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Grovelin' Grot



Ive been a long time lurker here whilst I've been getting back into the hobby after a 6 year break. First thing I went back to were my blood axe orks that I originally painted for a gamesday demo game based around the computer game 'Commandos'.

C and C very welcome please, as well as any good ideas for future conversions?
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Two boyz and rokkit launcher

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Boy with snagga rifle. If used in a 40k game, he and the rokkit launcher or heavy bolter used to be lootas using the space marine scout options, before that system got replaced

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Downed ork pilot, eavy boy and slugga boy

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Would be kommandos, but now they cant have shootas

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Ard boyz

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Kommando Nob, but may use him as a warboss unless I make another one

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First ork mini I did with grot assistant, bit worse for wear as you can see, and at some point I hope to have a go at creating my own

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One of the kommandos sneaking up on an unsuspecting sailor...

This message was edited 4 times. Last update was at 2014/03/01 00:49:03

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Regular Dakkanaut

I love the feel of these orks!
Keep it up.

Yours Truly


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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman


Great work! I plan on liberating some of your ideas for my orks,

Keep up the most excellent work; very inspirational.
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks

San Francisco, CA

Nice mob! The hats and uniforms really make these blood axes shine. The bandannas are excellent and hilarious.

Can we get a pic of the rest of the kommandos?

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Raging Ravener

Rijswijk, Netherlands

Wow! Using money for bases! Color me impressed.
Your skin looks great, just like your conversions! Keep it up
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Grovelin' Grot


Thanks all,

@The Good Green, I will try to dig out my other minis, as I remember there were two rip offs of each of the characters from 'commandos' (one for each team that competed against each other to complete objectives) so there were divar boys with harpoon guns and grapnel hooks, spanner boys, trappa boys with mantraps, two snipers, doks, heavy weapons and demo boys. Most were speed painted and converted to fit in with the time we had to get the demo game ready and aren't great, but I've just ordered a whole load of bitz from various sites and should be able to churn out a few more now.

@feluca, I dont really like how the ork legs kind of hang over the standard bases, and stole the idea off of my dads historical wargaming miniatures. Works out cheaper than buying them, which is strange when you think about it!

Its by no means a playable army at the moment, as it wasnt originally designed for it and when it was, it was to the third ed codex which allowed a lot more heavy weapons in smaller mobs.

Any ideas for kommandoey kit they could use or have modeled on to them? Im not too bothered about them fitting into an army list at this stage

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle

I absolutely love the hats.

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Grovelin' Grot


Found some of the other kommandos. As said earlier, these were rushed out so are pretty inferior to the rest of them painting wise.

My best friend who helped me with the game modeled the doc and sniper boy in the 2nd to last photo. Now there is a plethora of new plastic parts around and no time limit, I will be attempting to remake them. Im hearing rumours of a new plastic warboss to be released this year, and wanted to hold out making him until then if thats the case, can anyone shed any light?
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Another eavy boy, a divar and slugga boy

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another pilot that never got finished, mek boy who appears to have had his hand looted and another boy

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divar, slugga and burna boyz

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a big mek wip who appears to have stolen all my missing gubbinz ive been looking for

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trukk with harpoon

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another snagga and a dok

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2nd trukk, and parts that I can no longer find the boys to attach to?!

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Krazed Killa Kan

Newport, S Wales

Some really sweet conversions in here, I particularly like to ork 'snagga' rifles . Only suggestions I can think to make are, despite their damn good appearance, to make new trukks and only then because the old 2nd ed trukks are about the same size as 2 current ed warbikes lol

Any chance you can remember what the original model of the kommando nob was?

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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'

Nice work! The little indent on the berets is a simple, but effective way to give the impression of some sort of insignia being there without actually having to model something so tiny.

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Grovelin' Grot


Yeah trukks is one of the first things on my list, got to buy a whole load of plasticard first though!

The nob was originally a 2nd edition ogryn that wasnt getting used.

Nothing better than laziness to streamline a conversions timeline! If I make a nob with a beret I guess there would be enough space to do it properly
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Liche Priest Hierophant

I did my Dok almost the same way, with the Choppa bone-saw!

Brlliant work. I have to ask, though- did 2nd or 3rd edition allow Harpoons as actual weapons?

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Smokin' Skorcha Driver

why do you want to know? huh? HUH?

i like the shootas the best really brings out the ork personality using the others stuff modify it as your own

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Steady Space Marine Vet Sergeant

Hanging out on the Great Plains

Great Job, really like the feel of them.

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Ultramarine Scout with Sniper Rifle

I really like the green you used for the skin. Great work overall!
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Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos

Great stuff, got to respect an ork player on a roll.

Keep it up, love it/

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Savage Khorne Berserker Biker

Tampa, FL

The last pic in the OP is made of win

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Fixture of Dakka


Excellent, great humour through out

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Scouting Shadow Warrior


Amazing work. It's great to see the blood axes being done. The berets are a great addition. I might just have to repaint my evil sunz.

If god give you lemons-
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Regular Dakkanaut

The backpack on the kommando nob is awesome. Is that a scratch build?
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Scouting Shadow Warrior


Correct me if I'm wrong but I think that backpack is Boss Snikrot's.

If god give you lemons-
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Scarred Ultramarine Tyrannic War Veteran

I don't know!

Wow, nice commandos
/Kepp up the good work!

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Grovelin' Grot


Yup backpack is snikrots, gonna use his body for another nob if I can work out what to do for it, any ideas?

@AnvilDude, nah harpoons could be used in GorkaMorka, and in the rules that me and my mate normally used instead of 40k, guess it could be a counts as rokkit launcher if playing 40k though?

Cheers for the comments all, just waiting for one more delivery till I can get working on the rest of them in earnest

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Regular Dakkanaut


great mate!

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Krielstone Bearer

Denver Colorado


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Scouting Shadow Warrior


You could use Snikrot's body and make the rest of him bionic with a huge power klaw. Snikrot's a big ork so with enough green stuff and plasticard I think you could pull it off.

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You could use Snikrot's body and make the rest of him bionic with a huge power klaw. Snikrot's a big ork so with enough green stuff and plasticard I think you could pull it off.

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Grovelin' Grot


Most of my bits have arrived, assembled some shoota boys last night, gonna start painting today and I may soon have an actual playable army sometime in the next year!
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Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos

tc63 wrote:I may soon have an actual playable army sometime in the next year!

haha I know the feeling, I'm trying to get an army up and running so I can play, but im too fussy, my "quick painting" is quite slow......

Love your stuff!

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Jealous that Horus is Warmaster


Always nice to see orks in berets !, great job mate !

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Been Around the Block

That mob is amazing. Great builds.
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