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50287: Caine, Cyber-Troll, and some old Ral Partha cyber trolls and orks


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I've been going back and forth over starting a WIP for these because I've been noodling on them for a while and they're pretty far along. But hey.  Perhaps this will be an incentive to get cracking and finish them.

These are some official and unofficial Shadowrun figures, cyberpunk biggish humanoids, Reaper's 50287: Caine, Cyber-Troll, and a couple of trolls and an ork from Ral Partha, currently available from Iron Wind Metals (there's another ork, a decker, in this WIP).  They're big.  They're futuristic (for a particularly 1980s vision of the future).  They're tech and camp and fun.


I am trying to do Reaper's cybertroll in red and green without making him look too Christmasy.  I am still pretty new to pinning; his hands and gun are still separate.

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This is an old Ral Partha cybertroll.  I am trying to do some object-source-lighting on him, as if he were in shiny armor in the city at night, with orangeish city lights reflected from the cloud cover above and different colored lights from different directions.  At the moment he looks pretty awful.

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I used the colors of 'eighties fashions on the female troll, which my have been a bit mean.

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This is as far as I know Ral Partha's -- indeed, anybody's -- only female Shadowrun ork.  She is, let's face it, grotesque. I like the newest Shadowrun edition's illustrations of actually attractive orks, but so far there's no figures like that available.

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This is Lord Torgo, a particularly nasty troll character from the Shadowrun universe.  He's pretty over the top.  There is a chain which goes between his hands and a rifle and axe for his back which I haven't glued on yet.

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There's one other cyber troll, this fella.

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He had such an expanse of smooth, pink skin that I decided to try playing with tattoos.

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I also attempted to fix the oddly placed troll woman's eye.  Here's a back view of her too.

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Well Lord Torgo is certainly very "metal", for early 90's just-post-hair values of "metal".


Oh the 80's-ness. Oh the 80's future. OH THE TOXIC PASTEL JUMBLE COLOUR VOMIT.


I want to say how much I love your work, but that will have to wait until after I've recovered from my flashbacks...

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Those tattoos look FANTASTIC! If I could like that post 100 times, it still would not be enough! Absolutely and completely utterly amazed at how much detail you put in those tiny little tattoos! My real life tattoo isn't that detailed!

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Did some more work, mostly adding silver and greys. I am still going to try ... well, not NMM, but shiny reflections on the one in armor, but I am shallow and magpie-like enough to enjoy the look of silver paint on most of these minis.


I also started thinking about their bases. Some of the old Ral Partha bases are pre-sculpted with paving stones and the like. The plain ones I am painting like asphalt.


I added silver details and more work on the straps to Reaper's Caine. I did not like the flatness of his overall, with its green shadows and green highlights and green middle tones, so I added some blue to the shadows and felt much better. ^_^

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I've begun stippling his base with warm and cool shades of grey, the beginnings of an asphalt effect.



I brushed silver over the black of his weapon. Since the flash kind of cheats on the effect (I guess that was the original impetus for NMM, no?), I've included a flash-free, regrettably kind of blurry picture on a white background to give a better idea of the actual paint job.





Ral Partha's Lord Torgo is a very silly figure. I added a good bit of silver, including on the plate on his head which I had been noodling around with NMM on. I only washed it, though, so you can still sort of see the NMM effects through the silver.

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I finished some bits of the troll woman's clothing that weren't done and started adding subtle contrasting color shadows, as well as washing silver over her weaponry.

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I can't figure out what the deflated ring thing around the tattooed troll's neck is. I think it might be some sort of huge fetish or jewelry or magic ... something. I don't know. He has got a tiny yin-yang necklace, so maybe he's just into adornment. Anyhow, I've basecoated it blue and put silver on his shoulder armor and weapons.

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The little ork lady has a lot of metal on her.

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And here are a couple of the flagstone bases I'm working on, the ork woman's and Torgo's. Torgo's comes pre-littered with, it looks like, a soda can, a cigarette butt (or a bullet?) and ... a fried chicken leg? I'm not sure.

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I hope to do more Real Soon Now. If I can finish these in time I'd like to put them in as a squadron in Jasper the 2nd's Science Fiction Superstar contest.

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As someone who avoids NMM like the plague I can understand your love of TMM. My favourite here has got to be Lord Torgo as I love that silver plate on his head. It looks to me as if he had his skull bashed in and the metal plate is a repair job.  


Please do enter these in the Challenge as a Squad!

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