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Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Gitsplitta: Thank you . I love coming back to them, and I never seem to get enough of painting the little buggers.

Theophony: thanks. I agree the support worked out alright, and it really was necessary; Newton didn't like the massive blob of gs being attached to the tiny wrist, even with a pin.

Gulgog TufToof: Thanks! I used mainly gs for the apparition, with some old black orc and corpse cart bits thrown in.

Arakasi: Well, by now I can laugh with it- and I think being able to is essential to keep it all fun. I'm just glad I caught on before I ruined the airbrush. It's a cheap thingy, but that would the kind of amalgamation of errors where I would lose my sense of humour for more then a few minutes.

Today, I shall bring the fine folks of dakka some dreads! Since I couldn't undercoat any new models due to the lack of the correct paint, I started (or should that be continued) on some models in my rather large pile of shame.

I managed to get an old dread finished up.



Nothing fancy, just a barely converted dread. The two lower arms are magnetized, the two upper ones are glued in. I was never overly fond of this model after I built it, and realized why: it's barely converted, and doesn't really follow the squeaky waagh esthetic of taking ork vehicles and making them my own. So, instead of continuing on my pile of shame, I decided to rectify that .

Here's the start of a grottasaurus:









Now that's more likely to fit in with the rest of my gang
- The torso was inverted and tilted forward; where the engine usually goes is now the belly.
- I added a neck to the usual groin area in plasticard, and used the front half of an old metal and badly cast killa kan for the head. The metal head makes him tilt forward (not attached to the base yet), hence the foam prop-up.
- The legs are where the topmost arms usually go; I added beads to go from depression to bulb, which has the added effect of making the model more squat and 'waddly'.
- The holes in the torso are where I cut off the bulbs where the legs usually attach. The front arms will go there.
- One gun will go on the shoulder.
- The tail counts as an additional cc weapon, and is made of of a dread arm, a kan arm, and a heavy flamer bit. All pinned because Newton and because Is imply know I'll be picking this guy up by the tail....

I still need to build a proper attachment system for the arms and shoulder gun (fairly straightforward) and add some detailing, and then she'll be good to go!

So that's where we stand for now. More building and painting is definitely in order, hopefully I can get the grottasaurus up to par .

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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' 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

Loving the retro can parts. Grottasaurus rex!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Now that is imagination

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Love it!

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Woot for the Grottasaururs! Great use of parts CK.
   
Made in us
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Grottosaurs . Perfect idea, truly inspired.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

inmygravenimage: thanks! Couldn't really assemble it since it was badly cast (front and rear half didn't go together properly at all), so this way the bits still se some use. Also, the metal kans are tiny compared to the plastic version. As for the name: maybe a grottasaurus wrex?

Arakasi: thanks! Exactly why I build these little guys, it's a chance to let my imagination run riot

Gitsplitta, Yorkright, Theophony : Thank you!

For piccies today, I give you a fully built grottasaurus wrex!









And a shot with the optional parts; The arms just have tubes the size of the hole added to them, friction let's them stay nicely in place. I'll be adding some more options at some point.



- Both arms use similar saws: one from the dread and one from the kan set.
- The way the gun is attached means I can use all the dread gun options without too much fuss if I want to.
- The converted dread sits about 2 cm lower than a regular dread, but is a lot longer.
- I'd guesstimate he's about 90% dread parts; even the faceplate could be made with dread parts, if you really wanted to.

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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' 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

He is outstanding. And I wish I'd thought of wrex!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Wow, that grottasaurus wrex is terrifying. Nicely done.

   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut






Seeing this at the top of my subscribed had me excited... I didn't know I was going to be treated to this much brilliant work. That is a lot of epic work for a return!
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Krazed Killa Kan







That thing is dred-tacular! A swirl of smashy arms. I love you it.

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Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

inmygravenimage: thanks! And you can't have all the good stuff - I'm quite jealous of stuff in your blog at times!

Syro_: thank you! I wanted something that could actually stomp around and charge you instead of waddle towards you .

MeatShield: Glad you like the newer work.

Warboss_Waaazag! Thanks, I love you/it too

On this installment, I felt it was time to expand my airforce. In my attempts to remove the clutter on my desk, I've been finishing semi-painted models (even did a few bits on the stompa), and have been working towards finishing some models that were semi-built as well. This led me to finishing my old bomma, heavily inspired by WWII planes:





The rear will have a gun nest, and here's a pic with the front canopy attached.



Of course, Once I realized how much fun this guys was, I decided my wazzbom that was still shrinkwrapped needed to be built . At least I finished this guy straight away instead of having it languish in builder's limbo for a few years, so the whole 'uncluttering the desk' thingy is still moving forward







The guns are magnetized (easy to do). Othert than that, I moved the cockpit back, and filled up the holes with bitz and fuselage. I really don't like the front cockpit on the ork planes, it looks highly unbalanced and impractical. I realize space marine flyers are even more ridiculous, but still... This simple change really adds to the planes' appearance in my book.

