Working more on the Grot Krew

Across my Ork Big Gunz, heavy vehicles, even my Stompa, I have a variety of Grot Krew that need painting. This post shows where I had got so far with them.

The next stage was finishing off the detailing and clothing on the models.

These Grot Krew are from the Forge World Big Zzappa, though there is a Stompa Krew Grot in the first photograph.

I painted the nails and claws of the Grots with Ushabti Bone and then highlighted with Wraithbone. I painted the trousers of one of the Grots with Ushabti Bone and the other with XV-88.

These are from the Stompa kit and the Skorcha.

I did some more with the Grots. In the main I painted some clothing using various shades of khaki and brown. I highlighted the screwdriver with Stormhost Silver. I washed the pistols with Nuln Oil.

I an pretty happy with the Grot with the Wrench from the Skorcha kit. Not sure what I am going to do with the eyes, probably black and then a spot of red.

I used various greys to paint the bandana of the screwdriver yielding Grot.

These Grots are from the Kill Kannon.

For the Kill Kannon observer, I painted a lens effect on the observing tool. I painted the entire lens with Thunderhawk Blue and then used Lothern Blue for the reflection before finally adding a drop of white at the top. On the other side of the device I used a drop of Mephiston Red.

For the loader, the one with the helmet, I painted his jacket with XV-88 and then highlighted with a mix of XV-88 and Ushabti Bone.

I have a fair few other Grot Krew I need to clean, base and paint.

These are the Krew from the Supa Kannon and their ammo crate.

Once I cleaned up the models I glued them temporarily to bases and then gave them a white undercoat of Corax White.

Forge World Ork Heavy Weapons

I have been painting my Ork Kill Kannon and Big Zzappa. With these models I gave them a white undercoat and then gave them a basecoat of Leadbelcher.

I washed the Kill Kannon model with Nuln Oil Shade first and then used some Agrax Earthshade to add some colour to the weapon, to show weathering as well as wear and tear.

I did a similar process with the Big Zzappa. I also washed that model with Nuln Oil Shade first and then used some Agrax Earthshade to add some colour to the weapon, to show weathering as well as wear and tear.

Here are those two weapons alongside the Ork Kannon.

That model has a black undercoat and was painted with Leadbelcher before washing with Shades.

The Grot Krew are coming along nicely as well.

Grot Krew

Across my Ork Big Gunz, heavy vehicles, even my Stompa, I have a variety of Grot Krew that need painting.

This is a Grot Gunner from the Forge World Kill Kannon.

This is another Grot Gunner from the Forge World Kill Kannon. I gave the shell casings on the model a base coat of Skullcrusher Brass, before giving them a wash of Agrax Earthshade. The shells themselves were painted with Leadbelcher.

I used a variety of greys to paint the Grot’s helmet.

On this Grot from the Big Zzappa, I painted this shoulder belt and this should armour.

This Grot is from the Stompa plastic kit. Another one with a radio and a microphone.

This plastic Grot with a screwdriver is from the Sompa as well. I used Nuln Oil Shade on the drill. Just realised that’s a socket wrench in his belt, will need to paint that using Leadbelcher again.

I added some highlights to the Grots using Warboss Green. I then used Citadel Dry paint, Niblet Green to add highlights. I then did further highlights using Hexos Palesun. I painted his nails and teeth with Ushabti Bone. I painted his two pistols with Leadbelcher.

For the Kill Kannon observer, I painted a lens effect on the observing tool. I painted the entire lens with Thunderhawk Blue and then used Lothern Blue for the reflection before finally adding a drop of white at the top. On the other side of the device I used a drop of Mephiston Red.

I also used a range of greys to paint his trousers.

Still some work to do on these.

KillKannon Grot Krew

I have been digging through my workbench models and realised I had a fair few Forge World Ork Weapons.

One model I have purchased was an Ork KilKannon. I am intending to use it with my Ork vehicles.  I decided that I would paint the main KillKannon with Leadbelcher, now that Boltgun Metal is no longer available.

Having sent off for some of this Leadbelcher paint, I also included the Ork Flesh Contrast Paint in my order, as I was interested to see how these would work for my Orks. In a test I decided to paint the Krew of my Forge World Ork heavy weapons with the contrast paint.

I have to say I was quite impressed with the results on only a single coat.

Continue reading “KillKannon Grot Krew”

Forge World Ork Weapons

I have been digging through my workbench models and realised I had a fair few Forge World Ork Weapons.

This is the KillKannon, it fires either large bore frag rounds to use against enemy infantry, or a solid shell for destroying tanks.

