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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Hi guys,

I've been considering a grot army for quite some time now. Panic's brilliant models gave me just the push I needed to get started. Since I already own a guard army,
I'll be using the ork army book for them. All vehicles should be possible with some conversion work, but that's still far away. This'll be more of a modelling then a gaming project, so tabletop effectiveness comes second. Grots are just fun .


Here's some tinkering I've been doing.

Grot wartrakk:



And a deffkopta who's had some basic greenstuff work done to it. I still need to fix up where I cut away the ork legs, and add some gubbinz to make it more grotty.




I used wolf rider legs, torso and arms, since they're slightly bigger and made it easier for the grot to reacht he handlebars. Besides, since they're greenskins bigger is better .

For my mek, I'm thinking about a tau crisis suit, but that's still in the conceptual phase. Anyway, let me know what you think!ain

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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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Longtime Dakkanaut






Springhurst, VIC, Australia

First off, its good to see more people really make an effort to make their armies unique and personal.

These models are great so far, I love the wartrakk, it has real character.

Keep posting.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

I agree. This army will be very cool and fun looking when its done, and that rarely happens. Nice work so far

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut







SAG, KFF or KMB Big Mek?

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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets







Yay! Orky vehicles with booster seats. I love it. A hella shooty grot warband shouldn't be terribly inefficient, should it?

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Hanging out on the Great Plains

Great look. A grot army no reason it can't exist. Nice modeling, army looks like its going to have some real character.

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Perth

Hey, where's the skull on the front of your wartrakk from?

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Loud-Voiced Agitator




Albuquerque NM

Dude! This is awesome i have waited for ever for someone to make a squeaky waaagh!

   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Thanks guys! It's nice to see all these replies, it'll keep me motivated!

SAG, KFF or KMB Big Mek?


At least one KFF mek to keep all my kans/dreads safe, second will be another KFF or SAG, depending on mood and modelling options.

Yay! Orky vehicles with booster seats. I love it. A hella shooty grot warband shouldn't be terribly inefficient, should it?


Felt the same way. Plus, with dreads in troops and quite a few killakans, it should ok in cc as well; nothing likes S10 PW attacks thrown at them. It'll be pretty fragile, though. If by shooty you mean grot units: don't get your hopes up...

Hey, where's the skull on the front of your wartrakk from?
It's from the WH Ogre bulls set; it normally attaches to the standard. Since the ogres became ogryn (that's evolution for you), I still had it lying around.



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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Loud-Voiced Agitator




Albuquerque NM

Haha! Awesome!


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This looks really awesome, can't wait to see how it turns out!


Also, the idea of a Grot with a SAG is highly amusing to me. I fully endorse the idea.

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It's complicated."


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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

DiscoVader wrote:This looks really awesome, can't wait to see how it turns out!


Also, the idea of a Grot with a SAG is highly amusing to me. I fully endorse the idea.


Thanks!

Right now, I have three options in my head for a counts-as Mek. One's a Tau crisis suit (done before, but it's cool and grotty), the second one involves using a sentinel to make an 'Aliens' power lifter thingy. Third option is a mini tank with a big gun . I might make one of each though (one for each weapon option, make sit easy to tell the difference), but that's still in the dim and distant future.

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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Loud-Voiced Agitator




Albuquerque NM

Haha! The power lifter idea is awesome, if you want to go for some major cheese you should make a mech out of a bunch of grots all holding stuff together on stilts and things.

   
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Prescient Cryptek of Eternity





Mayhem Comics in Des Moines, Iowa

Got a local guy who's done something like this. He made up a biker squad, replacing all the orks with grots. He made up for the weedyness of the grots by putting ~4 on each bike. One bike still has an ork, and he's got runt herder gear,

 
   
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Da Head Honcho Boss Grot





Minnesota

Nice start to the army.

The Emperor doesn't seem to do much for you but you sure are expected to be mutilated, suffer, and die to make him happy. And is he dead or what? If he's entombed that would mean he's dead as a doornail, right? So, how can he be happy about anything you do, or even give orders to anyone? Are you worshipping the dead now? Is that something you'd really want to do? Because it sounds freaking creepy to me.
 
   
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Albuquerque NM

I like the Grot motor herd idea. Thats funny.

   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Lots of grots on bikes... Like the idea! I don't have plans for warbikes right now, but maybe I'll get access to some cheese nobs this way .

I managed to get the other two koptas done, now I'm messing about with bits to make a mek. I was a bit at a loss becasue all my ideas are bigger then the base allows, but then it struck me while looking at the book that big meks have bigger bases (40mm). So, with some extending with slate, I still have all my options open. First mek will be in the power lifter thing, mainly because I have a sentinel lying around and I think it's cool. I'll probably leave the Tau crisis suit for a warboss stand-in, that way the distinction will be clear.

Anyway, some pics from the two other koptas.










All three together. It's blurry for the last two, but the grot's face on the first kopta says it all!


And pic of the whole 'horde' so far. Time to get some troops choices methinks: dreads and grots!



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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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Twisted Trueborn with Blaster






Northern Ireland

I love gretchin so terribly much!

