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Guthroth17 Oct 2017 11:37 a.m. PST

Looking for suggestions for a figure to represent the monster in Beowulf. Seamus Heaney writes in lines 13511355 that Grendel is vaguely human in shape, though much larger:
… the other, warped
in the shape of a man, moves beyond the pale
bigger than any man, an unnatural birth
called Grendel by the country people
in former days.
Heaney's translation also notes that Grendel's disembodied head is so large that it takes four men to transport it. Furthermore, in lines 983989, when Grendel's torn arm is inspected, Heaney describes it as being covered in impenetrable scales and horny growths.

Suggestions ?

Preferably from the UK, but for the right model ….

Dark Fable17 Oct 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

Gripping Beast has a Grendel model but its not very large. Ral Partha also had a couple of figures called Grendel

Guthroth17 Oct 2017 12:00 p.m. PST

So far this chap is winning the hunt


The Angry Piper17 Oct 2017 12:15 p.m. PST


Ral Partha's Grendel is one of my favorite all time miniatures. My friend had it and I coveted it for years.

Unfortunately, it's on the small side of 25mm, so it might not suit your purposes.

Skrapwelder17 Oct 2017 1:16 p.m. PST

Fenris Games has a Grendel


Guthroth17 Oct 2017 1:22 p.m. PST

Nice looking model, but £35.00 GBP ? Ouch ….

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 1:32 p.m. PST

I think that Fenris model has exactly the right look, but I don't picture Grendel on all fours. Maybe one of the Copplestone Yeti? link

Guthroth17 Oct 2017 2:09 p.m. PST

I like that Yeti. It would need a darker paint job but ….

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 2:30 p.m. PST

Sure paint it brown with maybe a green, slimy wash.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away17 Oct 2017 2:56 p.m. PST

I'm planning to use this Reaper Bones troll

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2017 4:22 p.m. PST

I've been leaning towards this Otherworld troll


For some reason it just fits the image in my mind of Grendel. I'll be using it with 1/72 miniatures.

chuck05 Fezian17 Oct 2017 6:51 p.m. PST

Reaper has an Undead troll that would be great.


OneHuaiTicket18 Oct 2017 5:40 a.m. PST

I finally decided on this, from GameZone:


Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2017 6:46 p.m. PST

Good choice.

Andy ONeill19 Oct 2017 1:20 a.m. PST

Yep. Good choice.
Pity the other trolls they do have weird stuff in their hands.

LostPict Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

I use this one from Iron Wind Metals "Beowulf and Grendel" and the Sea Hag from Reaper.

Greylegion22 Oct 2022 6:09 a.m. PST

I think there are some good choices with Crocodile Games, depending on what you want to spend.

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