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05-07-2013, 08:08
It had long been rumoured that a mysterious race of Scrots eeked out a living scavenging the wrecks on the periphery of The Terra Damnata. Tired guardsmen from the Pantagruelian 70th Artillery Company would often report strange ramshackle machines trundling through the abandoned pillboxes that used to protect the entrance to District 100. Robotic phantoms, written off by commanding officers as a sign that the crewman needed to get some sleep and cut back on their partying...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrottanks_zpsf6eb2499.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrottanks_zpsf6eb2499.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrots_zps519cdeff.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrots_zps519cdeff.jpg.html)

even when a whole platoon of guardsmen reported an encounter with the machines, it was written off as a mass-hallucination, brought on by breathing too much of the toxic miasma that seeps out of the damned earth...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrotadvance_zps111e2950.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrotadvance_zps111e2950.jpg.html)

06-07-2013, 10:50
Lovely models! Where are the tankettes from? Looks like Ramshackle Games, but I'm not sure. What rules are you going to use?

06-07-2013, 11:57
look like forge world grot tanks...really nicely painted.

06-07-2013, 13:09
Thanks guys :-)

They are indeed forge world grot tanks, mostly. The red one has forgeworld turret, tracks and guns (the hull and exhausts are scratchbuilt) and the blue one has a scratchbuilt turret dome and the grabbin klaw from i think the gw battlewagon.

I'm going to run them as an ork dreadmob list from the forgeworld book, but with no orks... The robots in-game will be spanna boys with cybork bodies. Not a single greenskin will be allowed in the final army.

07-07-2013, 11:14
Work-In-Progress shot of the third 'scrot tank', this time with a rokkit launcha...
so far it's only really had the base colour, some colour modulation and the checkers airbrushed on... oh and the start of some chipping. loads more work to do on this

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrot3_zpsd2a15976.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrot3_zpsd2a15976.jpg.html)

07-07-2013, 11:49
Loving this! It looks like you're painting your tanks with an airbrush, is that correct? I really like the paint chips/weathering on your tanks, how did you do that?
Looking forward to more,

07-07-2013, 17:47
Excellent!!! I have exactly this project lined up, the same miniatures purchased and waiting in a box in my room!
Also using the same FW list, and also with zero greenskins... except for a single Mek. I've also got old epic scale dreds and robots to use as grots, with the FW limited Grotbot to run as their bully :)

So pleased to see how well those clanking destroyers come out once painted. Amazing kits, so nicely casted. You've really done them justice!

Are you going to add kans / dreds etc? What about the HQ?

07-07-2013, 18:27
I loved the atmospheric introduction to this log. Keep up the good work!

07-07-2013, 19:08
Thank you so much guys (and a huge thanks to whoever gave me a 5-star rating, thats incredibly flattering)

@capitanmee: i do use an airbrush to lay down the basic colours and fades, also all the checkerboard patterns. The chips are all sponged on with blisterpack foam in a dark brown/grey colour ( something like charandon granite) each chip is then given a little highlight on the underside. Then it's a combination of oil washes to get the main weathering effect.

@aryllon: the clankers are mostly really nice models, a few slightly soft areas of detail, and they really need to be on 30mm bases rather than the standard 25mm ones. In terns of what's to come, I've got the fw limited runtbot to be my hq- a painboss with cybork body. And then a couple of epic tinbots to be his grot orderlies. A mega dread, a handful of deff dreads, a mekboy junka, and a killblaster... That'll probably be everything, i only intend for them to be an allied force. Sounds like we'll have some pretty cool matching forces :-)

09-07-2013, 20:02
Haha, brilliant - almost identical lists and mine are also just allies (for a IG 'mercs' project)!
I'm going with Deffskulls. Only a smattering of organic parts, just for painting variety, with plenty of conversions. Torn between the Kromlech mega-armour equivalents or waiting to see what the ork codex brings...

