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Name that Mini!

PostPosted: Monday October 9th, 2017 11:46am
by Spookyhappyfun
Sometimes you come across miniatures that look really cool but you're not sure where they came from originally. Who designed them? Where were they purchased? Were they from a game? ¯\(°_o)/¯

Hopefully with the collected smarts from the community, some of these can be properly identified and maybe others can also find and buy the same cool minis for their own use.

I didn't see a similar thread, so I figured I'd start one that people can use to post their mysterious minis.

Re: Name that Mini!

PostPosted: Monday October 9th, 2017 11:51am
by Spookyhappyfun
My first one is this guy:

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A guy on a HeroQuest Facebook group posted this one. He said he got it a box of minis he got from eBay. He called it a Troll and said he put it on a base from a broken mini.

Anyone know where it might have come from originally?

Re: Name that Mini!

PostPosted: Monday October 9th, 2017 12:09pm
by aaronAGN
Cool idea for a thread.
I saw that Facebook post as well.
I don't know anything about the troll though.

Re: Name that Mini!

PostPosted: Monday October 9th, 2017 12:11pm
by knightkrawler
I have no idea...
I know that the weapon bit on his right fist is from the Ogre Bulls or Ironguts kit (GW).
The rest - to me - looks like something old and not necessarily a troll originally
and heavily modded or even scratch-built.
The level of detail makes me lean towards the guy having several useful bits and sculpting a few parts around that.

The concept and pose are awesome and I like the head though I wish it had more detail...

Re: Name that Mini!

PostPosted: Monday October 9th, 2017 12:26pm
by Spookyhappyfun
knightkrawler wrote:I have no idea...
I know that the weapon bit on his right fist is from the Ogre Bulls or Ironguts kit (GW).
The rest - to me - looks like something old and not necessarily a troll originally
and heavily modded or even scratch-built.
The level of detail makes me lean towards the guy having several useful bits and sculpting a few parts around that.

The concept and pose are awesome and I like the head though I wish it had more detail...


It seems wild to me that someone might put in the time to mod or build this from scratch and then just sell it off in a lot on eBay.

Re: Name that Mini!

PostPosted: Monday October 9th, 2017 2:12pm
by knightkrawler
Why?
Change of hobby, no time anymore, moving places...

Re: Name that Mini!

PostPosted: Monday October 9th, 2017 3:04pm
by Goblin-King
You see it all the time. Complete assembled and well painted armies... sold for a quick buck.
It's a bit sad when someone sells out of their hobby, not because they have become bored with it, but because they just need the money more than their hobby.
I hope none of us ever get in that situation!

Re: Name that Mini!

PostPosted: Monday October 9th, 2017 4:24pm
by benvoliothefirst
What a unique and original custom! I love it! I want one painted just like that!

Re: Name that Mini!

PostPosted: Monday October 9th, 2017 8:14pm
by whitebeard
When I saw the shoulder pad, I thought "Blood Bowl". And that is indeed what he is. Google "Blood Bowl Troll", select images and he's on the first page. The weapon is an add-on, but everything else is stock, including the river troll details on his back.

Re: Name that Mini!

PostPosted: Monday October 9th, 2017 10:38pm
by mukami