Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (Updated 9-Sep-2015)

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (Oct 24-09 Knarloc help needed)

Post#109 » Jun 27 2010 02:51

WOOOO!

Super long time no update. But here is the finalised version of that Knarloc rider shaper as seen at Arcanacon and Terracon this year :) Best Tau army at both events WOOOT!

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ALSO!

Here is the all finished version the Kroot Kopta Pirnanah :) Ive not put the other arm on because it will be done after the painting is finished.

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (June 26-10 Knarloc Suit + Kopta!)

Post#110 » Jun 27 2010 08:39

Hey Turbo_MMX,

I LOVE the Krootkopter! It looks like it would have been a blast to bitz-together!

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (June 26-10 Knarloc Suit + Kopta!)

Post#111 » Jun 27 2010 02:16

No matter what Kroot conversions I attempt, you'll always be the master Turbo. :)

I love the rider! the simple Tau add on's look great and don't clutter the model at all. I love the use of the Kroot Gun! That's a count as Missile Pod, right? What other weapons does he have? (I guess our little competition is on again, huh? ;) )

As for the Kroot Kopter, this is totally awesome concept! I really like how you mounted the Fusion Blaster. As for the Drones, I like the use of the Apoc Command bit, but I can't help but feel like they are kinnda just tacked on there. But honestly, if you leave it as is, I think it'd be fine. :)

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (June 26-10 Knarloc Suit + Kopta!)

Post#112 » Jun 27 2010 03:12

So I looked through this thread and here are my emotions as I went through: :eek: :sad: :::( :evil: (surprised at the awesomeness, sad at the fact I won't be able to make awesome minis for Kroot like that, evil because those are wicked conversions.) My favorites are the Kroot battlesuits and the Knarloc rider "suits".

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (June 26-10 Knarloc Suit + Kopta!)

Post#113 » Jun 27 2010 06:49

Wow, the kopta is all kinds of awesome!!! (but mostly totally)

The rider is pretty sweet too but I'm coveting the kopta more. ;)

Oh the ideas that are being generated at the moment between you, Wolf and a lot of other project logs. To top it off I have an AoBR laying around somewhere too. Which is better than Wolf cause he made me, yes made me I tell you, go and buy two sky rays and a piranha last week....

Nice to have you back Turbo_MMX

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (June 26-10 Knarloc Suit + Kopta!)

Post#114 » Jun 28 2010 12:00

Thanks for the replys guys and thanks for the welcome back. Its been mainly concerned with playing this army more than adding things to it over the last few months. Managed to get best Tau General at 2 of the big events here in australia so am fairly damn happy. But modeling wise ive been mostly working on a Howling Gryphons space marine army (nice change since I don't have to tax my brain working out ultra crazy conversions!)

But now im back to the Tau. Myself and a friend have a 6000 point apoc challange set up for the end of the year. ONLY fully painted models are allowed in (and he already has 5000 points of Nurgal marines and deamons finished), so its do or Die time for me :)
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I love the rider! the simple Tau add on's look great and don't clutter the model at all. I love the use of the Kroot Gun! That's a count as Missile Pod, right? What other weapons does he have? (I guess our little competition is on again, huh? ;) )

As for the Kroot Kopter, this is totally awesome concept! I really like how you mounted the Fusion Blaster. As for the Drones, I like the use of the Apoc Command bit, but I can't help but feel like they are kinnda just tacked on there. But honestly, if you leave it as is, I think it'd be fine. :)


Correct wolf, the Kroot gun is a missile pod, but apart from that he has no other weapons. He is a Shas'El fitted with a positional relay (big tower thing) bonding knife and target lock so he can fire independant of his squad with the missile pod. He attaches to a unit of 10 kroot with 2 kroot ox and provides reserve role support, fire support and home base objective holding :) Works fantasticly.

The Koptas drones... well basicaly they are kinda tacked on. There are magnet mounts under the "wings" and metal strips on top of the drones. I did have a clamp idea in mind but have not really got it looking correct. Stay tuned :D
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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (June 26-10 Knarloc Suit + Kopta!)

