Today I'm going to show you the second, and final, RT Troll conversion that I made. But before I begin I thought I'd talk a little bit about the reasons for selecting these two particular Trolls to convert up.
Firstly, I had to decide which range to select the minis from. I chose the Marauder range as I reckon they're probably some of the best Trolls that GW have ever produced. And seeing as they're from the same era as RT I thought they'd fit right in with the aesthetic as well. Also, I'd never owned any of these minis before, so it was a bloody good excuse. grab a couple :)
How I went about choosing the ones from that range was pretty straight forward. I just looked at the one's that could be made to look like they were holding a firearm in either hand. The top two on the right were an easy choice really. Honestly, I wanted the dude on the bottom right, but I couldn't nab one at a reasonable price. Looking back now I didn't need to be so fussy as I could have made any one of them work.
|There's so much RT potential left in these minis.....I better not :)|
So, here's the next candidate,
|He looked like he could hold a large cannon in his hand.|
|After removing his club I started to play around with weapons.|
|I initially made this skirt/kilt thing for him.|
|But decided that it looked a bit naff.|
|2nd attempt saw me reuse the skirt as a shoulder pad.|
|And gave him some pants instead.|
|Gave him an ammo belt.|
|And a few trophies that only a Troll could appreciate.|
And then I gave him some some colour:
|Keeping guard on the beach. There's a rip out there apparently.|
|Added the ubiquitous RT scribble to his weapon.|
|Bloodied up his jewelry a bit.|
|Nothing in particular to see in this shot.|
|Added some scratches top his hand cannon.|
|And a whole lot of weathering too.|
In practical terms this guy has about enough ammo to get one good zing out of it before he's spent. If I was to give him enough ammo to be able to realistically use the weapon to its full potential then the whole bloody base would be covered in it. But this is a pretend game, reality can go jump.
In game terms these guys are about as useful as tits on a bull. Couple BS 2 with stupidity and you get a whole lot of wandering around the battlefield, if they decide too, and missing everything they shoot at. The first thing that comes to mind whenever I see a Troll in a game......
But they are fun to have on the tabletop nonetheless. Big monsters with guns rock....period!
Ok, enough waffle from me. Have a grand old time with your lead toys guys.