Monday, September 16, 2002

Games-Workshop's River Troll #1

This is the first river troll painted for the skirmish scenario - under the bridge. This model was actually a blast to paint - a big ol' nasty troll!

The painting technique used was layering up from dark angels green to bilious green mixed with white. Quite a dramatic change.

The first four views show the traditional front, side, rear views. The two below are a first layer wash base which I posted to the DC area mini-painting group as a bit of discussion regarding good enough to game with versus the pure artistic painting. Essentially this was the foundation and the discussion surrounds is the foundation good enough for the gaming board - if the foundation takes 20 percent of the effort do players really need another 80 percent to fill in all the details when your looking at a game from 3 to 10 feet away?

Finished in September 2002.

Painting Instructions for River Troll 1

Step 1: Undercoat model with White Primer
Step 2: Use Chaos Black on hairy bits and scale
Step 3: Use slight watered down Dark Angels Green on all skin and scale
Step 4: Use Hawk Turquoise on hairy bits
Step 5: Use watered down Chaos Black over hairy bits - repeat Step 4 where needed
Step 6: Use Scab Red on all bony protusions, nails, tongue, and eyes
Step 7: Use Scorched Brown on log club
Step 8: Use watered down Flesh Wash on teeth
Step 9: Drybrush Snot Green on scale
Step 10: Use Snot Green on all skin
Step 11: Use Red Gore on all bony protusions, nails, and eyes
Step 12: Use Warlock Purple on tongue
Step 13: Use Tentacle Pink and blend into Warlock Purple to highlight tongue
Step 14: Use slightly watered down Scorpion Green on all skin - start to highlight
Step 15: Repeat 14 for bolder highlighting areas
Step 16: Use Blood Red on all bony protusions, nails, and eyes
Step 17: Drybrush Bestial Brown on log club
Step 18: Drybrush Snakebite Leather on log club
Step 19: Drybrush Vomit Brown on log club
Step 20: Very light drybrush of Bleached Bone on highlight of log club
Step 21: Use half 60/40 mix of Bilious Green and Scorpion Green on all skin - continue to highlight
Step 22: Use Bilious Green on all skin for highlight
Step 23: Use Bilios Green and Skull White for final skin highlight
Step 24: Use mix of Hawk Turquoise and Skull White for drybrush on hairy bits
Step 25: Use Bleached Bone on teeth
Step 26: Use mix of Bleached Bone and Skull White to highlight teeth
Step 27: Use Skull White as final highlight on teeth
Step 28: Use Skull White, Fortress Grey, and Chaos Black on toothy spikes on club