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Troll Forged Miniatures is a little different from the usual sites I’ve seen. Their “Overview of TFM” explains it best.

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TFM offers the highest quality resin casting services for independent sculptors who are part of our online community. If you would like to join in, please read on...

The Forum: It all starts here. The Sculpting Collective is the group of independent amateur sculptors who are part of the Troll Forged Forum community; a place where you can learn, encourage others, get motivated and hone your skills. Each sculptor posts their ‘works in progress’ on the forum, collects feedback from other members, and makes adjustments based on that feedback before finally presenting the finished sculpture: the ‘green’ (as most are made with ‘green stuff’) to the rest of the community.

The Blog: Once the miniatures have been forged in the forum, assessed and OK'ed by members, it's photos are posted on the blog to alert all customers. Photos of the finished green are taken by the sculptor and these are posted on the blog as 'teaser green' to whet the appetite.

These greens are then sent to Troll Forged Miniatures where Ed (Hive Trygon) makes master moulds from them before casting up the resin miniatures. Ed then takes photos of the first resin casts and posts these as a 'preview' on the blog, and at the same adds the miniature to the store so they can be purchased right away.

The Store: This is where you can buy the miniature. All sales are via PayPal, but you do not need a PayPal account to buy as the cart will accept credit cards.

Ed handles all the sales and casting.

Each sale earns the sculptor a royalty. These royalties do not run out, and produce an ongoing ‘income’. This allows a sculptor to build up a ‘miniature bank’ where all their collected sales are earning them income. In many ways it’s kinda like the publishing world’s ‘Print on Demand‘ service providers but for miniatures. Troll Forged is the first ‘Cast on Demand’ service or ‘COD’ for short.

Once the miniatures are painted up by the HellSwords (TFM's painters) the full release is posted in the blog as a 'final release', and then promoted on other sites.
The figures can be divided into fantasy and sci-fi. Scale was not provided, but considering the range of bases offered, the miniatures should be compatible with Warhammer Fantasy and 40K. Here's a small sampling of each category.


Fantasy: Demons (Plague Minions), Evil Dwarf, and Troll Family (you may want to green stuff some loincloths for them. *shudder*)





Sci-Fi: Alien Larva Brain, Great Coats Troopers, Horde of Mutants






Also available at TFM are 20mm, 25mm, 40mm, and 50mm bases; terrain; and sculpting putties.


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Great find. There are some great count as models here. I especially like the Nurgle daemon looking dudes.

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I tried to find ones that could be used in Warhammer Fantasy and 40K, speaking of which....

One of my friends is looking at the alien ones as Tyranid substitutes. And another is looking at the Great Coats as supplements to his IG (the weapons can be swapped out).

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Love their Jabberwock! Their Demon Lords would also make great Counts-as for WoC, you can even order any of the pieces from their 5 completely different Demon Lords to make your very own. Now that is awesome

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