The above pictures
are from the Weta Warehouse, thanks to Lalaith!
Click for high Rez (except last on right)
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The back armor is the doll (I edited out the arrow shooting nob)
The two on the right were taken from a movie in an article on Filmforce.ing.com
from Morgain on the Alleycat Scratch Yahoo list
The metal was more brass than gold, if I am making sense...more of a slight greenish cast than reddish to the yellow. Possibly what they would call an antique gold, though gold doesn't tarnish...
Layer 1 (blue)
Layer 2 (black)
Layer 3 (red and green)
The blueprints (not to human scale) were created using the doll as a template.
|Create a metal base using wire mesh and a wire. Push sculpty (or other home oven bake clay) into metal and then carve design.||Bake and spray with gold paint.
Click either picture for larger image.
Fill in color with plastic paint.
The emblems are
supposed to represent different houses of elves.
I don't know the house represented here, but for more examples to choose from you can go the these links:
Emblems by Tolkien
Thanks to the folks on the Alleycatscratch Yahoo list for thes links!
I'm still working out the kinks in this template, but this is what I have so far (it's the second one...)
directions I plan to use..
I will put up progress pictures when I start working on this piece.
|Create posterboard base and cover with duct tape. I have left the padding on the dress form and covered with plasticso I can get the right shape and modpodge directly on the form without damaging anything.||Modpodge paper mache. In order to get the chest piece on and off, the front part must be able to bend. I fabric glued a piece of suede to hold it together and keep it flexible. I will cover the suede edges with the epoxi clay to keep it in place.||Cover with Gapoxio clay and sand until smooth|