Troll Axer fully painted

Quick painting of a Troll Axer

So, my first painting tutorial 🙂

I’ll show you how I quick paint my Trollbloods in “tabletop” quality using a mix of Citadel and the ArmyPainter paints.

Troll Axer
the Axer sprayed in the primer

First I spraypainted the entire model Leather Brown (AP). I find this a comfortable colour to work from, beacause if you mis a little speck its not as unforgiving as a white basecoat and the problem with a black basecoat is often that bright colours hardly come through, its always a bit murky in my opinion.

Troll Axer base colours
the Axer in all the base colours

Then the primary colours, for the metal parts its Chainmail (Cit) with Bronze (AP) for parts of the axe. The skin is painted Hawk Turquoise (Cit) and the quills on the head is painted Scab Red (Cit). The bag is painted Desert Yellow (Cit).

Washed Axer
wet washes on the Axer

And now washes 😀 something I am a very big fan of, because it can make any bad/mediocre painter just a bit better. It was applying washes that, for the first time, made me enthousiastic for painting.

So all of the Chainmail areas and the quills were washes with Dark Tone (AP), the skin got a wash with Asurmen Blue (Cit) and the rest of the model was washed with Strong Tone (AP). And yes, this picture was taken with the washes still wet…

Finished Troll Axer
and the model is finished 🙂

A few highlights, primarily the sharp edge of the axe got a light brush of Chainmail (Cit)and the quills got a Blood Red (Cit) highlight. The skin got a drybrush of Ice Blue (Cit), after that I painted the face, tongue red, eyes black and white teeth. The bag was overbrushed with Desert Yellow (Cit).

For the basing I dipped the base in Modelling Snow (Cit) with a bit of clumpfoliage (I believe its from Ziterdes).

After that I spray the entire model with Anti-shine Matt Varnish (AP) to withstand the shining effect washes give and give it a protective coat against chipping.

Et voilà, a fully painted Troll in only 2 hours (after the primer was dry) including the time the paint and washes were drying.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial and if you have any suggestions, please leave me a comment 😉

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