Saga’Tember’s end: Zombie Trolls and Shaman

It’s the last day of Saga’tember, and I managed to get three more miniatures in just under the wire. This time it’s the undead trolls and the troll shaman, Hoggar.

I must admit I was a bit daunted by the zombie trolls. They’re big miniatures and they will draw a lot of attention on the table, so I didn’t want them to look crappy. I was unsure what color to paint the flesh, but I decided to YouTube it, and I came up with Como Pintar’s method. I ended up deviating from it considerably, but he gave me the basics. His video is in Spanish, but if you don’t habla Espanol, don’t fret. He was nice enough to include English subtitles.

I should say that I followed his instructions, but I got a very different base color than he did. I opted to highlight with Rakarth Flesh before the final highlight of Bone. Also, I discovered a new favorite paint: Citadel’s Nurgle’s Rot. This is a technical paint that simulates greenish putrescence very well; it basically looks like yellow-green snot. It dries shiny, so it looks appropriately gross.  I used it on the flesh around the open wounds on the trolls and Hoggar and I think I’ll use it more often when painting things that are, well…rotting.

Here’s Hoggar, the zombie troll shaman and the last villain in the base set. I don’t know what the hell is up with the picture, but he looks a LOT better in person. I’m actually really happy with how he came out, but looking at this picture, it seems I just slapped some paint all over him and called it a day. I didn’t.

Lastly, a group shot.

That brings an end to Saga’tember. All in all, I did pretty well. I managed to paint 23 out of the 26 miniatures in the box. All I have left are 3 more heroes, and of course all the doors and dungeon scenery. I should easily be able to finish everything long before Christmas, which was my goal. Still, without this month’s challenge project I doubt I would have painted any of them!

Insanity Pile Progress

 Miniatures Painted Thus Far: 30

Miniatures Purchased: 1

Total: +29

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2 Responses to “Saga’Tember’s end: Zombie Trolls and Shaman”

  1. Hi Keith, sorry for the late comment, still on catch up (and falling further behind!! You have really put me to shame, with the amount you have got finished this month. Beautiful work on the Trolls too by the way, I will be leaving them till last myself as I’m a little daunted by the size of the blooming things.

    Glad you found the challenge useful and it got you painting up something that had been lingering to long on the shelf.

    Hopefully, we’ll be able to inspire each other in “Dwarvember” too (I promise to try harder then!!!).

    Congratulations again on all you have achieved this month.

    Cheers Roger.

    • Thanks, Roger. I really appreciated the challenge, as without it this game would still be lingering in the box, untouched. I don’t have much left, so I’ll likely just finish the game up this month along with some other things I’ve been putting off for a while.
      I’m not sure I’ll be hosting Dwarvember this year, but I’m certainly game to take part if someone else wants to pick up the torch.

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