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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK



I’ve always been a fan of barbaric humans in Sci-fi films such as Mad Max, Serenity and Waterworld. I’ve been thinking of doing an army based on them for some time now. The guys in the sketches are the kind of look I'm going for.



I’ve looked at different armies to portray these characteristics with such as Chaos Berserkers and Orks, Guard are out the question as I want to break away from shooty based armies and combat is big no for guard especially in competitive games!

In the end I decided to go with Orks as they seem best suited for a barbaric civilization from a toxic industrial death world. Besides I already have a guard and chaos marine army anyway.

Here’s a small gang of them I made up for a Gorkamorka campaign just to get a good idea of what the full army might look like.



Plus the trukk & Ard Boy.





Here are my plans for other units in the army:

Here are a few plans I have for other models in my army. Now the Ork Warboss is too hard to be represented by a model the size of the Nob so I though about using the Forge World Berserker Orgyn as my Warboss he certainly looks the part. Just cut of the tip of the drill and replace it with the barrel of a shoota or a sentinel saw.



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Monstrous Master Moulder






I dunno...

Wow, are you just some kind of machine for producing fantastic, unique armies?

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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

P4NC4K3 wrote:Wow, are you just some kind of machine for producing fantastic, unique armies?


Thanks it's a habit of mine, I find it boring to build an army that will look exactly like one that could be on the other side of the board and it's a big univerise so there are no limits to my imagination.

Also for those of you curious on how big a Krogg is here's a ref...



One of the biggest problems I'm having at the moment with these guys are pistols; though there only used once or twice in game before they leap into combat I need to represent them on the model.
Ork's weapons are too big as you can see from the krogg on the right in the attached pic.

The old necromunda weapons sprues would have been perfect but I can't get them anymore, so does anyone know where I can get some good pistols for the Krogg Warriors?

If I can't find any suitable pistols I'll have to try one of the following...
- Have a few Kroggs in the unit armed with small firearms (like the one on the left)
- Have each Krogg armed with a throwing weapon such as a knife or axe.
- Arm a few kroggs with the pistols from the grot boxed set (but I can only afford to arm 20 out of 80)
[Thumb - Krogg Pistols.jpg]
Concepts for Kroggs armed with sluggas


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Monstrous Master Moulder






I dunno...

you could always try to make your own crude weapons out of plasticard or GS...

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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

This looks very cool, excellent idea. I forsee more awesomeness in this thread.
I found cutting down a lasgun and sticking a bit of tube on the end was reasonable, it's such a quick job that it should be easy to make a batch, then do some variations - plasticard on the side, differing mags etc.
However may not be as crude as you want, but figure with a variety of these, a few scratch-built, some other (better) conversion you think of, a few grot pistols and a few oversized holsters it may work.
Can't wait to see more of this

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Combat Jumping Rasyat





Palitine Il

My vote would be a throwing weapon for every one and a handful of proper pistols.

If someone doesn't like it say there all lethal at knife/ax throwing at still targets, but there are few static targets on the battle field so thus have problems hitting their targets. That should fit ork BS 2 and slugga S4 AP6.
   
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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

NOOOO! You stole my idea I've already made a trukk and a nob too

Very nice start, will follow this closely to loot some ideas. Consider the pig-iron heads looted, how to find fitting heads has been one of my major headaches.

There are many sites that sell different kinds of weapon sprues: heresy, assault group, hasslefree.

   
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Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine



Alaska

This is frickin' sweet. Props to you sir...props to you. Wow, so i was playing Borderlands and this is SPOT ON, there are even big mutants for bosses like your doing, inspiration cue your using? Would love to see this the progress on this and the completed army. The Necromunda Goliaths might fit in as they have stubguns that are more proportioned. I don't know if they look right but with your apparent skill you could grunge them up just fine.
   
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Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos





Montreal, Quebec

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The guy with the shield is so badass.

 
   
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman





Chicago, IL

I love this idea. Subscribing for sure.

What kits are you using to put these guys together, apart from the Pig Irons?

Keep up the good work.
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

Now every army needs a leader and this being a army of barbaric humans they would need someone really hardcore to lead them.
Here is a model I created for an old chaos army to be a terminator champion, he's a huge miniature and looks like he could smash his way through a squad of marines without a sweat. Of course I'd model some slaves carrying his big shoota and banner.

So what do you guys think? He looks just right to be a suitable model to represent human version of Ghazghkull Thraka?



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6 foot underwater

Cool model, suitably bad-ass, but I'm not convinced it beats the converted ogryn for a wasteland/barbaric feel. Just a touch too armoured perhaps? Obviously the paint job would make a huge difference but I'm feeling the ogryn a bit more at the moment.
But that could just be 'coz I wanna see wot you does wit da big 'urty fella

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I like the idea of the army and the chaos guy is cool but I think he needs a little something to be Gazakull.