Definately need to have lots on foot tho!

A big centre piece like a stompa or battlewagon or Deff Dread would be cool to do grotty, and have like 20 or so gretchin just pouring in and out of it like insects going bananas!

Something to do with a water-pump and bucket system has a potential air of humour to it!

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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

So, got an update for the good dakka folks. After some head-scratching and trying to design a proper mek, I remembered Mad Max III. For those who haven't seen it, there's this tiny guy riding a big oaf (called Masterblaster) who also serves as a bodyguard. I figured that the gretchin have managed to get their hands on an ogryn servitor of some kind, and that they hard-wired him to one of their own (hence the cables in the head). Plastic rod and guitar wire are your best friends here . The gretchin is still loose, so this is not exactly his final position. I'll make sure when he's finished that both models will be looking in the same direction, implying some kind of mind-link between big dumb guy and small dumb guy .

So, here's my 40K take on Masterblaster (not the best pics, but natural light is hard to come by these days):







The power klaw may get ripped of at some point, but I had to make do with what I had lying around; I'm pretty happy with the rest of the model.

big centre piece like a stompa or battlewagon or Deff Dread would be cool to do grotty, and have like 20 or so gretchin just pouring in and out of it like insects going bananas!


Right now, I have a battlewagon with legs in mind, like a giant mechanical squiggoth; I'll probably be getting me one for the holidays. I aslo intend to get some of the warhammer snotlings to add to the mix, since some of them are quite hilarious.

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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Union, Kentucky United States

EMBARGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT thing ROCKS!!!!!!

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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon




wolverhampton

haha little green men

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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Empchild wrote:EMBARGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT thing ROCKS!!!!!!


Thanks
I've decided to combine my original revolution with some Mad-Max looking vehicles. I plan on a grey + camo paint scheme to give them a uniform look (with bits of red paint job of course ). Anyway here's my next addition, a war buggy:



I lengthened it a bit (original wheelshaft is where the gear stick is on this one), by about an inch to make room for an engine in front. I wanted to add a nitro, so I used a sentinel missile launcher for the air inhaler part. The button on the skull will be painted red, obviously . The original buggy looks rather goofy anyway, this one actually looks like it could get somewhere fast. The missiles can't rotate, but if any opponent hassles me about it, buggies are AV 10 all round anyway. I'll probably add an ammo grot in the back as well, it's looking a tad empty right now. As for the driver: I greenstuffed him a rear end, and the buggy driver's arms were weedy enough to be used for a grot, so that made things a bit easier. I did modify the steering column though to make everything fit.

It's the first time I tried heating plasticard (used a candle), and it amazed me how easy it was. Roll cages and bullbars have definitely become a much easier prospect now!

Some more pics:





And the view the mini gets right before being run over by a crazed grot (that's what the bullbar is for, after all):



So, let me know what you think!

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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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Stabbin' Skarboy





Malmoe, Sweden

awesome

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Waagh Nazdreg!
 
   
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Sheffield, England

You magnificent bastard. This thread has become substantially more excellent.

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chichester

That buggy is amazing. i love it.

 
   
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A suggestion regarding bending styrene tubing.

If you want to avoid the cylinder from 'crimping' as you bend it, like what happened on the buggy's front bumper, you need to fill the inside of the tube with something so that it holds it's shape. In the past, I've used coat-hanger wire, and I've also heard of people packing the tube with sand.

 
   
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San Jose, CA

Who run's barter town?!?


Seriously, the master/blaster model is great, really good thought you had there.
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Thanks for all the postive replies guys! This definitely helps me to keep going, with a kid and a busy job modelling time is hard to come by...

jamsessionein wrote:A suggestion regarding bending styrene tubing.

If you want to avoid the cylinder from 'crimping' as you bend it, like what happened on the buggy's front bumper, you need to fill the inside of the tube with something so that it holds it's shape. In the past, I've used coat-hanger wire, and I've also heard of people packing the tube with sand.


Nice idea, I'll definitely have to try that. Like I said, it was a first try and I'm pretty happy. The 'crimping' didn't bother me on these models, but I'll definitely try the filling up trick for some other models.

Next up: a second wartrak (giving me a full FA choice together with the buggy) and some basic grots. I'm about to close a deal on some gnoblars (the ones riding on each others' shoulders) to count as runtherds (ecpext commissar caps and coats here) and some other random stuff, and then my army will even have a core choice . Talking about core choices, I'm debating how to make deff dreads from scratch. If you thought goldswords were bad, check these guys' prices for what's basically a metal tube... Few tourneys in Belgium require GW models, so scratching them is no problem at all. Warjacks from warmachine may be an option, but right now I'm going squigkans and grotkans. Squigkans will be dreads and will be based on sentinels, grotkans are still in the very conceptual phase... Using ogres is out of the question though

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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Pretty awesome man, can't wait to see it painted. I know alot of people just used empty paint pots with some orky gubbinz stuck on them for killa kans, you'd need something a bit bigger for deff dreads though.

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There are so many amazing concepts in this thread that i havnt see from anywhere else , 10/10!

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