Title: Project: Common Trolls
Shadowlord - July 21, 2012 06:07 PM (GMT)
While I did intend to build more Wolf Riders, now that I finished painting my Watchtower unit of 20 Arrer Boyz, I suddenly got the urge to create my nine strong unit of Common Trolls. Over the coming two or three weeks I will maintain a mini-blog or whatever it can be called, where I post pictures of this unit in various stages.
Ever since I saw Slugdrool (the troll from the Skull Pass box), I have always wanted to have a unit with these bad boys. I know a lot of people think they look too much like LotR trolls but I loved Mark of Chaos the game, especially the Orc expansion, and thus Slugdrool and his two metal buddies were some of the first models I got for my restarted O&G army.
Yeah I think they are that cool. :)
First off, these trolls have limited poses, and three versions of the Common Trolls is not much to work with. So with two sore thumbs, at least one new blade, and lots of pinning I have finally been able to create some unique poses for the nine trolls I have converted. I intend to add extra trophies in the form of heads, skulls, and purses, add greenstuff to the gaps and holes, as well as create scars and teeth on some of the trolls, and do some kick arse bases.
The left has had repositioned arms, his bone replaced with a wooden/stone club, and had the old Giant scenery Empire soldier added (soon turned into pulp...). The middle one has repositioned feet making it look like he is running and has a spike on his shoulder pad added. The right is the gular Slugdrool troll with a plastic Giant Empire dude running (soon crushed and eaten...).
The left has his arms repositioned and his two handed sledgehammer replaced with a morning star and a wheel as shield, not to mention the skull on a spike on his shoulder pad. The middle is Slugdrool with two ogre hands (I removed the little finger to make the hand look like a troll's) with two weapons that comes with the command sprue and the Thundertusk box. The right has his right hand repositioned with an added spear.
The left has had his arms repositioned and his two handed meat sledge replaced with a 'uge club and a rusty old axe. The middle has gotten the same treatment but kept his big hammer in a diffent stand. The right has had his bone replaced with the same rusty old axe.
Hope you like!
Will add green stuff and cool bases in the coming days. B)
Noisy Assassin - July 21, 2012 11:26 PM (GMT)
Nice! Group shot of all 9 so far?
Shadowlord - July 21, 2012 11:39 PM (GMT)
Krolog da FaceMangler - July 22, 2012 12:08 AM (GMT)
Lookin good so far, Love to Slugdrool conversion.
Morkmillian - July 22, 2012 02:33 AM (GMT)
awsome lookin unit.
done a good job already on making them all look unique.
cant wait to see more!
Noisy Assassin - July 22, 2012 04:29 AM (GMT)
I approve! Especially the wagon-wheel shield.
TheGreenShogun - July 22, 2012 02:57 PM (GMT)
Looking way awesome so far. Looking forward to the finished unit.
Shadowlord - July 22, 2012 06:27 PM (GMT)
Thanks folks! :D
Spent the cloudy afternoon greenstuffing and fixing smaller issues with the models, and with a little sand they are ready to be primed.
Will paint three at a time methinks.
Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull - July 22, 2012 08:03 PM (GMT)
Great trolls so far, I really like the conversions you did on them.
Kees (aka Ghenkadh) - July 22, 2012 08:35 PM (GMT)
Great job! Fun to look at!
Thitanium Prince - July 22, 2012 10:08 PM (GMT)
Easily some of the best conversions of those awesome models :D
rat of vengence - July 23, 2012 09:55 PM (GMT)
Great work mate, I noticed the tongue you added there. They all come out quite individual. I did similar, but you have put more work into it. Excellent stuff!
Shadowlord - July 24, 2012 03:59 PM (GMT)
Thanks fellow Warbosses! :D
I started painting one of the trolls to see how I want them to end up - not a bad start methinks but there is tons more to do to make the colors melt together.
Thitanium Prince - July 24, 2012 07:04 PM (GMT)
that's a pretty cool scheme and I love how smooth the transitions are :D
Shadowlord - July 24, 2012 08:58 PM (GMT)
Finished one test troll, and while I did a lot of stuff in between, I think I can manage to do a couple of these per evening.
foliage - July 24, 2012 11:59 PM (GMT)
Beautiful! Love the base as well.
Shadowlord - July 26, 2012 06:01 PM (GMT)
First row done!
I have started with the second one. B)
GazakahStoneWallop - July 26, 2012 06:09 PM (GMT)
Very, very nice. You sir, are a great painter.
Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull - July 26, 2012 07:38 PM (GMT)
Awesome looking trolls, the paintjob looks really great.
Keep up the great work.