Once painted, this will give me three planes. I also have an old FW fighta-bomma a friend gifted me that needs repainting, and still have a dakkajet unbuilt, so at some point I'll have a 5-strong airwing

Hope you guys liked'em, and stay safe!

.

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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' 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

We do like some AirWaagh granted I tend to go tiny (AI) but I like the big too

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2020/12/09 12:04:22


Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Planes are looking Ace CK. Great job on the conversions.
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

I wonder how often the tail grot hits the tail fins?

   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Cool flyers, the mods you’ve made seem to help sell them as real planes.

 Arakasi wrote:
I wonder how often the tail grot hits the tail fins?


I wonder if the mekboys have evolved to know about gun stops? I hope so it’d be a shame to lose a shiny new dakka wing

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in us
Is 'Eavy Metal Calling?





Affton, MO. USA

Wrex Brilliant

Flyers are looking ace as well.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

inmygravenimage: thanks! No AI players in my FLGS, so I'll have to stick with the bigger toys.

Yorkright: thank you!

Arakasi: well, even WW I planes had a system preventing their gun from shooting the propellers; though I may have to paint on some bullet marks anyway . I hadn't even noticed till you pointed this out; I just followed the instructionns for the tail, silly me!

gobert: Yep, even in the 40K universe, I prefer a modicum of realism. Says the guy who plays tiny green mushrooms...

Theophony: Glad you like Wrex and the planes!

Now, like I said in my other posts above, I've been trying to finish off some of my painting/modelling limbo. To that end, I actually finished off my old SAG:







The blue plastic is actually a piece of plastic water bottle that the dog managed to get hold off. I'd been wondering how to get that effect, and was quite happy to have her help out .


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 gb
Charging Dragon Prince






If there were a dakka recycling award, I think dog chewed water bottle would win! It’s a great effect, have the grots fed the Mek through his own gun?

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Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Up till now it was just a generic ork, but now I'll have to build a mek to toss in there, great idea gobert!

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 be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Rejoice! My instar order has arrived ! More orange



I'd read some less than stellar things about instar, but the paint matches the previous batch perfectly, so no complaints there. The grottasaurus wrex and the planes will be next to get a coat of lovely orange, and I'll be adding some more colour to the models above

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
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Looking vibrant as ever! Using the chewed up water bottle was genius, really sets off the orange nicely!
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

That orange really is excellent; I think I need to get orking again.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Yorkright: Thanks! For the water bottle, I have the dog to thank, she chewed it up nice and proppa!

inmygravenimage: yes! more greenskins!

Today, my cunning plan of actually finishing models instead of adding to my pile of shame has met with .. mixed succes.

On the bright side, I got my DoomTurkey (counts-as waaggh banner) finished...







.. which is good news obviously. I like the way he came out; all I had to do was tilt the model slightly upward so the grot is more visible. For those wondering: it's the old red gobbo from Gorkamorka, the original grot revolutionary; he felt like a suitable waagh banner .

On the other hand, I simply had to build some more grots. I can't help it, I swear...





And I figured my old rokkit buggy would make a nice SJD, so I built a shokk rifle :



It won't droop as much once firmly glued in place, but I wanted to see how it looked on the model. Sizewise, it seems quite OK, nicely filling the buggy base. Weapons-wise, it's a good match as well IMO


So, one model finished, 5 more on the 'to paint' pile ... Swings and roundabouts I guess. Keep it safe!

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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' 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut




Wisconsin

Super job on the red gobbo he makes for a great banner bearer. The last pic of the buggy makes me think of a cartoon character with those big puppy dog eyes for headlights.
   
Made in gb
Charging Dragon Prince






DoomTurkey looks fantastic, the red gobbo really does make a great banner guy too. Nice work.

I now can’t unsee the cartoon car that Yorkright mentioned too!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Screaming into the void






Mostly, on my phone.

I love how well your orange works against the blue accents! I think these orks are powered by Irn-Bru!

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

Love the doom turkey!

   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Yorkright: Thanks! And now the buggy-puppy can't be unseen

gobert: Thank you!

inmygravenimage: yup, it's the secret to most of my armies: find an effective colour combo, and stick to it religiously . Dunno about the orks, but the grots certainly are!

Gitsplitta: it's the season for it

Following on the doomturkey, have some chicken:







I've been working on a buggy as well while 'cleaning up' for the bubble festivities, I'll post up some PIP once it's advanced a bit more.

Enjoy the holidays all, and stay safe!

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 gb
Charging Dragon Prince






Finger lickin! Chicken looks really cool, the little dog thing with it is pretty awesome in its own right. Merry Dakkamas!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
 
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