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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Brilliant idea, sorry stealing this, though got to say masterful building, the legs are fantastic, and agree the shield is inspired.

   
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Italy

Wow, super cool vehicles! But MasterBlaster is top notch!

   
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it called me decrepit







Some groovy scratcha-mechanizations going on here! Shield is 100% Original, and 100% Fresh

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It's great how just adding a little iconography, and rivets of course, can make something look distinctly 40K-adamsouza
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Wisconsin

Great idea CommissarK, what would they have looked like if you had cows in the yard?
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Schank23: thanks. Had to look that up, watching TMNT has been a while, but I see the similarity

Camkierhi: we don't steal. We loot! Feel free, your blog is always an inspiration to me as well, so I'm happy to give a little back. Really looking forward to your take on these guys!

b-tone: Thanks! That's only page 2 or 3 though, so you still have some fun things to see

dsteingass: Thanks . Felt the need for some plasticard work, and these guys fill a fun niche in my army

Yorkright: I guess my bikers would look a tad different in that case

Since you all like the doomchickebns, here's two more!

Group shot of all three:


The two new guys:






And I upgraded the pistons on the legs a little. Hard to see, but I tried to add to the worky bitz:


I also got the old trukk out of the freezer , breaking him into useful bits for future use:



Those crew will be fine grot pilots with a head swap, and I'm sure all the other bits will se some use too .

Enjoy the pics!




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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They're clankin' ridiculous. Love it

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Good choice. I assume there will be a grot gunner behind that rokkit launcher?

   
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The 'worky bitz' work very well- nice detailing!



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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Detailing is excellent, looking forward to seeing the full clutch of chickens, they will look brilliant all painted up.

Looking forward to seeing where you go with the trukk.

   
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That’s some pretty good plasticard+greenstuff building. The walker looks basically balanced and able to walk around, which is pretty difficult to do in that scale.

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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

inmygravenimage; thank you . I think 40K needs a bit of goofiness, it used to be an integral part of the setting that got lost a bit over the years.

Gitsplitta: Thanks . The grot controllers will be having remotes similar to the lootas, and they'll be hiding between the chicken legs (and begind the shield). Like this:


Meer_Cat: Thanks. Put some thought into them, which always helps . I'm not saying it really could work the way I built it, but it might.

Camkierhi: Thanks . Not quite your level of detailing, but that's what I like about dakka: it makes me want to improve. I'm gong to build a small squad, and by then temps will hopefully have risen to a point where I can undercoat the little blighters.

gnome_idea_what: Thank you! I too my time studying the real chicken's leg movement, and since I also play mechwarrior, I studied some animations of chicken-legged walkers. Real-life examples always help getting a good image in your mind

Nothing too spectacular today, I did make a counts-as bomm squig:




Rather small compared to the the tankbustas, but roughly squig-sized. I liked the idea of them scuttling across the battlefield, making contact with their grenades (hopefulle shaped charges )and then scuttling of again - or not

I also have two bigger drones, which might be a good base for a tankbusta nob, but I'm afraid they'll be too far removed from the doomchicken look to be easily recognizable as nobs. So I might get the nobs to actually ride the doomchickens, should give rise to a few shenanighans . Here's the drone I'm speaking of



With some 'war of the worlds' like legs and a grot inside, it could make a fine mek as well. I'll have to think this one through a bit more, but I'm surely goign to build a few ore doomchickens, so that I have a small but playable unit.


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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The chickenwalkers are looking ace, CK - interested to see what you do with that last drone.

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Thanks Dysartes! I'm inclined to use the last drone fore something else than a tankbusta, since I'm concerned it'll be unclear it represents a nob.

here's how I would add legs (I'd add four though):

Feel free to mock mu poor drawing skills, it's no better irl.

The minigun in the middle folds out, so I could seat a grot behind it, or add him on top with all kind of doodads. I think this would be more suited for a mek though. As an alternative, it would make a nice 'stage' for the (sadly damaged :() da red gobbo I got in a trade, which could act as a banner bearer, inspiring all the grots.

