Rebel Grot WIP: Infantry Squads Based

Hello all,

I’ve been working on Rebel Grots to use as Imperial Guard allies for my orks.  It’s been slow going due to some restrictions in free time and other distractions competing for that free time but I’m happy with the progress so far.  I’ve managed to base the grunts for the two infantry squads and one of their lascannons.

 

I use urban rubble colors for my ork army so I wanted to continue that theme on the Rebel Grots.  I also wanted to give them a little boost so that they would be closer to human height.  I had started putting them on sprue risers that I planned to conceal with a chunky slate and sand mix.  It worked well enough, you can see it on the flamer grot in the group on the right.  But then I started thinking it would be cool to have them standing  on broken slab.  I’ve seen others use floor tiles to good effect so a $.63 trip to Home Depot later (ok, the visit cost me more than that, but the 12″ tile was $.63) I now have enough slab material for quite a while.  These took about 12-14 square inches of material.  I broke up some of the tile and glued it to the bases.  Some of them have bits of styrene card under them to make them uneven.  Then I glued on the bits of slate, dusted it with some finer material, and I’m good to go.

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

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Thor

I like the uneven base on the heavy weapon. It gives it some visual interest, other than the basing material itself. These guys are really coming along. It’s amazing how much you can get done when you’re really interested in the project.

Warhammer 39,999

That Lascannon looks great. How much time/effort went into creating the actual gun–and do you think you wound up actually saving any money over using a GW bit? The base looks great too, as Thor pointed out already.

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