I picked up a set of Grot Tanks on a recent visit to Warhammer World.
The lunatic product of the deranged imaginations of grot riggers and scavs that have spent far too long basking in the insane genius of the Big Meks, Grots Tanks are diminutive armoured vehicles made to imitate the far larger Ork Wagons and Tanks.
The set contains four different variant chassis, tracks, exhausts and turrets as well as four fantastic Grot Tank Kommandaz and 5 different, incredibly shooty, weapon options.
Before making them up I had a good look at the pictures on the Forge World website.
There are many variations, but before I got started, I washed all the resin pieces. There is a fair bit of resin for the four tanks.
I then looked at the four main bodies and tracks deciding which was going to go with which and then cleaned up the resin.
This combination, especially the tracks had a very Renault FT17 look to it. I decided to arm it with a Rokkit Launcha.
This model went together quiet easily.
Here are all four in a row.
Another view of the four, all in a row.
The tank was given a white undercoat.
All four of the tanks are now undercoated.
Having not really looked at them for a while, having been stuck at the undercoated stage, I thought I might try and finish them.
The first thing I did was realise that I hadn’t undercoated the bottom of the tanks, as the paint didn’t stick to the resin on the bottom. So I took it out to the garage and gave them a white undercoat on the underneath of the hull.
I then started painting the tracks with Gorthor Brown. I would have normally painted the tracks black and then drybrushed with Boltgun Metal. However revisiting the Forge World images of their Grot Tanks, the tracks were brown and rusty.
I painted the other track with a mix of Dryad Bark (which was a mistake) and Gorthor Brown.
I then painted the rear exhaust with Leadbelcher.
I then gave the tracks and the rear exhausts a wash of Nuln Oil shade to reduce the shine on the metallic areas and add depth to the tracks.
I gave the model a basecoat of Averland Sunset. Having used this paint on my Aronautica Imperialis Air Waaagh! Fighta Bommerz a wash of Citadel Shade, Seraphim Sepia which I liked, I though I would use it on this Grot Tank.
The paint covered really well.
Once this was dry I gave the model a wash of Citadel Shade, Seraphim Sepia.
I drybrushed the model, first with Averland Sunset and then Ushabti Bone.
The rokkit in the turret I painted with Ushabti Bone and then washed with Agrax Earthshade. I painted the spare rokkits on the back with Snakebite Leather Contrast Paint.