Big Mek (black reach warboss) & Junka (FW Centaur)
10 Grot Bot Scavengers & Bully (Runtbot)
10 Clanking Destroyers
Grot tanks
Walkers of all sizes

But that's not for a year or so - more of yours please!! :)

10-07-2013, 07:44
hehe, yup, mine are IG allies for my cadians- who are the Pantagruelian force mentioned in the opening post. eventually they have a real encounter with the Scrots, and form an allegiance, conveniently boosting the IG close combat capabilities.

anyway, here's a little progress shot, it doesn't look like much, but it takes quite a while to move from the previous stage to here. only a few days more painting and this one'll be finished.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrotprogress_zps8227cf6d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrotprogress_zps8227cf6d.jpg.html)

15-07-2013, 12:30
well, the third scrot tank is nearing completion... i've got to build up some exhausts for it as i ruined the ones from the kit, a little bit more work on the muddy areas, a few patches of rust and a couple of bare metal edges to paint in on the chipped paint.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/green_zps2f468a7d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/green_zps2f468a7d.jpg.html)

15-07-2013, 16:30
your painting is awesome, love the schemes you have picked, i like the last one the best

19-07-2013, 16:59
Thanks Electromancer, i think the green is my favourite so far too. While i try and motivate myself to finish this one i'm starting on a light grey dalek themed tank... Pictures soon :-)

21-07-2013, 00:45
This looks really good. And mind, I usually don't like Orks at all!

Just one little and potentially stupid question: how do you airbrush the checker pattern? I mean, you must be using some kind of template or stencil thing, right? Could you post a pic of it?

Keep up the good work!

21-07-2013, 07:22
Wonderful painting and a gorgeous table in the background I'd love to see in bigger pictures.

21-07-2013, 12:08
Thanks guys :-)

The checkers are masked off with tiny squares of masking tape. I use tamiya brand tape, it has very gentle adhesive with very little tack. I then stick it down onto my cutting mat, cut it into squares (approx 2-3mm in size) and then transfer the squares onto the model and airbrush over them. Simple as that!
The only real tricky bit is lining up the littles squares of tape to get even spacing.

The terrain will slowly make its way into some more pics, i don't actually have much more of it painted than whats visible above.

07-08-2013, 16:58
after a couple of weeks painting the fourth (dalek themed) scrot tank, i decided it just wasn't working and threw it in the paint stripper to be absolved of its sins.
meaning i have very little to show for the past fortnight, except for a wip shot of the fifth tank harassing a mukaali in my display cabinet- a mixture of parts in this one: mostly made up of the rear half of a Kromlech half track, lots of plasticard and a forge world turret.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrotty2_zps0630b52d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrotty2_zps0630b52d.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrotty1_zps22d1535b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrotty1_zps22d1535b.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrotty3_zpsb68aec25.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrotty3_zpsb68aec25.jpg.html)

i'm hoping i can knock out a nice quick paintjob on this one before i have to look at the dalek one again.

08-08-2013, 08:43
Forced off its standard flight pattern by a nearby artillery strike, an Imperial Recon Drone logged the following image of an unknown Xenos vehicle while passing over District 100. Finally the Pantagruelian Guard had some concrete evidence that something was happening in the Terra Damnata, surely now their commanders must be willing to believe their reports...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/recon2_zps44f39da3.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/recon2_zps44f39da3.jpg.html)

everyone loves fake servo skull images, right? :)
here's a few more in-situ battle shots of the green scrot tank... missile tank vs. missile tank

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/greenscrot_zpsa365f7a0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/greenscrot_zpsa365f7a0.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/missiletanks_zpsf1bf0b5b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/missiletanks_zpsf1bf0b5b.jpg.html)

17-08-2013, 09:21
can you say shrinky dink?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/shrinky_zps2e1e54e0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/shrinky_zps2e1e54e0.jpg.html)

i need a small amount of Lesser Scrots (grot orderlies, riggers etc) for my force, but have no suitable models- i was going to use the old epic tinbots, but looking at them in the flesh, they just don't have the right level of detail and sharpness to them, so i'm going to scratch build them in a more fitting style. above is the start of this process, next to the standard kromlech arm for scale. i guess the finished Lesser Scrots will be approximately half the size of a regular one. as always with plasticard scratchbuilds, the white on white is always a bit hard to see, it should look much better with some paint on it (i hope)

17-08-2013, 10:35
Really fantastic work. I always check these logs when i wake up in the morning and its been a great day everytime i wake up to see you have made an update. The 'action shots' are fantastic how do you get those effects on them?

