|Lamenters Rhino Doors|
Using a metal ruler I measured out a grid on the door. The door is exactly 2.5 CM wide and 3 CM long. Just in case you are trying to figure out measurements of 40k models, remember they were designed by Englishmen! Think metric.
It is important that you use a good ruler. This one is small, only 15 CM long, and thin. This helps it fit into the tight spots on the model. But also, the measurements start exactly at the edge. Most rulers have a little extra space before the measurements start. This makes it more difficult to get accuracy.
I got this ruler off Amazon. It was one of two that came for like 3 dollars.
Here I am marking off the spots to draw the lines.
Here I have begun carefully painting. I first painted every other square with codex grey. Then I traced a dime in the center for the circle. No need to paint all the squares. I went over the squares with black, and fortress grey. I used my trusty Reaper Kolinsky 10-0 Sable brush for this.
Here I am measuring the top hatch. It was 2.5 x 5 CM. My measurements were a tad off and one of my squares ended up the wrong size but I fixed it when I painted. I used a bottled water cap for the circle.
Then I followed the same process. Black squares, and fortress, codex, Ulthuwan and White on the white squares.
And the same process on the circle. Freehanding the heart.