Also painting it yellow

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.

See the workbench feature on the Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank.

Painting it yellow

The Rhino is the most widely used armoured personnel carrier in the Imperium. Based on ancient STC technology, the fundamental design is robust, reliable, and easy to maintain, with an adaptive power plant that can run off a wide variety of fuels.

I bought the plastic Deimos Pattern Rhino when it came out in the summer, you can see the workbench for that Rhino here.  I was lucky enough to get a second Rhino for a Christmas present. The model has many more parts and is a more detailed kit than the original plastic Rhino kit that came out in the 1980s. I constructed the model to the instructions, though I left the tracks off to paint separately. 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.

I did the same for the Deimos Pattern Predator and then that can of paint gave up the ghost.  Luckily there was enough to paint 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 hatch bolter.

See the workbench feature on the Deimos Pattern Rhino II.

 

Undercoating another Plastic Deimos Pattern Rhino

The Rhino is the most widely used armoured personnel carrier in the Imperium. Based on ancient STC technology, the fundamental design is robust, reliable, and easy to maintain, with an adaptive power plant that can run off a wide variety of fuels.

I bought the plastic Deimos Pattern Rhino when it came out in the summer, you can see the workbench for that Rhino here.  I was lucky enough to get a second Rhino for a Christmas present. The model has many more parts and is a more detailed kit than the original plastic Rhino kit that came out in the 1980s. I constructed the model to the instructions, though I left the tracks off to paint separately.

I gave the model an undercoat of Citadel White Scar.

I think if I was to get a third model, I might get the Forge World doors to go with it. I also like the idea of making it campaign weary with stowage and some battle damage. Another idea I had was to do an ACAV version similar to the M113 ACAV which was used in Vietnam.

See the workbench feature on the Deimos-pattern Rhino II.

Undercoating the Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank

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.

I had removed the turret and sponsons to do the undercoat.

See the workbench feature on the Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank.

Constructing the Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank

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. 

One of my Christmas presents was the Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank.

I started putting the model together. It does go together quite easily, though I found some parts challenging, especially the hull roof.

In the end I got some G clamps out to hold the hull roof in place and glued it into place with superglue rather than plastic cement. I think part of the reason was that I had run out of Humbrol Liquid Poly, but my local model shop had run out and the replacement I got was new to me and I am still getting use to it.

I went with the rapid-fire Predator cannon for the main turret weapon and lascannons for the sponsons.

For painting I kept the sponsons separate and I can easily remove the turret as well.

As with my demios-pattern Rhinos I left off the tracks and will paint them separately, before affixing them to the model. It can be challenging to get the track ends under the track guards, but with this deimos-pattern model it is easier than the previous Rhino model.

I did think about adding the prow or dozer blade to the model, but in the end I went with towing hooks as with my other model. The main reason was not so much the look, but more about the challenge in painting it, I am sure I would miss bits.

I am not too happy with the rear of the hull top and how it attaches to the hull.

See the workbench feature on the Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank.

Constructing another Plastic Deimos Pattern Rhino

The Rhino is the most widely used armoured personnel carrier in the Imperium. Based on ancient STC technology, the fundamental design is robust, reliable, and easy to maintain, with an adaptive power plant that can run off a wide variety of fuels, making it perfect for the wide-ranging armies of the Great Crusade – and the wars of the Horus Heresy. 

I was pleased to see one of the new Horus Heresy releases announced at Warhammer Fest was the Plastic Deimos Pattern Rhino. So when it was available for pre-order I clicked through and ordered the kit from my local FLGS. You can see the workbench for that Rhino here. I was lucky enough to get a second Rhino for a Christmas present.

The model has many more parts and is a more detailed kit than the original plastic Rhino kit that came out in the 1980s. It does go together quite easily, though I found some parts challenging, especially the hull roof.

