Painted Troll Axer

This is a Troll Axer, the last of the plastic light Warbeasts in my painting queue for the Trollbloods (though not the last miniature in said queue). There are loads of Axers, Bouncers and Impalers around because they are part of the faction starter kit for Hordes. As a light Warbeast, the Axer provides a modest melee threat at fairly modest price point. For me, the main draw is the Rush Animus to speed up my other Warbeasts. Sadly this competes with the Rage Animus (from the Dire Troll Mauler) which I find is often needed to get the Warbeasts to actually do something when they finally arrive. As with so many other Hordes matters, this is probably more indicative of my skill at the game than it is of anything about the Axer itself.

The miniature is another very slight variation of the sculpt for the Bouncer and the Impaler; it does not take a close examination to spot the shared legs and similar pose overall. I quite like the way that this works for the Axer though as it looks like it is meanly advancing on its next victim. As for the other pair of light Warbeasts, I wanted to stick to mainly neutral colours… apart from the skin of course.

Like the Bouncer and Impaler, I dedicate this post to Azazel’s Neglected Models February Challenge. They’ve been sitting on my painting table half-finished for about a year and I’m very pleased to get these polished off. Here is a photo of the three siblings getting ready for a night out on the town.

Next on the painting table: Blood Stalkers.

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5 thoughts on “Painted Troll Axer

  1. Very nice. Are you using a brush or a pen to do the eyes? Or some other technique?

    • Thanks! It is just a brush for the eyes. These miniatures may be a little bigger than they look in the pictures – they’re on 40mm bases. I long since gave up trying to do eyes for most human-sized 28mm scale miniatures; it never looked right and they’re pretty much undetectable at tabletop distance anyway.

  2. He looks awesome, mate. That’s one hefty axe he’s swinging there! Also – thank you for the consolidated photo for all three – it really makes my life much easier. 🙂

    • Thanks for the kind words! It is my pleasure to make one tiny extra photo to help you in your epic quest to consolidate all the challenge entrants each month.

  3. Pingback: Terrain & Neglected Models Paint Challenge February 2019 – Community Round-Up | Azazel's Bitz Box.

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