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Made in au
Daring Dark Eldar Raider Rider





Canberra

I don't want to come off as self-serving in this thread which I mostly follow to see fun conversions, but I do have a bunch of Diggas, Marvolork, which I'd be willing to sell for Probably a Reasonable Price I Guess. Feel free to DM, I guess? I am in Australia, though, so, blah blah postage blah.

More on topic, I didn't remember Gorkamorka Orks having WS 3 BS 3. Amazing how time warps memory.

"..and all his austeren host..." - my hobby projects tumblr.

Unrestrained Ravagings: A Dark Eldar Project Log

Kings of War/Fantasy: Bretonnians. Full Thrust: Oceanic Union and Sa'Vasku. Bolt Action: Poland. 40K: Dark Eldar. 
   
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Squishy Squighound





 goblinpaladin wrote:
I don't want to come off as self-serving in this thread which I mostly follow to see fun conversions, but I do have a bunch of Diggas, Marvolork, which I'd be willing to sell for Probably a Reasonable Price I Guess. Feel free to DM, I guess? I am in Australia, though, so, blah blah postage blah.

More on topic, I didn't remember Gorkamorka Orks having WS 3 BS 3. Amazing how time warps memory.


Yeah, back in the good ol' days when the only difference between an Ork and a basic human was a point of Toughness and Initiative.

As for the Diggas, it's a tempting offer (and I do love classic models), but I'm rather excited about my upcoming conversions and will stick to the current plan. Thanks, all the same!
   
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Ambitious Space Wolves Initiate





 The Turnip Master wrote:



Finally, Spike and Grizwoad managed to take third, but not before plucking Chad's gunner right out of his trukk using their trusty big grabba.


I love how all you guys built your mobs and vehicles to be all articulated and movable. That shot of the grabba arm pulling the poor ork out of the trukk is fantastic!
   
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Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





This blog is one of my absolute favorites on the site. The combination of modelling and battle reports is perfect. Speaking of which, how about a picture of the full mob? Grots, vehicles, parts, boyz... the whole lot. It sure seems like you've started to amass a good size group.

Marvolork, I realize this is The Turnip Master's blog, but I would love to see some of your battle exploits from your side. Especially the scenarios in which Turnip wasn't a part. I think it would be add a good bit of variety to an already varied and entertaining blog. Or even some pictures of the other mobs in their entirety so we can see what you're up against in all their orky goodness.

Keep up the excellent work and I look forward to the next update!

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Poxed Plague Monk






Yeah, Marvolork, where's the thread with all of your pictures from the campaign...

Unfortunately, my mob outgrew my tiny ten-dollar light box some time ago, so I have a group shot from the end of our last campaign further up in the thread, I think, but it's not the greatest photograph ever. Still haven't figured out the best solution to getting them all in one picture.
   
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Squishy Squighound





I write rules and scenarios, make scenery, and paint monsters and hazards. My photography skills are seriously lacking.

That said, I do have some photos you were kind enough to take and may post them here in due time.

Now I have a pair of Telly-porta pads to make...
   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






Managed to get one more grot painted:



Generally pleased with how he turned out. The rivet gun in particular turned out pretty well. I actually tried to make his shirt a bit more blue than the other gretchin in the mob, though I'm not sure it really came out. Still, I'm quite pleased with his overall aesthetic. Those little gears hanging off his apron sure were a pain to get right, though.
   
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Squishy Squighound





Nice! That's a Poxwalker weapon, isn't it?
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Nice grot! One of the tekkies from the mek guns?

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Poxed Plague Monk






You're both correct. The body and rivet gun come from the Mek Gun crew, while the spiked wrench club comes from the Poxwalker sprue.
   
Made in gb
Dakka Veteran





This is a really great blog. So inspiring and I’m even enjoying the battlereports which I would normally skip. Enjoying all the little details added to each character and grot!

The most impressive part is managing to meet up and play the campaign through to finish!
   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






Thanks, Zwan1One. Trying not to bog things down too much with battle reports, though it's fun to see the models in context. Glad I'm striking a decent balance.

Did manage to get a couple more grots painted:



This guy got the weirdest pair of goggles of the bunch, which turned out alright. I'll probably end up counting those cables in his hand as a chain or flail, since that's one weapon that nobody in my mob has been equipped with yet, but I'm not sure how effective it will be in the hands of a weedy little grot. Hooray for playtesting!



I'm actually quite pleased with how this guy came out. He's the only grot without any major conversions done to him, but he still ended up looking pretty decent. You can't tell in any of the pictures I took, but I actually got some half-decent hazard stripes painted on the little cable sticking out of his box.
   
Made in us
Squishy Squighound





Oooh... I love the checker pattern on the six shootas, and the goggle grot looks suitably maniacal. Both just ooze character.

Nicely done!
   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon







Those grotz look great. The red and skin tone look awesome.

   
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Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





The grots look great as always. It is almost hard to remember they are just grot sized as the detail is so excellent!
   
