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The sculpt of Aragorn is amazing, as always. The first thing that caught my attention is that he has no beard, not even a trace:
|I shaved this morning before coming here|
So the sculptor took the production photos as a reference, those at the beginning of the shooting, when Viggo Mortensen indeed didn't wear a beard yet. The head of the mini is a perfect portrait of him.
I painted the shadow of a beard, as he looks in the early stages of the movies, and begun to set up the mini.
|Aaaaa! My arms, my arms!|
|Ahh, now I feel better|
|What am I supposed to be looking at?|
The miniature is full of tiny details that make it come to life. Now that I see the (awful despicable) pics, I think I should add some heavy weathering. My problem with taking photos still remains though, the mini looks much better in the flesh.
You can notice that he is wearing the leather bracers which belonged to Boromir, so you can set the timeline of this mini at some moment during 'The Two Towers'.
Well, I planned setting some kind of full vignette when all the Fellowship was released, but now I know it will have some incoherence, displaying characters at different moments. Hmm, it currently seems to bother only me, so I'm sure you will forgive my obsession with details ;)
Hope you like it!