It will be fantastic army once it has grown a bit more, i think you should play a 500pt roleplay game against your guard and write a report for us

17-08-2013, 10:36
Really fantastic work. I always check these logs when i wake up in the morning and its been a great day everytime i wake up to see you have made an update. The 'action shots' are fantastic how do you get those effects on them?

It will be fantastic army once it has grown a bit more, i think you should play a 500pt roleplay game against your guard and write a report for us

17-08-2013, 14:36
Nerdgasmic. Simply nerdgasmic.

What are you using to do the chesstable pattern? I need it!!!

May i ask you wich colours are you using in the blue tank in the first pic?

20-08-2013, 07:08
Thanks guys :-) i was starting to think that i was the only one who liked my plog ;-)
It's slow progress i know, but as soon as the army gets bigger i promise i'll have bigger action shots.

@ihavetoomuchminis - the blue tank vallejo Dark Prussia Blue mixed with a little white and a little grey. The blue itself is too dark and has poor coverage, but by adding foundation white to it, it gets. Lot more opaque.
The checkerboard pattern is just done with little squares of masking tape and an airbrush. Easy to do, but very time consuming (great way to do it if you're not happy with your freehand ability, like me)

20-08-2013, 11:21
thanks! interesting that adding foundation white improves the paint. does it work fine in the airbrush? doesnt it get obtured?.

it seems time consuming indeed. have you tried some other thing? i want to try to make a one rank of squares pattern with masking tape and airbrush it rank after rank....but dont know if it will work fine

Dark Magos Gillam
21-08-2013, 01:21
With a checker board pattern there is no way I know of to make a reusable "stencil", but have u tried paint mask vinyl? It cuts nicer and is a is more flexible for masking those not so flat areas. Nice models by the way. Might have to do up some of those tanks for the grots in my speed freek army. Top notch painting too.

22-08-2013, 08:39
it airbrushes just fine when thinned down, infact, i've found that the foundation paints work better through the airbrush than the regular ones do... but i'm by no means experienced enough a painter to really be able to comment on the hows and whys of it all.
i'll have to give the masking vinyl a go, its something i've been interested in for a while but never got round to ordering.

so here's some bad photos of the first finished Lesser Scrot and his larger friends... it's a bad day for photography today, just too dreary outside.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/mini1_zpsc24a2ecd.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/mini1_zpsc24a2ecd.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/mini2_zpsca8cf509.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/mini2_zpsca8cf509.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/mini3_zpsf542ca5f.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/mini3_zpsf542ca5f.jpg.html)

not bad for my first completely scratch-built model, i've learned a lot from doing it though, and the remaining two that need to be built should turn out better. surprisingly, the scale wasn't really an issue, the main problems were just keeping the edges neat, and getting the tracks to sit evenly.

22-08-2013, 09:56
Awesome stuff!!

22-08-2013, 10:51
Your work is prety sweet! Nice conversions and painting!

13-09-2013, 07:37
thanks guys :)

i'm making slow but steady progress on this unit of Scrots. this week i've been able to add another Scrot and the Big Scrot (mek with big shoota) who leads the unit. as always, the photos aren't that hot, but they get the message across.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/mek1_zps62ee4424.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/mek1_zps62ee4424.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/mek2_zpsd97b2d11.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/mek2_zpsd97b2d11.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/mek3_zps8dda1b7d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/mek3_zps8dda1b7d.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/squad_zps0fb52a3a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/squad_zps0fb52a3a.jpg.html)

oops, just noticed that i haven't blackened the exhaust on that Scrot, ah well, i'll sort that out in no time.

13-09-2013, 09:31
Really gorgeous painting, and fantastically talented conversion work – the scratchbuilds fit in alongside the bought stuff just perfectly. It's also a really nice concept for an army; it's lovely to see such imagination. To manage to get orks to seem mysterious is a coup, and it works really well! :)

14-09-2013, 04:19
I think you need to show us your terrain too!

16-09-2013, 06:59
Wow, thank you Apologist, i'm really glad they come across as mysterious.

