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Grot Dakka Tank by Proiteus Grot Dakka Tank by Proiteus
“We got a problem ere, all r enemies av lotz of transports for dere boyz, plus deres da big critters dat rip though r tanks like deyz nuffing, so we created the ‘Dakka Tank’ to unleash lotz of powerful dakka on da enemy; So look out boyz we’z gonna unleash the DAKKA!”

:new: I took the Dakka Tank to my gaming club a few weeks back and while they loved it they couldn’t help but be concerned with its size.

True it’s only a few mm shorter and slimmer than a Basilisk, but it is still half the size in length. Someone then made an ingenious suggestion to add a little trailer to it therefore increasing it to the correct length.

So I went back home that evening and created a trailer using my old ‘Little Bugger’ tank that was no longer needed due to the Squig tanks representing the sentinels now.

It worked so well that I built a new trailer using one of the wartrakks I had kicking around. I also added a banner to increase the rear height for purposes of line of sight.

At last I’ve finally completed the Dakka Tank; representing a Hydra flak tank for those of you who can’t realise that due to the weapons.
First thing I’ll say is that turret is a right pain to paint and getting rid of the mould lines ain’t easy neither, so I ain’t looking to the creating the 2nd one.

As for the tank I’m very pleased with it, especially the smaller details such as the ladder for the gunner and oil spill which I used to cover a slip up I made during painting. I added some resin bolts to the leman russ turret to give it a more sturdy look and replaced the original bridge for the two sides of the turret with an ork biker bit that has a small motor in the middle, perfect for powering the gun feeders.

Some people have expressed concern for the size of the model since I maybe taking the grots to the UK Throne Of Skulls tournament later this year. The tank is the same width as a rhino and with the turret is just a bit higher than a predator, so this shouldn’t matter especially as they’ll operate in a squadron so they’ll be easy to spot.
You’ll see more of this tank later on in the project as I’m planning to have alternative turrets for a Griffon Mortar and Medusa variant.

I’m now gonna start work on a much simpler model, the grot signature vehicle; The Doom-Vee, I’m working on two different types of mud caps for the wheels which I’ll upload tomorrow so I can get feedback on which one looks better.
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:iconsnowfyre:
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nicely converted :) works very well
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misty130 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
this is PRETTY damn good looking for an ork vehichle 0_0
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Snadpriest1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing, but too clean. Dirty it up a bit and I would say one of the best conversions I've ever seen.
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
I can see most of the parts you use; a very impressive conversion; looks like you did almost no cutting at all!
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Daedor Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
There's plenty of empty space on that cart it's dragging around.

It needs more dakka.
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CosmOSmocker Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student General Artist
gotta love dakka powaaa!!!
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random-kojak Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
reminds me of a GD enty i saw ages ago, of a smaller more funky grot tank with the same cannons., very grotty
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Mogura Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
just great!
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:iconleadpal:
LeadPal Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
I confess, I've found most of the Grot vehicles really boring, but between the turret and the trailer, this one is cool and interesting. :+fav:
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Vodalok Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
love it.
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:iconchammadai:
Chammadai Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010   General Artist
"Ya Flakka-Dakka-Gunz-onna-Trukk ain't big'nuff!"

Thiy's jus jellus o'yer stylish shootin' caper-billitiez. Tell'em wheere ter stuff thi's insukuritiez 'bout't size o'thi's gunz an' ve-hickles.

Crackin' wagon dude. Very neat & I love all the wee details like the star on the back of the gun, they add character to an already characterful Dakkatank.
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Glorthogoot Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What would be the profile of such an awesome Grot weapon.
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Proiteus Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
4 Sgt 7 AP4 Twin-Linked (no cover saves from turbo-boosting or skimmers). Basically the guard hydra rules.
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Glorthogoot Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man! I'm an Ork player, but I've been having some rough time, so I'm thinking about mixing up some Orky vehicles to mix it up.
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theoggster Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
COOOOOOOOOL! Those poor grots, i would sorry for them but they are just too evil.
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:iconproiteus:
Proiteus Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
why is it poor grots?
Every grot would love to get control of that mega-dakka turret.
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:icontheoggster:
theoggster Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes they would. The orks pick on them a lot, maybe the worm should turn...
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:iconroxerg:
roxerg Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's Kuul
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SpadTheBad Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I really like the design, the ladders on the side add a nice realistic touch to it, and it seems like a very "drive by" scout kind of vehicle, I like it :)
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ShadowEngine Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
This is awesome
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Horacus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Epic work man
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SpearofSicarius Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
looks good =D I always love the conversions for the Orks, as most of the time they are just crazy! XD
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Armed and Dakka
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Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
I want one XD
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:iconmogura:
Mogura Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
i guess you gonna make later a groß bike too. cant wait to see that.
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Proiteus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
been there, done that; [link]
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:iconmogura:
Mogura Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
was surprised, they look more like gocarts ^^
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:iconproiteus:
Proiteus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
closest you'll get :D
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