I was pleased to see that one of the new Horus Heresy released announced at Warhammer Fest today was the Plastic Deimos-pattern Rhino.
Hot on the heels of the RTB01-esque Mark VI Space Marines comes the classic look of the Deimos-pattern Rhino. It will be easier than ever before to roll out a fully mechanised army for Warhammer: The Horus Heresy.
I like the kit and retro yet modern look they have achieved with the kit. Well Forge World did do that ten years ago… This is of course a plastic version of that Forge World resin kit.
This release of the new plastic kit really feels like Games Workshop going full circle. The Plastic Deimos-pattern Rhino is of course a homage to the original plastic Rhino from the 1980s, which was Games Workshop’s first tank kit for Warhammer 40000 Rogue Trader. This will be a different kind of kit though.
Of course that kit when released the fluff allowed the Rhino to be used by the Imperial Guard. You can see this in this camouflage schemes for the then plastic Rhino kit, which was published to help people paint their new models.
So wonder how many people will buy the plastic Deimos-pattern Rhino for their Imperial Guard armies?
Some more variations. I do like the way that (back then) Space Marine chapters used camouflage on their vehicles.
So will we see a plastic Land Raider Proteus as some point in the future? Well it wouldn’t surprise me if we did.