For the doomchickens, I made my fourth regular doomchicken, I'll probably have the nob riding his chicken somehow and add a bosspole to differentiate him. Weapon-wise he's equipped as the others, sicne I don't think adding a PK/BC is a good option for this unit.

So, fourth chicken:







And a group shot of the work so far, with my dakkagrot standing in as a nob:



These guys are such fun to make, I think I'll make ten of them, with some scuttler-bombs to represent bommsquigs. By then the weather will hopefully have improved so I can undercoat them safely and start adding some paint



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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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Wisconsin

Very nice CK, ten grot filled chickens with bombs. The idea of them running across the tabletop makes me smile. :-D
   
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Good work on all these little walking contraptions. Good character to them.


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Excellent idea but I most admit I was hoping the Bomb squigs would resemble more the riding rockets from Rayman.....

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Amazing stuff, Commissar! I was sad to get to the end of this blog, but now I can follow it -- it's an inspiration for sure! A question -- how do you make your bolt-heads? I'm assuming they're made of greenstuff (since... they're green), do you have a mold or somesuch?
   
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Belgium

Yorkright: Same here .

Dr H: Thank you!

Llamahead: that's an interesting idea. never played Rayman, so I had to look it up. Maybe if I find some proper snotlings

Coh Magnussen: Thanks! You took the time to read through 50 pages of me rambling? I applaud your perseverance I used to make bolt heads out of slices of hexagonal rod with a tiny bit of regular rod on top, but these days I use the greenstuff mold from greenstuff world , who make rivet molds which are perfect for the job, not to mention their stuff is quite affordable. Not sure how much shipping to the USA would be though...

I finally found some hobby time this weekend (family stuff/budget meetings/ unexpected visitors, you know the drill) , so I can give you an almost done tankbusta nob . He still needs some detailing and gs gap filling, but that will have to wait a bit. The final model will sit a bit straighter, but he hasn't been glued on yet, adding a bit of a 'rodeo' effect





The 'saddle' is a biker seat, since I cut up the rest of the bikes to use throughout the revolution .



Missile launcher may be a tad understated though, not that I really mind, I like the cavalry feel of the model. So, opinions?

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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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Australia

"And here, ladies and gentlemen, we have a grot riding a robotic chicken."

*Heavy applause*

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Been following this for a while. Love your work!
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

Ride that robot chicken, cowboy! Honestly, I ca see that grot with a speeechbubble yelling yeehaa! You have to paint that cap in confederate colours

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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Excellent be tempted to turn that Stick bomb into a molotov as well!

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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 Llamahead wrote:
Excellent be tempted to turn that Stick bomb into a molotov as well!


Looking at the first picture, I thought it was a bottle!

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That’s funny as hell. Great job again CK

   
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Great conversion CK, I too thought it was a bottle that he was going to drink but a Molotov cocktail would be very cool.
   
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Belgium

Vallhund: it was bound to happen at some point

Drazaruk: Right back at you, I simply love your vehicles!

inmygravenimage: confederate colours sound feasible

Llamahead, Dysartes, Yorkright: Thanks, and I agree on the molotov, see pics below!

schank23: thanks, 40k needs a bit of goofiness IMO. And the grots suit that role nicely

So, seeing the comments of the good dakka,folks, I agreed with them. The grenade got turned into a molotov, I'm still debating whther to add flames or not. I also turned his sword into a sabre, seemed more fitting for cavalry





I need to gs up a few gaps, but I need to let the model rest now, before messing up the work already done. Thanks for the inspiration guys!

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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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Wisconsin

Thats what I am talking about!
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Hah! Love the chicken-cowboy, and the molotov is great! Do you perchance have details on the chicken's foot construction?
   
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Gargantuan Great Squiggoth





Not where I should be

Has to be the coolest thing I have seen this month, if not this year, gets in the top 10 of all time. just brilliant.

   
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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets






Love the grot! The Molotov really give him the character to stand out from the rest of the chicken walkers! I can’t wait for the next update.

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