This paper model is a Deimos Predator, an older variant of the Predator Destructor main battle tank used by the Adeptus Astartes, based on the game Warhammer 40k. The Deimos Predator is an ancient and revered design that dates back to the time of the Emperor of Mankind's Great Crusade, where it was used by the Space Marine Legions as they conquered the galaxy.
There are as many variants of the Predator as there are of the Rhino chassis it is mounted upon. The Deimos Predator differs from other Predator variants in that its turret and sponson-mounts are eloquently curved to the point that they are almost circular. Each and every Deimos Predator is Artificer-crafted by the finest machine-wrights of the great forge-complexes of Mars, and in recent times the Deimos Predator has been modified to accord with the Annihilator variant by those Chapters who are supplied with them, replacing the vehicle's standard turret-mounted Autocannon with twin-linked Lascannons.
- Deimos Executioner - The Deimos Predator Executioner, also known as the Predator Executioner, is a rare variant of the Deimos Predator that replaces the vehicle's standard Autocannon with a Plasma Destroyer. The Plasma Destroyer is an extremely rare weapon that can only be built on the Forge World of Ryza, due to Plasma technology being nearly lost to the Imperium. This variant of the Deimos Predator is able to to blast apart even the most powerful armour with contemptuous ease, yet as Ryza is the only source of advanced photo-plasmic cells that are needed to construct Plasma Weaponry, only a handful of these powerful tanks may ever make it into the hands of the Space Marine Chapters that need them. As a result of the shortage of Plasma Destroyers, there are some Space Marine Techmarines that replace lost or damaged Plasma Destroyers with an even less-understood weapon known as the Heavy Conversion Beamer. This modification turns the Deimos Executioner variant into a powerful siege tank and long-range tank destroyer, but this firepower is gained at the cost of maneuverability and increased vulnerability to short-range attacks.
- Deimos Infernus - The Deimos Predator Infernus, also known as the Predator Infernus, is an uncommon variant of the standard Deimos Predator that replaces the vehicle's standard turret-mounted Autocannon with a Flamestorm Cannon. This vehicle, which is able to provide an excellent amount of close-range firepower, has been mostly replaced by the larger Land Raider Redeemer in many Chapters, yet Chapters such as the Crimson Fists, Fire Lords and Subjugators still value its close-range firepower when combating such xenos hordes as the Orks, and in particular it is seeing a resurgence amongst those Chapters that are fighting the Tyranid menace. The Infernus variant is thought to have originated when the Adeptus Mechanicus attempted to replicate the Baal Predator Standard Template Construct (STC) designs, which are stubbornly held by the Blood Angels and their Successor Chapters. The Machine Cult's anger at the Blood Angels’ refusal to release this precious relic is widely known, and yet while the Predator Infernus is able to replicate the firepower of the Baal Predator, it fails to capture the pattern's higher speed and maneuverability. The Predator Infernus is armed with two sponson-mounted weapons, one on each side, and these can be Heavy Bolters or Heavy Flamers, which gives the vehicle even more firepower against closely grouped enemies, or the vehicle can be equipped with anti-armour Lascannons instead. The Infernus ia also able to replace its turret-mounted Flamestorm Cannon with a Magna-Melta, a devastating weapon originally intended for void-war boarding actions. The Magna-Melta gives the Predator Infernus a potent capability for close-range anti-armour superiority.
The Predator Destructor is the 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. The Predator Destructor is the most common variant of the Predator used by the Space Marines. All Rhino and Predator variants are based off of designs originally created during the Dark Age of Technology, using Standard Template Construct (STC) database designs. The tanks can be constructed on Forge Worlds of the Adeptus Mechanicus or in a Space Marine Chapter's own forges, and afterwards they are sent to the Chapter's Armoury until they are needed. A Space Marine Chapter will usually maintain around 20 to 30 Predators of all types at a time. The Master of the Forge is responsible for all the vehicles of a Chapter, and upon request will issue these vehicles where and to whom they are needed.
You can download the paper model template here: Warhammer 40K - Deimos Predator Main Battle Tank Paper Model Free Download [Box] [Gavitex]