Hasselfree HFM003: Aquatic Troll [Troll of a Different Color] [4 of 14]
This is for my first "Iron Painter" contest. It normally takes me over a month per miniature (I only get short periods of time here-and-there to work on them), so the two weeks per miniature for the contest is a serious challenge in-and-of itself.
I think highly of the painting skills of the person I was paired against, so thought that I would need something different if I were to have any chance of winning this round. I wasted a number of days coming-up with a number of ideas for the contest. I decided that for all, but two of them, I did not have the miniatures available and/or the skill to do it well. I chose to go with this one. I thought that I might be able to execute the idea well, and it was a Hasslefree miniature. I seem to generally do better with that brand in contests.
Ignoring the gills, I looked to dolphin for inspiration. To me, trolls are green, so going with something resembling a dolphin would fulfill the theme. I took the idea of "FLESH OF A DIFFERENT COLOR" as far as I could:
- I painted the troll in non-traditional colors.
- I painted the skin on the troll different colors in different areas.
- The skin of the gills shows through to the heavily blood vessel filled areas.
- The injury is skin of a different color than this troll's "normal" color.
It did not turn-out as well as I would have liked, but no matter what else is said about this miniature, I don't think that you can say I did not go with the theme.
I used a Kerr & King KK-124 50mm Swamp Base to base this miniature. I used Vallejo Still Water for the water effect.
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