21 March 2019

New Trolls, Old Trolls



Reunited at last! I owned and painted a set of these six Marauder Miniatures MM40 trolls (sculpted by Trish Carden) when the first came out. A little while later, I traded off two of them to a friend, but kept the other four because I had written Mike, Vyv, Neal, and (P)Rick and did some (very) minor conversions appropriate to the names thereon.

A little while ago, inspired by the more recently released Satyr Art Studio trolls (sculpted by Drew Williams) I decided to strip the four trolls and remove the converted bits (which fell apart in the stripper anyway) with the idea of giving them a better paint job than I had back in my early years. But I just couldn't bring myself to do it until I got the other two again and had a full set.

So, once I finally tracked down the missing two a month or so ago, I finally got to painting. They're some of my favorite trolls ever made!







Here are the TrishTrolls alongside the DrewTrolls.




8 comments:

  1. Lovely rich skin tones - excellent work! I also like The Young Ones reference:). Where’s SPG?

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    1. Haha! I should have converted a squig or something for SPG. (Though squigs weren't around when I did the conversions.) I should have taken a pic of them before stripping everything away.

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  2. Characterful sculpts and great paint job. I found they had really fragile ankles, I had one break while pinning the other broken one!

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  3. Great work! My favorite Trolls. What did you use for bases?

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    1. I buy large sheets of polysytyrene and big rolls of sticky-backed magnetic sheet. I attache the magnet to the sheet, then cut the bases as I need them.

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  4. Awesome job on those Trolls, I can remember them from the Marauder catalogue in the early 90s. They fit well with the newer minis as well.

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  5. Quite lovely Marauder trolls. Cant wait to get my own Drew's bog trolls painted.

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  6. Thanks for the comments everyone. I really enjoyed painting these trolls and was really excited to have the full set again. Like I said, I have the most recent set of Drew bog trolls, and a couple from Artizan to paint up soon. I'm enjoying the trolls so much, I'm looking for more in a similar style.

    Though it may be madness, I might try to collect the old Citadel C20 trolls...

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