Some time ago I was going to repaint a few old troll figures. On my vacation a couple of weeks ago to Pennsylvania, I took along a toolbox of paints of figs and got them done, along with some henchmen. Before I stripped them, they looked like this. (The Minifigs troll was finished much sooner and posted here.)
Here are the Citadel, Ral Partha, and Grenadier trolls as I re-painted them:
The Citadel figure on the left was sold as “Ral Partha Import” back when RP was importing Citadel figures. (I didn’t realize these were Citadel figures until quite a bit later, and had been shocked that the Warhammer Fantasy Battles 3rd edition book had so many “Ral Partha” figures in it! I thought, “Wow, they are showing other companies’ minis! Maybe they are aren’t a soulless machine.” But of course even though they had Tom Meier sculpt a number of trolls for them — not including this one — Citadel would never show another manufacturer’s minis. )
Anyway all three are “true trolls” in terms of the old Chainmail fantasy rules, based on the Poul Anderson image from Three Hearts and Three Lions and his “Cappen Varra” tales. The Grenadier troll is an AD&D troll; the Citadel and troll and Ral Partha troll were both described as “true trolls” on their packaging. It is interesting that the Citadel troll has the hollow eyes and rubbery look, but the Ral Partha troll just looks a little more weedy and ugly than usual for Tom Meier’s trolls.
I now have one more Grenadier troll (an orphan sent to the Galloway Memorial Home) and I think I’ll do some conversion on him, extending his nose a foot or two.