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)
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!)