 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks





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Yeah, I'd say he makes a great Digganob warboss, counts as Thrakka.

And once again, awesome alt-army theme! I will be watching with baited breath.

   
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Brainy Zoanthrope






UK

Woop-Woop! New army!

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Dominating Dominatrix






Piercing the heavens

Looks great so far. I would be careful with using the Ogry though. I'm sure you'll be able to.. well, change the fact that he looks like a 40k Ogry. I like the Chaos guy much more.

Looking forward to seeing more of your stuff.
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

monkeytroll wrote:but I'm not convinced it beats the converted ogryn for a wasteland/barbaric feel. Just a touch too armoured perhaps?


He's the leader and thraka has a 2+ armour save. Besides the Ogryn doesn't exactly look like the leader type. Instead I plan to chain the orgyn to a wartrakk facing backwards with the biker at the back. The idea is he'll drive the brutal killing machine to a target and unleash it and once everything's dead call him back to the trakk and move on to the next target.

Vlad Von Carstien wrote:I like the idea of the army and the chaos guy is cool but I think he needs a little something to be Gazakull.


What could he possibly need? He nearly twice the size of a marine and very menacing and I can't give him any backpacks or banners due to the cape. (Also remember he'll be painted like the rest soon enough)

Anung Un Rama wrote:Looks great so far. I would be careful with using the Ogry though. I'm sure you'll be able to.. well, change the fact that he looks like a 40k Ogry.


Why this is a 40k army isn't it?

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Fayetteville NC

Outstanding start to a blog. Can't wait to see more.

Whoah....I have played 40K for over 30 years.  
   
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Junior Officer with Laspistol






Reading, Berks

These guys look awesome and simply scream Borderlands too

Using Ratskins for whiteshields or ratlings would work nicely too.

   
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Stalwart Tribune





Coraopolis, Pennsylvania

I'm loving those "orks." That guy would be good to convert into ghaz, with the correct weaponry. Btw, do you remember me from Da WAAAGH? I have the same name there, and I am a big fan of your work.


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Edinburgh

Fantastic idea, and brilliant execution! Do you mind if I ask what kit those are made from, aside from the pig iron heads? I'd love to use some similar parts in my own army

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This project is made of win and awesomeness.

I salute the 'Mad Max' feel you recreated with these guys. Brilliant mix of barbarity and tech, just what you need for wasteland raider themed army.

I'm pondering if I should advise you to use SW heads and Catachan legs/torsos. They'd fit greatly but probably would make the army look less barbaric and more of generic punks/bikers. What I see now is totally 'human orks'. Much like good old diggas, which fits MM style nice.

   
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United Kingdom, Peterborough

This looks absolutely insane and as an Ork we like insane . Can't wait to see more done on this army

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Screamin' Stormboy





Los Angeles, CA

Really enjoying what you've come up with here...

I think the counts-as Thraka will look great with new paint and a couple of smallish thugs carrying the rest of his gear (big shoota etc.). Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I think Ghazzy comes with a stikk bomb launcha, so putting a couple of stikk bombs on his belt might add another touch of mad-max style to the figure.

As for the earlier question about thoughts on guns... Not really sure what a good source would be (maybe empire free company), but I could actually see these guys carrying flint-lock type pistols. There's something about a belt full of single shot pistols that screams human-orks to me... they're simple, relatively inaccurate and inefficient.

Whatever you decide, I can't wait to see what's next.


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Piercing the heavens

Proiteus wrote:
Anung Un Rama wrote:Looks great so far. I would be careful with using the Ogry though. I'm sure you'll be able to.. well, change the fact that he looks like a 40k Ogry.
Why this is a 40k army isn't it?
Ohh, a Facepalm smiley, I didn't know that one yet.

What I meant was, that this looks like a very creative army which has is its own style and doesn't look a lot like a regular 40k force.
   
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You must put a small grot/cherub on the oygrns shoulders
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The model seems to perfect for a count-as Ghazghkull Thraka due to the similar size and that both use power fists as weapons.

Rokhan will look like an excellent leader for your army after he has been painted in feral colours.

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Stealthy Grot Snipa





Lincoln UK

Whoops posted the same post twice oh well watch the grot dance instead

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6 foot underwater

lol, you haven't dropped some of your metal figures on your head have you Proiteus?
It's just that you seem to have already put this up in an earlier post
Fair enough if it's just for bumpage, that's fine, I'm just concerned you've had a head injury and we may see a down-turn in the quality of your stuff

Anyway, still looks good

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Steadfast Grey Hunter





Finland

Great looking project, good additon for your grot rebel army.

You've chosen a great theme and the best thing is that it's as versatile as the original ork theme too. Lots of great and unique conversion possibilites.

Keep up the good work.

   
 
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