Mixing up the Grot Mega Tank

I picked up the Grot Mega Tank at GamesDay 2010. It was available in limited numbers, but I was lucky enough to pick one up, before they sold out. I really do like this model alongside the Grot Tanks.

Designed by Stuart Williamson, the Grot Mega Tank represents the pinnacle of Gretchin-built Heavy Tank technology; an overpowering war machine that drives all before it in a storm of scrap and destruction. This full resin kit is festooned with unique details as you can in the images, and Stuart has designed each turret to be fully cross-compatible with Daren Parrwood’s Grot Tanks.

Hammered together out of junk, spare Mekboy know-wotz and unbridled Grot enthusiasm, the Grot Mega Tank adds even more firepower to the battlefield madness that has come to be known as a Grotzkrieg, terrifying Imperial Tacticians, Eldar Farseers and Chaos Warlords alike.

The model is very ship like with battleship style turrets and a prow shaped bow. It is a very ramshackle vehicle and looks like (as it should) if the grots have just thrown it together from parts lying around the battlefield and stuff stolen from a Mek workshop.

Before making it up I had a good look at the pictures on the Forge World website.

 

After giving the model a spray undercoat I touched up the black undercoat with a brush and some Chaos Black.

So after letting this model languish too long in a box, I got it out again to see if I could finish painting it. Continue reading “Mixing up the Grot Mega Tank”

Tidying up the Grot Mega Tank

I picked up the Grot Mega Tank at GamesDay 2010. It was available in limited numbers, but I was lucky enough to pick one up, before they sold out. I really do like this model alongside the Grot Tanks. The model is very ship like with battleship style turrets and a prow shaped bow. It is a very ramshackle vehicle and looks like (as it should) if the grots have just thrown it together from parts lying around the battlefield and stuff stolen from a Mek workshop.

After giving the model a spray undercoat I touched up the black undercoat with a brush and some Chaos Black.

The next stage will be the basecoat. I am unsure at this point if I will use a spray or a brush.

See the full workbench feature on my Grot Mega Tank.

Undercoating the Grot Mega Tank

I picked up the Grot Mega Tank at GamesDay 2010. It was available in limited numbers, but I was lucky enough to pick one up, before they sold out. I really do like this model alongside the Grot Tanks. The model is very ship like with battleship style turrets and a prow shaped bow. It is a very ramshackle vehicle and looks like (as it should) if the grots have just thrown it together from parts lying around the battlefield and stuff stolen from a Mek workshop.

After putting the model together and adding turrets, the next stage was the undercoat. I did a two part undercoat of white and black.

Black was used for the tracks and to provide shadow, whilst the top of the model was done with a white undercoat.

The next stage will be the basecoat. I am unsure at this point if I will use a spray or a brush.

See the full workbench feature on my Grot Mega Tank.

Building the Forge World Grot Mega Tank

I picked up the Grot Mega Tank at GamesDay 2010. It was available in limited numbers, but I was lucky enough to pick one up, before they sold out. I really do like this model alongside the Grot Tanks. The model is very ship like with battleship style turrets and a prow shaped bow. It is a very ramshackle vehicle and looks like (as it should) if the grots have just thrown it together from parts lying around the battlefield and stuff stolen from a Mek workshop.

After putting the hull together, the next stage was the turrets and the mast.

The turrets are interchangeable with those of the plastic Ork vehicles and the Grot Tanks allowing you an opportunity to convert the Mega Tank into a different looking model. Useful if you were to get two.

You have some choice about which weapons go in which turrets, I did spend a fair bit of time thinking about and trying different options before deciding on the following, in the end I went with Big Shootas, Grotzookas and a Skorcha.

Grot Mega Tank

I added the main smoke funnel. This really adds to the nautical feel of the model.

Grot Mega Tank

Grot Mega Tank

The next stage was to add the mast and rear exhausts. The rear exhausts can be fitted randomly in any fashion you like. I am not too keen on the mast, it also makes the model quite difficult to store and carry.

Grot Mega Tank

The view without the turrets.

Grot Mega Tank

The view with the turrets.

Grot Mega Tank

I have decided not to glue the turrets into position.

Grot Mega Tank

The next stage will be the undercoat.

See the full workbench feature on my Grot Mega Tank.

Building the Forge World Grot Mega Tank

I picked up the Grot Mega Tank at GamesDay 2010. It was available in limited numbers, but I was lucky enough to pick one up, before they sold out.

Designed by Stuart Williamson, the Grot Mega Tank represents the pinnacle of Gretchin-built Heavy Tank technology; an overpowering war machine that drives all before it in a storm of scrap and destruction. This full resin kit is festooned with unique details as you can in the images, and Stuart has designed each turret to be fully cross-compatible with Daren Parrwood’s Grot Tanks.
Hammered together out of junk, spare Mekboy know-wotz and unbridled Grot enthusiasm, the Grot Mega Tank adds even more firepower to the battlefield madness that has come to be known as a Grotzkrieg, terrifying Imperial Tacticians, Eldar Farseers and Chaos Warlords alike.

