Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thorin Oakenshield Munny Art Toy

Some projects just end up in the dark tunnel of procrastination, and never seem quite ready to be shared.

And when we have invested a lot of time and effort in something, the sense of shyness and dissatisfaction can become overwhelming.. and this is the case of my Mini Munny version of one of my favourite Tolkien characters, the majestic dwarf king Thorin Oakenshield.

The amount of work behind this fellow was honestly huge.
Just to provide an example, the tiles of his armor are entirely handmade one by one, and there's 42 of them on his arms alone. : )

I tried to be as detailed and close to the original as possible. The belt buckle, coat pattern, boot tips & arm bracers mimic the outfit he wears in the movies..

Arm bracers detail:

I used real metal beads for Thorin's braids..

..and of course I gave him a tiny replica of his sword, Orcrist (which can be removed from his hand)

It took me such a long time to complete this project (I actually started it more than 1 year ago, but I was not entirely happy with the result and I did quite a lot of repainting), but now I am finally happy with it and kind of proud to show it to you! : )

The base I used is a 4 inch Kidrobot Mini Munny.
Thorin is available in my Storenvy shop right now. : )

Oh, and if you want to have a look at my other Lord of the Rings / Hobbit inspired creations, you can find them here or here (but they're all sold out at the moment, sorry!)


  1. I can say one word , in french : Superbe !
    Verry well done , a long time from the start to the end , but the result is perfect , congratulation !
    A beautiful "custom art toy " :-)

  2. Ma guarda l'espressione, le sopracciglia (sono favolose, le sopracciglia)... รจ lui e si riconosce subito! E gli hai pure fatto quei tre kili di particolari che ha, comprese le placche dell'armatura.
    Lo adoro, s'era mica capito?

  3. What amazing detail you have used on Thorin. I can appreciate the thought and time it must have taken.