In the end I got some G clamps out to hold the hull roof in place and glued it into place with superglue rather than plastic cement. I think part of the reason was that I had run out of Humbrol Liquid Poly, but my local model shop had run out and the replacement I got was new to me and I am still getting use to it.

As with my other Rhino I left off the tracks and will paint them separately, before affixing them to the model. It can be challenging to get the track ends under the track guards, but with this deimos-pattern model it is easier than the previous Rhino model.

I did think about adding a gunner cupola to the model, but in the end went with a simple version of the Rhino and armed with a single bolter.

Another view.

I did think about adding the prow to the model, but in the end I went with towing hooks as with my other model. The main reason was not so much the look, but more about the challenge in painting it, I am sure I would miss bits.

I do like this model. I am thinking about getting another one to convert it into a Looted Ork Rhino.

See the full workbench feature on the second Deimos-pattern Rhino.

 

 

Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank

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. The result is an effective and versatile tank of the line, with an excellent balance of speed, firepower, and protection. The Predator’s robust design can field a wide variety of armament configurations – the Legiones standard is a rapid-firing turret mounted autocannon, but other configurations include a powerful heavy lascannon, or more exotic grav and volkite weapons.

One of my Christmas presents was the Deimos Pattern Predator Battle Tank.

Unlike the original Rhino, I never bought the original Predator, nor even the more recent model.

Looking at the sprues there are a lot of parts.

It also shares two sprues with the Deimos-pattern Rhino.

The fist stage will be constructing the model.

Another Plastic Deimos Pattern Rhino

The Rhino is the most widely used armoured personnel carrier in the Imperium. Based on ancient STC technology, the fundamental design is robust, reliable, and easy to maintain, with an adaptive power plant that can run off a wide variety of fuels, making it perfect for the wide-ranging armies of the Great Crusade – and the wars of the Horus Heresy. As such, the Rhino chassis serves as a basis for many other war machines, and these transports are produced in their thousands – several distinct patterns are in common use throughout the galaxy, with the heavily-armed Deimos being the most widespread amongst the Space Marine Legions.

I was pleased to see one of the new Horus Heresy releases announced at Warhammer Fest was the Plastic Deimos Pattern Rhino. So when it was available for pre-order I clicked through and ordered the kit from my local FLGS. You can see the workbench for that Rhino here.

I was lucky enough to get a second Rhino for a Christmas present.

I am aiming to paint this Rhino in the same way as I painted my first one.

Looking at the sprues (on the GW site) there are a lot of parts, a lot more parts than when the original plastic Rhino kit came out in the 1980s.

The model has many more parts and is a more detailed kit than the original plastic Rhino kit that came out in the 1980s.

Plastic Land Raider Proteus available to pre-order

The new plastic Land Raider Proteus is available to pre-order today

I do like this model and I am seriously considering getting one to go with my Deimos-pattern Rhino. It is £52.50, though your FLGS may be selling it at a discount.

We are now returning full circle to the original plastic Land Raider model which was released in 1988, well close enough.

Plastic Land Raider Proteus available to pre-order next week

Back in April I wrote after seeing the plastic Spartan Land Raider Assault Tank I did wonder if we would see a plastic Land Raider Proteus.

With the announcement of the plastic Spartan Land Raider Assault Tank it got me thinking, will we also a plastic Land Raider Proteus? It wouldn’t be too much of a step to have a plastic kit of this Land Raider? Essentially the Spartan is a stretched Land Raider.

After it was announced back in August, today we see that we are going to be able to pre-order the plastic Land Raider Proteus next week.

Land Raider Proteus

Before the Spartan Assault Tank there was one true king of armoured troop conveyance – the Land Raider. Many patterns of these lumbering tanks exist in Legion armouries, but none have the pedigree of the venerable Land Raider Proteus, which now returns to the Age of Darkness with a new plastic kit.

I do like this model and I am seriously considering getting one, depending on the price, to go with my Deimos-pattern Rhino.

So, now we are returning full circle to the original plastic Land Raider model which was released in 1988, well very close.