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Topic: A model of Helm's Deep from Lord of the Rings  (Read 2696 times)
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« on: May 03, 2010 05:28:50 AM »

Here is my huge model of Helm's Deep that a made several years ago for the artistic part of my English class book reading assignment. I choose the Lord of the Rings novels and made this huge model.

The model is plaster that I painted overtop a foam insulation base. I have the tower (not right shape on top I realized later) and All the people are made of plasticine and have spears/bows/swords made from toothpicks. I have all the main characters on the inner circle stairs (legolas, aragorn, gimli, the king, it's hard to see from this photo. Each one is made from plasticine as are all the soldiers on the outer and inner wall and the side wall. Brown are people, green are elves and black are orks. The doors to the inner caves are also painted onto the backwall of the model (black). Made a few scaling ladders out of little wood pieces and I even have the turtle formation of orks heading towards the main doors. The runner with the burning torch heading for the sewage drain (which I also added) is also in the model but you can't see it from this picture. I think the second scaling ladder is in the way. He's made a plasticine too with a little wood torch painted orange on top to be like fire.  Smiley

This took me forever to make. I remember watching the battle part of the movie and freezing during good full frame shots to make sketches of the fortress. Just for your future reference cutting that stirofoam insulation (that people put in bewteen the walls of their house, usually blue or pink) with a bread knife really sucks and takes forever.  I would put more pictures up but it has long ago been disposed of because it's so huge and my family was moving. It takes two people to carry because it is so bulky. It is sitting on a baby grand piano if you want an estimate of scale  Tongue At the time I wasn't into crafting as much and only took one picture to remember it with. (I think there are a few non digital photos of it somewhere though..) But I thought it was cool enough to post on here despite me making this about 5 years ago. Lemme know what you all think! Grin
« Last Edit: May 03, 2010 01:28:47 PM by Spoopy » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010 12:58:16 PM »

Oh, I really like this!!! It's such a shame that it only lived a short life. Luckily you have the picture to remember it by.

I was off to save the world....until I was distracted by something shiny.
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2010 11:26:15 AM »

thats really cool!
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