I'll make sure i get some decent shots of some terrain next time i set the camera up :-)

17-09-2013, 07:08
yesterday i scratchbuilt a new head for the next Scrot, primarily as an excuse to get to use one of these AK-Interactive lenses i've had hanging around for a while. they're great little products, not cheap, but what is in our hobby? basically you drill out the sculpted lens from your model (or in this case, i just left a cavity of the right size- 1.5mm) paint the model as normal, then using tweezers you glue the lens into place. quick and easy lens effects on your model :)
they even have a slight reflective quality to them- look at the head on the right, inside the brass collar there is a red reflected spot ala OSL.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/ak-interactivelens_zps192f1631.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/ak-interactivelens_zps192f1631.jpg.html)

please forgive the slightly out of focus shot, it is extremely zoomed in after all (each rivet is 0.5mm across)

17-10-2013, 07:48
progress? why yes!

here's another Lesser Scrot Orderly i just finished scratch-building, this one holds the Boss-Scrot's boss pole, keeping it close by for when heads need banging together.
since he's made of white and grey styrene he doesn't photograph well at all, but i've found that a wash of liquid green stuff and a b&w photo help make the details a bit more visible.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrotbosspole_zps9871e349.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrotbosspole_zps9871e349.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrotbosspole2_zpsa816af76.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrotbosspole2_zpsa816af76.jpg.html)

18-10-2013, 09:14
Now that's some fiddly details!

Studio Dave
21-10-2013, 05:24
They look awesome man :D very creative idea, can't wait to see more :D

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21-10-2013, 19:31
Awesome idea and equally awesome models ! Love to see how you evolve this, Mate :)

21-10-2013, 19:51
thanks guys :) and it's good to see you around these parts SDKFZ.
it certainly is fiddly work, but i think it's worth it, here's a progress shot of the boss-pole wielding Lesser Scrot, again with an AK-Interactive lens for an eye.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/bosspole_zpsc86f02f6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/bosspole_zpsc86f02f6.jpg.html)

23-10-2013, 18:11
Real fantastic work, everything is beginning to slowly come together i see

27-10-2013, 09:17
thank you Minigiant :)

here's a shot of the force so far, slowly starting to look like an army i think.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/thegang_zpsef58b27a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/thegang_zpsef58b27a.jpg.html)

when we finally see some decent daylight here i'll get some shots of the newly added models on their own (one new Scrot, the Bosspole Lesser Scrot and a Scrot Tank)

29-10-2013, 09:09
well, there was a slight glimmer of daylight this morning, so i tried a few more shots of the new additions, lets see how this goes...

Scrot Tank number 4 (this one appears to be disguised as one of my Imperial Guard tanks, surely part of a cunning plan by those tricksy Scrots)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/browntank1_zps2f98d94e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/browntank1_zps2f98d94e.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/browntank3_zpscc927451.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/browntank3_zpscc927451.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/browntank2_zps5432b8a3.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/browntank2_zps5432b8a3.jpg.html)

the newest Scrot and Lesser Scrot

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/eyes_zpsaedc1d96.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/eyes_zpsaedc1d96.jpg.html)

and finally, a little glimpse of what's next on the painting table... The Boss-Scrot

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/next_zps22b85995.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/next_zps22b85995.jpg.html)

29-10-2013, 18:39
Just wanted to pop in and say this is all awesome! Looking forward to see how the boss turns out!

This stuff makes me think of Machinarium, a really atmospheric point-and-click game.

Shaft, Lord of Slaanesh
29-10-2013, 19:37
Pretty. So, so pretty.



29-10-2013, 20:05
Fantastic update! You have a real talent for this stuff

07-11-2013, 10:01
thanks guys :) its comments like these that keep me going on this project.
i'd not heard of Machinarium before, but after a quick google search, i want it!

here's a pic of the almost finished Boss-Scrot's head, any final tweaks (like adding the aerial, and a bit of pigment rust) will be made when the model is fully assembled. I'm really starting to like these lenses when used in the right places, they sure beat trying to paint lens effects at this size (1.5mm in white, 3mm in optic colours)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/bosshead_zpsf0f5e33c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/bosshead_zpsf0f5e33c.jpg.html)

07-11-2013, 17:59
Apologies if this has been asked, but is this going to be a playable army? If so what rules are you using?

they look freaking awesome btw. Both the painting and modelling is superb.

