Thursday, 24 June 2010

Da Grot Tanks


Da Grots 'ave been nickin' stuff again and building Grot Tanks.

Well actually, it wasn't the Grots it was me. It just had to be done. The first three have been assembled and primed with Grey Car Primer. The next two will be based on different hulls (scratchbuilt from Airfix bits) and the last one will be the Command Tank.

Anyone recognise the hull type used in these models? I have found an inexspensive source of these particular models.


12 comments:

  1. Those are awesome ... do tell about the source!!

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  2. I've seen those tank hulls before, been a while though, maybe old Warzone or Void models (both of which are out of print, or at least in the incarnations of them that I used to play).

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  3. Iiiiiinteresting! I can't say that I'm familiar with the basis of those tanks but I'm rather intrigued! What, pray tell, are they based on?

    I look forward to seeing them painted up, they're looking suitably grotty (as opposed to orky, I suppose). Keep up the great work!

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  4. A very nice find. Count me as one who wants to know the source.

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  5. they are the void 1.1 VASA TAV vehicles.

    They are available to order over at scotia grendel miniatures

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  6. At first some of the bitz made me think they were from Robogear. But a trip down to the workshop and I found the MoaS is right they are definitely VOID tanks. But Robogear makes a nice cheap tank chassis for converting too. But where to order them from now a days has me beat.

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  7. Oops... Those look great nice to see other people came to the same idea as I. Scratch-build over buy them. Crafting a Ork vehicle even for beginning modelers I think would be a world of easiness.

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  8. Dear guys,
    Thanks for the kind comments. The model is a Grendel Sci Fi APC, No 10041, available from Scotia Grendel for £7 - which is a great price.

    There is a Void tank based on the same hull, also available from Scotia Grendel, but that costs £15.

    There has been a succession of companies run by the same people that have ceased trading, only to resurface in a new guise. Urban Mammoth is the latest incarnation, iKore/Void was an earlier one. Scotia have inherited the remains, possibly they were the mould makers.

    http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/

    John

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  9. Those look fantastic turned 'round like that and with added gubbins.

    Sorry we weren't able to work something out while I was in the UK. Did you receive my email?

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  10. Dear Rabid
    Yes, sorry I got tied up with some stuff. I apologise for not getting back to you.
    Hope you enjoyed your time in London.
    best wishes
    John

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  11. No worries John, I appreciated the gesture even though it ended up we were both busy. Perhaps next time!

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  12. I can't get a sense of scale - what is the length of the hull on one of those... I have my own plans!

    Cheers, Colin
    http://thewulfweb.blogspot.com

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