Mystery minis!

I can generally remember the manufacturer and name of the figures I’ve purchased, no matter how long ago, as long I bought them in the original packaging, because I pretty much agonized over every purchase BITD.  (I had a rule of thumb that I’d pay no more than $1 a figure, which meant I usually bought boxes and large blister packs rather than singles, and I generally bought Grenadier over other manufacturers in part because they were the most economical.  This all changed when I discovered Citadel minis, especially the later slotta-based from the mid-late 1980s.  Sigh.) Anyway some of the figures that I’ve picked up second hand eluded identification for a long time.  And two figures I recently received (from the spontaneous generosity of Michael “Khazan” at Specter Studios and from the inimitable Scottsz) have me stumped. The first has a rectangular base, which makes me think Minifigs or Custom Cast/Kreigspieler Fantastiques, but it does not appear anywhere I’ve looked (DnD Lead, Lost Minis Wiki, etc.)  He has a date (1978) and a code (2009) and that is it on his base.  Here are a couple of bad images:

He’s pretty big (ogre or troll sized) so I wonder if he isn’t a 54mm  or larger scale dwarf, based on the beard and head size.

The other one seems likely a Citadel figure or maybe Broadsword, and he has no markings on his base.   He’s quite tall, and I am planning to paint him as a giant despite his troll-like fangs.

Any help identifying these guys would be appreciated.  They are likely to end up painted as frost giants, regardless of their real identities.

UPDATE: The first guy is a giant by Adina; the second guy is a Ral Partha troll, replacing one of the Tom Meier trolls he sculpted in England for GW/Ral Partha Imports.

Published in: on August 30, 2010 at 10:00 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. Mr. M,

    I don’t remember the manufacturer, but I remember that the mystery one that I sent was, in fact, a giant. I think it was sold as a pair but I don’t think he was in a full boxed set.

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