Original Aragorn – Back at Work Again

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Art Gallery of Mayor Samwise Original Aragorn – Back at Work Again

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  • #423
    OriginalAragorn
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    Hi everyone – it’s been nice looking at everyone’s Facebook pages and seeing all the incredible artwork and creativity! :D It got my creative juices flowing again and I picked up some clay, a paint brush, and some lovely Mithril figures – and I’m painting for the first time in about 3 months!

    I’m going to make a diorama of “Over Hill and Under Hill.” In my scene, the Great Goblin and two goblin guards are interrogating Thorin. The Great Goblin is furious that Orcrist, known as Goblin Cleaver, or simply “Biter,” has been found in Thorin’s possession.

    Is this “the end” for Thorin? Not so fast, Gandalf is around the corner – about to put a quick end to the Great Goblin and his diabiolical plans!

    So far, I’ve made the diorama setting. I used a wooden base and carved stairs out of clay and carved the brick patterns. The pillar is an actual piece of Granite (leftover from getting granite counters recently in the kitchen). The brick floor is from Heki – some precut brick patterns. It’s all painted and washed with inks.

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    Here is the first Goblin Guard. At some point I’ll remove him from the base and glue him.

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    Here is the Great Goblin. He’ll also be removed from base.
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    Here’s where the guard and the Great Goblin will be – approximately. Gandalf will be on the stairs, peering out from behind the pillar. Thorin will be held by the Guard. There will also be a second guard.
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    #7126
    OriginalAragorn
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    Hi everyone – it’s been nice looking at everyone’s Facebook pages and seeing all the incredible artwork and creativity! :D It got my creative juices flowing again and I picked up some clay, a paint brush, and some lovely Mithril figures – and I’m painting for the first time in about 3 months!

    I’m going to make a diorama of “Over Hill and Under Hill.” In my scene, the Great Goblin and two goblin guards are interrogating Thorin. The Great Goblin is furious that Orcrist, known as Goblin Cleaver, or simply “Biter,” has been found in Thorin’s possession.

    Is this “the end” for Thorin? Not so fast, Gandalf is around the corner – about to put a quick end to the Great Goblin and his diabiolical plans!

    So far, I’ve made the diorama setting. I used a wooden base and carved stairs out of clay and carved the brick patterns. The pillar is an actual piece of Granite (leftover from getting granite counters recently in the kitchen). The brick floor is from Heki – some precut brick patterns. It’s all painted and washed with inks.

    [img align=l][imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/543_dscn1536.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/543_dscn1536.jpg[/imgz][/img]

    [img align=l][imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/543_dscn1535.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/543_dscn1535.jpg[/imgz][/img]

    Here is the first Goblin Guard. At some point I’ll remove him from the base and glue him.

    [img align=l][imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/543_dscn1549.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/543_dscn1549.jpg[/imgz][/img]
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    Here is the Great Goblin. He’ll also be removed from base.
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    Here’s where the guard and the Great Goblin will be – approximately. Gandalf will be on the stairs, peering out from behind the pillar. Thorin will be held by the Guard. There will also be a second guard.
    [img align=l][imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/543_dscn1552.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/543_dscn1552.jpg[/imgz][/img]
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    #7128
    Thingol
    Participant

    :) :lol::cool: impatiently expected by the end of this work…… Master Strider…..

    #7148
    hsf62
    Participant

    Looking forward to seeing the final product!
    Great start anyhow!

    #7160
    OriginalAragorn
    Participant

    Thanks guys! Made some progress today.

    First, here is a very colorful Thorin – shaking his fist in defiance at the Great Goblin!
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    Here’s Thorin detained by the guard. More to come soon.
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    #7161
    Thingol
    Participant

    Beautiful paint work of mighty Thorin Oakenshield…. !!!

    #7168
    OriginalAragorn
    Participant

    Thanks Nino! Coming from an excellent painter like yourself, that means a lot!

    I thought I would try making him colorful. I noticed that Tolkien described the dwarfs with colorful cloaks and hoods and hair! (Although for some reason he hardly said anything about Thorin’s colors).

    HELP PLEASE/um Rat fragen: my photos don’t seem as good as others. I’m trying to get the entire terrain piece in the photo but still get good focus on all the participants like some of the excellent diorama makers can do on this site. Is there a certain angle you guys shoot from? Indoors/outdoors? Camera settings?

    #7170
    Theobald
    Participant

    Huoommmm … I hope you don’t mind receiving a compliment from a poor painter (who is me, the Tree), Master OriginalAragorn … your project is very good indeed … keep on, please
    Huom … as for Master Tolkien’s description of the Dwarves you might read the first chapter of The Hobbit again … there you’ll find a lot of details about the outward appearance of some Dwarves (including Thorin) … rhuoommm … I’ve been reading that chapter several times lately as I try to prepare painting 13 Dwarves … ;)
    Huoommm … sorry, I’m not a good photographer … I cannot help with this

    #7171
    hsf62
    Participant

    What can I say, we really have a lot of great painters and diorama builders here on MMP.
    Absolutely great to be a part of this!

    #7172
    OriginalAragorn
    Participant

    Theobald – thank you! And it DOES mean a lot! Thanks for the advice on the 1st chapter of the Hobbit. I’ll take another look. Is there any place I can view the 13 Mithril dwarfs? Are they for viewing yet, or still a surprise?

    Holger – I couldn’t agree with you more! Though I haven’t always been very active on this site, I really enjoy all the “eye candy.”

    #7174
    Theobald
    Participant

    Huoommm … so far you can only see five Dwarves, Master OriginalAragorn … the other eight will follow … remember the “Unexpected Party” … they did not appear altogether, rather in pairs or even singularly … and Gandalf was first, if I remember well …
    I placed two pics of those in the Mathom House … Thorin is among them …

    #7184
    OriginalAragorn
    Participant

    Just looked at the figures you mentioned Theobald. Wow, those are really beautiful!

    Will all people be able to buy them, or only the Gold Fellowship?

    #7272
    OriginalAragorn
    Participant

    I made some more progress on my diorama (or is it a vignette?) (What is the difference? How should I know?) :P

    First, I converted an orc that Ken Crawford gave me. Instead of a spear, I gave him a scoop full of hot coals. Also, can someone help me identify the orc that I converted? He had a spear and a loin cloth – but nothing else.. I don’t know which model it is. HELP!

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    I’m sure Thorin isn’t happy with the thought of being tortured! Who will save him?
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    Soon you will see the resolution of this rather uncomfortable position that Thorin finds himself in!

    #7273
    Gavin
    Participant

    It’s one of the “Morgoth Orcs” from the Black Sword series. [mith]M222[/mith]

    #7275
    Thingol
    Participant

    … this nice piece of diorama will be ready soon for enjoyment in complete adventure…. 😆

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