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This is my first time doing a WIP. I'm a WIPper snapper. *rim shot* (apologies)


I see a lot of people doing dragons and cthulhu and stuff, but I'm starting a little smaller: the Marsh Troll.


I cleaned the flash off of him with a knife. He wasn't too bad in this regard, but his arms were poorly glued at the factory so I pulled them out, dunked him in some boiling water to reshape, and then glued them in much more securely. Here he is before any paint was applied:




I'm going to go for a blue and green scheme. Here he is as I started applying basecoats.





And then some washes with Athonian Camoshade, and soft body black.




There's one afternoon. More to come.

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Got some more work done tonight. Here's our troll with some skin highlights:



And then we did some selective washes of Athonian Camoshade and Nightshade to get some sickly patchy stuff into the skin:



After the skin washes we reapplied some highlights, and started work on some of his plates. I have done some drab green and blended out to a yellow edge:



I'll wash those bright yellow highlights down a bit and start work on his scaly back next time.


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Spent the afternoon painting with my sons (9 and 6), who will probably need their own threads soon the way they're progressing. :D


Those big stegasaurus plates on the troll's back gave me some trouble. They went through several iterations of highlights and then washes, then layering back up, then washes etc... I think I'm happy with them now. Then onto the scaly back. I used several greens to try to give the scales some definition and variety:



And at the same stage without the flash since the moment I saw him under bright light I was horrified:



After I washed his back in Athonian Camoshade the scales looked less blotchy and horrible.


Then it was onto all his accessories. The rear pelt got basecoated and washed. The belt, pouches, his club, the bandages on his wrists etc... No highlighting on any of this yet.



And once more without flash:


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Yay for productive painting weekends!


Gave the troll a face at last and did the scaly pelt on his front as well as the severed head and skull and such:



And got the fur and leather in the back highlighted:



I also got his talons and the broccoli base done. For now this will have to do as a base. He's just meant as a baddie for my Pathfinder game:



Then this afternoon I finished up his club and fixed a couple mistakes. This might be him done so here are some crappy phone pics from each angle. Help me see if there's anything needing touched up before I spray coat him and throw him in the lightbox and take some real pictures:







Had thought about maybe doing that boil on his leg purple, and adding a couple freehand boils on his belly and nose to match, but I'm not sure...

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