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I just received my second order of Troll Forged minis, and can't wait to start painting them. (Even though I should be finishing up my 2,000 point guard army for a tournament in 2 weeks. )

I have a few already WIP from last year, but a brand new box of metal and resin goodness came in yesterday, and it's time to tear into it.

First up, assembly - starting with this guy:



This is the Alien Soldier sculpted by Hive Trygon, founder of Troll Froged Minis. I'm thinking it would make a great Tyranid Prime in my eventual Tyranid army. (No, I don't have one yet, but at the rate I'm going I will have one army for every non-marine race before I turn 40.)

Here's a a thread where you can see it as it was being sculpted:
http://trollsforge.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=wip&action=display&thread=1138

And here's where you can get one of your own:
http://trollforged.com/shelf_sci-fi_Aliens.html

Alright, enough chit-chat, where's my super glue?!?!


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A few moments later, and I've built me a gribbly.

One thing I noticed while washing the pieces were the vestigal claws nestled up under the ribcage - I love detail like this! Must have been a six-legged organism at some point in it's evolution.



This close up illustrates the quality of the casting. I have been really impressed with it (much better than the casts I've done!)


Resin being resin, a quick bath in hot water was neccessary to bend the finger claws how I wanted them:




After that, a quick bath washed off the release agent and everything glued together nicely. Size comparison:



All in all, the assembly was a snap. A little trimming was neccessary to get rid of plugs, but nothing more than I would expect for any resin model. Mold lines were practically non-existant, which is impressive on a figure this large and detailed. The only thing I did not like about the model as I received it was the base - it came with a 40mm plastic base, which was not quite big enough for what I have in mind. (I'm thinking a jungle scene with lots of little bugs running out under his command.)

Now for some paint! (Once it stops snowing and I can prime outside.)

Cheers,

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Well, I am awarding myself the Iron-Butt award, 2nd class, for finishing up my tournament army last night. With that done, I may just get some paint on my TF models in the next week or so. I am especially looking forward to painting one of my own creations that took me about 2 and a half years from initial drawings to getting the resins back:



Can't wait!

   
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Regular Dakkanaut







Tournament is over, a good time was had, now let's get some paint on some resin!

Here's our alien with a wash of Thrakka Green in the recessed areas:



I'm going to do black exterior plates, and highlight the interior cords with scorpion green, an do all of my aliens up on jungle bases. Should look all right!

And I am going to try and finish this lady up:



A simply lovely model.

And just a little tiny bit of work on my Ice-Riders; primed grey and flesh on the face. It's really thrilling to see such a long period of work pay off in resin.



Back to the brushes for me. Cheers,


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Ok, Rikard's Ganger Girl is just about done. Painting this mini was really fun. I got to paint 3 things I love to work on in minis; chipped and weathered metal, yellow and black industrial caution striping, and a girl in a mini skirt. What's not to like? I will proably do a few more highlights tomorrow, and then base and seal her and call it good.







And I managed to get base colors on the rider here:



Now comes about 5 layers of grey and white. And then the monster - can't wait to paint the monster.

All right, g'night y'all.

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Here we go with some black on the Aliens. I think this scheme will work out well for a jungle world:




   
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Ooh I do like the colour scheme. I have to say, I'm not a fan of the warrior. It seems too gangled for my tastes, but regardless, I shall watch this thread with interest!

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Thanks for stopping by, Ghosty! I don't paint in any real order, so it's random when this will be updated, but I did feel like working on the "brain" a little bit this morning.



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Edinburgh

Looking awesome! The ganger girl, in particular, looks fantastic - I've been trying really hard not to buy her, and you may have just tipped the balance. Damn it!

I really like your sabre-dino-tooth(?) rider - did you say you sculpted that yourself? I'm really looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Keep up the painting!

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Scarper wrote:Looking awesome! The ganger girl, in particular, looks fantastic - I've been trying really hard not to buy her, and you may have just tipped the balance. Damn it!