Post#115 » Sep 08 2010 09:31

I have to say, I think that at some point when I am done with my 1850 list, I have been inspired to try and create a kroot themed army like you yourself have done.

I agree with Wolfs too, no matter what I may try though, you are certainly the master shaper, as it were. :D
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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (June 26-10 Knarloc Suit + Kopta!)

Post#116 » Sep 28 2011 11:24

Greetings all.

Well you may have thought I was done with all this craziness, but strangely enough my addiction to taking items and Giving them extreme Krootification has not yet gone away!

I was in my local gaming store the other day when the new Ogre Kingdoms thundertusk kit dived off the shelf, stole the money from my wallet , payed for itself and dragged me home to work on it! Given a hour and a few parts from my bits box n ive come up with this rough wip :)

This shall be a new Counts as Hammerhead/Skyray for the Auxiliary corps :)

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The head is the one I had left over from the Stegadon kit that I picked up ages ago to do a similar conversion. But this beast is far better for the Kroot since it got the same body shape as a Krootox :)

I'm planing to do a multi turret version so I can run it as either a Sky ray or Hammer head. The secondary weapons will be mounted on the same parts where the Marker lights would normally go.

For the rail gun I'll be using the winged sections from a Piranha to mount the 2nd weapons :)

Anyway just a quick post for today. Thoughts, comments, cures? Please let me know :)
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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (Sep 29-11 Great Spined Krootox!)

Post#117 » Sep 28 2011 05:06

Oh man, I love the look of that new Ogre kit so much! I totally have to find a way to use one! Anyway, awesome to see you updating the log again!

As for the conversion itself, I quite like the way you added the Skyray bit to the body. I think the wing mounted Burst cannons are a great idea and should fit nicely. Are you going to have a Kroot rider count as the Markerlights?

My only issue would be the head. Are you going to "Kroot it up" a bit? I feel like the scales really throw off the look when compared to the rest of the body. What about the original Stone Horn head (the one that looks almost skull-like)? I feel like that would fit much better.

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (Sep 29-11 Great Spined Krootox!)

Post#118 » Feb 24 2015 08:52

:dead: Arise my thread! You have been dead for far too long, It is time to continue the great work we began many years ago!

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Greetings all! Well its been a VERY long time since i posted here. It was about a week after the time of my last post when I hit modeling burnout and started playing Star Trek online!

But at last it has come full circle and the Kroot are once again making their tournament rounds.

When i last posted i was using the thundertusk kit to build myself a skyray. However that idea eventualy died a slow painful death however i still had the model sitting in my bits box.

Then something happend when they made the new Tau book. The Riptide. Ladies and gents i present to you! The Kroot-tide, otherwise know as the Great Spined Knarl-ox!

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This is a riptide with Ion accelerator and Twin fusion guns. You can see the shield generators fixed to the Armour shields on the shoulders. The Gun is made from mixing bits from the ion cannon and railgun from the hammerhead kit.

This is the only one that has been finished off so far. Ive got 2 more that are WIP. One with a Heavy burst cannon and another with identical load out to this one.

Ill outline what i intend for the full army in my next post. But for the most part it consists of snipers, Krootox, snipers, More Krootox battle suits, snipers as well as some more fluffy choices like Ethereal Shapers and Krootified drones.

Stay Tuned!
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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (Sep 25-15 Completed Kroot-tide)

Post#119 » Feb 24 2015 11:37

Love me some Kroot. Bring it on back!

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (Sep 25-15 Completed Kroot-tide)

Post#120 » Feb 26 2015 06:06

Damn that gorilla-rhino is hot! Really fits the theme too, I'm impressed.

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (Sep 25-15 Completed Kroot-tide)

Post#121 » Feb 27 2015 04:39

Holy krunchy krootauns.. he's back and with more krazy konversions :)

I missed the previous Kopter piece, love it.

Look forward to more Kroot kitbashing :D

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (Sep 25-15 Completed Kroot-tide)

Post#122 » Feb 27 2015 08:21

Hearing rumors about a kroot merc codex along the lines of the harlies... So prepare to have more fun!

