That’s how I troll

Continuing with my Trollbloods, here is a Dire Troll Mauler:


Overall, I think he turned out much better than I had hoped for. I’m happy to start seeing a little bit of improvement with my work. It keeps me motivated to keep trying.

I’m straying from the studio scheme, but I’ve got a plan to keep everything consistent. I like that there are multiple races of trolls, so I want to represent that visually. Dire trolls will be this Olive Green scheme, Trollkin will be electric blue, pygmies will be a variety of bright colors, and I’d also like to make the warlocks look distinct somehow, too. Maybe white and pink, but I’m not sure yet.

I picked up Jarl Skuld last week, so he may be my next mini. But who knows.


More Trolls

I finished my Swamp Troll yesterday! I think his paintjob turned out quite nice. His basing didn’t turn out 100% like I’d planned, but it actually looks a little better in person (the angles I have here aren’t so flattering).

I’ve got a few things I’m considering starting right now. One is the Dire Troll Mauler, but that will require a lot of Green Stuff, and I’m still intimidated by that. Also, I may work on either of my Troll Impalers or my Axer. Or maybe something from a different faction entirely — who knows?

I also have found myself with a spare Cryx Slayer. I am thinking about painting him up as best I can with the purpose of putting him on eBay. I wouldn’t expect to make much — hopefully at least recoup what I paid for him — but it would be neat to think someone liked him enough to pay for him. But I’m not so sure I’m anywhere near that level yet, so I’ll probably wait another couple months before setting my ego up for failure like that.

Still improving (I hope!)

It’s been a while! Lots of updates.

I met my goals! I currently have a mini on CMON with a score of 7.1. It’s my Cygnar Thunderhead. He turned out nice!

I’ve also been working my way through the Cygnar Battlebox. I’ve completed the Lancer and Coleman Stryker. I am, for the most part, pretty happy with how they turned out, though they’re kind of average on CMON (6.4 and 6.0, respectively). I’m learning, though. Hopefully, I’ll be motivated enough to finish the Ironclad and Charger soon. They’re both about 80% complete. Here are the two I’ve finished:

The reason I haven’t finished my last two ‘jacks is because I’ve been very distracted by a new obsession: Hordes! I am really liking the Trollbloods, and I’m even considering building a large army (well past a battlebox level) with Trollbloods. Here is my first Trollblood model, the Winter Troll:

He, too, is kind of weak on CMON (6.4 at the moment), though I consider him to be one of my better models. I really like how he turned out, so that’s what’s important, I suppose.

I’ve even started playing the game at my LGS. I’ve played 5 games with Cygnar (3-2, so far), and I’m finding the game is a lot of fun. Not nearly as fun as painting … but still pretty fun.

Hopefully I’ll be busy painting this weekend and I can post a picture of the full Cygnar family (including Charger and Ironclad), as well as a Swamp Troll, which is shaping up to be my best paint job by far! I should also be back soon with a new list of goals to help myself stay accountable to … myself.