I really like your sabre-dino-tooth(?) rider - did you say you sculpted that yourself? I'm really looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Keep up the painting!


Thanks, Scarper. Yes, the ganger girl is a really nice model, and now she is available in metal, so I'm in the same boat you are, even though I already own one! D'oh!

Thank for the comments on the Sabretooth mount - I did sculpt it, and it's actually also now available from Troll Forged: http://trollforged.com/shelf_sci-fi_IceRaiders.html

Cheers,

   
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When I get me some money I'll have to pick up one of those Sabretooth beasties.


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Manchester

Stunning work there mate, really impressed with every model in this thread. Keep it up buddy!

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Cannot wait to see more of the snow cat!

   
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Hellsinki, Finland

I love the alien! What did you use as a base color?

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Ma55ter_fett wrote:When I get me some money I'll have to pick up one of those Sabretooth beasties.
That would be sweet. I know Ed would appreciate it - he works very hard to cast things well, and I think with a little push Troll Forged could be a very successful mini company, like some of the small scale companies they have in Europe. Fingers crossed.

abhorsen950 wrote:Stunning work there mate, really impressed with every model in this thread. Keep it up buddy!


Thanks, man!

Manchu wrote:Cannot wait to see more of the snow cat!


I will try and get more pictures up soon! Until middle of march it is crunch time for me at work, so I make time to work on about one thing a day. Once the crunch is over, then I will be going bezerk painting and sculpting as much as I can.

Igandris wrote:I love the alien! What did you use as a base color?


Thank you. I used armory gray to prime the mini, then did a wash of Thrakka Green over the brain and in the recessess. I then started using a mix of Snot and Goblin green, mixing it lighter with the addition of some elf flesh. I really like painting that type of exposed flesh surface, as you can see from this assassin I did a while back:



Later,


   
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Philipppines/United Kingdom

Love that assassin's brain...

And wait...you scuplted that er Hoff rider thing yourself?

Very impressive!

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Thanks, man! Yep, that was a bit of a long haul for sculpting. I'm hoping to make some special weapons variants this year!

Finished the ganger girl and got her based. I'm pretty pleased with the work on the sword and the weathering.





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Ok, I think I'm gonna call this guy done except for basing, of course. Have to strike a balance between the paint jobs I want to do, and the paint jobs I have time to do.





Cheers,

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Edinburgh

The ganger girl looks beautiful, great choice of colour scheme! The zoanthrope-a-like looks ace too, excellent detailing with all the blood vessels. Wish I had something more constructive to say, but your painting is basically flawless. Don't understand why you don't get more comments!

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The Netherlands

The alien brain looks really awesome! As does the ganger girl, you truly captured the spirit of both miniatures there!

@Scarper: probably because the blog doesn't mention any existing 40k army.

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Scarper wrote:The ganger girl looks beautiful, great choice of colour scheme! The zoanthrope-a-like looks ace too, excellent detailing with all the blood vessels. Wish I had something more constructive to say, but your painting is basically flawless. Don't understand why you don't get more comments!


Thank you very much, Scarper. Really appreciated.

Malika2 wrote:The alien brain looks really awesome! As does the ganger girl, you truly captured the spirit of both miniatures there!

@Scarper: probably because the blog doesn't mention any existing 40k army.


Thanks Malika, they are both great models and were very fun to paint. You're probably right about the title, edited for enhanced viewing.

Well, painting is slow these days, but I did finish and base the brain. Voila!




   
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

HA! That thing is nasty and freakin' sweet at the same time. Love the green.

   
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Thank you. I really have to hand it to GW for the greens in their pant range - they have an extensive selection and the pigments are very strong, which makes layering very easy. I wish some of their other colors (reds, for instance) were equally as good. They have good reds, but they don't have the breadth in the color line that the greens do. (Nice work on your own painting blog, BTW 10 pages and counting! )

   
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dude that is AWESOME! ever thought abt going 4 a golden demon?


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Those models are awsome keep up the good work!

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Really nice work.

Looking forward to seeing how the Ice Rider comes out.

   
 
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