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Hasselfree HFM003: Aquatic Troll [Troll of a Different Color]  [4 of 14]


Troll of a Different Color [Aquatic Troll]
Manufacturer: Hasslefree Miniatures
Sculptor: Kevin White

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.
  • Etcetera.

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.

Copyright 2007 Stan Gregory
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ExhibitPlus Hasselfree HFM003: Aquatic Troll [Troll of a Different Color]

00445-reaper-2387-caveman-and-girlfriend 00423-dark-ages-usa-deal-0385-lich-female-with-mace 00312-GW-4002-imperial-guard-21 00464-hfm003-hasslefree-aquatic-troll 00496-reaper-3046-aaron-the-conjuror 00463-reaper-3150-siobhana-vampire-noble 00549-urban-mammoth-13316-achilles-class-biomech 00530-cs4-black-scorpion-archibald 00512-hfd002-hasslefree-svala 00563-kraken-xxx-aurlok
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