearers' Rhino was painted by Daniel Leaver, who is slowly building up his own Chaos Legion. As befits a vehicle of the Word Bearers, it is covered in blasphemous icons, burning books, daemonic faces and plenty of (im)purity seals. The doors and the front armour panel are from Forge World, while the Chaos Space Marine leaning out the top hatch with a boltgun in each hand represents the Rhino's combi-bolter. To finish off the model, Daniel added a smouldering brazier to the tank, which burns with an intense blue flame. Not only does this fit perfectly with the iconography of the Word Bearers, but it also acts as a great spot colour for the miniature.
Sticking with the Chaos theme we've got another red Rhino from the Traitor Legions. This time, however, it's a World Eaters Rhino, which has been bathed in the blood of their foes (or red paint, either way works for us). This stunning piece was uploaded by Konrad, who has clearly gone to a lot of effort with this model by painting on a freehand Legion symbol to the top hatch of the Rhino. Konrad has also remodelled the front armour plate using one of the components from the original Rhino kit. Again, the side doors are from Forge World.
Lurking on the Eastern Fringe of the Flickr pool we found some Tau. This Skyray was painted by Tweed, who clearly loves the rough woollen fabric so much that they chose it as their Internet moniker. The camouflage scheme is based on the one on the front of the Skyray box, but with a range of grey paints instead of the traditional ochre. Tweed is a big fan of the Skyray as "it is so archetypically Tau because of its unique armament of markerlights and seeker missiles - no other army has anything like it." Tweed also painted a Devilfish in the same style, which can be seen further along the gallery.
To round off the post we wanted something ancient and evil - something wholly alien. This Ghost Ark was painted by Erebi, who painted it to look like time-worn mottled ceramic. We especially liked the weathering along the edges of the ribs and the blue lighting effect emanating from the guns and the engines. It seems Necrons are a very popular choice when it comes to object source lighting.