I would have purchased this model in 1994 or 1995. The important thing is, it’s painted now!
The photo didn’t come out quite as sharp as I’d hoped, this this model, old as it is, was still a joy to paint. Plenty of character and detail without being overwhelming with bits and pieces to pick out.
This is a one-part metal model, and from memory I paid about $25AUD for it back in the day. To buy a trio of Stone Trolls now, or Rockgut Troggoths as they are known, would cost $90AUD. So the price really hasn’t changed much in this case, and if we start accounting for inflation it becomes cheaper than it was (gasp!).
Imposing as this model was back in its day, it’s not much bigger than an infantry hero from the modern range. Here’s the Stone Troll standing next to the recently painted Mordor Troll for comparison.
The Mordor Troll wants you to say hello to his little friend.
While the troll may not stand as tall as he once did, I’m happy to have this in my collection.