That takes me to the minis! Finally! I got the Escape from Goblin Town box last year (there was a nice offer and I took it). I got it with a clear idea in mind: trying to make the dwarves a little bit closer to the book than how they are depicted in the movie. I will respect most of the work, as the minis are nicely sculpted and detailed, but I'll try to, at least, make every dwarf have a beard and a hood!
Grumpy grown guys with beards and hoodies... Hmmm... that scaringly fits my own description!
Let's begin with Thorin, son of Thráin, son of Thrór, king under the Mountain.
The conversion here is going to be quite simple. Sir Peter Jackson stated that he wanted a young leading character for cinematic purposes. Hence the choice of actor and characterization. But in the book, Thorin Oakenshield is quite a venerable Dwarf lord, mature (if I recall it correctly, on the edge of the two hundred years), I really thought he deserved another appearance.
|With his new beard he looks like Gandalf|
|Still looking like Gandalf :D|
|The hood and the tassel|
|A dwarf has a beard. Just by definition|
|I find Fili's pose forced. Should have corrected that. Hm.|
|Fili's bag has a runic 'F'. All greenstuff and sticks. Also removed Kili's bow|