I would usually paint this black and then drybrush, but I am now thinking I might more go along the same technique I used on my Ork Fight Bommer jet engine.

I have both volumes of the Forge World Masterclass books and they are a real inspiration and full of ideas and techniques for painting and weathering models. I wanted to try and emulate some of those techniques on the engine of the Ork Bommer.

I have been using a combination of inks and shades on a base coat of Bolt Gun Metal.

See the workbench feature on the Forgeworld Ork KilKannon.

I also have the Big Zzappa.

See the workbench feature on the Forgeworld Ork Big Zzappa.

I thought I had painted the Kannon, but then realised I had two, one which came with my Gunwagon.

See the workbench feature on the Forgeworld Ork Kannon.

I also found the Supa Kannon and the Flakk Gun  as well, but they are still in their plastic bags waiting to be constructed.

Undercoating the Kil Kannon

Having put the Kil Kannon together I gave the model a white undercoat.

Like my Big Zzappa, I am thinking rather than a black basecoat (which is what I have used in the past on other similar weapons) I will use a basecoat of Boltgun Metal and then use washes and weathering powders.

See the workbench feature on the Forgeworld Ork KilKannon.

Forgeworld Ork KilKannon

One model I purchased was a Forgeworld Ork KilKannon. I am intending to use it with my new Ork vehicles.

This is the weapon on an Ork Halftrakk as seen at GamesDay 2009.

The resin parts are as seen here.

You get three Grot Krew and a case of shells. One of the key things you need to do with virtually all Forge World models is to give them a good wash.

When the Forge World models are cast, the mould is given a spray (I guess) of some kind of lubricant to allow the cast model to be released from the mould easily. However the lubricant also acts as a barrier to paint, so as happened with previous models I (and others) have painted is that the paint flecks off.

Washing the model in water with a drop of washing up liquid should remove the lubricant. Avoid using hot water as this could warp the resin (a useful tip if you need to bend warped resin back to its original shape).

The model goes together really easily.

See the workbench feature on the Forgeworld Ork KilKannon.

Ork Halftrakk with Kil Kannon

One of the highlights of GamesDay 2009 for me was the fantastic Ork Shanty Town display that Forge World did. There were many of the new Forge World models including the excellent Ork Halftrakk. The model in this photograph is armed with an Ork Kil Kannon.

Our new Ork Halftrakk model, designed by Will Hayes and Owen Branham, is a hybrid kit of the plastic Ork Trukk and resin conversion parts which you can see here. This model uses highly detailed resin components to replace the Trukk`s engine block with a more powerful engine and its standard wheels with some armoured front road wheels and a heavy rear track unit. While you can easily use the Ork Halftrakk to represent a `Kustom` Trukk in your Ork Army, (and makes a great Meganob transporter!)

The Kil Kannon is one of the many new heavy weapons from Forge World.

The Kil Kannon fires either large bore frag rounds to use against enemy infantry, or a solid shell for destroying tanks.

I really like this model, which combined with the “normal” plastic Trukks gives the Orks a variety of vehicles that you would expect to find in their forces.

Check out my Games Day 2009 Gallery.

New Forge World Ork Vehicles

Well, well, well, what a lovely bundle of new Ork models from Forge World.

Hi There,

Welcome to the Forge World newsletter and this time we have an onslaught of new Ork releases for the warbosses among you, as well as some updates, events news and our first teasers for the forthcoming Games Day UK. But first we would like to say thank you to everybody that came to see us at Games Day Germany in Cologne for making it such a great show, —now onto the Orks!

Alan Bligh
Forge World

The Great Waaagh Approaches!

We have no less than eight new releases for the Orks this newsletter and observant hobbyists have probably already guessed our renewed focus on the Orks is all to do with our next Imperial Armour book, which will feature these savage xenos in desperate battle against the Imperium. This first big batch of Ork releases features some great new vehicle mounted weapons, a new hybrid Enclosed Trukk model and one brand new full resin tank, —the Ork Big Trakk. These are all superbly detailed models and can add some fantastic variety and character to your Ork Armies. You can see pictures of new releases on the links below.

Our new Ork releases are:

Big Trakk — Designed by Will Hayes (full resin tank model) —This heavy Ork transport can also be used to carry Big Gunz into battle. A brutal-looking machine, the Big Trakk comes with twin-linked big shootas, a massive gas-turbine engine, and ramming tusks.

