I guess that when you pre-order something from Forgeworld, you get the express shipping, because only after a week after the ship date, my Grot Mega Tank has arrived, huzzah!
Behold, Da' Grot Spee:
So named after the infamous WWII German pocket battleship.
I trimmed off a few of the gates (just a quick & ugly trimming) to get a rough idea on how it'll go together. Assembly looks to be rather straight forward & simple. Its a good thing too as the instructions are rather spare. Several of the gates that I trimmed off are so big that I'm tempted to keep them for use a tank traps or something. I wonder if all completely FW tanks have gates that large? Seems like a hellova waste to me.
One thing FW doesn't provide is a good size comparison, so until it arrived I had no idea as to how big it was going to be. As you can see, its a bit larger than an Ork trukk.
The weapons options included for the turrets are :
(2) Big Shootas
(1) Kustom Mega Blasta
(2) Rokkit Launchas
(1) Boom Kanister
and the aft, starboard sponson has a big shoota molded onto it by default, though I doubt it would be hard to add a different weapon in that mount.
This will be a work in progress over the coming months, a model this expensive (the bulk of my unpainted Blood Eagles as well as my Rogue Trader BFG fleet were sold off to compensate) shouldn't be rushed through assembly & painting.
...and now back to our regularly scheduled programming...
So, I was going to post the following originally:
It was nice to kinda take a week off from gaming. Doing the 'family thing' for a few days and shoving gaming to the periphery of my mind. This past Saturday we went to Sevierville, TN to go on a zip line tour (part of Mom's 'bucket list').
Here I am on the first run and as such still somewhat an unwilling participant. However by the end of the 2nd run (we went on 6 in total) I really started to have fun, and in the end I'd readily go again.
Yesterday I eased myself back into 40k by finishing off my first squad of The Purge.
After which I assembled my next squad of seven (Da Grot Spee will delay their painting though).