I have finally finished my next miniature painting adventure from The Legend Of Drizzt board game: two feral trolls.
These trolls were more of a challenge to me than the Balor from the same game for two main reasons. Firstly, I found there was a general lack of muscle detailing over the troll skin resulting in me having to create a lot of detail with my paint layering. Secondly, I do not have much experience painting large blocks of green, so the getting the colour choice for the skin was a trial.
The skin details with the boils and bulging veins were good for breaking up the massive block of green. I had some difficulties with finding a nice boils colour, and after highlighting it I decided it was too yellowish and coated the boils with a thinned layer of Biel-Tan Green to tie it in a bit better with the skin.
Apart from being in The Legend Of Drizzt board game, this miniature can also be purchased from Troll and Toad here.
I have put the trolls next to a standard human mini for scale:
They look very nice when placed with the Balor from the same game:
As a bonus, here is the Nolzur’s Marvelous Miniatures newer style troll that was one of the first three minatures I painted back when I was still using a 10 piece artists acrylic paint set from the dollar store.
The Citadel colours I used for the feral trolls are as follows:
– Caliban Green all over
– Warpstone glow over all but the deepest recesses
– Biel-Tan Green diluted to half strength and shaded all over
– Thin layers of Warboss Green over the raised areas and parts that I wanted to be muscles
Boils and raised veins:
– Death Guard Green all over boils
– Elysian Green over the raised bits
– Ogryn Camo over the tips of boils
-Biel-Tan green at half strength all over boils
– Tuskor Fur dry brushed on some boils for variety
– Abbadon Black all over eye
– Dots of Ushabti Bone
– Nuln Oil in the socket
Nails, Teeth, and Pelt Skull:
– Tuskor fur in between the teeth
– Ushabti Bone all over
– Agrax Earthshade washed over
– Highlighted with Ushabti Bone
– Dryad Bark all over
– Agrax Earthshade shading
– Gorthor Brown dry brushed over
– Mechanicus Standard Grey all over
– Nuln Oil shading
– Stormvermin fur heavily dry brushed
– Dawnstone lightly dry brushed
– Doombull Brown all over
– Tuskor Fur as an edge highlight
– Nuln Oil shaded all over
– Ironbreaker base
– Nuln Oil shaded
– Runefang Steel highlights
– Fulgurite Copper base
– Agrax Earthade shaded
– Hashut Copper highlights
Once again I have decided to simply paint the bases with black paint in lieu of any fancier basing techniques to fit in with the Balor.
Thank you for reading!