This is part of my Troll army, created for my Asgardian themed Warhammer project. I made the Thor army and then my Frost Giants. The trolls seemed like a welcome change from painting bronzed barbarian flesh!
Because my Giants are so big, the GW trolls looked like they would be no match for them so I needed to go bigger! Looking at the kits available i decided on the Glottkin, Maggoth Lord and some parts from the Slaughter Brute kit to make all the trolls. This was challenging to make every one a character in its own right, but also to link parts so they looked like they were from the same race. The model I am most pleased with has the body and claws of the Maggoth kit and the arms, legs and head from the slaughter brute. This Troll came out looking really evil which is how i wanted the trolls to look. Often they can appear almost comical in appearance.
The largest troll has a tree on his back and some rocks as if he has woken from a long deep hibernation. The idea for the tree was given to me from a friend. Thanks mate!
The puppet master was a bit of a strange idea I had, mainly came about from playing with the pose of the model. He is controlling Thor and Loki puppets made from bits of corpses, put together by the troll-kin. The trollkin were made from Nurgle models. I saw these as half breed troll/humans. The soldiers for their masters.
The painting scheme was really easy! I don’t enjoy painting very much, but loved doing these. I used my wash technique that i tested out for my Dreadfleet models. White undercoat and washes applied over the top. I can’t really add too much more to that! The hardest part is choosing the colours, but in the end i used a bit of everything!