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Forge World Grot Tank III

I picked up a set of Grot Tanks on a recent visit to Warhammer World.

The lunatic product of the deranged imaginations of grot riggers and scavs that have spent far too long basking in the insane genius of the Big Meks, Grots Tanks are diminutive armoured vehicles made to imitate the far larger Ork Wagons and Tanks.

The set contains four different variant chassis, tracks, exhausts and turrets as well as four fantastic Grot Tank Kommandaz and 5 different, incredibly shooty, weapon options.

This workbench feature is broken down into four separate features, one for each of the Grot Tanks.

Grot Tank I
Grot Tank II
Grot Tank III
Grot Tank IV

Before making them up I had a good look at the pictures on the Forge World website.

Grot Tanks

There are many variations, but before I got started, I washed all the resin pieces. There is a fair bit of resin for the four tanks.

Grot Tanks

I then looked at the four main bodies and tracks deciding which was going to go with which and then cleaned up the resin.

Grot Tanks

This combination, probably combine my least favourite pieces of the entire set and as a result I put them altogether in one tank. If I was to get a second set, I would probably use this for conversion using parts from the Ork plastic kits. The hull for me is too "tall" whilst the tracks aren't that bad, they are my least favourite fo the four as they look rather lightweight. I really don't like the turret which is too Dalek like for me.

Grot Tanks

One of the problems you can have with Forge World models is that the resin is more brittle than plastic. The sprue lugs are also much "bigger" so as a result is possible to damage the model. As you can see from this close-up of the track, I did manage to snarl up the track.

Grot Tanks

I don't think it will show too much, but shows you do need to be careful.

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