Right, onto part two. Today, we will be looking at the side armour plating and round doors. For this, you will need:
- Rhino outer side panels
- Plasticard rod
- Compass/something circle to draw around
- Jewellers Saw
Whilst we are only working on one side today, if you are doing both, just do each stage twice over before moving on.
To start off, cut off the Rhino's exhausts. This will be replaced with new exhausts at a later stage, but today it's just the armour.
Cut out the above shape. You can use the rhino piece as a template.
Attach the panel to the Rhino piece. Glue it so it overhangs at the top by about one or two Millimetres This is so we can line up the roof armour later.
Now, for the doors. Cut out a suitable sized circle. If you are using a compass to draw it out, drill a shallow hole in the plasticard to help prevent it slipping.
Cut the circle into two separate pieces. I've chosen to follow the Deimos' pattern, but feel free to do something else. Try to keep both halves roughly even in size.
Attach the doors. Use the foot-well at the bottom of the Rhino piece to help centralise it.
Add the latches. These were made with layers of plasticard and a piece of plasticard rod.
As with the front plate, finish off with rivets and embellishments. I've added a rim to the outer edge of the extra armour. I've not added and spikes and arrows, since I want to know how much space the exhausts (which will be part three) will take up.
Goodbye for now, and feel free to comment below or over on Facebook.