After ripping into the P3 Wet Palette it’s only fair that I show Privateer Press a little love. The new Slag Troll model, not yet released, came into my possession via a friend who attended PAX, where the Privateer Press was selling some newer-than-new stuff (thanks, Mike!)
I paid a little more for it than I would have at Dragons Keep. In order to feel like I got that extra money’s worth, I decided this model needed to be completely painted up and played before the official release. It’s now painted (play-time will have to come later.)
Complaints about the pre-release photos have been, in my opinion, due to a very well-executed studio paint job with a boring color scheme – grey, with rust shadows and metallic spikes. I decided to make him a blue-skinned troll (pretty standard), but anywhere there was metal protruding from his skin it would result in either rust colors (iron gives humans their warm, reddish hues) or green (the color of the patina you get on copper and brass). Then I decided that his metabolism would put the iron and steel out towards his limbs and chin, while copper and brass adorned his upper torso.
My paint job isn’t nearly the quality of the studio’s job, but I think I picked colors that are more flattering to the model.
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