Getting there with my Grot tanks…

I picked up a set of Grot Tanks on a visit to Warhammer World. Having not really looked at them for a while, having been stuck at the undercoated stage, I thought I might try and finish them and I blogged about this earlier.

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.

I had given Grot Tank II a base coat of Chieftain Green but painted the tracks with Gorthor Brown and the exhausts with Leadbelcher. I then gave the model various washes of mainly Citadel Shades, Seraphim Sepia, though for some parts of the model, basically the tracks and the engine, I used Agrax Earthshade. I also used Nuln Oil for various metallic parts of the model.

I did the tracks on the Grot Tank IV with Gorthor Brown. I then painted the exhausts with Leadbelcher. As with the other tank I gave the tracks and exhausts various washes.

The model’s main hull and turret was given a basecoat of Ushabti Bone, before  I gave the model a wash of Seraphim Sepia. Continue reading “Getting there with my Grot tanks…”

Getting some more done with those Grot Tanks

I picked up a set of Grot Tanks on a visit to Warhammer World. 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 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.

I had worked on one tank first, but have now started on the others.

With Grot Tank I I painted the tracks with Gorthor Brown. I then painted the exhausts with Leadbelcher.

I had already given Grot Tank II a base coat of Chieftain Green but then started to paint the tracks with Gorthor Brown. I then painted the exhausts with Leadbelcher.

I also used the same paint to paint the Grotzooka ammo box and the Grotzooka ammo in the cannon.

Having worked quite a bit on Grot Tank III I am now quite pleased with how it turned out.

Though I think I will need to fix that track, so it’s out with the green stuff.

I painted the tracks with Gorthor Brown. When I did this I actually noted in the workbench page that I had used Dryad Bark, which is a much darker colour. It was only when painted the other Grot Tanks that I realised I hadn’t used Dryad Bark and must have used Gorthor Brown. The whole point of these guides is they should help me paint! Anyway I was pleased with the way the Gorthor Brown tracks now look. So I had to repaint some of the other tanks.

I did the tracks on the Grot Tank IV with Gorthor Brown. I then painted the exhausts with Leadbelcher.

See the workbench features on the Grot Tanks.

 

Revisiting the Grot Tanks

I picked up a set of Grot Tanks on a visit to Warhammer World. 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 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.

See the workbench features on the Grot Tanks.

Starting with my least favourite I gave it a base coat of Karak Stone.

I did 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 the others out to the garage and gave them a white undercoat on the underneath of their hulls.

I then started painting the tracks with Gorthor Brown. Continue reading “Revisiting the Grot Tanks”

Undercoating the Grot Tanks

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.

I picked up a set of Grot Tanks on a recent visit to Warhammer World. After washing the resin, I then looked at the four main bodies and tracks deciding which was going to go with which. I then constructed and stuck the tanks together.

Continue reading “Undercoating the Grot Tanks”

Constructing the Grot Tanks

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.

I picked up a set of Grot Tanks on a recent visit to Warhammer World. After washing the resin, I then looked at the four main bodies and tracks deciding which was going to go with which. I then constructed and stuck the tanks together.

You have lots of options, including adding exhausts and weapons in a variety of ways.

The workbench feature on the Grot Tanks is broken down into four separate features, one for each of the Grot Tanks.

Grot Tank I
Grot Tank II
Grot Tank III
Grot Tank IV

Grot Tank IV

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.

I picked up a set of Grot Tanks on a recent visit to Warhammer World. After washing the resin, I then looked at the four main bodies and tracks deciding which was going to go with which.

This combination, especially the turret had a very German Tiger tank or Panzer IV look to it. I decided to arm it with a Big Shoota and a Rokkit Launcha (as it has a secondary weapon bay in the hull. I do like the tracks that I’ve used for this model.

The workbench feature on the Grot Tanks is broken down into four separate features, one for each of the Grot Tanks.

Grot Tank I
Grot Tank II
Grot Tank III
Grot Tank IV

Grot Tank III

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.

I picked up a set of Grot Tanks on a recent visit to Warhammer World. After washing the resin, I then looked at the four main bodies and tracks deciding which was going to go with which.

This combination, probably combine my least favourite pieces of the entire set and as a result I put them altogether in one tank. If I was to get a second set, I would probably use this for conversion using parts from the Ork plastic kits. The hull for me is too “tall” whilst the tracks aren’t that bad, they are my least favourite fo the four as they look rather lightweight. I really don’t like the turret which is too Dalek like for me.

One of the problems you can have with Forge World models is that the resin is more brittle than plastic. The sprue lugs are also much “bigger” so as a result is possible to damage the model. As you can see from this close-up of the track, I did manage to snarl up the track.

I don’t think it will show too much, but shows you do need to be careful.

The workbench feature on the Grot Tanks is broken down into four separate features, one for each of the Grot Tanks.

Grot Tank I
Grot Tank II
Grot Tank III
Grot Tank IV

Grot Tank II

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.

I picked up a set of Grot Tanks on a recent visit to Warhammer World. After washing the resin, I then looked at the four main bodies and tracks deciding which was going to go with which.

This combination, especially the turret had a very Sherman look to it. I decided to arm it with a Grotzooka.


The workbench feature on the Grot Tanks is broken down into four separate features, one for each of the Grot Tanks.

Grot Tank I
Grot Tank II
Grot Tank III
Grot Tank IV

Grot Tank I

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.

I picked up a set of Grot Tanks on a recent visit to Warhammer World. After washing the resin, I then looked at the four main bodies and tracks deciding which was going to go with which.

This combination, especially the tracks had a very Renault FT17 look to it. I decided to arm it with a Rokkit Launcha.

The workbench feature on the Grot Tanks is broken down into four separate features, one for each of the Grot Tanks.

Grot Tank I
Grot Tank II
Grot Tank III
Grot Tank IV

Forge World Grot Tanks

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.

The workbench feature on the Grot Tanks is broken down into four separate features, one for each of the Grot Tanks.

Grot Tank I
Grot Tank II
Grot Tank III
Grot Tank IV