I finally finished my old school metal grotz I’ve had laying around for a far too long time.
A long time ago I picked up a bunch of old school minis a guy sold at our FLGS. There was loads of boxes with metal minis from ages past under the counter. Unfortunately I was a poor student and couldn’t get all I wanted. (No, maybe I am not too sad about it in the end, I would just have ended up with too many minis laying around.) I found plastic box of metal grotz when rummaging around, the box made of some sort of transparent plastic with a peculiar sliding back. There was a few of these boxes, so I wonder if they were some kind of standard.
Having just started with orks it was a real opportunity to add some mass to my army (plus, “a grotz’ life”). So I bought these at 1 € per model, a bargain no matter how you turn it around.
Right before one of our Apocalypse games I attempted to get these painted, but real life came in the way and saw me painted only ten or so, with the rest being left behind with a green skin and a few spots of metal. Still better than a pure black undercoat, although Goffs they were as well as grotz can be.
After painting the Dark Heresy henchmen, or villains, I got inspired to paint up some different models. Before me was another grot in metal. One I had got from a certain Ressurectionist for a birthday, a few years less ago – the one with a red mohawk in the middle of the first picture below. (Right now I recall I also have an old fantasy orc with badass armour and a flail that I am savouring and always getting a nice surprise from when rummaging around.) So I painted up this first grot, and think maybe, just maybe this is the right time. And it was…
I don’t like having too many minis lying around, and I enjoy being limited. Realistically its just wasteful to have all the minis. I don’t want all the minis. It makes the choice to pick one a much more powerful and valuable process. But it also, it’s nice to have a few random ones, well chosen ones, in wait. Dormant. A few that you can say to maybe, just maybe this is the right time.
What do you have lying in wait for you?