Righto, so I got a quick photo opportunity together this evening to compare the big guy to the other GW trolls I have waiting to be built/painted/converted to see how they all fit together if used in one force (thinking WOTR here and the Siege of Minas Tirith), details on sizes for each listed aswell:Measurement to the top of their heads:
GW Cave Troll - 54mm
GW Troll Chieftain - 62mm
Eaglemoss Collectors Armoured Troll - 80mm
GW Siege Troll (coversion wip) - 74mm
GW Attack Troll - 65mm
Much of the GW trolls are stooped or posed with knees bent which I think could add between 5mm to 15mm if they were straightened up.
My siege troll conversion stands pretty tall and will have a halberd like weapon made for him to add to the overall appearance of height. He might get his shoulders bulked up a little to increase his overall girth as I don't want him appearing tall & thin!
In addition to the above, I have 3 standard Eaglemoss figures incoming in the next few days and whilst I've never seen one in person, the seller tells me they are approx 55mm high so they'll fall on the slightly smaller size but will add numbers & variety, here they are:
(if they do prove a little too small some greenstuff may help me add height)
A little evidence for the height of the eaglemoss troll figure being to scale can be seen in 3 different scenes from the films.
1) The Black Gates Open: huge mountain trolls work the gears that open the Black Gates, beside them appears to be some orc overseers that are barely up to the trolls thigh/knee.
2) Whatever comes through those Gates: as the Attack Trolls enter Minas Tirith and Gandalf takes to slaying some, whilst upon Shadowfax he has to extend his reach directly up with Glamdring to slice at the trolls exposed neck
3) The Dark Lord is Fallen: As Barad-dur crumbles and Sauron dies, the Armoured Troll Chieftain that had been fighting Aragorn is seen fleeing through the crowd of orcs, who just come up to its hip level.
The films and the artbooks associated with them have intermingled the terms mountain troll and Olog-hai to be basically the same troll type and they approximate one to stand at 14ft tall so I'm happy to be within that range.
I think Tolkien inferred that the Olog-hai, while connected to mountain trolls, were a smaller breed closer to a mid-way size between that of a normal troll and the Uruk-hai, but I prefer the bigger, more monstrous appearance that the films opted for.
Does anyone have the plastic Mordor Troll (straighter stance) that they could measure to add to the mix? Do they match their metal counterparts, perhaps bigger/smaller?
And what about the new Hobbit trolls - what size do they come in at in this troll scale?
Hope some of the above helps anyone else thinking about picking up alternative, cheaper troll models that share the Lotr design look & feel!
(I'll update the overall scale chart with the other 3 eaglemoss trolls and the Hobbit trolls when I get them!)