Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Grond Finale!

Well, hopefully you have all anxiously awaited these final images of GROND!

As I mentioned in the first post, the display base was about 25 x 13.  I used at least 4-5 pounds of sculpey!

The trolls and the orcs were metal, so every part of this giant diorama weighs a lot.  Now that I play LOTR all the time, it would be very interesting to actually make this again, with the knowledge I have today.

It's hard to believe that I did this almost 8 years ago.

In some ways, my techniques have changed a lot, and not just painting.  Even the display board would be much different, using brand new ideas that I explored on the recent terrain project.

I might be more inclined to convert some plastic dinos to pull this thing, to save on time and weight.

This piece required many many hours of work, and it really has been fun to look at it again (at least in picture form).  As I look at the sculpting of Grond itself, I am very pleased with how that turned out.  It was extremely close to the movie version, as I did have a lot of artwork and references on the battering ram.

If I did this again, I would leave more space for surrounding orc horde. :-)

I hope that you folks have enjoyed all the various posts concerning this diorama.  I split it into many posts to make it easier for me to manage.  There were tons of pictures to go through, and I was able to make it more cohesive when I broke it down into the individual components.  

Thanks for checking out the blog!!!

1 comment:

  1. Jim I like the creatures pulling Gronde better than what was in the movie. I have a 28mm castle we should try a seige game some time. My only critique is I think it would show more weight of Gronde is you had mud ditches after the wheels. Rich