I really do like this model alongside the Grot Tanks. The model is very ship like with battleship style turrets and a prow shaped bow. It is a very ramshackle vehicle and looks like (as it should) if the grots have just thrown it together from parts lying around the battlefield and stuff stolen from a Mek workshop. The turrets are interchangeable with those of the plastic Ork vehicles and the Grot Tanks allowing you an opportunity to convert the Mega Tank into a different looking model. Useful if you were to get two.
Having done some preparation work, onto construction. The main hull was then stuck to the front ram or Doza Blade.

The tracks were then added to each side.

I didn’t think that they were particularly well designed to join the main hull. I might later stick some green stuff between the inside of the tracks and the hull.

The next stage was to add the superstructure.

The key here is when adding the superstructure to ensure that the side turrets can continue to move.

See the full workbench feature on my Grot Mega Tank.

Forge World Grot Mega Tank

I picked up the Grot Mega Tank at GamesDay 2010. It was available in limited numbers, but I was lucky enough to pick one up, before they sold out.

Designed by Stuart Williamson, the Grot Mega Tank represents the pinnacle of Gretchin-built Heavy Tank technology; an overpowering war machine that drives all before it in a storm of scrap and destruction. This full resin kit is festooned with unique details as you can in the images, and Stuart has designed each turret to be fully cross-compatible with Daren Parrwood’s Grot Tanks.
Hammered together out of junk, spare Mekboy know-wotz and unbridled Grot enthusiasm, the Grot Mega Tank adds even more firepower to the battlefield madness that has come to be known as a Grotzkrieg, terrifying Imperial Tacticians, Eldar Farseers and Chaos Warlords alike.

I really do like this model alongside the Grot Tanks. The model is very ship like with battleship style turrets and a prow shaped bow. It is a very ramshackle vehicle and looks like (as it should) if the grots have just thrown it together from parts lying around the battlefield and stuff stolen from a Mek workshop. The turrets are interchangeable with those of the plastic Ork vehicles and the Grot Tanks allowing you an opportunity to convert the Mega Tank into a different looking model. Useful if you were to get two.

Before making it up I had a good look at the pictures on the Forge World website.

You do get one big bag of resin.

Before I got started, I washed all the resin pieces.

I then cleaned the flash and removed the pieces from the sprues. You should always take care doing this as it is possible to break the parts as resin is much more brittle than plastic. The “sprues” for many of the pieces were huge and in some cases quite challenging to remove from the model. pieces. I was wary about breaking the parts when removing them.

See the full workbench feature on my Grot Mega Tank.

Grot Mega Tank

Grot Mega Tank

At GamesDay 2010 Forge World had on display the Grot Mega Tank. I really do like this model alongside the Grot Tanks. The model is very ship like with battleship style turrets and a prow shaped bow. It is a very ramshackle vehicle and looks like (as it should) if the grots have just thrown it together from parts lying around the battlefield and stuff stolen from a Mek workshop.

The turrets are interchangeable with those of the plastic Ork vehicles and the Grot Tanks allowing you an opportunity to convert the Mega Tank into a different looking model. Useful if you were to get two.

Grot Mega Tank

Designed by Stuart Williamson, the Grot Mega Tank represents the pinnacle of Gretchin-built Heavy Tank technology; an overpowering war machine that drives all before it in a storm of scrap and destruction. This full resin kit is festooned with unique details as you can in the images, and Stuart has designed each turret to be fully cross-compatible with Daren Parrwood’s Grot Tanks.

Grot Mega Tank

Hammered together out of junk, spare Mekboy know-wotz and unbridled Grot enthusiasm, the Grot Mega Tank adds even more firepower to the battlefield madness that has come to be known as a Grotzkrieg, terrifying Imperial Tacticians, Eldar Farseers and Chaos Warlords alike.

Grot Mega Tank

It was also available to buy on the day and I did manage to get one.

GamesDay 2010 Thoughts

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So the big news tomorrow at the UK GamesDay will be Warhammer Forge.

Warhammer Forge unveil a veritable horde of work-in-progress resin kits as well as early layout copies of the first in a series of lavish expansion books for the very first time at Games Day UK. You’ll be able to see the staggering range of resin models that have been created over the past year.

In the way that Forge World have transformed how many people play Warhammer 40K, I suspect Games Workshop hopes that Warhammer Forge will do the same.

In the past there have been some Forge World models for Warhammer Fantasy, some scenery and big creatures, however as Forge World move into resin figures, I suspect that this will also happen with Warhammer Forge. This will become the outlet for all those races and creatures we read about, but would never be part of a huge GW release.

I would suspect that at some point we will see a Kislev book and possibly even Cathay.

Another thing we will see for the first time tomorrow is the Grot Mega Tank and Necron Tomb Stalker.

I really like the Grot Mega Tank and hopefully I will be able to pick one up.

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Also we will see the Dark Eldar, wonder if any of them will be for sale?