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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Jan 2018 10:10 p.m. PST

Which skin color do you choose when painting Trolls?

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2018 10:31 p.m. PST

My trolls are snow trolls and thus blue.


Green Tiger07 Jan 2018 2:23 a.m. PST

Green…though I have an old Standard Games one painted red.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2018 3:02 a.m. PST

I agree, depends on the troll in question!

Timbo W07 Jan 2018 4:30 a.m. PST

Fleshy grey if that makes sense

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2018 5:19 a.m. PST

Flesh color

Mick the Metalsmith07 Jan 2018 5:31 a.m. PST

Lots of colours.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2018 7:19 a.m. PST

Mine are blue too … [need to take pics !]

Dynaman878907 Jan 2018 7:57 a.m. PST

I don't know – they hide behind the internet…

Gaming wise the only ones I will ever have are Fantasy Flats from Steve Jackson Games and I think those are flesh color.

Lupulus07 Jan 2018 9:14 a.m. PST

What an odd question, it's like asking "what colour are your humans".

Trolls are pigmented much like humans. More distinguishing features are a large nose, small beady eyes and a tail.
Long hair and golden ear rings are common both for males and females.

Source: Am swedish


Prince Rupert of the Rhine07 Jan 2018 9:56 a.m. PST

Depends on your troll surely? I like D&D style trolls so I go with green normally but even then D&D has had many types of troll over the years with different types of skin tones.

I'm going to paint some Bob Olley Trolls up soon as Ice trolls so I'm going pale blue skin.

roving bandit07 Jan 2018 10:03 a.m. PST

I have blue ones, green ones, red ones, several human flesh tones, and some very sickly yellow/green chaos nurgle ones

mwindsorfw07 Jan 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

Shades of gray, ranging from light gray to a dark purple or blue-gray. But they are your trolls, and they are completely made up, so make them any color you want.

Rrobbyrobot07 Jan 2018 1:06 p.m. PST

Mine are really old. But I used Testor's Beret Green over a black undercoat.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2018 1:37 p.m. PST


Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2018 5:14 p.m. PST

I do have one painted flesh tone (you know pink skin) with green hair.

Kinda like a troll doll.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Jan 2018 6:42 p.m. PST

Some are green, some very, very tanned flesh

Rudysnelson07 Jan 2018 8:06 p.m. PST

Gray, sand-tan

Crazyivanov08 Jan 2018 3:31 a.m. PST

I've historically done either Green or Blue, though I am quite happy with this more "naturalistic" tone for a project I'm working on:


Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

The only trolls I own are Olog-Hai, I painted them green.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jan 2018 4:57 p.m. PST

Mostly Caucasian …


… especially this one, of whom I am very proud (@Lupulus, this is my cut on a Nordic troll) …


… and some aquatic trolls, blue with green …


… and more Caucasian trolls from the Victorian era, but very colorful in dress …


rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2018 5:06 p.m. PST

I just painted the Copplestone 15mm trolls but too lazy to take photos. The skin was painted a grey-brown shade and the hair is varied between grey, brown, and black.

goragrad08 Jan 2018 9:34 p.m. PST

The trolls I have gotten were nearly all already painted some shade of green.

Therefore the unfinished one and the just primed one will be painted to more or less match. No miscegenation allowed…

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2018 8:03 a.m. PST

Nice work there crazyivanov & etotheipi !!!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 11:10 p.m. PST

Tolkien "hill trolls" (for Bo5A), so a nice stone color (because in The Hobbit, it's established that trolls are made of stone).


10mm figs.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

Nice job !

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