Someone brought a cave troll!

We turn now to some of the heavy hitters of Middle Earth, the Trolls.  These are all metal figures and are actually from the Westwind Dwarf Wars range.  Unlike the LotR Trolls from the movies, these are muscular and seem to be more wiry.

Dwarf Wars Unarmed Ice Trolls make a great looking LotR troll for 1/72 scale figures.

These Trolls are actually scaled for 28mm.  Once you get a handle on the rank and file, monsters are easy to fill in.  Sometimes, a 28mm monster works perfectly.

Trolls (rear)

Trolls (rear)

From left to right, Legolas, Gimli, Sam, Troll, Goblin.  They look about right with the Troll being about twice as tall as a man.

From left to right, Legolas, Gimli, Sam, Troll, Goblin. They look about right with the Troll being about twice as tall as a man.

Notes:

The Trolls were undercoated in black and painted Bronzed Flesh.  They were then washed with Wonder wash Dirty Dark Brown.  Then the skin was highlighted with Bronzed Flesh again and then Elf Flesh.  Like most of my bad guys, the eyes were painted Red.  The fur is painted Scorched Brown and highlighted with Beastial Brown.  I think I need to highlight the fur one more time…maybe with a lighter color.

The figures were bought from war Web as they have 20% off of all Westwind and Old Glory products.  You could gain even more savings if you bought into the old glory army.  $50 will get you 40% off all products at Old Glory products for 1 year.  I don’t so I went with the next best thing.  The cost of 4 figures is $12 so each figure is $3.  In a skirmish game, 4 trolls is plenty.  In an army game, maybe not so much.

Westwind Trolls

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One Response to Someone brought a cave troll!

  1. Sam Sagace says:

    Excellent work on this very good looking Trolls !
    (thanks for the link on TMP : there is a lot of stuff here which interest me !)
    I will visit your blog a little bit more …

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