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.
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.
So after letting this model languish too long in a box, I got it out again to see if I could finish painting it. Having re-undercoated the model I finished off the basecoat.
The next stage was a bit of a challenge in using various Citadel shades, though mainly Seraphim Sepia to add shadow to the model. I did use a large 1/2 Round Mop brush which helped. I then used some other shades, Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade on specific parts of the model.
Towards the rear of the Grot Mega Tank I used more Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade shades, especially on the engine compartment.
I started to prepare a Krew member. I cleaned the casting and secured him to a slottabase for painting.
I then gave him a white undercoat using a Corax White spray.
See the Grot Mega Tank Workbench.
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”
Grot Big Gunz prepare to open fire.
When these hit they can be quite nasty.
Grot Zzapp Gun from a recent game.
I like the Zzapp Gun, but though it can be a nasty piece of work, the 24″ range is quite limiting. One key recommendation is get extra “krew” otherwise before you know it you will have a Zzapp gun on its own getting all lonely.
I have been painting some more Big Gunz Grot Krew.
The problem with only two krew is that they die easily, and quicker than the gun does…
I have finished two Grots.
One is not based as it is going to be a Grot Rigger on one of my Ork vehicles.
I am quite pleased with the one with the spanner.
Following on from my last posting on my Big Gunz Grot Krew, a few more details have been added.
I used Brazen Brass for the shell casings.
I am intending to make some bases for the Big Gunz with empty shell cases on the ground.
When you get a Big Gunz blister you only get two krew. In my games I have found two krew is not really enough to last the game, so I now try and have as many as possible. I have been using standard grot models, but I have had some spare models hanging around for a while on my workbench so I decided to paint them up.
I started with a white undercoat, I usually use a black undercoat with my Orks, but as Grots are meant to be a lighter shade of green than Orks, I start off them with white.
I then give them a base coat of Goblin Green.
I also paint any metallic equipment black to give a better look when I add the metallic paint.
I then highlight them with Scorpion Green, I use to use Bilious green, however my last pot dried up and Games Workshop no longer make it. The Scorpion Green is very similar and does the same job.
I also highlight them again with a mix of Scorpion Green and yellow.
Uniforms are shades of brown to represent the rags they wear and to differentiate them from the Orks who wear grey. I also use Boltgun Metal for the metal parts.
Eyes are painted black with a red eye, whilst teeth and nails are done with Bleached Bone.
Bases will be the same as for my Orks, Codex Grey with a white drybrush.
My workbench shows details on painting the Big Gunz themselves.
I have been painting some more krew for my Big Gunz.
With only the two crew supplied, an opponent can quickly make your Gunz useless by killing them. By adding extra crew the Gunz last longer and thus do more damage.