Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Aragorn

This year for our family Christmas we decided to eschew the commercialism to some degree. We've all got plenty of stuff already and are trying to be a little more conscious of the greater world. Of course, it's still important to celebrate from time to time! The kids will still get presents, but the adults are doing something a little different. We went with a Kris Kringle, but with rules. You can make something yourself or get something second hand/antique/pre-loved. There should also be reused or recycled and minimal packaging/wrapping.

We drew out of a hat and I got my sister-in-law. Fortunately for me she's a Lord of the Rings fan (of the movies in particular). Very subtly I found out that Aragorn is her favourite character. So I trolled eBay until I found a cheap used metal Aragorn and pounced!

Here is the result of my work...

The original was part painted, so I gave it a clean up and a re-spray.


Here he is unbased:


I tried to keep earthy type colours, the green isn't quite so vibrant under normal light. 


And based, I know, shock of all shocks it's not my underground style.


And the back...


So there you go, almost a pity to be giving it away =) I hope she likes it! More than that, I hope she at least recognises who it is!

5 comments:

  1. Cool! At nothing else, he'd make an awesome paper weight!

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    1. I must confess to not wanting to part with it!

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  2. Looks great, and I like the basing!

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  3. Very nice work, I like the idea you got of "gift with love".
    Merry Christmas!

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  4. It looks very nice, your basing is well done as well!

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