In Moria, in Khazad Dum…. The Balrog awakens

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Art Gallery of Mayor Samwise In Moria, in Khazad Dum…. The Balrog awakens

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    ddaines
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    “……They delved too greedily, and too deep, and disturbed that from which they fled, Durin’s Bane…”

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    The idea behind this was to have a couple of dwarves stumbling upon the ‘entombed Balrog’ and waking him from his slumber. When I can get some more photos posted you will see that I have attempted to give him a yellowish glow on his chest to give the impression that the fire within him has been awakened.

    Originally I was going to create a chamber wall with a hole in it to show where the dwarves had stumbled in while searching for Mithril lodes, but usual story….. :rolleyes:

    In the end I have ended up with something not too dissimilar from what Master Theobald posted photos of, I hope any similarities are purely coincidental.

    Images of HoH to be posted when I can download them.

    #18512
    ddaines
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    “……They delved too greedily, and too deep, and disturbed that from which they fled, Durin’s Bane…”

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/11_20110711_832.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/11_20110711_832.jpg[/imgz]

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/11_20110711_834.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/11_20110711_834.jpg[/imgz]

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/11_20110711_835.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/11_20110711_835.jpg[/imgz]

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/11_20110711_833.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/11_20110711_833.jpg[/imgz]

    The idea behind this was to have a couple of dwarves stumbling upon the ‘entombed Balrog’ and waking him from his slumber. When I can get some more photos posted you will see that I have attempted to give him a yellowish glow on his chest to give the impression that the fire within him has been awakened.

    Originally I was going to create a chamber wall with a hole in it to show where the dwarves had stumbled in while searching for Mithril lodes, but usual story….. :rolleyes:

    In the end I have ended up with something not too dissimilar from what Master Theobald posted photos of, I hope any similarities are purely coincidental.

    Images of HoH to be posted when I can download them.

    #18515
    Thingol
    Participant

    Mîm and Ibun figures perfectly fit in this concept of Balrog awakening…. great !!!!!!

    #18518
    Turambar
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    Yes, absolutely! And also the stones and rocks look very perfectly.
    With greater rocks for the background we will have another great balrog-diorama.

    #18522
    Theobald
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    Absolutely great, ddaines. I especially like your idea of that hint of a still-glowing fire among the colours you used for the Balrog. – And of course adding those two Dwarves to have a small diorama. I really like that very much.
    Thank you for providing the pics, my Balrog-friend. ;)

    #18524
    Milo
    Participant

    David, You show us again your skills and ideas. Like MAster theobald & Turambar, I love the rocks but your dwarves also deserve a bravo. great Idea to use these here ! 😎

    #18535
    ddaines
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    Well I wanted to give some scale to the Balrog and as much as I love the original I personally think it is way too big for the 32mm scale figures. Mim and Ibun were the only spare dwarves I had available that looked suitable inasmuch that they didn’t have axes, haversacks, armour sculpted on as there would be no need for this.

    I did consider scratch building a sword and whip for the Balrog but I wasn’t sure if he (assuming it is a Him :rolleyes:) would have fled with these items or whether once ‘free’, the orcs may have made these items for him.

    Perhaps someone a little less ‘hasty’ ;) might take the time to create a more detailed chamber (hint). Things in hindsight that I would have considered are scattered bones of ‘Nameless things’ that he has feasted on perhaps.

    I do intend to get another one of these Balrogs as I would like to pair him up with Gandalf on the Bridge of Khazad Dum, the biggest pain will be the separation of the arms from the legs though :o.

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