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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK



The Grot Rebellion
The Grot Rebellion were my first ever heavily converted guard army project, full of a lots of humour and character the army won the ‘Best Army’ award at Open War 9 and have been put on display at Warhammer World's miniatures hall.



Feel free to browse the old galleries of the models in the army: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/227565.page

Anyway that was a long time ago and now I feel it’s time to revive the grots once more. The Grots have been out of action since 5th edition came out since I didn’t like the idea of losing the game on a roll of 5 or 6 when the dice was rolled. The army was built around suicide squads with the 3 vet squads and rough riders. But now that I have completed my Renegade Mechanicus Army it’s time to rebuild the rebellion.

What’s Gonna Change?
Well first off the original army was very infantry based, as you can see from the picture below there was a selection of characterful models for infantry, special weapons, grenadiers, rough riders and vets.



First off we’ll be a complete re-paint as the army was made before foundation and washes so I wanna try out painting a grot with the new stuff and see if it is an improvement on the old ones. If so I’ll be looking to redo the whole army.

The old codex allowed me to parachute the grots onto objective with the Drop Troops Doctrine but with that gone I’m going full mech with them.
At first I was trying to think of a way to convert chimera tanks, and then I remembered I had made a chimera conversion originally which was called the Doom-Vee.



The Doom-Vee was a fun looking model but sadly ineffective and un-needed in the old codex so it was quickly replaced with the heli-cookas 2 deep striking sentinels with heavy flamers. Of course changes need to be made to the old model such as changing the weapons: the old model had the turret that counted as 2 heavy bolters now instead I plan to add a chimera turret on the top to make it easier to recognise and add a flamer at the front, perhaps were the lights are on the left.



So what's on the assembly line?
Command Squad,
Pysker, Battle Squad,
4X Vet Squads,
5X Chimeras,
Banewolf,
2nd Grot Missile Platform,
3X Squig Tanks,
2X Hydras
And a set of Objective Markers.


All of which I can't wait to build. Especially the Doom-Vee Chimera which will be suprising cheap thanks to the 'Leman Russ Upgrade Sprue' GW have released for £8.

Anyway I look forward to hearing your feedback and suggestions?


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Da First Wave; New & Improved
First models off the line are the standard grot troopers, When the grots came out the foundation and washes were not out and I used drybrushing and watered down paint to complete the Original Models. Since then I've become a better painter since I did the original models but despite that the skin detail still appears too flat and dark for my liking so I asked my friend Alex for some help and received a lesson in 'blending'.



Now the grots look brilliant the skin is far better and they look like grots instead of small orks. Now for another 30. Its certainally a big boost to my painting skill.

Grotsnik Leader Of The Grot Rebellion
Along with the troopers Cononel Grotsnik is also back and with some new weapons, and since he was one of my favourite conversions I couldn't refuse when Alex offered to repaint him for a Xmas present, gotta say he's done it justice.


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Bewitched Vassal of Angmar





Scotland,Hamilton

Awesome.Grot Rebellion......great idea
   
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Lovely work, but how is this a Tute? Shouldn't it be in Blogs?

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Roarin' Runtherd





Greece

Great work!

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Danbury, CT

I'm going to make a IG Veteran Squad like this now.

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Regular Dakkanaut






so wheres the tutorial?


95% of teens would go into a panic attack if the jonas brothers were about to jump off the empire state building, copy and paste this if you are the 5% who would pull up a lawn chair & grab some popcorn and yell JUMP
BITCHES!!!!!

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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran






Melbourne, Australia

You got some nice conversions here

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Last Remaining Whole C'Tan






Pleasant Valley, Iowa

This is truly epic. Viva la revolushun!
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

Grot Ninjas
At first I had trouble on deciding on a objective marker theme, because the army was mobile I thought it be a good idea to make the objectives look mobile. I was going to do the servo-squig idea but that would require too much work, though I may try it at a later date.

In the end I decided to go with 5 grot ninjas that act as scouts for the rebellion, each one on a 40mm base acting out a scene to avoid them being confused an actual unit.

The one on the left is called 'Dienamek Entry!' not bad for my first attempt at diorama. The one of the right features a ninja spraying propaganda on terrain.


"Dem Ninjas are da best boyz in da rebellion, dey real fast and extremlee sneekie dat and dey can fight real good, so I av'em look for enemies for da rebellion to stomp!"

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Snord





Australia : SA

Ninja grot!!!!!!!!!!!!1



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Skaven - 3450 pts
Orks - 1950 (pro painted)


 
   
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Bounding Ultramarine Assault Trooper





Just moved to Australia.

So cute, But so scary nice one they look great. =)

"Straight Fething Silver" Tanith first and only

I have a reputation, Modile, a reputation as a fair, honest man who treats his soldiers well and supports them in the face of darkness. Potentially, that reputation makes me soft. It seems I understand failure and forgive it. Some, like Kowle, believe me to be a weak commissar, not prepared to take the action my rank demands. Not prepared to enforce field discipline where I see it failing. I am an Imperial commissar. I will enflame the weak, support the wavering, guide the lost. I will be all things to all men who need me. But I will also punish without hesitation the weak, the incompetent, and the treasonous.
I am a Commissar. I am empowered to deliver justice wherever I see it lacking. I am empowered to punish cowardice. I am granted the gift of total authority to judge, in the name of the Emperor, on the field of combat.
— Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt, prior to the field execution of his uncle General Aldo Dercius  
   
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Maniacal Gibbering Madboy






You have become yet another of my conversion heroes. Sir, I salute you!
   
