As I?ve just finished a bunch of Trollbloods, I thought I?d start a thread to collect all my trolls in the one place, along with a painting commentary for anyone who cares.
Cheers and Enjoy ?
I must admit ? when I first met Madrak I thought he was just a really ugly sculpt. I later realised he was actually a beautiful sculpt of a really ugly troll with appalling dress sense.
I mean Madrak ?would you straighten up your sash ? You?re already a warpack figure, so think of the beginner painters ? they?re going to have a hard enough time with tartan without the material blowing all over the place. And what?s with the war-ruff? ? those things went out with the molgur.
On a serious note, the war-ruff just had to go, but it is not a small task. Trimming it off without removing his face is painstaking work, and then you find his neck is stuck out a mile from his shoulder by the darn thing, so you have to shorten his neck, pin his head, and reconstruct his neck, trapesius and back. That amulet of his that spares him some damage ? it?s really a TENS device he uses for the neck problems created by the ruff.
The Five toed Freak of Dhunia
Blessed with a face that only a dire troll could love, and with the feet of a human, is it any wonder he?s a cantankerous old coot? If he?d just had normal feet then he could fit into regular troll shoes, and he?d have a much sunnier disposition.
The two tips I?d give people if they?re painting up Doomy are: 1) glue his staff on after painting him. I don?t like having to do that, but it covers a lot of hard to reach detail ? especially his tartan; and 2) the pose he?s in is built for OSL effects, but unfortunately it covers up the best areas to see those so the effects are somewhat lost.