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I painted this fire giant over the last few days. I had some grand plans on making this guy really unique: lighter skin to make it look like old charcoal or ash, a gold sword, bright and intense glowing from those balls and chains on his belt. Needless to say, those plans changed greatly during execution. The light skin tone made him look like a zombie, the ball and chain looked like scrambled eggs, and I didn't even bother with a gold sword. This is one I really wish I had done a Work In Progress post to ask for advice on getting those ideas to really pop on the figure. He ended up pretty generic, but at least a generic fire giant still looks pretty cool. I'm hoping to retry some of my wild ideas on a different fire giant in the future, and I will definitely have a WIP post to help me along the way. Critiques and advice are welcome and appreciated! Thank you!
As I stated, I am working on a lot of projects involving the various Joten Horde I command and so I managed to acquire this one on Black Friday at my FLGS, Millennium, in Rochester, NY.
Wizkids :: Troll :: Nolzur's Marvelous Miniatures™
This appears to be a direct response to Reaper's Bones line.
It comes pre-primed with Vallejo Grey Primer and that wafer thin base AND the integral base.
As you can see this is a classic Dungeons & Dragons portrayal of a troll. I've always enjoyed this kind and have a couple of classic trolls from TSR in the same vein.
As I mentioned, I above, he came with a really thin base to put him on and the integral base. Wasn't a fan of either so I cut the integral base right off and glue him to a piece of shale to add some weight to the miniature. I also glued that to a architectural tile sample. Then added some bark. One piece to represent a log coming from below the rock he's standing on and the rest to increase the uneven terrain feeling. I added the course and fine sand to give the whole thing some texture.
Afterward, I sealed the whole base with a quick coating of Testors Dullcote and then primed it by hand with some Reaper Grey Primer.
Some points about the model...
It says high-definition and it certainly seems to be of very good detail. You can see a nice definition with the knuckles and veins on his hands and wrist.
That said, what annoys me is the mold line through his left cheek and his hair. The rest of them are in the usual spots, along his chest sides and either side of his limbs.
The price point for the Bones Trolls compared to this troll at the store ($5) are roughly the same.
I look forward to adding him to the crew and I think I might continue my Abomination style skin on him that I used for the Mountain Troll, The Skull Collector.
Enjoy and Stay Tuned!
I'm participating in the Thanksgiving paint challenge. Here's my first figure.
I really wanted to do better with the gems and her crown. There's a large seam line through her hair from side to side.
I thought I should get some 22 gauge copper wire and create a circlet for her to hide it.
The white fur on the edge of her armor isn't wonderful either. So much to learn!
I've run out of steam on the figure so that will have to wait for later.
Thanks for looking
77162: Yephima, Female Cloud Giant
So I could probably have touched up the upper carapace of these guys a bit, added some more highlights, I don't think there's quite enough contrast on most of them, but I need to get these guys done and I still have the undead to do. So I varnished them and I think they turned out pretty well. C&C always appreciated!
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