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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

okay i'm starting a new army and as you might of guessed it's a rebbel grot army. I've been thinking about a grot army since i started the hobby and after seeing all these fantastic grot armies that have been popping up i decided to go forward with this army. I'm putting up lots of pics and some backround story for the army.

anyway heres the first post i'm hoping to get loads of feedback so tell me what you think (btw i know the photos are kinda bad so please dont comment on that) -cheers
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Made in us
Sneaky Kommando




Hemet california

look good keep it up!!!

Diplomacy is the act of saying good doggie until you can find a big enough gun!!!
 
   
Made in fr
Longtime Dakkanaut





Chaumont, France

Well, I'd rather say "It looks good, keep it up, but please try to snap less blurry pictures!!!"

It can only make your work stand out more, and thus garner more comments!!!

My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

Ok i re-did one of the pics what do you think which one is best and should i redo all the pics ?
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pic 1 (original)

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pic 2 (light closer)

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pic 3 (light from left)

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pic 4 (night mode on)

   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Madison, WI

It's not the light as much as the lack of focus. Try taking the photo from a little further away then you can enlarge it a bit in your photo editor.

   
Made in us
Renegade Kan Killin Orks





San Francisco, CA

Good advise from above...^

Also, baring the pic quality, your Big Boss looks pretty cool. Standing on the old runtherd like that.

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

ok i tried taking the pics futher away and am abount size to try diffrent sizes of shoot mode
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[Thumb - test b.JPG]

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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

ok i tried diffrent pic size
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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

well i deletd the first pics from the blog to make it look better now re- taken all of them and here are the end pictures what do ya think now?
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Made in gb
Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

From what I can see, they're looking good.

My advice on the photography side is to have read on these articles...

http://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Photographing_your_models

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/317430.page

My own preference is to take photos in daylight with a thin blind or white sheet over the window to diffuse the light. I also use a tripod and the timer function on the camera to reduce the effect of camera shake - I normally set the camera on the close-up / macro (?) mode - symbol for this is a flower on my cameras.

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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

ok got rid of the old pics and took rugluds advice to get the best pics my camera can give here are the results

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Made in gb
Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos






Bad photos, the bane of any promising blog thread....

you may want to play a bit more with your camera settings/lighting.

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

ok i keep cleaning this up but i got the proper camera working and will start pic this after noon
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

Ok new camera and check out these what do you think now (please comment on the grots aswell)
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Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Yay! Another revolution! Always great to see the fires of rebellion spreading, and the boss is looking good. What codex will you be using? When it comes to painting, have you considered painting the eyesockets black before adding the eye in white and red? It'll give a much more striking effect.



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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 fr
Longtime Dakkanaut





Chaumont, France

Pics are much better now!!!

I especially like the third one, waving his weirdy-thingy rod with an insane look!!!
I think you could try & highlight his eyes a bit more, for they are just plain red for now; and, from the size they seem to have, it looks like it wouldn't be too difficult to work on them...

You could try and further his weird looks by giving his chameleon eyes, or any other animal that can split his gaze in two different directions!!!

My WiP -affiliated Traitors - War on Tranch : Renegades
The World Tree's offsprings - Various WIPs : Skavens, Tzeentch & Nurgle CSMs, Marine Swap
My first tutorial - Object Source Lighting
What will I achieve in 7 months? : Radio Omid is online

"Squat Hulk- in space no one knows you no longer exist." - Gitzbitah
"Now you're just being silly, everyone knows red paint tastes fasta." - monkeytroll
"Both servers are on different continents so space meteors or thermonuclear war will not be enough take out dakka hopefully." - legoburner
Please remember to tick the "Disable Voting" box, if the pics you are uploading do not deserve votes (ie. early WIP, blurry pics, batreps, ...) Thanks in advance. 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

commisarkhaine: thanks alot it was actually you're blog that encouraged me to do this and i will also use the ork codex no other codex seems right. Btw do you mind if i use youre stealth suit conversion to do a few mega grots though i might alter it a bit. oh and thanks for the tip i will try that when painting the next stuff.

yggdrasil: thanks i will try and do more highlighting on the next lot but i'm not having a completly red army its just diffrent coulors to identify the squad.

oh does anybody know a good coulor i could paint my vehicles and heavy armoured infantry
btw the boss guy is the runtherd later on i'm gonna put how ranks work in my rebbellion.

