A few more minis from this crazy project. These ones are almost unmodified, as I already liked the original designs.
First one would be Dwalin, the first member of the Company Bilbo meets at Bag End. "It was a dwarf with a blue beard tucked into a golden belt, and very bright eyes under his dark green hood". I like the aspect Dwalin has in the movies, that tough warrior look, I think it works fine for the purposes of the story. So I just made his beard a little bit longer and added a hood to his cloak.
|Still in the movie style|
I also kept the colour scheme:
|Grrr, angry dwarf!|
|Awful hood scupted there|
I even tried to replicate the tatoos on the head, these add some character to the guy.
|Stress on tried to replicate|
The next one Bilbo got to meet was Balin, Dwalin's brother, "a very old-looking dwarf with a white beard and a scarlet hood". Once again, I do believe the movie makes quite a good work on this one, so I just added a hood to the cloak, as before, as well as removed the spikes on the point of the sword, they looked kinda weird to me, not functional for a weapon of this kind.
|Less is more|
I also like the embroided trimming of the cloak, it speaks of a noble dwarf, not just a wanderer, but somebody important to his people who dresses accordingly, the dwarf who some day will become king under the mountain by his own right.
|Marching to a quest always in style.|
|Now that I look at it, some more trimming on the cloak itself would have been nice too|
Well, so these two work fine, so I had no need of any heavy converting work. This is the original...
|They ae brothers, promise. You may be thinking of the 'Twins' movie...|
As I'm with these almost unconverted guys, I'll keep it that way with the two non-dwarf characters in the Company, Bilbo and Gandalf. Two minis that didn't need any work on them, they both are sweet and nicely detailed.
|Gandalf the Grey|
As you can see, I'm keeping it close to the movies. As I told last week, this is all about concepts and designs, not about the movies themselves or the characters during the story. But what I hope is that anyone reading the book could identify the dwarves and see them related to the original Tolkien's writings.
Still working on more dwarves, coming soon!