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Vagabond Elf30 Oct 2017 4:36 p.m. PST

So, I've been hunting for dwarf civilians for a while, and Bob Ollie's Dwarf World figures looked great. Eventually I gave up trying to find a review and just bought some. Having got them, I figured I'd pay it forward and post what I wished I'd known in advance.

Short version: Awesome sculpt, good casting, way too big.

For context: the bulk of my collection is Reaper's Dark Heaven Legends, and anything I get ought to work with them.

Armorcast's website notes these are 25mm tall. I wasn't sure if this meant they were sized to be dwarves relative to a regular 25mm figure, or if they were actually 25mm tall. Turns out, they're actually 25mm tall. Which is incredibly disappointing, becuase they're exactly what I want in dwarf civilians. But they are much, much too large for *anything* i do. The only figures I have that these are even remotely the right height to go with are Knight Models' Batman figures – and the style is so radically different, they really don't work there either.

They do look really good next to 4Ground's dwarven buildings. If I had any use for dwarve by themselves, I'd love these. As it is, I expect I'll be ebaying them soon…

Of course, I take full responsibility for this purchase. Armorcast clearly states the size, and I made no attempt to clarify my confusion. I don't want to suggest I'm casting any doubt on the company! For their part, the figures were packed up and sent off quickly, and there's minimal flash. (I could wish they hadn't been packed in styrofoam peanuts, but that's not a real compaint.) I'm quite happy with how the transaction was handled.

Okay, now I attempt to add the pictures!

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Vagabond Elf30 Oct 2017 4:38 p.m. PST

More pictures, includng comparisson with Reaper:

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Personal logo cloudcaptain Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2017 6:11 p.m. PST

They dwarf those other figs!

…I'll show myself out.

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

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The Angry Piper Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2017 12:50 p.m. PST

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I have an unhealthy love of all things dwarvish, and I love Bob Olley's work. That's his piper next to a Wizards of the Coast Magic: the Gathering 28mm Dwarf wizard. The wizard is leaning back, so I don't see much of a difference.

The Olley dwarfs are definitely bigger than, say, the old Sandra Garrity Reaper stuff (which would be in the DH Legends line), but they scale well with the Reaper Warlord line of Dwarfs and some of the Scibor line. The scale isn't so off-putting to me. YMMV, of course.

If you really can't find a use for them with your current miniatures and want to sell them, I might take them off your hands. Let me know…

I was unaware of 4Ground's dwarven buildings, so thanks for posting this!

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