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Plastic Deimos Predator Battle Tank Unboxing – Warhammer The Horus Heresy

An Iconic tank from the very dawn of Warhammer 40,000 – The Deimos Predator Battle Tank finally hits the battlefields of Warhammer The Horus Heresy, and this time it is in plastic!

A lot of people have been looking forward to this one, but today the plastic Deimos Predator Battle Tank is finally up for pre order – and we’ve been lucky enough to build and paint one up for the site! In this post we will be taking a look at and unboxing the new kit, looking at the weapon options and checking out the finished vehicle!

Massive thanks to Games Workshop for sending us a free review copy a little ahead of time to check out and review. If you would like to help support the site then why not order your Predator from our affiliate Element Games and save yourself 20% too?

We also have a full video unboxing to accompany this post, which you can check out below or over on YouTube

So let’s take a look at this brilliant new kit!

So the Predator is built upon the same chassis as the Deimos Rhino, however has a couple of additions such as side sponsons, an iconic shaped front piece and the classic domed turret, all things people will remember from the original model many years ago!

The kit itself consists of 2 new predator frames, one consisting of the turret and panels that make the Rhino into a Predator, plus a weapon sprue – now it’s worth noting that the sprue doesnt contain all the possible options for the Predator – like with the Leviathan and Sicaran, I suspect that we will get a second kit a little further down the line containing the other turret options – available to use here are: Predator Cannon, Gravis Lascannon, Volkite Macro-Saker and Graviton Cannon

We also get the sponson sprue originally seen on the Sicaran and the core body of a Rhino along with the generic vehicle weapon sprue.

Games Workshop have been very clever with the Horus Heresy range to ensure that as much components can be shared between models in order to reduce the total number of sprues needed for the range!

Built and painted the Predator looks gorgeous – I painted up this one in World Eater colours, but I’m very tempted to add some to my Sons of Horus and Emperor’s Children too!

Incidentally, all of the various turret options can be built, each with a fitting that allows it to connect to the main turret allowing you to swap out all the weapons as you wish! Now you can use magnets, but for this one I used the high high-tech solution of a ball of blutac on the connection point – this holds the weapon in place and makes it really easy to swap the guns out to fit whatever you are facing!

In black is one of the original resin Forge World Predators, and I have to say it is an extremely close match! There are some tiny tiny differences such as the resin one having a couple more rivets, and the exhausts having a join line on the plastic one – but unless you are looking very closely I don’t think you would really be able to tell the difference between them!

The Horus Heresy range is expanding rapidly and I don’t think it will be long until we see more resin kits become awesome new plastic kits!

The Deimos Pattern Predator is up for pre order today and is released Saturday 17th September

Games Workshop provided Sprues & Brews with a free copy for review purposes

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