07-11-2013, 19:17
They are going to be a playable allied detachment, using the Dreadmob list from Imperial Armour Volume 8.

The Scrots are spanna boyz with cybork bodies (troops)
Boss-Scrot is a pain boss with cybork body, powerclaw and boss pole (hq)
Lesser Scrots are Grot orderlies (also hq)
Tanks are grot tanks. (Fast)

I will eventually get around to making a mekboy junka (elite) and a mega dread (heavy) to expand the list a bit.

07-11-2013, 19:41
Aaah okay, I was thinking you were making an ork army with them all as orks, which I imagine would take aaaaages. I'm not familiar with the dreadmob list. But they look awesome, can't wait to see what else you crank out

08-11-2013, 12:07
Man! If i had to make a whole ork army of these i'd go crazy, luckily i only need a minimum of 10 infantry to get a legal allied army, so after i finish the Boss and the next 4 scrots i can take to the field.

08-11-2013, 18:48
damn f.....g blog, amazing ork army with an original theme, want to see more and really good work man.

09-11-2013, 07:58
That boss head looks ace ! Those small gems work a treat, me thinks :)

30-11-2013, 09:55
thanks guys :)

so, after three weeks i've just about got enough work done on the Boss-Scrot to show another wip shot... obviously missing an arm and some final details, and the photos leave a lot to be desired, but they give an idea for now.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/bossscrotwip_zpsed75fcbb.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/bossscrotwip_zpsed75fcbb.jpg.html)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/bossscrotwipback_zps34b8dfcf.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/bossscrotwipback_zps34b8dfcf.jpg.html)

i've got to say that i havent really enjoyed painting this model, and it comes across a bit in the paintjob. i think some of it is a psychological hurdle in that i've never painted a commander model before, either in the 6 years of the 1990s that i played in or the 2 years that i've been playing recently. so this is a big first for me. saying that though, it is growing on me as i progress with it.

11-02-2014, 10:25
well, there has been quite a break between my last post and now. I left the dreary, wet, cold UK and went to the rainforest to hang out with sloths and monkeys for a while, which meant not much progress on anything. anyway, since getting back i have made a few things and almost have a usable allied force... just 3 more Scrots to build and then i can fight with the buggers...

first up, the last of the Lesser Scrot assistants for the Boss-Scrot. scratch-built out of styrene (i hacked up a bolt pistol for his gun arm, thats the only model component used on him)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/lesser1_zpsf140d711.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/lesser1_zpsf140d711.jpg.html)

here he is with his buddies...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/alllesser_zpsbd6171dc.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/alllesser_zpsbd6171dc.jpg.html)

and here they are with their beloved employer, The Boss-Scrot

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/boss_zpsaa05b656.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/boss_zpsaa05b656.jpg.html)

while i was taking photos, i thought i'd get one of the whole mob so far-

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/gang_zps85fdd439.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/gang_zps85fdd439.jpg.html)

12-02-2014, 14:47
the tank mob has swollen in size by another member too, bringing it almost to the full strength of 6.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/blacktank_zps9c9eb272.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/blacktank_zps9c9eb272.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/tanks_zps50a53fb3.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/tanks_zps50a53fb3.jpg.html)

i hadn't originally intended them to be in the colours of the ork klans, but after the first two were so obviously Deff Skullz and Evil Sunz i had to carry on with the theme- army green for Blood Axes, brown for Snakebites and of course black with white checks for Goffs. Meaning the next one in line has to be yellow right?

12-02-2014, 20:41
These little guys are simply glorious. People talk about models having (or lacking) 'character' quite a bit and I've never really been able to pin down what they mean. If I was ever in doubt then seeing these has totally made up my mind. Each one conveys exactly what it means to be a Scrot, like each one is a tiny diorama. Really looking forward to seeing what else you come up with.

13-02-2014, 07:44
Those chibitanks are so cute...

13-02-2014, 08:08
This is just a stunning group of models. You're clearly and incredibly talented man!

Also, very few models make my girlfriend blurt out the words "adorable" very loudly but yours have done that so I guess you have her compliments too!

