Grots have grown on me. The little cartoony imps are full of character and cheekiness and are actually quite endearing in a violent kind of way haha.
A few months back I did a did Goblin airship – https://imperialrebelork.wordpress.com/2018/07/22/gob-bucklers-is-here-skyraiders-part-5/
This was my first go at little folk and I quite enjoyed it. So I thought why not add some little green, or in this case little albino, Goblin type critters into my Ork army?!
What better unit to put them in than their own Kamikaze Kar unit. These little white nutcases speed and blast their way into battle and then, when things are looking a bit grim for them and their vehicle, they’ll drive at full speed into the nearest enemy vehicle or structure and BLOW UP!
I’d had this old Ork buggy for a few years. Think it might have, originally, come from Gorkamorka not sure? It’s original occupants were two tiny Orks, which I didn’t like the look of at all, but they worked kind of well as larger Grots haha. All I did with the one on the right (driver) was do a head swap. The one on the left was trickier because it was an upper torso swap which, as you can see, looks a bit odd. The legs are too big haha. The issue was that the legs are part of the buggy mould so not easy to snip away. Anyway I think it’s passable but only just.
The Grots are glued into the Kar because, for the story, it’s their home, their sanctuary and they treat it, almost, like a living breathing family member. They live in it they die in it.
Silly me glued all the crew in before painting them so painting was more of a challenge than usual but turned out fairly ok in my humble opinion.
The actual Kar/Buggy was fun to paint and I tried a different paint chipped technique.
First I painted the whole body with Mithril Silver (old school GW paint) then I stipple on the red. Looks quite effective actually but I should have done more red. Then I washed the whole thing Agrax and then added more red and silver shipping on details like the rivets.
This vehicle is just one of quite a few for my Blud Letta’s Albino Ork army.
Remember, the show Drop The Dead Donkey? I used to watch it with Dad.