15 Mar 2021

Relictors Space Marine Rogue Trader Predator - RTB08

Hello All, thanks for dropping by, my latest (and somewhat ancient) addition to the 4th Company Relictors is an old school cool RTB08 Space Marine Predator Assault Tank.
(I remember buying these boxes from Oxford Street Plaza Games Workshop)
I added my usual shield boss skull face all my Relictors vehicles have, and a modern front rake and a sensor and grab rails from AdMech kits. The long side rails are missing but thats totally usual with second hand kits.
The original box art had small pennant flags showing Chapter Icon and Company/Squadron number so I obliged with some paper banners and decals, on paperclip aerials as the original were in a bad way.
The kit when received was heavily coated in thick chalky paint, no idea what it was, not acrylic or enamel, probably craft paint and thick white to cover up... anyway, the worst bits got sanded down flat but I just overpainted the majority as it was too difficult to remove - just adds to the charm.
The model was sprayed Uniform Grey from Army Painter, metallics picked out with Abaddon Black and tidied up with Codex Grey (Dawnstone) and metals a variety of Leadbelcher, Warlock Brass and some black sooting on exhaust stacks.
I added some purity seals to this relic of the Chapter and the spare crates on the rear marked with Company green and numeral 4, and Chapter badge white skull on black field. The pennants followed suite.
Here it is with my other 4th Company vehicle, a Mk1b Rhino.
And next to the modern variant.

Cheers for checking this old school beauty out. Cheers, Siph (5pts)


  1. Ahhh, the nostalgia. The one that I still have in my collection is actually the first GW model I ever bought.

  2. Ah, the nostalgia. A real beauty there, despite the craft paint rescue. Great work!

  3. Argh, the nostalgia. Wait a minute I have one of them too! Love it, I'd take RTB08 over its modern day equivalent every time. Maybe I should think about my Crayola Whirlwind at some point. Too many projects on the go, too many models I desperately want to see realised. Congrats on getting this painted.

  4. Aaah, the nostalgia. No school like the old.

  5. Aaahhhhh The nostalgia. I never had one.

    Yours looks OK though. I'm imaging the techpriests running a book on it every time they have to start it up; not will it come back from the next contact, but will it get there in the first place ?


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