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Just moved to Australia.

Lol so funny. I personally don't like orks but your making me change sir. kudos to you ^_^

"Straight Fething Silver" Tanith first and only

I have a reputation, Modile, a reputation as a fair, honest man who treats his soldiers well and supports them in the face of darkness. Potentially, that reputation makes me soft. It seems I understand failure and forgive it. Some, like Kowle, believe me to be a weak commissar, not prepared to take the action my rank demands. Not prepared to enforce field discipline where I see it failing. I am an Imperial commissar. I will enflame the weak, support the wavering, guide the lost. I will be all things to all men who need me. But I will also punish without hesitation the weak, the incompetent, and the treasonous.
I am a Commissar. I am empowered to deliver justice wherever I see it lacking. I am empowered to punish cowardice. I am granted the gift of total authority to judge, in the name of the Emperor, on the field of combat.
— Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt, prior to the field execution of his uncle General Aldo Dercius  
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

Thanks guys

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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Love these guys, I've been following it on warseer as well. We need more grot revolutions

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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."
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Deadly Tomb Guard





London, England

Looking good. Looking forward to seeing more of these little guys

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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

More Grots

I thought rather than uploading squad after squad I'd upload the different types of models. So here are the grot sergeants, I've decided to make the armour black like my the veterans from the first army so they stand out more.

They were going be armed with lasguns but I was lucky enough to find some old laspistols in my bits box.



Also I've finished another squad; this is what all the squads will look like one sgt in black and 3 special weapons. It was suggested I outline the marking with black so they don't just look like white blobs.


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Winter Park, FL

These are great. The Sergeants look like they are trying to get in a Stalone movie

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Acolyte of Goodwin






Sunny SoCal

Freakin epic. Always had a soft spot for gobbos/grots, and this is just awesome.

Would be great to convert some squigs to serve as assault troop type units, cc monsters, literally. Also, runtbots would be great too. Would provide a lot of variety and still keep the theme perfectly!

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

MajorTom11 wrote:Would be great to convert some squigs to serve as assault troop type units


I agree, and your in for a treat when I get finish my squigs

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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

The Banner Waver
As always I like to have some themed objective markers in my army. For my 'Capture & Control' 40mm objective I first began looking at something that looked mobile like a small refueling tank or vehcile with a large banner on it.

In the end I decided to just use the original banner waver from the command squad, it's a fantastic model. I don't want to remove it from the army however I can't justify that banner being able to fit in a doom-vee door so an objective marker was the best role for it.
I've also added some smalled details like the grot and even Grotsnik's pet squig Commissar Nibbles.


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Grovelin' Grot Rigger




UK

Commissar nibbles is superb, na forget that the whole lot is freekin excellent.

I'm really interested to see what you do for your other vehicles.



 
   
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Snord





Australia : SA

I just realised the size comparison between imperial guard tiny gunz and the size of a grot against an IG



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Sinewy Scourge






Western Australia

How did you do Cononel Grotsnik? Is it a custom sculpt?

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Just moved to Australia.

Looking batter and better every time I se it

"Straight Fething Silver" Tanith first and only

I have a reputation, Modile, a reputation as a fair, honest man who treats his soldiers well and supports them in the face of darkness. Potentially, that reputation makes me soft. It seems I understand failure and forgive it. Some, like Kowle, believe me to be a weak commissar, not prepared to take the action my rank demands. Not prepared to enforce field discipline where I see it failing. I am an Imperial commissar. I will enflame the weak, support the wavering, guide the lost. I will be all things to all men who need me. But I will also punish without hesitation the weak, the incompetent, and the treasonous.
I am a Commissar. I am empowered to deliver justice wherever I see it lacking. I am empowered to punish cowardice. I am granted the gift of total authority to judge, in the name of the Emperor, on the field of combat.
— Colonel-Commissar Ibram Gaunt, prior to the field execution of his uncle General Aldo Dercius  
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

Morgrim wrote:How did you do Cononel Grotsnik? Is it a custom sculpt?


Colonel Grotsnik is the old gorkamorka red gobbo model with the commissar yarrick's classic oversized hat.

NOW FOR A HISTORY LESSON!

THE UPRISING
Here is the first page of the Grot Rebellion Uprising comic. Keep a close eye for the other 5 pages as i explain how the Grot Rebellion began...

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Awesome. Always loved the Red Gobbo model and idea behind it, you really do the army justice.

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The tansports look awesome! Great job. What army do they count as again?
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

MonkeyMarine wrote:What army do they count as again?


Since I get asked that question so many times on this log I think it's time I made it clear...



and with that out the way...

Da 1st WeirdGrot!

I'm planning to make a pysker battle squad for games of 1750pts because their always fun to play with. The whole squad is built using night goblin and empire wizard bits.
Once again my friend Matthew Green helped me with the green stuff sleeves.



This guy was going to be used as an astropath so I painted him by himself. I'll complete the rest of the Weirdgrot Squad later in the project, after I've got some tanks built.

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