Troll - Skoll - 2024
Work: Basing, Painting
Scale 75 mm, Kimera Models

This huge Troll was started during a private coaching session for explanation purpose for my student somewhere during 2022-2023. He was unfinished for a long time and he was a great reference of my workflwo in a certain stage for many more students. I recently finished him and enjoyed that beast a lot. It was really interesting tonpaint an intense dark scene and to keep a lot of areas in the dark while others boom in light.

Attached you can see photos on grey background, plus size comparision to a bottle of paint, plus a photo in the cabinet beside other figures to provide a true sense of how this big boy looks. You can find Work in Progress and explanation material on this miniature via my Patreon. Link below!

Keep on happy painting!

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  • Marc Revés


    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Marc! Happy you like this massive beast!

  • Francesco Thau


  • girlpainter57

    the close-ups have some beautiful nuances added to the strong brush strokes giving a malicious ambience to the piece

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks for looking so close at my work! I am happy that these elements are visible to you as they are really important for me :)

  • Werner Kellens

    Love it !

  • Tobias_K_Aasvang

    Really enjoying it!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks, Tobias! Happy you like this beast!

  • ColinHanney

    Fine work once again Roman!
    I don’t know why but I absolutely love the coloured vertical stripes on his clothimg.

    Appreciate the shot of it in the cabinet too! The big fella definitely stands out!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks a lot, Colin. Really appreciate you taking the time writing such a kind comment. Happy you like the stripes. I was unsure in the beginning, but getting used to them in the meantime :)

  • David KuehnPLUS

    Sweet work, again, my friend. The colors capture the primeval and brutal nature of the sculpt. I particularly like the skin variabilty and the dark shadows. But: how you manage to paint such large things I cannot get my head around ;-)

    Talk soon.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, David. I am happy that this big fella is to your liking. Of course, the scale is not something you might ever consider :D ... It is mainly working with a bigger brush as the main difference, but yeah. Your work is too small for my old eyes! :D ... Thanks!

  • Frédéric BISSEUX (MINOS)

    J’aime beaucoup le contraste de la zone de la bouche très saturée (rouge, violet) avec tout le reste qui est très dé saturé

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Merci! I am glad you enjoy my saturation and desaturation game here on this beast!

  • Štěpán Tichý

    Lately I’ve been looking for the greens in your pieces and it is fascinating, how much, green there is in it. I love how it all works together. It really works wonders, when the green is in the skull, base, shadows… And on the last photo, he really looks like a proper behemoth! Great piece.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Many thanks, Štěpán. Yes, green is defenetely one of my favourite tones I work with. In all nuances. Often I let one tone connect each materials and at the same time it sets everything in a specific environment and vision. Thank you for your good observations and kind words about my work!

  • Might be Monsters

    Ein wunderschönes Stück. Wunderbar den Troll als fertiges Stück zu sehen! Dein Talent Licht und Atmosphäre einzufangen bleibt einzigartig!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Freut mich sehr, dass das Riesenteil gut gefällt! Lieben Dank!

  • ohtekPLUS

    Powerful touch, cool, gold.

  • fabrizio1969PLUS

    is a greath work,gold for me

  • Josh_Underhill

    Love this one and the extreme light/dark - although it’s not been painted to depict dappled sunlight, I get tthis impression - like he’s in a dark thickly canopied forest

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Really happy to hear! Glad you like it that much! Many thanks for your comment and vote!

  • Bertrand Bloc'h (bbl_paint)

    This is impressive and inspiring, thanks for sharing this masterpiece!