13-02-2014, 09:17
wow! thanks a lot guys, you've all made my morning :)

here's a WIP shot of the final Scrot Tank, based very loosely off a Russian KV-2. As you can see this one will be mostly scratch-built when its finished, using only the forgeworld hull (and maybe fw exhausts too). This mob of tanks has been an exercise in cheapness, i'll have managed to just about squeeze 6 tanks out of a pack of 4 models.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/kvscrot_zps2c8ac8af.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/kvscrot_zps2c8ac8af.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/kvscrot2_zpsa6243478.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/kvscrot2_zpsa6243478.jpg.html)

obviously the turret is nowhere near complete, the track units are nearly finished, and if all goes to plan, i should have it ready for undercoating in the morning.

13-02-2014, 14:06
Abso-zoggin-lutely amazeballs.

14-02-2014, 00:10
This is a excellent plog. Very original idea and execution of said idea. Bravo. :)

14-02-2014, 07:33
:) thanks guys. i'm glad they're going down well, it's always hard to tell what people will make of non-standard 40k stuff.

so, he's just about ready for an undercoat now, assuming the weather holds out for the next couple of hours. i ended up using a few forgeworld detail panels on the turret, just to speed up construction a bit and to try and tie the model into the rest of the mob a little bit more. the little searchlight on the top will be fitted with one of the AK-Interactive lenses too, probably a dull grey optic coloured one.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/kvscrotready_zps284271d7.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/kvscrotready_zps284271d7.jpg.html)

15-02-2014, 11:28
Well Mate, this keeps getting better and better :) Love what youve done with the extra tanks. Great work ! How many point are you going for with the Scrots ?

16-02-2014, 07:26
Cheers buddy :-)

At the moment (well, when i get the compulsary 10 basic Scrots finished) the force is approx 450 points. I think i'd like to get to about 1000 in total, but that should be pretty easy one i've got the core force finished. A mega dread and a junka should add 400 points or so, then a couple of dreads and i'll be there.

16-02-2014, 13:42
Oh, soo looking forward to seeing how you do those two vehicles :)

17-02-2014, 13:37
I feel I should be embarrassed for not commenting already as I love what you are doing. The tanks are great but the figures are awesome.

Look forward to seeing what else you come up with.

18-02-2014, 15:19
Really nice work so far, keep it up!!

19-02-2014, 07:00
Thanks guys :-)

Rictus- it was your Italian Job grot tanks that inspired me to get a set of them, and thus start this project.

19-02-2014, 18:30
Rictus- it was your Italian Job grot tanks that inspired me to get a set of them, and thus start this project.

Really? I feel honoured...and a bit embarrassed that I still haven't finished the grot tanks in question. One day...one day...

22-02-2014, 14:13
yeah, get em finished! :D

this week i managed to get my hands on a copy of Freebooterz, a RT era ork supplement, mainly so i could see where dreadmobs came from... afterall, if you don't know where you came from, how can you know where you're going? or something like that.
i started collecting just before the 2nd edition starter set came out, so i didn't really get to know Rogue trader, but did see bits and bobs in white dwarf and friends' collections. i've got to admit that seeing extra stats like cool and willpower seems a bit alien to me, but i love all the random wargear tables and randomising what units you can buy for your army (much like the realms of chaos books).
the lack of significant fluff and small amounts of artwork/eavy metal sections is a pretty big departure from what we're used to now, but then again, it states on the cover that it's a book of army lists, and that is exactly what it is.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/freebooterz_zps07ca984f.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/freebooterz_zps07ca984f.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/freebooterz2_zps3ef7f961.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/freebooterz2_zps3ef7f961.jpg.html)

the rules for genestealer/ork hybrid broods are a particular new favourite of mine, but man, do i ever wish i could use tinboyz stats like these for my scrots- 15 wounds! toughness 10! i know weapons then caused multiple wounds and had hefty save modifiers, but even so. initiative 6 too!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/tinboyz_zpse6d326be.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/tinboyz_zpse6d326be.jpg.html)

23-02-2014, 13:35
Still fantastic work, again :-) Been a way for a while so just caught up. I wish all armies had the same quality, eye for detail and love up into them as your models. Would take the gaming to a whole other level

26-02-2014, 04:59
awesome work. I would love to see something like this in my gaming group.