Klavier - July 26, 2012 09:08 PM (GMT)
that's going to be the best troll unit ever! :wub:
Thitanium Prince - July 26, 2012 09:49 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Klavier @ Jul 26 2012, 09:08 PM)|
| :o wow,|
that's going to be the best troll unit ever! :wub:
Exactly. They're stunning!
And... may I ask for your skin recipe? My common trolls are already red, but I could borrow your scheme for the stone trolls ^^
Skarsnik, the lord - July 26, 2012 10:09 PM (GMT)
Lovely Troll conversions and awesome painting. Very good job! :D
- Cheers, Skarsnik.
Shadowlord - July 26, 2012 11:03 PM (GMT)
Thanks folks! B)
Skin recipe is simple as with all my painting I prefer few colors, washes, and water to make it blend naturally. With these trolls I was aiming to make them look different from the stone trolls but yet be stoney in appereance. Granite was what I ended up with and I painted them as follows:
Black primer - drybrush heavily with skavenlight dinge - wash heavily with agrax earthshade - highlight/wetblend with skavenblight dinge - thinly highlight/wetblend with stormvermin fur. That is how you get the granite look. The light face and belly is even simpler - drybrush with really dry steel legion drab in the face and normally on the body - drybrush with really dry rakarth flesh on the face and normally on the body - wetblend/highlight where the transition between colors are not smooth enough with rakarth flesh.
Granite and mud melt exellently together.
Three more done by friday evening so stay tuned! :D
Shadowlord - July 27, 2012 10:36 PM (GMT)
Second row completed, but the light on the pics is a tad bit too bright (looks too white and some of the blood is just black).
Won't be able to work on these until monday at the earliest but I expect the unit to be done tuesday evening. :D
Then I will probably finish my first two wolf rider units.
stashman - July 27, 2012 11:12 PM (GMT)
sigh!!! I hate ya nephew!!! :vomit:
theorox - July 28, 2012 12:08 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (stashman @ Jul 27 2012, 11:12 PM)|
| sigh!!! I hate ya nephew!!! :vomit: |
So do I, and I don't even know him. Damn guy. :lol:
That's the coolest common troll unit I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot of cool trolls on here. The conversions are just right, not over the top but very nicely executed. The painting is superb, the highlights and blends just make me jealous...
The bases are amazing too! :)
Kees (aka Ghenkadh) - July 28, 2012 02:39 PM (GMT)
Great conversions, painting and colour scheme!
amplebob - July 28, 2012 03:58 PM (GMT)
Brilliant looking trolls man.
Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull - July 29, 2012 06:57 AM (GMT)
The 2nd row of trolls looks awesome, keep up the great work :).
Morten C - July 30, 2012 10:28 AM (GMT)
That's amazing!! :yarr!:
Fantastic trolls. I really like them :)
Noisy Assassin - July 30, 2012 04:02 PM (GMT)
Wow, definitely looking awesome. Conversions and painting are great!
Any chance you could list out the recipie for painting the chunk of dwarf statue that the BfSP troll is holding?
Shadowlord - July 30, 2012 04:34 PM (GMT)
Contrary to what I wrote in my earlier post, I will finish the last three trolls today. :D
Recipe for chunk of dwarf metal piece (should be stone but metal pops better) is as follows:
Warplock Bronze base washed with Nuln Oil
Drybrushed with Brass Scorpion then with a thin drybrush of Sycorax Bronze
Washed with a mix of Sotek Green, Biel-Tan Green, and some water (sucked up all the excess)
Shadowlord - July 30, 2012 11:02 PM (GMT)
Done and done!
Not too happy with the photo but they are of the same quality as the rest and now one of my favorite units I have ever painted. Will be a treat to field when I get my first 3K painted. Next up after I have painted more orcs and other units, will be three Giants: Little Gork, Little Mork, and "Da uva one!". :D
Groupshot with a hastily done tray:
Thanks for following this troll project to the end!
Klavier - July 31, 2012 08:44 AM (GMT)
:wub: wow, what an awesome unit!
Great job all around!
Noisy Assassin - July 31, 2012 10:02 AM (GMT)
Warboss Gorbolg - July 31, 2012 11:43 AM (GMT)
These look fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
Thitanium Prince - July 31, 2012 01:21 PM (GMT)
as I expected: the best common troll large unit I've ever seen so far ^^ I can't wait to see how you paint your wonderful wolf rider conversions :D
theorox - July 31, 2012 02:12 PM (GMT)
Amazing stuff! That's a unit to be proud of for sure. :)
Warlord Ghazak Gazhkull - July 31, 2012 07:17 PM (GMT)
That is one great looking unit you have there.
Knut Fritz - July 31, 2012 09:03 PM (GMT)
Really like the coloring of the group.