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Poxed Plague Monk






Thanks, everyone!

After months of slow progress, I've finally finished the last of my grots (at least the ones I've built so far).



This last little guy was pretty straightforward. His goggles turned out quite nice, as did the checks on his slugga. I liked how the toothy pattern on my other grot's bandana turned out, so I decided to do a similar pattern for this one. Since this model didn't end up with any red on him other than his goggles, I decided that I'd give him some big red teef on his bandana. It doesn't stand out nearly as much as the white, but I think it turned out alright.
   
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Squishy Squighound





Another great model. Nicely done. I'm looking forward to our next round of games.
   
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Resentful Grot With a Plan






the wrench alone makes these guys, great job


'appy stompin' 
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

More grots is always a good thing . The little guy's looking great, love those checkers on the gun, and the teeth on the bandana are looking ace! I recently got hold of a copy of gorkamorka myself; if I ca get my hands on the rules for grot revolutionaries... Who knows what might happen?

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






Thanks, guys.

@CommissarKhaine Nice. You can find some decent scans of the Digganob book and the rules for Grot Revolutionaries around online. I'd be interested to see your take on all the low-tech Grot vehicles like Cuttas and Luggas.

And here's a shot of my whole grot mob:



This is more grots than I can currently squeeze into my Morker Mob unless I get a few more vehicles, so I'm probably going to be turning my attention back to gubbinz before our next game. After that, I have to decide if I'm going to pick up a few more and go for a Rebel Grot Mob of my own.
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Deinitley will have to dig around for the rules then . I'd love to see you do a grot gang, but then I am a tad prejudiced . I have abunch of ideas for the cuttas and the luggas, seem quite doable to me. Maybe if I can get my clubmates going...

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
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Grovelin' Grot




Subbed to this; the blog is incredible, conversion and painting work is excellent, the battle reports are a blast and the whole thing just oozes character! Marvolork, would you be interested in posting the rules changes and modifications you've made for Gorkamorka? I would love to have a look at them, this has inspired me to run such a campaign myself in the future! Though my collection is more dreadmob-oriented, so it's possible I might use the rules as inspiration for a robot pit-fight, thunderdome type campaign...
   
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Squishy Squighound





ManTube,

Here are the basic rules - they could probably use a good edit and may have some contradictions as we continue to fiddle with them a bit. Still, they provide a decent foundation. I'll add in our other two books (Da Uvver Book and Da Uvver Uvver Book) when I have a chance.

The rules are a mish-mash of games and editions our group has played. For example, we use 7th ed. 40k rules for shooting and (mostly) for weapon profiles - this is largely because the Orks are BS 2 and playing with shooting modifiers means that nobody can hit anything! For the sake of simplicity, we use the same basic injury roll table as Mordheim (I don't like tracking Flesh Wounds).

I've had a blast with them, but our group is definitely not the most competitive, so I can't say they're especially balanced...


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And I added Da Uvver Book to that link as well.

Long term, I'd like to make these PDFs into decent books with illustrations, diagrams, etc., and not just text, but we'll need to play at least a couple more campaigns to really get the rules solidified before that happens.

After that, we've almost got the first go at the Digganob supplement done, and I'm about halfway done with an alternative to "Da Uvver Book" called "Port Grog" that gives rules for boat-based battles hunting for Scrap in da Boilin' Sea to the East of Mektown... so hopefully all that will get done, play tested, and finalized in the next year or two.

Rather than hijacking The Turnip Master's thread, if you have comments, questions, or suggestions, feel free to DM me.

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Poxed Plague Monk






Hey, Everybody-

Sorry for the long break. We're in the final run up to the next round of Gorkamorka, so I'm a bit behind with my posting (not to mention my painting), but I thought I'd post a few pictures of my latest distraction that's keeping me from actually getting my vehicles ready to go:



That's right, I spent a whole week working on nothing but squigs! We actually do have rules for squigs in our house rules for Gorkamorka, but they are thus far untested because no one has taken the time to actually paint up some squiggly beasts...until now!



Even with his cool shades, this guy is easily recognizable as one of the old metal Warhammer Fantasy squigs. I thought this happy-looking guy would make a nice addition to my cheerful Morkers, so I gave him a pair of goggles to protect him from the desert sands. The original model is designed for a slotta base, so I chopped off the tab and pinned him to some interesting looking scrap. I like how the broken conduit full of cables turned out, though in hindsight, I could have made the break in the pipe a bit more jagged to show off the cables a bit more. Still, I'm quite pleased how it turned out.

Painting my squighound involved a bit of trial and error. My usual red scheme using Agrax Earthshade made all the little recesses by his scales way too dark, so I decided to try using a glaze for the first time. A nice coat of Bloodletter calmed down the crazy contrast I was getting and gave his skin a good strong shade of red. I also decided to make his spikes look extra jagged by painting the lines on his horns, rather than just using a shade like I usually do. It took way too long on this spiky guy but I like the finished effect.