01-04-2014, 07:02
thank you guys :)

i havent been too idle over the past weeks, progress has been made- Scrots number 8 & 9 are now just about done. i have to admit that i'm running out of steam doing these basic scrots, i can't wait to get onto some of the bigger, more interesting models. part of this is because of the cast quality of the parts- i ordered 12 models worth of parts from kromlech, more than half of them were perfect casts, some had minor defects, some had some pretty major problems (which i didn't notice until after i had owned them for half a year, so felt i couldn't really ask for replacements etc) anyway, i used the best casts on the first few models, then the second rate casts on the next batch of models and so on until we get to now. leaving me with the casts that needed the most work to get usable, making my enthusiasm wane a bit.
this all sounds way more negative than i meant it to... have a picture to cheer you up :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrots8and9_zps38767cd1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrots8and9_zps38767cd1.jpg.html)

as always, i could moan about the picture quality too- but i won't

i broke one of my self imposed rules about not using The Scrots in anger until they were fully painted, and let them out to fight some Eldar the other day. The ramshackle little guys did surprisingly well for themselves. The Scrot Tanks blew a squad of 10 harlequins off the table in one round of shooting (although the Eldar player didn't realise that he had to activate the shrouding veil power to use it, so that may not have been a fair representation of their firepower) and The Scrots along with Boss-Scrot went toe-to-toe with a squad of Wraithguard and Eldrad for i think 4 or 5 rounds of combat until a powerklaw attack took out the farseer. not bad at all...

right, one more Scrot to paint and then it's onto the big guy, the Scrot to end all Scrots, that's right- Mega-Scrot!

01-04-2014, 16:47
Good to see that youre back working on these guys. The new klankers look good. Is it because they helped defeat those pesky eldars ? :)

04-04-2014, 12:12
That's some great inventive use of the Kromlech bits! Very inspiring! I'm going to borrow some of your ideas for my own orks if you don't mind...

Karak Norn Clansman
04-04-2014, 12:19
They're looking good as usual.

04-04-2014, 19:35
Looking great! Those little tanks look sooo cute!

13-04-2014, 14:37
thanks for the ongoing support guys, it's because of all of you that i've finally finished the 10th Scrot!
nine months after starting this little project i've got a fully usable painted allied detachment :) that could well be the slowest painted squad ever...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/lastscrot_zpse5db4a1f.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/lastscrot_zpse5db4a1f.jpg.html)

here's the full mob of 10 Scrots, the Boss-Scrot and 3 Lesser Scrots...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/fullmob2_zps95fb0f1e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/fullmob2_zps95fb0f1e.jpg.html)

and why not, the whole allied force of clanking, whirring, smoke-belching gits...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/army2_zps7c2515e8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/army2_zps7c2515e8.jpg.html)

hmmm, the 2nd and 3rd photos are a bit washed out, you get the idea for now anyways :)

i 'accidentally' bought a pack of 3 of the Kromlech juggernaut armoured orcs from ebay, they're soaking in some soapy water right now, ready for converting up into Big-Scrots (cybork slashas).

Inquisitor Engel
13-04-2014, 15:55
I really like what you're doing here.

15-04-2014, 19:41
This thread is fantastic! Keep up the good work :-)

101st Vostroyan
17-04-2014, 17:16
Really cool looking army. The weathering is great and the tanks look awesome. The scrots are a really cool idea and are well executed.

19-04-2014, 19:42
Congrats on finishing tha squad, Mate :) Might be slow, but its one h**k of a squad :D Love the army/detachment pic.

Space Fink
19-04-2014, 19:49
What a great looking army. Really well done. Some inspiring stuff in this blog. :)

23-04-2014, 10:38
thanks guys :)

i've been a bit of a Scrot butterfly over the past week, unable to focus on one particular project i've partially assembled the Mega-Scrot, converted and assembled the first Big-Scrot and started work on a terrain board. The board isn't exactly an armies on parade board (since i have no intention of ever going to an event of that nature) but serves pretty much that purpose, its going to be a photo setting/backdrop for everything Scrotty to be shot against.
its still very very WIP. but you can start to see what's happening with it- the entrance into the labyrinthine tunnels that the Scrots inhabit. it'll have rusty junk piles, some sort of pipework etc.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scrotbase_zps10997c42.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scrotbase_zps10997c42.jpg.html)

and here is a WIP shot of the first Big-Scrot. Rather than just being a larger than average Scrot, these Big-Scrots are thought by the Imperial Guard to be designed after the high-tech Tau battlesuits, whether they function any differently to other Scrots is yet to be determined.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/bigscrot_zps7c39e5f5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/bigscrot_zps7c39e5f5.jpg.html)

