Ah! My Dire Troll Mauler! He was the first mini I tried to paint. He was also the first mini I used to 'rush/charge' into my first Warmahordes game. I had no idea what I was doing, and he was pretty killed in one turn by a Circle Warpwolf (thanks Willem...lol). Happened again, the next game I used him, this time against a Carnivean (thank Tim). I was starting to not like this model in the least bit. Granted, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing in-game yet. So I decided to break up with my DT Mauler for a while. It quickly became an unhealthy relationship.
Then onto the painting relationship I developed with this Dire Troll...
He was the first model I tried painting. I hated the work done on him on my first pass, so I begrudgingly 'green-bathed' him. I fixed up whatever crap was left over from his bath, and set him aside to work on something else. I placed him on a speaker, had some crazy bass pumpin' one night, and he danced a jig towards the edge of the speaker (unbeknownst to me)...then fell off, shattering back into blister pack format :/ . In the process, I ended up losing a tooth and had to re-order that part form PP. Pinning did not save his arms from flying off, I had to re-glue, re-green stuff and wait for my tooth to come in during the PP back-order frenzy. Finally, I pieced him back together, and after finishing up my Janissa Stonetide, I tackled the Mauler again and asked it back out on a make-up date. I was determined to make this work. I learned a ton by pushing through the problems of my love/hate relationship with this mini, and finally arrived at something I really liked.
Since he got his fresh coat, new tooth and basing...he has torn up the battlefield. All he wanted was to look good, before he started pounding minis with his big meaty fists. We now have a great relationship, we snack on Warjack wrecks in fields of grass, make Whelp pies for comfort food and rage out all the time.
Wow...this post is kinda sick. haha...enjoy!