And from Trolls, back to Dwarfs we go. Specifically, the Original Troll Slayer model and an old Champion from Bugman’s Dwarf Rangers.
This Troll Slayer seems to have appeared in White Dwarf 97/Jan 1988 as part of the “Dwarf Adventurers” range (or at least that’s the earliest reference I can find, but it feels like a slightly earlier release). His name in that very old advert is “Wild Nyjhul” – perhaps a reference to Nigel Stillman?
I painted this figure about 20 years ago and repainted it to “modern” standards a couple of years ago, at which point I added the tattoos. I gave him a more “natural” looking shade of orange for his hair and beard than the red-orange shade they usually have these days.
There’s another of the “Dwarf Adventurers” who was also used and considered an early Troll Slayer and at least two “Berserkers” from the Norse Dwarfs range who predate this model and were later retconned into the early “Slayer” models in the same way that many of the Eternal Champion Models later became formative High Elves and Wardancers. But I don’t have them so we’re not too concerned about those models today. 😉
Not the original RR1 version of Bugman’s Dwarf Rangers’ Regiments of Renown, but from what I can tell the second version “RRD1” released in Jan 1987 during the time of WHFB 2nd Edition. This piratical-looking guy is called “‘Owd’ Tom Thyksson”.
Once again, this guy was painted long ago and given an update a couple of years ago. I gave him a paler skin tone, while the Slayer was given a more ruddy look.
I know I certainly wouldn’t want to run into these two in a dark alley…
I’ll have some more Oldhammer dwarfs coming along again soon. But next… more Trolls!