Pit of Tharkun



Progress update on DoS Laketown Thorin Cosplay. I have bit more detailing yet to do and to finish the backside of the belt, it’s finally starting to come together. I can see the light! Woohoo!!!


Battleaxe (Tabar) with Dagger

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Place of Origin: Northern India
  • Medium: steel, copper, brass.
  • Measurements: overall length: 56 cm; axe blade length: 13 cm; dagger blade length: 26 cm

The weapon features a crescent shaped head with a steel blade covered in brass and decorated with engraved arabesque motifs. In the counter blade it has an elephant surrounded by two tigers, in a perfect silhouette, made of forged brass.

The tubular handle is completely covered in brass, ornamented with a vegetal themed chisel work. It is finished by a lotus button which serves as a handle for a small dagger hidden inside it.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Caravana Collection

I don’t have any good pictures to show yet, but I’m using all kinds of new (to me) techniques and materials to sculpt Éomer’s helmet, and it all seems to be actually working so far, and I’m just kind of excited about it.

I may have reblogged this before, but I really love how Éomer’s armor looks with this color treatment.

7/8 behind the scenes photos → ian mckellen & karl urban

7/8 behind the scenes photos → ian mckellen & karl urban



kellysue the girls in the Marvel booths kids costume contest and meeting more fun characters! Con Day 3!
carolcorps marvelentertainment

Awesome! I love them.


Well .. It’s Cirth Runes created by Tolkien

Says Tuo tookeva ( Finnish)
Tuo means to bring
Tookeva means sturdy
On the other side Says noole jauva
Noole means essence
Jauva is a name
Swords were said to have a part of their masters embedded In them

The wolf In Viking lore
Hati ( name meaning “He Who Hates, Enemy”) is a wolf that according to Gylfaginning chases the Moon across the night sky, just as the wolf Sköll chases the Sun during the day, until the time of Ragnarök when they will swallow these heavenly bodies, after which Fenrir will break free from his bonds and kill Odin. Hatí is possibly alluded to in Völuspá as “moon-snatcher”.
Could be something different depending on John Lundemo who created the sword.

(Source: odinblades.com)


as Ithraïn in Chronicles of Kandorya


as Ithraïn in Chronicles of Kandorya


Slowly but surely…

Fat/dwarf bulk up suit is complete, facial hair is done. Tunic, leather gauntlets and belt are done! Working on casting the 70+ scales for the pauldrons. Then dying pants and making the boots. I’ll have one of his throwing axes done I think, to accompany my battle axe. Gotta go borrow a friend’s table saw for that.

Gotta do a brow prosthetic run through here soon. I’m hoping to do a Gimli/Legolas photoshoot done right before Dragon*con, like I did with Skyrim last year. We shall see!

Your definition of “slowly” must be different than mine. :)





It would be like Agents of SHIELD but Doctor Who!!!