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Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

moonshine wrote:commisarkhaine: thanks alot it was actually you're blog that encouraged me to do this and i will also use the ork codex no other codex seems right. Btw do you mind if i use youre stealth suit conversion to do a few mega grots though i might alter it a bit. oh and thanks for the tip i will try that when painting the next stuff.

yggdrasil: thanks i will try and do more highlighting on the next lot but i'm not having a completly red army its just diffrent coulors to identify the squad.

oh does anybody know a good coulor i could paint my vehicles and heavy armoured infantry
btw the boss guy is the runtherd later on i'm gonna put how ranks work in my rebbellion.


Always nice to hear I inspired people . oh, and feel free to use the megagrot idea. If I didn't want people using them I wouldn't be posting pics and a step-by-step . I've sene people use the IG ocdex as well, so both seel viable to me. When it comes to painting tanks/heavy infantry, keep in mind you'll be painting plenty of'em; the orange on my guys is cool but a lot of work, so that's definitely something to keep in mind. I'd go for a colour that contrasts nicely with your skin tone: red, yellow, a very dark blue maybe? Or the good old black of course.

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
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

CommissarKhaine wrote:Always nice to hear I inspired people . oh, and feel free to use the megagrot idea. If I didn't want people using them I wouldn't be posting pics and a step-by-step . I've sene people use the IG ocdex as well, so both seel viable to me. When it comes to painting tanks/heavy infantry, keep in mind you'll be painting plenty of'em; the orange on my guys is cool but a lot of work, so that's definitely something to keep in mind. I'd go for a colour that contrasts nicely with your skin tone: red, yellow, a very dark blue maybe? Or the good old black of course.

i won't use the ig codex i already have an ig force. the colours are annoying i because im not sure what to do yet but anyway the mega grots are gonna be a bit diffrent to the ones you did i'm not sure how yet , but i want them diffrent so i have a unique and fun army. i'm putting up the fluff tommorow
the mega grot's will probably have lots of wires poking into the grot

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Made in gb
Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Pics looking much better

Like the Grots - the eyes look crazy, like they've all been feasting on magic mushrooms Is actually quite a cool effect in a strange way !!

   
Made in gb
Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos






pictures getting there! tho I cant sound bigheaded...my photo skills are very poor

I like the "Dirty" paint job look to them, 2nd and 3rd im most keen on.

Are the bases finished?

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

ruglud: thanks the eyes have only been painted red and had gloss varnish aplied to them

tortured robot: cheers, the bases are finished the're very basic i know but any effects might upstage the grots. on the bigger models im putting some effect on like these:
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here is a warboss on a volcano world

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the same warboss

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combi melta

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space wolf blood claw with smoke on the base

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same blood claw the base still needs finishing

   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

i decided on a color and am going with a dark flesh color with red parts on some vehicles and blue on others
Ok i began work on the fluff and here it is

