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Balin, Son of Fundin
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"That, my lad, was a dragon."
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A member of Thorin Oakenshield's company, Balin was the oldest (after Thorin himself). He was the second Dwarf to arrive at Bag End (shortly after his brother, Dwalin). Balin was always the Lookout of the Company, and only Bilbo Baggins ever slipped past his watch (and only then because he was invisible due to the Ring). After the Quest of Erebor, Balin tried to retake Moria, but he was killed by Orcs. He is described as looking very old, and having a scarlet hood and a white beard.

Creator's Comments:

The hood thing is something I've been wanting to try for a while now, and I couldn't be more happy with the results. I hope you all like this book version of Balin (although Ken Stott had a practically perfect Balin [just needed a hood, really]). Comments and constructive criticism appreciated! Thanks for looking.



Comments

  January 23, 2016
Right. That makes sense. Thanks. Nice figure once again! =)
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  January 18, 2016
Quoting Cameron Wilson Brilliant work. I like the hood. How come in the films Thorin looks young compared to the others?
Very good question indeed! Although I have read on a few websites (never seen it in the books, mind you) that around 40 or so, Dwarves basically look like they do for the rest of their lives and then during the last 10 or 20 years of their natural lifespan they age very rapidly. So judging by this information, it's entirely conceivable that Thorin would still look to be a middle-aged person, while Balin could have aged rapidly. Although I suspect the reason is more that they wanted the main male lead to be more of a handsome character, and less of a rough and rugged Dwarf, a-la-Gimli =P
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  January 17, 2016
Brilliant work. I like the hood. How come in the films Thorin looks young compared to the others?
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  January 8, 2016
Quoting Sean Burns Great custom, very subtly done but very effective. Instantly recognisable as the book version.
Thanks! I like for my figures to maintain a distinctly LEGO look and feel.
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  January 8, 2016
Quoting Tureaglin Naugellon Cool! Can you place a bandana under that hood too? Because a green hood with green bandana would be awesome for wood elves.
Thanks! Hmm, I'm not sure, I'll have to try that sometime. Good to see you're still around!
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  January 8, 2016
Great custom, very subtly done but very effective. Instantly recognisable as the book version.
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  January 8, 2016
Cool! Can you place a bandana under that hood too? Because a green hood with green bandana would be awesome for wood elves.
  January 8, 2016
hi there even long time eh but did you get the invite i sent you.
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  January 8, 2016
Quoting Hildigrim Took Great job Evan! Did you make the hood or did you just cut one? P.S. I have made Ian Holm as Bilbo... In fact I actually used that clay recipe you made up :D
Thanks! I did cut the collar out of the hood and the side burns off of the beard to make it all fit. Awesome! I knew that clay recipe would come in handy for someone =P
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  January 8, 2016
Great job Evan! Did you make the hood or did you just cut one? P.S. I have made Ian Holm as Bilbo... In fact I actually used that clay recipe you made up :D
 
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