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CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby AK_Brickster » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:30 pm

Deep in the swamps of outlaw territory, a band of one-eyed trolls have set up an outpost from which to guard their treasure. Their leader, Grogg, has just returned with two guards from a scouting expedition, and is being welcomed home by his wife, Feygogg, and son, Groggle.

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As seen here, male one-eyed trolls are much more muscular than their female counterparts, and in adulthood they develop enlarged heads and their signature horn, which can be used in close-quarters combat as a formidable weapon.
Troll sentries man the walls, and can be seen armed with crossbows, which are favored over longbows due to their ease of aiming. This helps to make up for the troll's poor depth perception which comes as a result of only having one eye.
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My entry for the CCC XI "Custom Faction"category. Custom elements include olive-colored capes, torso, shield and flag decals, and some marker work on Grogg's fangs.
This is also my entry for my LCC Brawl between myself and the venerable Rifiröfi
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Re: CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby mpoh98 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:48 pm

Awesome job AK, I love the idea! :D
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Re: CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby Aeridian » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:35 am

Pretty nifty work AK! I like the explanation for their big heads.
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Re: CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby Azaghal » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:35 am

Great concept, and I like the way you added the Moria Orc ears to that one.
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Re: CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:16 am

Here is a detail of just the figs, who are obviously the highlight :)

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Re: CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby andhe » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:51 am

Ah tres bon le brickster! I see you've still got your flickr set to french. Great faction. I love the idea of taking a standalone figure and making it into it's own faction, and as mentioned before, the re-use of the one-eyed skull motif is fantastic. I think the temptation for me would have been to make them look a little less civilized, but I guess that's up to whatever your interpretation of a troll is! I now have a great urge to collect a few more cyclopses!
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Re: CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:23 pm

andhe wrote:I think the temptation for me would have been to make them look a little less civilized, but I guess that's up to whatever your interpretation of a troll is!
See??? That's the EXACT reason I knew I had to do this project. SOMEONE has to stand up against the stigma that trolls are constantly up against. Just because a few of the better-known ones may be a bit uncouth and perhaps a tad smelly, doesn't mean that ALL trolls are like that! They can have homes with paved stone paths and adoring wives and children. Nice clothes and armor are also not above them. All hail the civilized troll!
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Re: CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby Fantu » Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:42 pm

I had to log just to congratulate you AK_Brickster. I love these Ciclops and I bought about 10 of them to make MOCs, them I saw your work here and I´m amazed.

I made some female Ciclops using the Gipsy hair from the CMF minifig, but yours using the LOTR orc is so much better. And I have some 2 headed ciclops using the BrickWarriors torso piece that I use as the leaders of their army.

Could you share the ciclop icon design?

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Re: CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby AK_Brickster » Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:12 pm

Thank you, Fantu! I'm glad that you like them so much! :)

I am happy to share the Cyclops design. Here is a link to the .xcf file that can be downloaded and edited in GIMP, if you desire.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1u1zt ... sp=sharing
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Re: CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby Fantu » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:22 pm

Thank you for sharing the Cyclops logo! Even better it came in GIMP already!
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Re: CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby AK_Brickster » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:17 pm

No problem! Be sure to share any future Cyclops stuff with me. I would love to see those figures get a little more attention!
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Re: CCC XI - Custom Faction - "Troll Swamp Outpost"

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:53 am

Glad to see some one take one figure and expand it into it's own faction, it's not easy. Nice Job!
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