Nothing but an oaken branch Vignette

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We were leaderless, defeat and death were upon us. That is when I saw him; the young dwarf prince facing down the Pale Orc. He stood alone against this terrible foe, his armour rent, wielding nothing but an oaken branch as a shield...


I always liked the tale of how Thorin became known as the Oakenshield, and in the first The Hobbit movie this is detailed rather beautiful, so I sat down to make a small vignette to represent the scene.

In it, Azog pounds on him, Thorin defending himself with an oaken branch as a shield before picking up a sword and severing the hand of the large pale orc. To that end, I tried to pay attention to the small detail of not using Azog as he comes in the sets, but to make sure he has his left hand still.


I tried to have the branch look as in the movie for Thorin, looking more like a piece of bark then an actual branch there, and to represent `armoured but not king yet` Thorin, I went for his Battle of the Five Armies body with the hair from the The Hobbit wave 1 series instead of the crowned one, giving him a more armoured look.


Hope you like it :-) it was a nice break from a lot of sorting and `plate preparing` I seem to have been doing recently...

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How Thorin became known as the Oakenshield is also one of my favorite stories. I was Sooooo disappointed when Lego didn't make a mold for the wooded branch/shield.

PS: Great vignette however you stopped to soon. You have to show the part where Thorin severed the hand.

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Wow, that brach is really cool, and IT does look like in the movie. Congratulations!

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