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Offline Andrew May

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C31 giant hill troll
« on: August 16, 2011, 10:27:26 AM »
I picked up this old figure from a second hand stall at Salute this year. He was plastered in enamels with no clue as to if he was any good underneath. Well a bath in nitromors revealed that no, he's not the nicest mini in the world but I thought that I would still give him a decent lick of paint as I'd already taken the trouble of prepping him!


Thanks to Otherworld for IDing this mini over on Frothers. 8)

Offline Mason

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Re: C31 giant hill troll
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2011, 10:51:14 AM »
Dunno wotchoo meen!
Eez a nice enuff looking mini to me!

Nice paintjob, Andrew, on a good classic mini.
Loads of character in that chap.
Well done, Old Bean!

Offline DeafNala

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Re: C31 giant hill troll
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2011, 11:09:57 AM »
Goes to prove that one man's junk is another man's treasure...& that is a TREASURE! While the mini may not have been state of the art to begin with, you did FINE WORK turning him/it into a beautifully done piece. VERY WELL DONE!
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Offline Deep One

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Re: C31 giant hill troll
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2011, 08:15:53 PM »
Great! I love that kind of mini.

Offline phreedh

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Re: C31 giant hill troll
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2011, 09:51:41 PM »
One of my fave trolls, and one of few minis I'm missing for my Orc's Drift collection. Nice paintjob to boot! Let me know if you ever want to flog it! ;)
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Offline Drachenklinge

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Re: C31 giant hill troll
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 08:41:51 AM »
like it, too! It looks dipped (or washed), and with a very well outcome!!

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Offline Andrew May

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Re: C31 giant hill troll
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 10:33:58 AM »
@Phreedh, ah! I almost started a ID thread before painting it. I probably would have sold it if I hadn't painted it!

Offline Spooktalker

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Re: C31 giant hill troll
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2011, 03:30:13 AM »
I like it Andrew! It's a fine vintage. 

Is that un-thinned brush on varnish though? If so, I recognize it cause I've been there. Careful there! ;)

Offline Andrew May

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Re: C31 giant hill troll
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2011, 09:06:09 AM »
 ???
It's been varnished with testors dullcoat spray.
I don't know what you're looking at.

Offline Spooktalker

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Re: C31 giant hill troll
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 03:12:20 AM »
???
It's been varnished with testors dullcoat spray.
I don't know what you're looking at.

Oh, was wrong in my guess. The fig is reflecting light out of the crevices--the knuckles, folds and face in particular, and it looks like the varnish went on thick. I had a fig look just like when I used some old brush on dullcoat that had become a bit too concentrated and I failed to thin it. After that, no amount (or at least not the four I tried) coats of spray dullcoat could full remedy the situation. You can see a something that might look a bit similar but which has a completely different cause on some of my d&d figs. There I use a thicker "matte" varnish as a first coat and top it off with dullcoat, and occasionally in the knuckles and folds you see some glimmers. Of course it's most obvious in the pics because of the lights staring right at the fig from inches away. If it was a show piece I would go in there with and fix it up but for gaming figs I sometimes just let it be... or I mean to return with another coat and let it be for the time being.  :)

Offline Andrew May

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Re: C31 giant hill troll
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 09:31:06 PM »
Ah, to be fair it's (as you said) the strong light inches away from the mini that's doing it. Cheers  8)

Offline Alxbates

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Re: C31 giant hill troll
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2011, 08:18:21 PM »
Wow!  Lovely work on a cool old mini.  I don't think I've seen that figure before - but I like it!

 

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