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    Default Painting my Trollbloods. More than I can chew

    I think I bit off more than I can chew. I've decided I would like to paint my trollbloods in a theme based on toads. More specifically Fire-Bellied toads. The trollbloods have always reminded me of frogs. with there lack of nose and random bumps on their flesh. I think it would look very cool. But how do I pull it off? I don't want them to be 'pretty' but genuine.


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    My advice would be to make the top half of the modle in the green and the "softer" under parts in the yellow.. get those colors the tone you want them then after that do the black lines or blobs
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    Default Update far over due

    Hey its been a long time and no idea if anyone is still looking. But I finally started painting again. I am not finished with this model. Its kinda my demo hopefully it isn't a Abomination. and then i have an army to paint.





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    Interesting concept. It's hard to say till you hit it with some washes though.

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    It could work. At first it reminded me of G.I. Joy toys, on second glance you manage to break the TB mould for colours. It would be interesting to see how it looks on models such as Fennblades and Champions.
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    It looks pretty good and as suggested put some washes on it, especially on the metals and the leathers and clothes.
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    yeah needs washes for sure. Just haven't gotten that far. what about the skin? Do i give a brown wash to add shadow and dirt?
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    An update. As far as my skill goes this troll is done. I will base it and post it. along with future trolls.



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    I love it. I think it really brings out a new way to look at Trolls, and the painting is excellent. Kudos. I'd never considered Trolls to be Frogs. They just became significantly more interesting to me

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    Great looking mini. I like the alt. Color scheme. Keep them coming
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    Default One down....

    So my first one is done. Let me know what you think. I am rather proud of him. I wonder what can be done with this scheme in future after I get some more experience under my belt.





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    Concept number 2. The skin colors didn't look right with a black primer. So I went over it with a white and it looks a lot better. I went over the everything else with black to help the armor match on the two impalers.

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    Battletoads! They look nice, clean painting all around.

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    aussie aussie aussie. troll troll troll


    very cool

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    This looks really cool. Great concept and execution, and very unique spin on the trolls. Personally, I think I'd like a little less of the bright color and more green on the sides of the body, but that's a matter of taste.

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    I REALLY like this idea. Like...REALLY like it. I was planning on doing something like this for my trolls, glad to see if can be effectively achieved. Very good and creative, good on you.

    This is what I will be doing to mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturm88 View Post
    I REALLY like this idea. Like...REALLY like it. I was planning on doing something like this for my trolls, glad to see if can be effectively achieved. Very good and creative, good on you.

    This is what I will be doing to mine.
    Very cool. Yeah I have a lot of different schemes planned for my trollbloods. Make sure you share your thread so I can see how you do.

    Thanks everyone for your kind words and encouragement. I'll keep them coming
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    I decided to add more bicep to give the arm more extension. Not a huge alteration but its something
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    Really nice and very unique. I'd love to see a whole force done up like this. Would be cool if you gave the skin a gloss finish to contrast with the matt armour and metal parts to make the skin look froglike and slimy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewareofthephil View Post
    Really nice and very unique. I'd love to see a whole force done up like this. Would be cool if you gave the skin a gloss finish to contrast with the matt armour and metal parts to make the skin look froglike and slimy!
    That is a really good idea. I hadn't thought of that. it would add great contrast
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    love the scheme personally, keep it going.

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    Excellent paint job, and very unique! Keep the pix coming, can't wait to see what's next!

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    Works much better with yellow and green. The black spots on the frog has a different pattern than what you have painted on the troll. IS it possible to simulate the pattern more precisely? That would be interesting to see.
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    I'm a fan, its a cool take on trolls. I could see a swamp kriel adapting to their environment and changing colors.
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    Very cool stuff here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waaargh View Post
    Works much better with yellow and green. The black spots on the frog has a different pattern than what you have painted on the troll. IS it possible to simulate the pattern more precisely? That would be interesting to see.
    You like the yellow and green over the red and green? I suppose I could more accurately simulate the pattern. I will have to work on my skills and patience. It would look very cool if the black markings where as to him as say loose change is to us (size)

    edit: perhaps it won't... maybe instead of trying to paint the spots I just apply the tip of the brush to make a spot. small brush small dot and just do it a lot. I am liking this idea! I will get up some pics soon of how this turns out. Cheers
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    Looking good. I love the spots.

    By the way, you might be interested in a tutorial I wrote for Brushthralls - Non-Human Skin. I discuss some general principles behind painting monsters, using a troll impaler as my example model, and drawing inspiration from a frog.
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    Thanks althai! I will use that
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    That paint job is fantastic, almost makes me want to start a new faction...

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    Nice. The impaler in the middle looks to be a big step forward.
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