Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Mordor Troll

   The first Mordor Troll is ready. I am more or less happy with the result! It is a big, ugly and frightening troll!

   Two weeks ago my wife and me, we visited Vysehrad (the upper castle) of Prague.

The gate

The 11th century rotunda of St Martin

The view of Vltava river from the castle

Basilica of St Peter and St Paul

A lovely detail

Libuse bath

The word Acropolis grabbed my attention

My wife and in the background the Basilica of St Peter and St Paul

The cemetery of many famous Czech people

and finally the Devil's Column

   That's it for today! Stay tuned for more!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Trolls WIP 2

   Two of the Trolls, an Isengard and a Mordor one, are ready for basecoating. Let's see what I have done so far:

 Mordor Troll

   Since it was too difficult for me to sculpt troll's legs I gave it a skirt-like garment. This, as well as the upper body of the troll are made of green-stuff. I also gave the troll a chain belt, part of an used necklace of my wife! The buckle of the chain belt is the piece of the troll's armour, which protects the back of its hand. I cut it from a spare hand.   

   The "metallic" disc, which protects the back of the troll, is the "membrane head skin" of an unused troll's drum. The chains come from another cheap necklace of my wife! 

   The hanging head of the poor guy, which decorates the troll's amour comes from the Warlord Games, Celtic warriors plastic box set. It looks like a Rohirrim's head!

   Finally, the war hammer consists of three parts. The head is the head of the troll's hammer, the top of the shaft is the part of a spare Isengard troll's spear and the rest is a part of a Moria cave-troll's hammer.  

Isengard Troll

   I gave the Isengard Troll a skirt-like garment as well and a belt, both made of green stuff. 

   I had a very thin chain, which I cut in pieces in order to create the baltea (the groin protection).

   I added the cheek-pieces of the small Mordor troll's helmet to the Isengard one.

   The extra hanging weapon consists of the spear-head of a spare spear and the shaft of the above hammer. I had first to remove the troll's hand that held it. 

   I am not so happy with the back part of the skirt. I will add some more green stuff because I want it to trail along the ground. 

   Finally, I used the second hanging head of the aforementioned plastic box set for this troll.

   That's all for today! Stay tuned for more! 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Trolls WIP 1

   The other day I decided to open the box of a Mordor / Isengard Troll, which I had bought some years ago! A friend of mine had some unused parts from his own Troll and offered them to me. So, I had a new task: to build as many Trolls of one box as I could! The previous time, back in 2011, I built three Trolls from one box, now I aim for four!

The previous three Trolls

   I plan to build two Mordor Trolls and two Isengard Trolls. I divided in four all the parts of the box sprues and my friend unused parts accordingly.

Mordor Troll A

Isengard Troll A

Mordor Troll B

Isengard Troll B

   I used foam trays to create the three troll bodies, which I needed. 

The foam trays

   I used paperclips to connect the hands with the torsos. 

Mordor Troll B 

The other three bodies

   I divided the plastic troll´s body into three parts, so that each troll has an original piece. 

Isengard Troll A

Isengard Troll B

and Mordor Troll A.

   That´s it for today! Now, it is time for Milliput, putty and green-stuff. Stay tuned for more!
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