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Throwback to the 'Eighties: Ral Partha Shadowrun Cyber-Troll Woman 20-563

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This is one of several old Ral Partha (now Iron Wind Metals) Shadowrun sculpts I've painted recently.

 

She is one of three cybertroll figures in the set 20-563, "Wolfram's Gang". I deliberately painted her up in some of the colors of 'eighties fashions.

 

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I painted other cyber-trolls at the same time: Reaper's 50287: Caine, Cyber-Troll, Ral Partha's Lord Torgo, another member of "Wolfram's Gang" who I painted up all tattooed, an Oni bouncer, a cyber-troll in reflective armor, and an ork woman street samurai.

 

The WIP thread for all of them and several more is here.

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Very thematic!

 

There's something not quite right about the sculpt though... is it the hip-shoulder ratio? Combined with the big, solid troll head, it gives her a very masculine silhouette. Not that I'm going to say that to her face... or even behind her back... in case she hears...

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In the Shadowrun rules trolls are described as having proportionately short legs; you can see it in many of the miniatures.

 

(I've also noticed that other figures in the old Ral Partha Shadowrun line often have somewhat shortened legs overall, and largeish heads. It might have been a house style.)

 

I think the sculptor may have struggled with conflicting aesthetics in this figure, which was made at a time when all the depictions of trolls and orks in the Shadowrun game were bug-ugly but women with guns were usually depicted as hot.

 

The sculpt itself is rather grotesque, but I decided to paint it as a woman who cares about her appearance, no matter if she is eight feet tall and tusked.

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Wow. Yeah. Geez. The aesthetics of Shadowrun races have changed a lot since 1990.

 

I would kind of like to see figures based on the new look, actually.

 

(Although I have reservations about the artist's grasp of anatomy.  Look at that female human's legs and pelvis.)

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The Gun-Toting Troll Babe turned out UBERCOOL! I love her hair & the lipstick...it's a refreshing change seeing a Troll who takes pride in her appearance. GREAT WORK!

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