23-04-2014, 14:53
That Big-Scrot is just so cool ! :) How much is kit-bash and how much is scratchbuilt ?

23-04-2014, 15:37
Wow! I usually dont like orks but this are awesome.
I love the orky masks of the robots and specially the tiny tanks with that dust. Congrats!

23-04-2014, 17:10
Thanks guys :-)

SDKFZ: it's actually mostly stock kromlech parts, slightly modified to make a more fluid pose. The powerklaw was adjusted a bit and mounted upside down to look a bit more orky, the 'head' is the only scratch built part- made from styrene and a sentinel searchlight lens.
The base is one of the new 50mm size ones, it came with a 40mm but it was just too small.

24-04-2014, 02:37
That Big Scrot is awesome. Pure, unadulterated awesome. The word "first" has got me quite excited.

Can't wait for more.

26-04-2014, 06:59
OK, thats some really good work youve done there, Juxt :)

07-05-2014, 20:16
Love catching up with your work, always really inspirational work

16-03-2015, 11:09
Wowsers! It's been ages since I've updated this plog, sorry about that guys.
I've been working on a few things recently, I've just finished up a Tin Kan and a Big Scrot for my little army of Scrots. I've got a Kill Team campaign coming up so I needed to get a few models sorted for that.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/tinkan1_zpsf6ubcr5n.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/tinkan1_zpsf6ubcr5n.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/tinkan3_zpsqomhlo3m.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/tinkan3_zpsqomhlo3m.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/tinkan2_zpskzeyc95o.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/tinkan2_zpskzeyc95o.jpg.html)

The Tin Kan is mostly the stock Killa Kan kit- I made some smaller claws for it out of plasticard bits and bobs, and a couple of hull mounted flamers from Cadian infantry flamers. This way it can either represent a Deff Dread with 2 DCCW and 2 scorchas, or a Kan with 1 DCCW and a Scorcha.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/brute_zpsapsqrnwq.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/brute_zpsapsqrnwq.jpg.html)

The Big Scrot is mostly a Kromlech Juggernaut armoured ork, with a few little tweaks and a scratchbuilt head.

And lastly, just a size comparison pic. Here we have from left to right: a Tin Kan (killa kan), a regular Scrot (spanna boy), the Boss Scrot (painboss), a Lesser Scrot (grot orderly), a Big Scrot (cybork slasha)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/juxtimon/scale%20comparison_zpsgevuptbv.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/juxtimon/media/scale%20comparison_zpsgevuptbv.jpg.html)

Hmm... those pics are a little on the dark side, I'll see what I can do about taking some better ones...

101st Vostroyan
17-03-2015, 04:23
Awesome as always. Glad to see an update!

17-03-2015, 12:26
Good to see you back! Please never stop working on the Scrots, they're all incredible!
I just went back through the log again to remind myself of everything. The painting is just superb. I had a look at the lenses you use, because they really do fit perfectly. A little too pricey for me though, I think I'll have to go the poor man's route and keep painting mine!
Do you have any pictures of all of the rest of the stuff in your action shots? The guard and particularly the gaming board. I want MORE!

17-03-2015, 19:56
It's great to see that this plog is still alive! Wonderful stuff as always!

18-03-2015, 11:00
I love how after I rebooted mine after a long break, you rebooted yours almost simultaneously!

I still have all the bits in a box somewhere to do effectively this exact project. Kastorel Novem & Kromlech tipped me over the edge!

22-03-2015, 10:21
Can only echo what the otheres have said, great to see youre back, Mate :)

17-04-2015, 16:19
A bit late to seeing you back but i have to echo words already said. Your scrots are fantastic and no matter the length of time it will take to complete them, they will be truly phenomenal