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (March 2 -15 WIP Kroot-tide no.2)

Post#123 » Mar 02 2015 01:13

Here are the WIP shots of the 2nd Knarl-ox Kroot Tide :)

Ive just done the first base sprey but ive not done the weapons yet. They will be based black. But here it is in all its glory!

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The shots above are just so you can see more of the detail.

For the armor plates of this one here i found the shield from a basilisk sitting in my bits box. Think it should make this one a bit more intimidating than the previous one :)

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (March 2 -15 WIP Kroot-tide no.2)

Post#124 » Mar 04 2015 01:48

Alright, I figured it was about time i actually did a full army shot.

First off this is what is currently finished in the army.

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As you can see, 5 Great knarlocs, 1 Kroot Rip tide, a 3 Knarloc riders and one Knarloc Rider as a battle suit commander. An Etherial (Kroot shaman) Ankhor Proc. 9 sniper drones (Kroot trackers) Lots of kroot and hounds, 5 Krootox and 2 Kroot broadsides!


Here is the current army with all the WIP models integrated into it.

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2 more Kroot Riptides, 6 more Knarloc riders, 8 More kroot ox. 6 more Kroot, 1 3rd party Krootox model to become the next battle suit commander of the force. Sniper drone spotter as shaman with Phycic link to the squad to guide their aim.


Etherial and Ankhor Proc
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Sniper Drones
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Knarloc Riders
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Kroot Tides
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Broadsides
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Base for the Army commander
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Kroot Squads with hounds and oxen
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For the most part the builds are finished up. However i need to work on adding extra armor to the sniper drones so they look like they have a 4+ save. They were once my old cavalry sniper unit from the Kroot mercs Chapter approved army. Since the stat line was identical to normal Kroot apart from the extra movement i just gave them the evolution of extra long legs to account for their speed. Now i think it works well in the same aspect of the drones and their extra movement and toughness since they are a much more bulky Kroot.

I also need to build a few more kroot and 2 more shapers. Patch up the paint chips on the metal models and fix a few of the breaks from about 5 years or so of fairly constant use.

Then the Knarloc Riders just need to be finished off and the ones that were once Battle suits need to be rearmed back into standard rifles.

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (March 18-2015 WIP Krootox suit)

Post#125 » Mar 17 2015 08:29

And here we go once more, Last night i finished up the basic work for my armys second in command. In this Incarnation of the army all the battle suits will be represented via Bigger Kroot ox variants.

So this suit is a Commander, Ion blaster, positional relay, and Drone controller.

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And here is a shot of the rider just on his own

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I still need to work on adding some more bits to his body to represent the different support systems. Im also trying to work out a fixture on the Ox's hide that i can mount so for the rider to be resting his foot apon. Either that or reposition the leg.

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Re: Kroot Auxiliary Corps WIP (Mar 18-2015 WIP Kroot Battle ox )

Post#126 » Sep 08 2015 11:22

Been quite lax in my updates, however a fair bit of progress has been done! The army was finished up for a tournament back in june, came dead center 35 out or 70 players with 3 Victories (tabled my opponents twice) and 2 loss' (was tabled twice)

Here is the army as it was for the tournament

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Im preparing for yet another tournament at the end of the month expanding the list out to 1950. But for now, here are some painted pics of the things ive been working on.

First off, the Might commander! Astigboxicstranzakanga!

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His second in command! Tactical and logistics Shaper Axel
He was modded from his original design to have a Krootgun (missile pod) since the Ion Blaster was just too short ranged for him to be effective in game the way i was using him.

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and the Second Great Knarlox (Riptide)

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And the two finished Riptides side by side
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For the upcoming tournament ive had to do a little rejig. Ive added the etherial so i had to drop the second HQ battle suit for him. With the extra points ive added 2 battle suits with double fusion blasters. Hopeing to be able to pull some outflanks if i can roll up the Infiltrate skill on the warlord chart. Otherwise i may deepstrike them or use them as the commanders escorts :)

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As always, hatred, praise and suggestions are always welcome :D
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