How to provide interior lighting for a Rhino MkII: Initial concepts and Thought Process
Why add lights in the first place?
The answer should be obvious! Because you can! Nah, seriously, Games Workshop has made some brilliant kits lately, which feature quite good interior detailing, working doors and nifty stuff like that why not show off what you did to the interior of your cool models? If you're the type that simply glue the rear hatch shut, then you probably wouldn't even consider doing this guide.
What got me started on adding lights?
It started out as a joke really. When I got my hands on the new Land Raider kit (Mk. V), even though I was very excited with it, I took my sweet time doing all the interior details, even adding extra stuff as I went along. When my brother saw this, he immediately started mocking me, saying stuff like "Why do you bother, nobody will see it anyway!" and finally: "Why don't you put some LED's in there while you're at it!" In the end, he ended up proving a most valuable help when doing the first mod. On the Land Raider, we could simply just have fitted a simple on/off switch to the bottom, like with this Rhino later on, but no We managed to install an automatic switch in the left-hand side track, so when you open the door, it goes *click* and the lights turn on. You could even swap the batteries with relative ease.
Adding working lights to your Space Marine Rhino kit:
Having been asked the same question time and time again; "How do you add lights to your Rhinos?" I decided to do this guide. I've put A LOT of time into this, about two hours worth of writing / editing pictures, so keep the criticism constructive!