Eaglemoss make a number of figurines for the Lord of the Rings and some of these are a good size to match 28mm scale (some are good also for 10mm and I'll share that in another post).
I picked up an Eaglemoss Cave Troll on eBay a few months back with a view to turning it into a Snow Troll for my Kings of War Angmar army. Its larger than the GW Cave Troll and about a head taller that the Isengard/Morder Troll also by GW. But for a Snow Troll I thought that this figuring was a good size for what I was after and looks imposing on the battlefield.
I used static grass and PVA glue to attach "fur" to the trolls shoulders and back. Once base coated, the grass would look like hair or fur on the figure.
Initially I based the figure on a square base for use with Kings of War. But given that all my other trolls were already on round bases from War of the Ring, I decided to rebase the figure on to a round base also. You will notice that later on in the images below.
In short, I painted the troll in the following manner (images for this process follow below).
- Base coat in White Spray
- Ink in Nuln Oil
- When dry, ink in Blue Ink
- Drybrush heavily in Administration Grey
- Drybrush lightly in Space Wolves Grey
- Drybrush lightly in White Scar
- Paint eyes in Temple Guard Blue
- Paint teeth in Rakarth Flesh
- Paint neck chain in Boltgun Metal.
- Paint nails in Bestial Brown and when dry in highlight in Rakarth Flesh.
- I painted the loincloth in Bestial Brown and the metal in Bronze.
So there you have it. One very large and imposing Snow Troll from the Grey Mountains near Angmar.