This week I also painted the Ice Troll from the Bones II “Expansion Set I”. Being a denizen of the colder realms, I thought I’d do him up in a bluish color scheme.
I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying. I then glued the figure to a 2" white-primed fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I didn’t need to glue the washer to a tongue depressor, as the big 2" size gave me a good surface to hold onto while painting.
I began by painting his body with DecoArt “Cool Blue”. I then painted the bumpy parts of his back with Folk Art “Settlers Blue, and his chest and abdomen with DecoArt "Light Antique White”
After these first three colors had dried, I gave the entire a figure a wash with Iron Wind Metals “Medium Blue Ink” using a wet brush, to help blend the colors together. When the ink was dry, I did a little drybrushing using the “Cool Blue” on his arms legs and head, the “Settlers Blue’ on his back, and the "Light Antique White” on his chest and abdomen.. Next, I painted his claws with Folk Art Porcelain White" and the rock with DecoArt “Storm Cloud Grey”. I also painted his nipples with the “Settlers Blue”
Next I painted his mouth with Americana “Shading Flesh”, and then his teeth with Americana “Buttermilk”. His loin cloth, and the horns on his back I painted with Americana “Zinc”. I then painted the cloth under his belt with Folk Art “Dapple Grey”. I painted his belt and any straps with Americana “Asphaltum”. I painted all the metal armor bits with Accent “Princely Pewter”, and the rings in his lip and ear with Ceramcoat “Bronze”.
After these colors had had time to dry, I gave the entire figure a wash with GW “Badab Black” wash using a wet brush.
I then went back and painted highlights on his skin, using the “Cool Blue” on his arms legs and head, the “Settlers Blue’ on his back, and the "Light Antique White” on his chest and abdomen. I painted his eyes with Apple Barrel “yellow”, and added black pupils. I highlighted his tongue and gums with the base “Shading Flesh”, and his teeth with the base “Buttermilk”. I highlighted his claws with the base “Porcelain White”.
I’m pleased with how this fellow turned out, especially his face. The black wash made him a little dirtier looking than I had intended, but I think dirtier isn’t necessarily a bad thing for a troll.