Author Topic: Mister Turquoise  (Read 473 times)

Offline Frank3k

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Mister Turquoise
« on: February 25, 2018, 05:43:31 AM »
This is the Masterbox "World of Fantasy giant Bergtroll". It's supposed to be in 1/24. It was on deeeep discount over the holidays.



Unusual for a Masterbox kit, the fit was poor and the details (especially on the face) were a little soft, especially for a roughly 4" tall figure.

I made some slight changes in the pose and added a triangular blade and brass ring to the club. I also got rid of his harelip and bald spot. He's still ugly.

Here he is pre-shaded:



I originally went with a slightly blueish flesh tone, but decided to add some layers of blue ink to match the boxtop. I don't like the new color, but my wife does, so it stays this color.




Compared to a 1/35 figure, who's clearly commenting on the sad state of Mr. Turquoise's diapers:



Ugly mug:



I have another one of these kits (which includes a 1/24 woman and a midget). When I build it, I'll spend more time refining the details on the face (especially the eyes).


« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 05:46:20 AM by Frank3k »

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Re: Mister Turquoise
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2018, 10:00:06 AM »
You could always go with a "Brave Heart" theme and claim the troll was from Scotland.

That could explain away the turquoise skin color... :P
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Re: Mister Turquoise
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 04:55:39 AM »
Beautiful work.

Jeffry, your comment reminded me of one of Randall Garrett's early "Lord Darcy" stories, "The Muddle of the Woad".

If y'all have not read these stories, detective stories in an alternate universe where magic, rather than science and technology, developed, I most highly recommend them.  I particularly recommend the collection published by Baen Books as that one catches some stories the other collections miss.

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Re: Mister Turquoise
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 07:39:47 AM »
Thanks guys - I didn't think of a Scottish theme. McGibson Sugartits?

I was originally thinking of setting this guy (either in blue-ish or red skin color) against several Tamiya 1/35 Samurai, as some sort of Japanese demon. Maybe some day.

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Re: Mister Turquoise
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 12:16:10 PM »
Like it, but see what you mean about the soft detail, the facial features are not the best I have seen from Masterbox. I hope their new Sci Fi range is a bit better

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Re: Mister Turquoise
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 01:06:34 AM »
I get a face like that every Monday.

Great stuff, Frank! You really captured the fearsome look of that beast!

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Re: Mister Turquoise
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 05:23:17 AM »
Thanks guys. It was a dissapointing build in some ways.

Brian - I actually deepened the mouth, teeth and nose. I should have done the eys and the rest of the face as well.

The new science fiction series seems OK. Some of the details (like fingures and weapons) have soft areas, but the faces look well sculpted and have enough detail for the scale.

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Re: Mister Turquoise
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 10:28:29 PM »
I am strongly reminded of Sanda and Gaira from War of the Gargantuas



The soft detail on the face isn't too evident in tehe loger shots, but I see what you mean in the close-up.
Still, pretty good looking build, and nice to see giants getting more attention - it's been naught but bloody dragons for decades...
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 10:31:12 PM by Dr. YoKai »

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Re: Mister Turquoise
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 02:36:19 AM »
Craig - that pretty much looks like this guy.

The Modelling News has a build of the new SF figures: http://www.themodellingnews.com/2018/02/build-review-at-edge-of-universe.html

I think I'll start one this weekend. The women have slightly mannish faces, but that may be lack of paint.

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Re: Mister Turquoise
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 03:44:44 AM »
I am strongly reminded of Sanda and Gaira from War of the Gargantuas



The soft detail on the face isn't too evident in tehe loger shots, but I see what you mean in the close-up.
Still, pretty good looking build, and nice to see giants getting more attention - it's been naught but bloody dragons for decades...

OMG. I remember watching this documentary. It so so sad the way we treated the Gargantuas.  ;D
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Re: Mister Turquoise
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2018, 05:35:31 PM »
Tarquin the Turquoise Troll ... Ain't nothin' wrong with a turquoise troll, a pastel pink troll on the other hand ... ???
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