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Neglected models: classic metal troll

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.

14 comments on “Neglected models: classic metal troll

  1. Guru PIG
    May 23, 2021

    Looks great. Some of these modelling on these old “toys” really stands up and like you I love getting stuff that has been around for a while done.

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    • davekay
      May 23, 2021

      Yes, I think this model still looks good today.

      Like

  2. Azazel
    May 23, 2021

    Nice work on a real classic, Dave. Wasn’t long ago when that model was still available new, either! πŸ˜†

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    • davekay
      May 23, 2021

      I was almost tempted to pick up the new versions to see what the size difference is like!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. maenoferren22
    May 23, 2021

    Great work Dave, I had the set of the three of them for my Ork and goblin army. I am actually really enjoying painting the older stuff.

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    • davekay
      May 23, 2021

      Thanks, and I have also been enjoying the old metals. I have a few wood elves and a few Bretonnians on this tray as well.

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      • maenoferren22
        May 23, 2021

        I am just redoing the Brettonians on and off… I kind of want to repaint my original wood elves, but haven’t really got the time or inclination.

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  4. Pete S/ SP
    May 24, 2021

    That looks great- it hjas the classic old school charm about it.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  5. John@justneedsvarnish
    May 24, 2021

    I really like this one! πŸ™‚

    Like

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  7. Kuribo
    May 25, 2021

    I remember this sculpt well and you did an excellent job painting it. Thanks for taking us all down memory lane as well πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  8. mick
    May 27, 2021

    Nicely done!

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