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Hello guys. Before I get started I just want to say thanks for reading in advance. I hope to keep this updated regularly, and hopefully we can see this army grow. This first post is a concetrated version of a few posts I did on my local Clubs website. So youll have to excuse the rapid progression so to speak.
If you guys have any questions please dont be afraid to ask, I'll answer them the best I can
About a month ago I started on a little venture to aquire a second fantasy army for Warhammer. One that wasn't seen all too often, and had good conversion potential wich would actualy me use some greenstuff.
Many many hours of research followed. Involving me mostly reading up about the armys in general, and looking at the mini's on the GW site. Its amazing how much time just disapears when doing that, realy....
It was while discussing my choices with a few friends that one mentioned doing one of the sub armys. You know what I mean, those armys withing a regular army book. We discussed the Night goblins, Mounted Empire and even Pesent Britionians eventualy we got to the Trolls within the WoC Armybook. The thought of a large monster list, realy appealed to me, so I got to building a list.
After some play testing with the list in a Poorhammer form. Ive found I actualy realy enjoy it, and have started looking into getting the Minis. Now the problem I didnt see comming was the cost. The cheepest miniture in the army are the Trolls at £12 each. My army uses between 6 and 12. Thats £144 for 4 core units. Now I know theres Ebay, but Chaos trolls dont come up all to often, and the ones that do are 'pro painted' and twice the price for it. I looked at a few cheeper wargaming minature sites, and for some for £9 each, cheeper but still over £100 for 4 core units.
So Ive come around to the possiblity of converting the Chaos Spawn kit into a trollish form. I picked up a box last night, and using the parts within it, I tryed to make this Chaos troll. Artwork nicked from Warhammer Online.
My first go was just using the parts as is, so to speak. No conversions, just right from the sprue, and stuck with blu tack.
Now excusing the bluetack, and 'rock' I have it standing on thats not too shabby I think. With a little work, I can change that to nearly match that troll artwork. The only problems are standing on that rock, makes it about 2cm taller then a regular chaos troll. Without the rock, it looks too hunched up, and spawny.
This was attempt #2
Or as I liked to call it, the Ork Jester. Needless to say, it got canned.
Heres where I am now
Ive added a loin cloth, but appart from that, its still all held together with blu tack.
What do you guys think? If i can pull this off I can get the Spawn Apoc box for £50, thats 10 'trolls' for the price of 4. And a bunch of marines to sell on. Would you guys play agaisnt a troll army that didnt actualy have any trolls in it? Just trolly looking Spawns?
I think it looks great, infact, to the point that I may steal the idea in the future. I wouldn't see any problem with playing against them. They look 'Troll'ish enough.
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A very cheap way about going about it is to sculpt all of them with Fimo, but there is alot of labour involved, A normal pack of fimo will cost you around $5 which i think is arond 2pounds, and with that packet you could make around 4-6 trolls depending on the size, I had an attempt in my Wip (in my sig.) but I made the base constructs to fat and my attempt failed, it took me about 30mins to sculpt one troll but I used ogre wepens to make it esier for myself.
anyways im looking forward to seeing your progress,
Another go with the Ork face gave me.... Mowhawk Troll!
Wich tbh wasnt a good thing. So I went back to Jester troll, and did some work. Using greenstuff I filled in all the spare Spawn parts holes, and did some work to the face.
Now I actualy quite like that. Wich means with the spawn kit i can make 2 'trolls'. The new Jester troll and Crab Ram troll pictured earlyer.
Looking good, you could buy spawn bodies off ebay then use the spare parts of the other spawns to make more trolls.....if that makes sense.....
As you guys can prolly guess, I scrapped the whole Spawn to Troll idea. The Idea was sound, but I wasnt happy. The conversions looked to unnatural, not Trolly. Even for chaos. So I put the project on hold.
Anyhow it been a long long while.... But many hours on EBay later I now finaly have everything needed for the next step, and the building has commenced. What do you guys think of these? Im not a huge fan on the normal Chaos trolls. They just dont appear to be chaotic enough. So I have added stuff from the Spawn sprues.
Nothing super special as you can see. Just swaped a few arms, added some tails and a few spikes. Got a head swap on a few too.
Looking good, I like how you have positioned the arms to make it look like the model was suplied that way and stuff.
but when can wee expect to see some paint?