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#1 Wed, Nov20 2019 8:50pm

ddaines
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Farewell to Lothlorien

I’m going to call this one done (at last). There are a few tweaks that could/will be made as is usually the case in projects like this. I’ve included a fair amount of images, some using a filter, some the flash, sadly despite having daylight it was a bit windy in this corner of England.
The Swan is an old plastic ornament which I have had for several years – the story behind this is that long before Legolas and Gimli in the Lorien boat was suggested, and Tom Writch’s generous decision to commission the other two boats, the Boromir’s funeral boat release was purchased (four times) as I was aiming to convert some figures to create just this scene. Thanks to my slow output I didn’t have to do this.

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I guess this is a case of if you wait long enough what you want (in Mithril terms) will eventually be suggested. Big thanks must also go to Tom  who literally made this possible by commissioning Mithril to produce the final bits of the ‘jigsaw’. I hope this diorama will inspire others to add these boats to their collections.

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#2 Wed, Nov20 2019 9:00pm

hsf62
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

Master ddaines you have outdone yourself! Impressive! Awesome diorama. Very well done!coolcoolcool


Where there is a will there is a way, just as there are no problems, only solutions! Guess it depends on ones own perspective of the matter at that time big_smile

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#3 Wed, Nov20 2019 9:11pm

ddaines
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

Thanks Holger wink Just glad it's done LOL

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#4 Thu, Nov21 2019 9:27am

Gerold
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

That's a beautiful diorama, master ddaines. Not only the figures look great but also all the scenery details and the complete setup. And that water looks real! And clear. no pollution in Lorien cool

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#5 Thu, Nov21 2019 10:17am

Thingol
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

This diorama is a true and wonderful manifestation of the Tolkien world... all compliments Master David...


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#6 Thu, Nov21 2019 2:05pm

Theobald
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

huoooommm ... that really is a wonderful diorama that also shows your perfect skills, Master Ddaines. All my respect. ... huom... and yes, I would like to join into your big thanks to Tom ...

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#7 Thu, Nov21 2019 9:02pm

ddaines
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

Thank you all for the kind comments. another one 'ticked' off my list of projects wink

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#8 Sun, Nov24 2019 10:45pm

Milo
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

Wahou David, I am in love with this one !!!!!!

so many marvelous ideas togehter with improved skills every time to show us a new diorama.
Bravo


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#9 Mon, Nov25 2019 9:25am

Thingol
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

I'm so impressed, that I instantly ordered Acrylic Water for dioramas... :-)


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#10 Mon, Nov25 2019 12:53pm

Maenas
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

Beautiful and clean river water... you have a master on managing resin water currents! It really seems lively water!

Your miniature painting keeps improving each time a see a miniature painted by you! smile

PS: If I would criticise something.. I would say that the boats look a little bit out of place. I mean, they are completely clean like "out of the box". But that is a thing that you may already have contemplated, since it is not finished yet.


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#11 Tue, Nov26 2019 1:10pm

imisel
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

I cry of joy with this amazing diorama! A truly masterwork.


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Rick: In America they'd bring only a penny, and, huh, I guess that's about all they're worth.

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#12 Tue, Nov26 2019 10:15pm

Fabrice JACOB
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

Too big to participate in the Trophy Mithril Maniac, what a pity, but what achievement !
Congratulations ddaines

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#13 Wed, Nov27 2019 6:53pm

ddaines
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

Thingol wrote:

I'm so impressed, that I instantly ordered Acrylic Water for dioramas... :-)

Be very careful Nino that everything is thoroughly sealed because this stuff seems to find the smallest of gaps to leak out of. I'm not sure if it can 'pass through' unsealed ground material (sculptamold in this instance), but that is all I can think of, as I did test with actual water and none leaked, but I have a 'nice' puddle of acrylic water on the bench wink

Don't forget though that apart from the disturbed water near the boats, the ripple effect was ModPodge Gloss glue which you blow on to create the ripple effect wink

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#14 Wed, Nov27 2019 6:57pm

ddaines
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

Maenas wrote:

Beautiful and clean river water... you have a master on managing resin water currents! It really seems lively water!

Your miniature painting keeps improving each time a see a miniature painted by you! smile

PS: If I would criticise something.. I would say that the boats look a little bit out of place. I mean, they are completely clean like "out of the box". But that is a thing that you may already have contemplated, since it is not finished yet.

Thank you Maenas wink. Re the boats, I am guessing that as they are 'newly' gifted by the elves then their condition would be new, but sometimes in miniature it can be difficult to replicate all 'conditions'; I will certainly be giving the other set of boats a more weathered look as they will have travelled some leagues down the Anduin by then wink.

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#15 Thu, Nov28 2019 1:09pm

Thingol
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

ddaines wrote:

Thingol wrote:

I'm so impressed, that I instantly ordered Acrylic Water for dioramas... :-)

Be very careful Nino that everything is thoroughly sealed because this stuff seems to find the smallest of gaps to leak out of. I'm not sure if it can 'pass through' unsealed ground material (sculptamold in this instance), but that is all I can think of, as I did test with actual water and none leaked, but I have a 'nice' puddle of acrylic water on the bench wink

Don't forget though that apart from the disturbed water near the boats, the ripple effect was ModPodge Gloss glue which you blow on to create the ripple effect wink

Hm.. I bought few days ago this product https://www.migjimenez.com/en/115-acrylic-water

Yesterday, I tested it under the stone where Goldbery sits. That one  - https://mithril.ie/miniatures/miniature … miniature/ and I need to wait 24 hours for result.... hm..


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#16 Thu, Nov28 2019 9:48pm

ddaines
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

Not aware of this product Nino, but depending on the room temperature they can take a little while to cure (don't forget to cover it in case dust or spiders (yes, I forgot to mention that a small spider was entombed just behind the Swan boat tongue).

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#17 Fri, Nov29 2019 9:06am

Thingol
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

the real Shelob descendant wink


.... Farewell to Middle-earth at last. I see the Star above my mast!

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#18 Fri, Nov29 2019 12:45pm

Mornedhel
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

ddaines wrote:

Not aware of this product Nino, but depending on the room temperature they can take a little while to cure (don't forget to cover it in case dust or spiders (yes, I forgot to mention that a small spider was entombed just behind the Swan boat tongue).

lol  not so small regarding diorama scale


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#19 Fri, Nov29 2019 11:08pm

ddaines
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

Thingol wrote:

the real Shelob descendant wink

lol Yes indeed. I couldn't believe it when I looked and saw it stuck there smile

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#20 Fri, Nov29 2019 11:09pm

ddaines
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Re: Farewell to Lothlorien

Mornedhel wrote:

ddaines wrote:

Not aware of this product Nino, but depending on the room temperature they can take a little while to cure (don't forget to cover it in case dust or spiders (yes, I forgot to mention that a small spider was entombed just behind the Swan boat tongue).

lol  not so small regarding diorama scale

lol a monster from the deep wink

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