Saturday, 13 April 2013

THISTLEWOOD TROLLS

Not been doing a great deal of painting this week having been afflicted with galloping gutrot, which typically struck me at work on Wednesday, I soldiered on hoping it would get better but Thursday (my day off) I was laid up in bed all day, returned to work Friday feeling a bit more chipper and then was stricken down again last night just in time for another day off.

Slowly progressing through the evil army and have finished the 5 trolls required. Here is a picture from White Dwarf 45 showing 2 of the trolls in Gary Chalk's or Joe Dever's collection


My versions of the same figures (bases will be finished en masse when army completed). I think these are from the Fantasy Tribes range, they have a stylised letter A cast onto the base.



The 3 remaining trolls, from left to right, Fiend Factory, Asgard and Fiend Factory again. A feature of a lot of these 80's trolls is their prominent dangly bits, no doubt they will scare King Amias' prudish troops with 'the last turkey in the shop' routine. 

 I coveted the older Fiend Factory troll on the far right for ages but could never muster enough pocket money to buy him (he was £3 I think in 1981 or 1982 and you could get 10 human size figures for that amount), I finally managed to get  my parents to buy him for me after I had had my appendix out...the lengths we collectors go to.


5 comments:

  1. I like the way the paint-jobs give them a cohesive look, even though each has it's own distinct character. Also, if I was confronted by a miniature vs appendix dilemma, the former would win every time...

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  2. Splendid trolls.I hope you feel much better soon!

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  3. Devilish looking bunch...will make a great unit...looking forward to seeing them get stuck in with the good guys...

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  4. Oh yeah! Love these trolls. I've wanted that two-headed fiend for a long time. Nice to see them all together!

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  5. Brilliant work and well worth the appendix!

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