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Rogerio
22-12-2005, 12:58
Well i was wondering if anyone had any decent ideas on grot slaves for the 40k ork army appart from the metal sprues? as they do seem a bit pricey for a 3 pt model costing 2 pound or whatever it is.

t-tauri
22-12-2005, 13:06
Plastic night goblins with surplus ork weapons. Works well, though the metals are very characterful.

IG88
22-12-2005, 13:12
With any luck they'll be plastic Grotz when the Ork Codex comes out (which estimates now put at around the amazing year 400,000,000,000), but until there are any more substantial rumors about it, this thread should probably be in Painting and Terrain.

Eulenspiegel
22-12-2005, 13:23
Most players still have a bucket of the plastic gretchin that came with the 2nd edition box. Ask around in your local store or check e-bay.
They should be pretty cheap, also.

xerxeshavelock
22-12-2005, 13:50
Most players still have a bucket of the plastic gretchin that came with the 2nd edition box. Ask around in your local store or check e-bay.
They should be pretty cheap, also.

Yeah, there's a reason for that...

Grimaldus
22-12-2005, 16:05
I like the Fantasy night goblins combined with extra arms from the Ork sprues...I say night goblins because they look a lot more in character with Goffs than the others, as Orks of the Goff clan make them wear drab rags, only allowing them to paint their faces black....so yes, Night Goblins for me, but the other Fantasy goblins would look quite alright too.

Melchor
22-12-2005, 16:08
How about Gnoblars with Necromunda Weapons?

Helicon_One
22-12-2005, 17:32
Night Gobbos with looted pistols.

I think Gnoblars might actually work better as Melchor suggests, but I'd already done mine before they came out.

Tim

cerealkiller195
22-12-2005, 18:34
i bought my grots off ebay! so thats good for me, but i would recommend plastic gobbos from the fantasy range. Gnoblars look pretty good to use too and about teh right size, though i haven't seen the sprues and dont know how many different poses you can get out of them...

Mad Doc Grotsnik
22-12-2005, 19:38
I'd definitely go with Gnoblars over Gobbos.

Grotz are small and weedy, and the Gobbo models are a smidge too big. Plus, the Gnodlars don't really require much conversion work. Maybe a pistol here and there!

Wolf Lord Duregar
22-12-2005, 20:22
The Gnoblars are sadly terrible, probably the worst GW plastic regiment set...:(

I converted mine from common Gobbos, the Night Gobbos look too "WHFB" for my tastes. Old pic:

http://i.pbase.com/g3/47/312747/3/53858764.IM000578.jpg

Funny thing is, I love those metal Grots so much and decided that I couldnīt live without them so have started to replace my plastics ones with sixty (60) metal GM-Grots ...:D :rolleyes:

Easy E
22-12-2005, 20:31
I use my various Necromunda models as "Human" slaves. This can also be done with plastic guardsman.

TWB
22-12-2005, 21:31
Guardsmen are a little to well equipped or muscly to be grots I'd suggest necromunda Juves, they are still a little pricey though, don't forget to paint the "grot" tatoo on their foreheads though

cerealkiller195
22-12-2005, 22:58
yeah you can always use other slave races at is known that slavers dont r eally care who they got. eventually they will bend to see the ork way of things.

nathonicus
23-12-2005, 00:16
The old gretchin plastics look pretty bad, but I discovered most of that is the goofy head. If you slice off the head and put one of the new WFB regular goblin heads in place, they look awesome.

Of course there is still the problem of only having one pose. No real help for that one. I mostly use the old plastic grots w/new bits as decorative models for my vehicles.

If you use the Night Goblin plastics as a base, then I suggest paintin the robes brown instead of black. This helps them look less "WFB" as was noted, and if you paint there eyes glowing red, then the brown robes make them look like Jawas.

Griefbringer
23-12-2005, 11:14
As for gnoblars, at least they have the advantage of getting 24 models per box (opposed to 20 for a gobbo box).

Mad Doc Grotsnik
23-12-2005, 17:17
Exactly. And, considering they are hardly a focal point on the model, the Gnoblars make an excellent rag tag mob of cannonfodder!

Galaspar
23-12-2005, 20:12
For my Big Mek's mendy grots, i went for the gnoblar trapper models. Not the cheapest, but the poses are excellent, and i'm a big fan of fur coats and massive floppy ears. One has a necromunda stub gun, the rest are unadulterated but in clan colours.

Waaagh
15-01-2006, 15:23
With any luck they'll be plastic Grotz when the Ork Codex comes out (which estimates now put at around the amazing year 400,000,000,000),.

Thats sooner than I expected :D