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Kamui’s Workbench: Liberated Grot Heavy and Special Weapons

This entry is part 2 of 14 in the series Rebel Grot Infantry Yellow Platoon

Hello all,

I haven’t been spectacularly productive over the holidays but I have made some decent progress on my Grot IG allies.  I’ve done a few experiments that didn’t pan out but I’ve narrowed in on how I want to model the core allied infantry detachment so it should be steady progress for a little while to come.

2 Grot LascannonsIn my last post I showed one grot-portable lascannon and one on a tracked carriage.  I’ve constructed two more carriages to carry the other two lascannons.  One is a smaller tracked carriage and the other is a tri-wheeled design.  The tri-wheel has an operator using a marine auspex as a remote.

Tri-wheel lascannon WIPThis rear shot shows the modifications I’ve made to the controller.  He’s a Night Goblin from Warhammer Fantasy.  I added a spacer at the waist for a little extra height and concealed it with a green stuff belt.  I’ve also added the thick soled boots and shoulder pads that will be pretty standard for the army.  I like the way he came out.  When I start to expand past the core detachment I want to try the same method but with Cadian arms

First Flamer Grot WIPThis is the first flamer Grot I made.  He still needs some shoulder pads but I’ve added the base material to this one to see how well it covers the spacers I’ve added for height.  I start with some chunky bits of slate that are big enough to bury the spacer then sprinkle in some smaller material salvaged from a Brita water filter to fill the gaps.  This guy had a bar of sprue connecting his feet, for the rest I’ll use smaller pieces like I did for the lascannon above so I don’t have to pile it quite as high between their legs.

Second Flamer Grot WIPThis is the second flamer conversion I’ve started.  He still needs a fair amount of work but I like how he’s coming along.  As I said earlier in the post, I’ve worked through most of the experimental phase and will be settling into a routine.  Adding the pads and boot soles to all of the lasgun grots may be a little tedious but I think it will go quickly enough and it will be good practice with sculpting the shoulder pads.

That’s what I’ve got so far.  Let me know what you think!

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  • TheRhino

    Not too shabby. I like the gunner. My only criticism about that model is the wheels on the gun carriage. Not a huge fan of cardboard as a modelling material. It lacks detail and sharp edges. Maybe paint makes it look better.

    • http://www.creativetwilight.com/ Kamui

      Thanks. I agree that cardboard is a bit squishy but it does firm up with some paint. I’ve had good luck with it as corrugated metal for terrain and I think it will read well as rubber tread/tracks for the weapon carriages. I feel the inconsistency works for something battered and ramshackle but I wouldn’t use it for anything that is supposed to be in good repair.

  • http://creativetwilight.com/ Thor

    Well done! I’m liking the lascannons more and more.

    • http://www.creativetwilight.com/ Kamui

      Thanks. Once I figured out a simple pattern they suddenly became super easy to build. After I finish the core detachment I’m going to try a similar method for auto cannons.

  • JustHippie

    I like the Elevator shoes myself!

    Conversions take so much time it’s ridiculous, looking good.

    • http://www.creativetwilight.com/ Kamui

      Thanks.
      It would be funny to leave the lifts exposed, as if they were actually strapping blocks to their feet in an effort to be taller! I’ve also been suppressing the urge to go with a disco paint theme…

      I am glad I only need one HQ and one troop choice to make this playable as allies. Trying to fill in a whole army like this would take me forever!

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