Not much progress to report this week but I have some cool stuff to show off to fill the gap!

I’m still trying to get caught up on my Hobbit sword replicas…the Dredd costume build put me way behind. I just bought The Noble Collection’s replica of Thorin’s sword. It’s a heavy steel blade and the detail and weathering is pretty nice! This is one of my favorite swords from the first film so I’m happy to finally get it.

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The Hobbit version of Sting arrived yesterday along with the scabbard. I got a smoking deal from BudK (owner of United Cutlery) where I got 20% off the entire order plus free shipping…basically a free scabbard!

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The sword is similar to the replica released for the LOTR films except Bilbo hadn’t named or inscribed the blade yet.

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The cross guard also lacks the decorative detail from the other films but they added some rust pitting, presumably caused by sitting in the Troll cave for years.

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Besides a different color leather covering the tip of the scabbard has slightly different details, most notably the loopy thing at the tip.

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The cuff of the scabbard is also more plain than Bilbo’s later version but I like the cleanliness of the design.

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I also bought some rubber knee and elbow pads which were cast from a screen used copy. The urethane rubber pad is backed with foam so they should be very comfortable when attached to the jacket and pants. I airbrushed the pads with the same green I used on my original pads. To install these, I’ll have to cut into my leathers….scary!

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I put a base coat on the Ninja Turtle. I had some trouble with masking tape peeling off the paint but I’m going to proceed with texturing and hope the dull coat protects it enough.

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Finally, I finished the cleanup on the Theoden helmet so it should be going under silicone this weekend!

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I also re-sculpted the twisted back edge of the helmet to be more accurate. That’s what happens when you look at something too long. You start to notice everything you got wrong!

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