New dwarves all along!
This bunch made me sweat a little bit. Not for the complex conversions (most of them are quite subtle, if any), but for deciding the colours. When Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin and Gloin make their entrance in Bag End, the only thing we know of them is that "very soon two purple hoods, a grey hood, a brown hood and a white hood were hanging on the pegs, and off they marched with their broad hands stuck in their gold and silver belts". And that's it all.
I made some choices that I later regretted (and eventually had to correct!). Let me explain. I chose to firstly paint Gloin just like in the movie. Given the above narration, the different colours could match any of the dwarves. Painting it this way made a theme with his son Gimli...
|Blurry phone pic|
But I soon realized this one wouldn't belong to my project. Not at all. This was nor about recreating the movies, but making these dwarves look like in the book. So I took this one apart for a moment and begun to do things right. I assigned each colour to the corresponding dwarf according to the order they appear. My inner peace needed that.
|So Dori wears purple|
|The only conversion is the greenstuff hood|
Nori required a little bit hairdoing. Sorry, can't stand his looks in the movies...
|I'm becoming a hairstylist!|
|And of course he wears purple too|
|Greenstuff hood again|
Ori was most probably the biggest 'nay' for me of all of the dwarves. His goatee without moustache, his dumb aspect... the slingshot! No way, sorry, production team, no way!
So I took the spare kit of arms belonging to Thorin (with his original sword before he gets Orcrist)
|Much better for my inner peace again|
|He certainly looks different now!|
|Wearing a grey hood|
|The three of them!|
Oin and Gloin required no conversion work (apar from extending Oin's beard a little), I could work with these:
|Brown hood, as expected|
|No further attention needed!|
Aaaaand I came back on Gloin. Of course you can guess by now... White hood it is! So I simply repainted part of the mini...
|Same concept, different colour|
|The white dwarf. Not the GW one, you know|
|Ooops! I need to repaint that base!|
Well, these were a little hurdle, you know, but I finally managed to dodge it! Just the final group left... They will come in a few days too!