Big Trakk

Enclosed Trukk — Designed by Will Hayes and Phil Stutcinskas. (a hybrid resin and plastic model using the Ork Trukk kit). —The model makes for a great alternative for your Trukk fleet as well as an excellent base for your own conversions. Its enclosed cab can also be used to represent the Armour Plates upgrade on a trukk.

Ork Trukk

Flakk gun — Designed by Phil Stutcinskas (full resin Big Gun with three grot crew and an Ork gunner) —this is a quad-barrelled elevating cannon platform that can give the Orks some much needed air-cover as well as rip apart light vehicle squadrons with ease.

Gretchin Crew — Designed by Mark Bedford (eleven resin grots) —some wonderfully characterful grots to crew your big gunz or use as riggers for your vehicles, and generally make a nuisance of themselves!

Big Zzappa — Designed by Will Hayes (full resin Big Gun with three Grot crew) – this marvellous looking `death ray` is adorned with all manner of strange-looking gubbinz and is as dangerous to the enemy as it is unreliable. .

Killkannon — Designed by Will Hayes (full resin Big Gun with three Grot crew) —able to blast apart even heavily armoured troops as the Orks advance, the Killkannon easily lives up to its name and adds heavy firepower to your Waaagh!

Big Lobba — Designed by Will Hayes (full resin Big Gun with three Grot crew) —this somewhat crazed-looking gas-powered bomb launcher is used to lob explosive shells high in the air, and possibly the occasional grot with it!

Supa-Kannon– Designed by Mark Bedford (full resin really Big Gun with three crew, available either on its own or as a compete Battlewagon with Supa Kannon using the plastic Ork Battlewagon kit) —This giant artillery piece looks just as ramshackle and brutal as you might expect from the Orks, and can be used to smash enemy defensives, shatter bastions and fortifications so the boyz can get stuck in.

Battlewagon

Many of these kits are designed so that in true Orky style you can mix and match between them and particularly in the case of the Big Gunz you can fit them to Trukks, our Half Trakk, Big Trakks, Gun Wagons, Battle Wagons and your own custom models. We also have some great new grots to crew your vehicles and weapons. Each of the new Big Gunz comes with its own crew, and you can also buy the full set of eleven models separately! A quick note on the Supa-Kannon as well, this is a huge gun intended to be mounted on a Battlewagon, Big Trakk or something equally as large! Look out for more Ork releases in the near future.

Imperial Armour Volume Seven, The Siege of Vraks Part Three

Our latest Imperial Armour book, detailing the climatic battles and conclusion of the war for the renegade world of Vraks is now available for immediate dispatch. This 220 page full colour hardback is extensively illustrated and has new background text, rules and information on numerous war engines for both the forces of the Imperium and Chaos, as well as new Apocalypse Battle Formations, and two new army lists. This first print run of the book also come with a special slip-case that will fit all three volumes of the bloody saga for the battle of Vraks.

You can buy Volume Seven with the slip case or with the three different Siege of Vraks books (including slip case) together as a trilogy

Games Day UK 2009

Forge World`s next event is also by far the largest in our calendar; Games Day UK, and we are already in feverish preparation for the big day itself. As ever we will have our whole design team on hand to answer your questions and preview what we have in store for the future, our massive sales stand with a whole articulated lorry`s worth of stock, display boards, special games and more. We have a Games Day UK page on our website which we`ll be updating with new information as we get closer to the event, but rest assured we will have some exciting major new releases for you on the day. More details will be made available in our special Games Day preview newsletters over the next month.

Imperial Armour Update PDFs

Available now to download from our website Here are new rules updates for Imperial Armour Volume One, Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy and Imperial Armour Volume Two, Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition. These updates bring the game content of these two books into line with the current Codexes on which they are based, so our models can be used in your games of Warhammer 40,000 and Apocalypse without confusion. Further updates covering our other books will be appearing in the near future.

I am well impressed with the new Ork models. Nice to see the Flakk Gun eventually make an appearance after all this time. I do quite like the Big Trakk, but the new Enclosed Cab Trukk is my favourite, it is what I wanted the original Trukk to be like.

Ork Big Trakk with Kill Kannon

GameDay Germany 2009 had very little “new stuff” which hadn’t been seen before. However on display on the Forge World stand were some new models (and the Flakk Wagon).

One new impressive model was the Ork Big Trakk with Kill Kannon.

Ork Big Trakk with Kill Kannon

We have not seen this model before, but it was obviously built upon from the Ork Trukk concepts from the Forge World Open Day.

FW Open Day

Does make me wonder if this is a complete resin kit, or if it still makes use of the plastic Ork Trukk kit. I would suspect the former.

Nice model.

Picture source.