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Made in us
Happy Imperial Citizen





I'll be showcasing the making of my Grot army here. I'm a slow painter and often switch priorities on a whim, so the progress may be slow. This army will be competing with my chaos army for my time.


I'll start out by showing my Grot Mega Tank in all its rusty glory.

Putting the model together was a pain as the tracks would not bend back into place. I left them as they were to be extra orky, so one track comes slightly out from underneath the tank. I drilled a few holes going through all 3 and pinned them together. It was necessary because the tank body was fairly thin where the tracks attached. Magnetized the turrets and the weapons.

For painting I started out using 3 rust colors as a basecoat using an airbrush. I dabbed other 4 other rust colors around the entire model with a brush. After that was cured I sprayed the model in hairspray and sprinkled a LOT of salt on it. Much more than needed and it kind of ruined the old battleship camouflage I initially went for. Sprayed grey and red stripes over all of it and waited 8 hours before dissolving the salt to reveal the rust colors. LIGHTLY went over the entire model in necron compound and then drowned the thing in enough Agrax to quench Duncan's insatiable thirst. The weapons are just typhus corrosion and ryza rust with agrax as the shade. The grot is whatever dark green I had, drenched in a blue wash, highlighted in the lighter green.
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CSM army: 4250 pts (Began painting.)
Grot army: 1200 pts (Began Painting)
DA army: 1600 pts (Some painted, some primed.) 
   
Made in fi
Regular Dakkanaut





I love seeing grot armies, and this seems like a good start! I'll be following!

The Mega Tank is looking fine and orky, you've got nice rust tones and weathering there. My only suggestion would be to add some spot colors to draw the eye around the model. Maybe lighten up the commander a little, give the gun barrels, turrets or the banner some color / checker patterns, or do some graffiti tags in white.

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I've always got time for grots, and this looks pretty dang good.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Blood Angel Neophyte Undergoing Surgeries





Nice rusty start! Subbed to see what other grot delights are in store!

Gobert Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog 
   
Made in ch
Potent Possessed Daemonvessel





I do hope to see you do the smaller ones, i always loved em.
Now i got the urge to start a propper Grot army using the IG rules aswell....

DAAAMN you and your nicely painted mega tank!

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mcmattila wrote:I love seeing grot armies, and this seems like a good start! I'll be following!

The Mega Tank is looking fine and orky, you've got nice rust tones and weathering there. My only suggestion would be to add some spot colors to draw the eye around the model. Maybe lighten up the commander a little, give the gun barrels, turrets or the banner some color / checker patterns, or do some graffiti tags in white.

There are some colors here and there, but they do not contrast well with the rust. The banner is actually red, but did not show up well on any of my photos and photoshop failed me. I'm debating on whether to add more color in areas to move the eyes around, but I might just leave it as it is since it's the first vehicle I ever painted. I'll be more attentive to my little grot tanks.

Not Online!!! wrote:I do hope to see you do the smaller ones, i always loved em.
Now i got the urge to start a propper Grot army using the IG rules aswell....

DAAAMN you and your nicely painted mega tank!

I'm not using anything but the normal ork codex. My little guys are going to die as fast as I can put them on the table and I will enjoy it.

The first Killa Kan was made along with the grot mega tank as a test subject. I tried a couple techniques on salt removal before moving on to the tank. I wanted to add more to it besides the rust, but had a hard time working around the salt. The next two kans will only have the main body be rust while the arms and legs will be relatively shiny or painted.The visor was originally red. Changed to blue after I realized the red didn't show well. I'm still thinking I need to do more to in order for it to stand out more. Might have to get soulstone blue to put on there.


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Grot Killa Kan Front

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Grot Killa Kan Saw

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Grot Killa Kan Close

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Grot Killa Kan Rokkits

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Grot Killa Kan Magnet

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Grot Killa Kan Tusks


CSM army: 4250 pts (Began painting.)
Grot army: 1200 pts (Began Painting)
DA army: 1600 pts (Some painted, some primed.) 
   
Made in us
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My grots have 4 different skin tones. You cannot tell on my camera, but in person you can easily see the difference. They are all primed black and air brushed warboss green. One group is shaded with reikland fleshshade and drybrushed nurgling green, another group the opposite where they drybrushed before being shaded. There is a group shaded with drakenhof nightshade and drybrushed with eldar flesh and again the opposite with the shade after the drybrush. The eyes are dabs of spiritstone red to get that beady look described in the books. Furs are based in bugman's glow, shaded in agrax, and highlighted in skag brown.

These were all painted in a day so do not expect top quality. 28 total so far. I have so many left to paint I cry as I walk past the display case.
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CSM army: 4250 pts (Began painting.)
Grot army: 1200 pts (Began Painting)
DA army: 1600 pts (Some painted, some primed.) 
   
Made in ch
Potent Possessed Daemonvessel





Plans for normal Grottanks included i hope.

Also i would say nice work overall on the Grots the non uniform skintone seems really adequate for them.

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Who would win:
10'000 + years of veterancy, or some raidy Boys?
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Made in de
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Nice grots! I think I can make out the different shades in their skin. It’s a nice touch, something I’ve not seen done before. Keep turning that grey pile green!

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