I am really enjoying building the Rhino so far. I made some decent progress for the first day as I'll explain in the pictures below.
Second side painted and ready to go.
The upper hull frame and access hatches. I use the Citadel cutting tool in the picture to remove the parts from the tree and it is a good buy. Using dykes keeps the plastic from tearing and showing stress marks.
For starting out with a just some parts' trees, I was glad to get this much done in a single day. I will hopefully finish the second run through of red with the spray gun tomorrow, and then I can start some basic assembly. Just like my Marines, I will wash the Rhino in Agrax Earthshade. I decided to assemble most of the APC before I wash so it looks unified. I can get away with washing in stages on a smaller Marine, but for a big vehicle I don't want to risk it. I will keep you updated on continued progress!