Da log of orksmash da grot-

[i]Da rebbelion started small wiv just a couple a grots meetin in da sewa where da orks could'n get. dere were me and a few otha grots 6 ta be exact dey iz still me commandas infact dere waz zagkrunch he always was goin fast, rakgull da stealy oone wiv da best gear, gorecrack da medic, old grotwurt da wierd grot, snikgrot da ussasin and nagres da ill tempad one. We uzed ta meet at night so da orks were'nt able ta see us sneakin round. but oneday we ad enough of da orks lordin it bout of us so we worked out dat dey always fight ova whose in charge but us grots did'nt fight and we worked out dere were'nt enough runtherds ta old us all in line so one day when da rutherd were'nt looking we shot him in da skull. Otha grots saw and did da same and soon we was killin of da boyz. Afta a year i ad a plan dat we would wait for da warboss and drop a massive boulder on his ead. and sure enough da plan worked but da orks was mad and started killin us. Luckily me and me lads told da utha grots ta be our soldiers and get of da planet and find a new planet where we would be ok. almostt every grot followed and we stoll a ulk. now i rememba sum ummies not to long before talk about an ship dat carried someone or uva ta safety and dey called it da einstien, so dats wat we called da ulk cus maybe if ya name it dat it can get away from stuff. when da grots were on da ulk we made a saciaty where da grots did'nt fight so we could conquer da universe. We arrived at da best planet eva where there were loads a grots and only a few orks so we got dem grots fightin da orks and we won and da spores made more grots. Afta dat planet we left sum grots dere ta lead da new world and we went of a took more worlds. we killed tau, elda, ummies all sorts and we get more grot ulks escapin da orks all da time acordin to old grotwurt we is in da east. now we avea small empire near da tau and nida and sum a dem jungle ummies we can fly to our planets givin grots a choice if they wanna fight loads say yes i fink dey want ravenge on da univers and i aint gonna stop em afta all fing are goin so well.[i] -writing found by survivng catachan jungle fighters after carncor IV war

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Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

today i was thinking about the rebbelion and tested the colour scheme on an old sentinel the flamer isn't finished yet though
i was thinking about using this as the start of my big mek conversion (kff withe burna)
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Made in au
Stalwart Ultramarine Tactical Marine





Australia, Victoria, Ringwood

Good stuff so far, I cant wait to see more grots!

DukeRustfield wrote:You can't get a more different set of armies than Skaven and Ogres.

If your family is mad at you, Ogres are the way to go. No one could be mad at Ogres. But if you come out and they demand to know what you're wasting your time on and you hold up a rat, you're not going to make any friends.

 
   
Made in gb
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

ok i finished modelling the first 2 mega grots and grot boss orksmash using commissarkhaines conversion as a starting point and the adding my own ideas
btw i also began work on the big mek and i have finished his personal transport- this still counts as footsloggin big mek but i figured it would be too hard for a grot to carry a skorcha and kff around however the weight of this means the vehiicle can only move slowly.
anyway here are the pics and commissarkhaine do you mind what i did with you're idea ?
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heres orksmash da grot boss

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the mega grot with half his face replaced with bionics you will probably notice it more when painted

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and the mega grot who is dragging his pk through the ground , he is posed as if he just ramed into the ground and is searching forhis next victim

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and a size comparison

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last but not least the big meks vehicle

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Made in gb
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

Another grot rebellion to put down? Pictures are looking a lot better than the start. Looks like you are having fun with it - interested to see how it turns out!

   
Made in gb
Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver







Damn it, every time I see one of these Grot rebellion armies I want to start my own.

   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Looking interesting, just proves that stealth suits do have a use in 40K .

I like what you did for the warbopss, the neckguard makes the head mash pretty well with the body. He's a bit small though . A few words of advice: 1) make sure the cables run naturally and don't look like they could snag on lots of stuff, it'll add to the realism. 2) Make sure it fits together in a logical way. The bits on the back of the warboss look a bit tacked on which is a shame. 3) Thhe fee trneed some work. I got the same comment on my first megagrots, and it's simply true. Something to consider.

I like the dynamic poses you went for, though, so keep it up!


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
Longtime Dakkanaut






england, leictershire

thanks for the comments guys not much going on with the meks trike thing i'm gonna guess it was overlokked beacuse of the grots

Arakasi: thanks i am having loads of fun with this project and to tell the truth im excitetd to see how it turns out

wib: i see you already have an ork army so you could merge them together i dunno if that would work though

commissarkhaine: thanks and i will try and use the wires better next tiime and i'll try and model the feet better, the boss however probably looks smaller on the photo but im pleased with how tall he is since he is bigger than an aob warboss, the feet though i might keep looking like the tau i just had an idea that might make em work i'll show you it later
   
 
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