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01 décembre 2012

"THE HOBBIT" (2) THRANDUIL- (MITHRIL M234)

I've said before that December will be my "Hobbit-Month", so I start with one MITHRIL figure:
Be careful! 
I will post here only Books references and you could find too some spoilers !

<<In a great hall with pillars hewn out of the living stone sat the Elvenking on a chair of carven wood. On his head was a crown of berries and red leaves, for the autumn was come again. In the spring, he wore a crown of woodland flowers. In his hand he held a carven staff of oak.>>

<<Dans une grande salle aux piliers taillés dans la pierre vive trônait le Roi des Elfes sur un siège de bois sculpté. Sur sa tête etait posée une couronne de baies et de feuilles rouges, car l'automne etait revenu. Au printemps, il portait une couronne de fleurs sylvestres. À la main, il tenait un baton de chêne sculpté.>>
J.R.R.Tolkien, Bilbo the Hobbit / Bilbo le Hobbit, Chap. 9.

THRANDUIL :







"Thranduil first appears in The Hobbit as the Elvenking, when Bilbo and the Dwarves enter his realm in the northern part of  Mikwood. The Dwarves are captured by Thranduil's guards and locked in his dungeons when they refuse to divulge their intentions. The Dwarves were rescued by Bilbo, who had remained in hiding with his use of a magic Ring ....
(..... )
Thranduil was the father of Legolas, a supporting character in The Lord of the Rings...."
(Wikipedia.uk)

"Thranduil apparaît d'abord dans The Hobbit comme Elvenking, when Bilbo et les Dwarves entrent dans son royaume dans la partie nord de Mikwood. Les Nains sont capturés par les gardes de Thranduil et enfermés dans ses donjons quand ils refusent de divulguer leurs intentions. Les Nains sont sauvés par Bilbo, qui était resté dans la clandestinité grâce à l' utilisation de l'Anneau d'invisibilité .... (.....)
Thranduil était le père de Legolas, un personnage important du  Seigneur des Anneaux .... "








Thranduil © Henning Janssen
dessin de Henning Janssen





39 commentaires:

  1. ah yes Thranduil he goes mad does he not? then again he did not seem so sane in the book either

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    1. no it's not the same character! I think that you make a confusion with DENETHOR the Steward of Gondor in LoTR, father of BOROMIR and FARAMIR!

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    2. oh, how I hated Denethor, he was so evil! Loved the scene when Mithrandil throws him into fire :)

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    3. evil? more mad than really evil... distress could push in the madness, Tolkien's characters are not always Black or White: even Frodo have compassion for the poor Gollum (not me!)
      Sam

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  2. Another of the often ignored characters in LOTR, Legolas´s dad. Nice paintjob

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    1. thanks Paul!
      in fact, he's just mentioned at the end of the LoTR Books after Sauron's defeat.
      I just want to show other versions than in "The Hobbit" movie!

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  3. Très joli travail sur les bleus!
    Phil.

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    1. merci Phil!
      c'est une couleur que j'aime bien avec beaucoup de variantes (foncé, clair, bleu-vert, gris bleu, etc...) et c'est intéressant de jouer avec !
      de plus je suis plutôt satisfait du résultat!
      (on verra pour la comparaison avec l"interprétation" de P.J....)

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  4. Une pose très statique et un choix de couleur qui renforcent bien son caractère royal et impitoyable.
    Tu prépares une scène dans les Halls face aux nains ?

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    1. merci Mehapito!
      d'accord avec toi!
      eh non! pas de grande scène dans les Halls!
      de toutes façons, il n'y a pas de figurine de tous les 13 nains!

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  5. Hello, Sam,

    More one beautiful creation! And congratulations, even late, by the blog award!

    Greetings from Brazil! :)

    Mauther

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    1. Thanks Mauther!
      for the Award, well, I think that everybody here has given to me a part of it!

      Greetings from The Shire!
      Sam

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    1. Thanks!
      I'm not sure that I will paint all the figures that I've planed to do... but if it's necessary, I could have a second "Hobbit-Month"!

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  7. lovely colours, Samwise, but I wonder why did they make his eyes look evil? Elven people are good and nice :) Can't wait to watch Lee Pace as Thranduil in THE HOBBIT

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    1. Thanks Dez, but when you will see the movie (I believe that he don't appear in the first one, maybe only in the 3thd one...
      I just can say that Thranduil is Elven usually don't like the Dwarves...

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    2. it's true, Samwise :) I'm an Elven creature myself and I don't really like Dwarves that much :PPP

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    3. Dez: it's a long story of gold and jewels between them.... always the same!

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  8. This is a great figure and a very fine paintig! I love this figure.
    Regards
    Bruno

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  9. what a great pleasure to watch your work! Adorable!

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  10. Good work , and really nice colors Sam
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks Vincent !
      the colours? somebody has suggested that they are not the best for a wood-elf, but they are good for me, so they are good for him!

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  11. Looking forward to "The hobbit" to! Lovely painted figure Pascal!

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

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    1. Thanks Peter!
      I'm a little anxious about the movie: I fear that he could be too much different than what I've in my imagination...

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  12. What a beautiful miniature and wonderfully painted.

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  13. Wonderfully painted!!! It is a rel treat to see your work on the Mithril figures! Love it!

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