Sunday, December 23, 2012

Not Really Winged Victory

Sometimes things just don’t come together.   

As I wrote in I picked up some actual “Little People” pegs from the craft store.  I figured it would be simpler to use them rather than cutting down the doll clothespins like I have been doing. 

I assembled one for comparison; then decided to assemble all three.  Looking at them, they are just a skosh bigger than the cut down figures. 

  But as soon as I added arms and weapons they loomed even larger.  This left me with a dilemma.  What could I make that was just a bit bigger than a normal man?  Inspiration struck.  Men of Minas Tirith in its glory days, before the blood of Numenor became diluted with that of lesser men.  Then I had another idea, I could make men of the Tower Guard.  I needed to make winged helmets.  In my mind’s eye, I saw this:

What I got was this:

Refrains of  Elmer Fudd singing“I have my speah and maaaagicccc helmet” went through my mind.  Luckily, wings could be plucked easily, allowing me to go back the drawing board pretty painlessly.  

Time to get painting the figures that I have already assembled.


  1. Personally, I don't think you were very far off with the shape. Maybe a little thinner at the point where it attaches to the head. A couple of pieces of foam for the peak and cheek guards and it would have looked good.

    I often do single experimental pieces and the thing I have found is that you need to take the next step: paint it. It is amazing how good it looks with paint compared to the "bare wood". :^)

    Keep up the good work!

  2. Well, the side angle was the most flattering. From the front everyone in the house thought the wings looked like rabbit ears. I think that cardstock may be the route to go for the wings. I think I'll try both and do a comparison paint.