Saturday, August 30, 2008

Twinkle twinkle...

Jolie the Astronomer
28 mm

Another non-violent mini... I always liked this one. Suffice to say, the telescope and candle holder were awful to make, too many tiny parts glued together. I wanted the two vertical elements to share a helical design but not "match", I think the compact wire helix ended up looking much better than the greenstuff one, but we shall see once they're painted. The "hatstand" base of the telescope used to be the fin end of a model airplane missile, it would probably have been easier to make it from scratch.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Misty Mountain Sam

Nobody knew where Sam was really from, or why he had left there to hire out his pistols in the scrubby towns between Gondor and Harad. But one thing was for certain, no-one ever dared call him "short" to his face.