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126 - Bombur! (tutorial)

Mae govannen, mellon nín! Here we are with another dwarf from Thorin Oakenshield's Company! This time I present Bombur. All these miniatures from the  Escape from Goblin Town  box set are sculpted in plastic, so this one isn't any different. This guy was a fun painting session and it gave me an opportunity to use some metallic colours that I usually don't get to use (the bronze and copper toned paints). Without further ado, let's get to what matters here. Assembled and unprimed miniature of Bombur. Who is Bombur? " Bombur was one of the Dwarves of Thorin's company who journeyed to Erebor to challenge the dragon Smaug. Bombur's distinguishing characteristic was his size, for he was the fattest of the thirteen Dwarves. After the death of Smaug, Bombur lived at the Lonely Mountain.  Bombur was one of the four Dwarves in the fifth group to arrive at Bag End. When Bilbo jerked open his door the four fell on top of one another, with Thorin on the bottom and fat B

125 - Bofur! (tutorial)

 Mae govannen, mellon nín! I'm back with another painted dwarf from Thorin Oakenshield's Company! This time I will present Bofur, a miniature from the Escape from Goblin Town  box set. As usual with the Middle-Earth minis, the colours I used are very "earthy". Mostly browns for this one. Who is Bofur? Assembled and unprimed miniature of Bofur. "Bofur's parentage is unknown; the only familial connections mentioned are that Bombur is his brother and Bifur is his cousin. He was not of Durin's line although he was descended from Dwarves of Moria. His birth year is also unknown. However, from Bilbo Baggins' account of the quest to Erebor it is known that the brothers Fíli and Kíli were the youngest of the thirteen "by some fifty years" and that after Thorin had been captured, Balin was "the eldest left". Since Fíli was born in T.A. 2859 and Balin was born in 2763, this would put Bofur's birth between 2809 and 2763, and he would have