This Black Templars Predator was at Warhammer World.
This photograph was taken at Warhamer World in January 2020, another view of the same tank from Games Day 2005.
The Predator, is the most common main battle tank employed by the Space Marines of the Imperium of Man and the Traitor Legions of the Chaos Space Marines. It is a more heavily armed and armoured version of the Rhino armoured personnel carrier.
This beautifully painted Imperial Fists Damocles Command Rhino won the Forgeworld Best of Show prize in the 2005 UK Golden Demon awards.
The radar dish moved around and as you can see in this shot, the inside included “real” lights (made from LEDs).
It was very well painted and made good use of the Forgeworld Imperial Fists doors. Though I wasn’t too sure about the “highlighting” on the radar dish. The aerials are well done and add to the overall effectiveness of the model. Probably not too practical for a gaming model!
The weathering is very subtle and very well done, sometimes I think it can be too easy to over-weather models.
I do like this model and did like most of the models in the range. It’s apparent now though that they didn’t sell as well as other models in the Forge World ranges. I wonder if that would be different now with all the new Warhammer Forge models that are available. Hopefully we may see either the return of the models in the range or nice new exciting ones.
This is one of my favourite Forge World models and I wish I had bought one, as they don’t make it any more. I have a few of the Forge World buildings and if I knew they were going to stop making them I would have bought one.
This Bretonnian Knight bust was in the Forge World displays at GamesDay 2005.
Though I always liked these style of models that Forge World made, they obviously didn’t sell very well, and have not been in the catalogue for a while now. I have an Orc bust in my own collection, but never bought any others.