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22 août 2012

WIP "In the House of Tom Bombadil" (MITHRIL MV375)

Just a quick post for a small review of 2 W.I.P

1- "In the House of Tom Bombadil" (vignette  MV375 from MITHRIL-Prince August)
(I'm not sure that it's necessary to say something about the faces: not sculpt with a lot of details=not easy to do!)

Tom Bomdabil is completely missed in the movies, even if:
(source: WIKIPEDIA) ,
"In The Lord of the Rings, Tom Bombadil is a mysterious character who aids Frodo and his companions on their journey. He and his wife Goldberry, the "Daughter of the River," still live in their house on the Withywindle, and some of the characters and situations from the original poem appear in The Lord of the Rings. In the book, he is described as "Master of wood, water and hill", and nearly always speaks or sings in stress-timed metre: 7-beat lines broken into groups of 4 and 3. He appears in three chapters, "The Old Forest", "In the House of Tom Bombadil", and "Fog on the Barrow-downs". He is mentioned in the chapter "The Council of Elrond" as a possible keeper and protector of the One Ring. He is mentioned at the end of the story in "Homeward Bound" and "The Grey Havens". Behind Bombadil's simple façade are hints of great knowledge and power, though limited to his own domain......" 

Even if I regret that P.Jackson "forgot him in the LOTR movies, I must admit that he's not very important in the narrative .... (but he's not a fighter and is too much poetic, maybe!)






the base with the flowers

"Golberry" / "Baie d'Or"





 Frodo and Sam are introduced in the house!

Tom Bomdabil est complètement absent dans les films:
(Source: Wikipedia.uk traduit)
«Dans le Seigneur des Anneaux, Tom Bombadil est un personnage mystérieux qui aide Frodon et ses compagnons dans leur voyage. Lui et son épouse Baie d'Or,« la fille de la rivière », continuent de vivre dans leur maison sur le Tournesaules, et certains d'entre les personnages et les situations du poème d'origine apparaissent dans Le Seigneur des Anneaux dans le livre, il est décrit comme «Maître de bois, de l'eau et de la colline", et presque toujours parle ou chante dans le stress-timed mètre:. 7-battement lignes divisée en groupes de 4 et 3. Il apparaît dans trois chapitres, "la Vieille Forêt", "dans la maison de Tom Bombadil» et «Brouillard sur les Hauts des Galgals". Il est mentionné dans le chapitre "le Conseil d'Elrond "comme un gardien possible et protecteur de l'Anneau Unique. Il est mentionné à la fin de l'histoire dans" Homeward Bound "et" les Havres Gris ". Derrière la façade simple, Bombadil sont des notes de grand savoir et le pouvoir, bien que limitée à son propre domaine ...... "

Même si je regrette que P.Jackson l'ai "oublié" dans le Seigneur des Anneaux, je dois avouer qu'il n'est pas très important dans le récit .... (mais il n'est pas un combattant et il est trop poétique, peut-être!)

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... and a little bog review:
A special "recommandation" for an excellent and unusual (french!) blog: the construction of a great Old West "WesterNCity N Scale Layout" by François Simon !!
His work is absolutely splendid!       
 

and an excellent blog with a lot of old pictures (a new one each day!): Old Picture of the Day



30 commentaires:

  1. Merci de remémorer la présence de Tom Bombadil et de Baie d'Or! Et bravo pour la peinture!

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    1. merci Phil!
      ces figurines sont très agréables à peindre sauf les visages qui vont me poser de sacrés problèmes!

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  2. You see it in the figures, they were painted with much love. Excellent!

    I will later have a look on the two blogs you've reviewed.

    Regards
    Bruno

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    1. yes I like them! so nice and peaceful characters!
      those blogs are really good! highly recommended!

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  3. Très belle peinture et merci pour la petite recommandation. C'est sympa de ta part.

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    1. merci Simon!
      c'est toujours agréable de partager avec les autres ce qui est beau: je ne me suis pas forcé pour recommander ton blog!

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  4. Another episode missing (well I did miss it indeed) from the movie, excellently painted figs.

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    1. thanks Andrew!
      I think that's it's easy to understand why it is missing!

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  5. wt a lovely figures Sam! and better painting!!!

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    1. merci Michele!
      and don't worry, yours are in progress too!
      some news pics are coming!

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  6. C'est vrai que c'est un sacre personnage laisse de cote...Impatient de voir la suite, avec un theme comme ca, je suis accroche^^.

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    1. Stéphane: la suite ? normalement il y a beaucoup de pièces manquantes dans le film de P.J. : j'ai encore de quoi faire!

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  7. Superb work, one of my favourite passages in the book, such a shame it was left out of the movie.

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    1. thanks!
      a shame? maybe... for me it's sad!

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  8. those are very cool, I like them a lot. I wish Tom Bombadil had made an appearance in the LOTR movies, but still I can see why he was left out

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    1. thanks Gowan!
      for sure, it's easy to understand!

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  9. looks very nice, Samwise, love his hat :)

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    1. thanks Dezmond!
      his hat?? would like to have the same?

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    2. I must paint the feather before!

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  10. Great painting! I'm glad they missed him out of the films, I think it was a waste of time him being in the books as well!

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    1. thanks Ray, but it's sad that we can consider that a quiet and peaceful moment is not necessary in the movies ! when I look some old movies, going slow and quietly and the new speedy and noisy ones, my choice is clear!

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  11. Great work, Sam! Always a pleasure to view you handy work.

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    1. thanks Jay!
      painting is a quiet, slow and noiseless moment...the opposite of daily life, no?

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  12. Lovely figures!!! and lovely painting!!
    I disagree with you about Tom being a bit of a minor figure..look what he can do with the ring for example. he may be in the book for a short while but his meaning is much bigger.
    Salut
    paul

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    1. thanks Paul!
      It's not my opinion for Tom! it's the P.J. one!
      but it's logic in his own view and I don't follow him completely!
      too many parts are missing, but he preferred the battles as the quiet scenes!

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  13. Just had a look at François Simon´s blog. An opinel to cut the foam board !! It´s the only knife I have found that cuts and sharpens itsself at the same time..perfect for cutting foamboard...excellent knives!!! I have 6 of them.

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    1. 6 opinels ! wow ! it's a collection!
      (I've just one, never thought that I could use it for cutting foam! thanks for the info!)

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  14. Great painted figures and base Pascal! I love that hat to! :-D

    I think we must consider that making the LOTR movies was a huge work. That PJ skipt some things out of the books I can really understand. It's not easy to make movies that follows the book exactly. Many other examples can be found. And it gives you a reason to re-read the books ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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  15. Thanks Peter! I've fun with painting 28mm GW and MITHRIL!

    Like I've said before, I understand like you that P.J. can't show all the parts of the books (or only if he did 5 movies!) but I'm not satisfied with some choices he made. I think that some scenes are ridiculous in the movie: Legolas throwing Gimli at the Helms Deep or climbing on the Mûmak !
    (Re-)read the books gives some distance with the movies!

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