The Predator is perhaps the best known and most widespread variant of the basic Rhino chassis. Augmented with superior armour and firepower, it entirely sacrifices the Rhino’s troop transport capacity in favour of ammunition and generators for its formidable weapon systems.
Having got this kit for Christmas, I started putting the model together. For painting I kept the sponsons separate and I can easily remove the turret as well. I gave the model an undercoat of Citadel White Scar.
As with my first Deimos Pattern Rhino I am painting it yellow. I had intended to spray the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust in preparation for painting the the whole model yellow. However I ran out of paint…
So this model was just given a coat of yellow paint. Games Workshop don’t do a yellow spray and I don’t have an airbrush. I did use a paint comparison site to find a close alternative to Yriel Yellow. The Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter seemed like a good choice, and my local FLGS had one in stock, which I bought in the summer.
I gave the model a couple of light coats of Daemonic Yellow.
The sponsons I kept seperate and sprayed them with Citadel Leadbelcher.
I did the same for the Deimos Pattern Rhino and then that can of paint gave up the ghost. Luckily there was enough to paint the Predator and the Rhino.
For the tracks, still on the sprue, I gave them a spray of Citadel Mechanicus Standard Grey.
The next stage will doing the detailing, the exhausts and the weapons.