So now Slash, my runtherd finally has some help keeping the grots in line. Now I'll just have to see if I can save up enough teef to actually take him in a campaign...
   
Made in us
Grovelin' Grot




Excellent stuff! Very characterful model.
   
Made in us
Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter





I'm excited to hear another round of Gorkamorka is going to start soon! The squig looks great. The goggles certainly make him feel very much a part of your gang. Are you planning on making any more squigs for the next go?

Also, I thought I would mention that when I first saw your various orks with the resculpted mouths and faces, I was not sold at all. After seeing many many more ork blogs and miniatures since then, they have grown on me quite a bit. They are some of the most unique orks I've seen out there and in a faction that prides itself on being completely one-off that is quite the accomplishment! Slash, your runtherd, is definitely my favorite.

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Poxed Plague Monk






Here's the next squig in my herd:



This little guy is an attack squig for Grizwoad, my Nob, though he would also make an excellent mimic squig or squig parrot, since I made this guy to sit on his shoulder.



This guy is based on the little attack squig from the nobz sprue, though I always thought that he looked kind of weird sitting on his perch atop that really tall back pole, so I chopped him off and made it look like his perch was bolted directly onto my nob's shoulder pad. I also shaved off his hair and gave him some bony spikes, which I liked much better. Finally, I gave him a pair of goggles just like my squighound.



I also did a bit of touch-up work on Grizwoad while I was at it. I repainted his big choppa using better paints, and although the streaky texture from the other paint still shows through a bit if you look really hard, the new coat (actually more like two coats, as I kept splodging) is definitely an improvement. Attaching the squig, fortunately, wasn't too hard, as his left shoulder pad already had a couple of bullet holes in it. I just drilled one of them out so it goes all the way to his pelvis, and now he's got a perfect squig mount that blends in perfectly.

   
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Poxed Plague Monk






Here's my next Squig:




This little beastie is based on the standard plastic targeting squig from the Flash Gitz sprue, though he didn't seem smiley or toothy enough for my Morkers, so I gave him a pair of tusks and a big grin and now he fits in great. I painted this squig the same way I painted my others, though the eyeball gave me a lot of trouble. The eye itself turned out great, but the little targeting reticle ended up giving me a lot of grief. The first time around, I just drew it on with an ink pen, which gave me a nice thin, straight line that looked great. The only problem was that as soon as I tried to put some gloss on it, it smeared all over and I had to repaint the whole eye. Of course, having done it perfectly the first time, I ended up splodging it several times with a brush. In the end, the center of the eye had so many coats of paint that it was starting to look like it was wearing a contact lens, which I guess is as good an explanation as any as to how these things supposedly work. In the end, the only real complaint I have is that since the black lines are a bit thicker now, it kind of breaks up the gradient and makes it look really yellow in the middle and really orange on the outside, rather than a smooth transition. Were I to do it again, I might try having the whole center of the eye solid yellow with the washes only around the edges, but I'm still quite pleased with the finished look.



The conversion wasn't terribly difficult. The tusks are from some Space Marine lightning claws, which I then sculpted his big underbite around. Fairly simple, but I like the way she turned out.



I decided to give this squig to Shifty, my Kannon-toting spanner boy. I removed the boss pole from his backpack to add the squig perch, though I also made some modifications to his kannon, adding an ammo feed to the bottom. I wanted the ammo to look a bit like the rounds from the old Ork Biker autocannons, but a bit smaller. I got a bunch of random ammo clips from the Flash Gitz sprues, but the ones I managed to find were all either too similar to normal shoota ammo (which I removed to convert his kannon) or were too weird looking.



In the end, I ended up just building my own rounds out of plasticard tubes and the tips of some plastic golf tees, which were rather difficult to work with. They're still a bit on the large side, as the cartridges are as big as or slightly larger than the action of the gun, but they look good and orky.
   
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Poxed Plague Monk






One more Squig:




This one's based on the squig from Grukk Facerippa. I painted this guy in the same way as my other squigs. Washing the model with Agrax Earthshade made him look really brown and splotchy, but a nice coat of Bloodletter did wonders, making the red stronger and mellowing out the extreme shadows that he got on his skin. It did tone down some of the highlights as well, so I went back over a few places again to brighten them back up.



The conversion was pretty simple, just adding some goggles to the model to match the rest of my mob. I used glass beads for the lenses instead of molding them from greenstuff, which I think turned out pretty good. There was also a pretty big ridge where the face attached to the body, which I was mostly able to hide with greenstuff.



Since I think our current house rules only allow slavers to take squighounds, I officially have more squigs than I can take in my mob, which means it's probably time to move on to other stuff, like finishing my trakk. I'm a bit behind on posting as well, so hopefully I'll get some shots of my mob in action posted here in the not-too-distant future.
   
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Grovelin' Grot




Excellent! Love all of them. Do the rules allow for bomb squigs? I'd love to see you try your hand at one of them!
   
 
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