The is my second submission to the challenge which follows on logically from Beorn as a Bear, which I submitted first.
His pose here is as he is confronted by Gandalf and Bilbo as they leave his house, having over stayed there for the night, seeking shelter from a large black bear-like beast, Beorn himself!
If you haven't managed to see the Ext Ed of The Hobbit - Desolation of Smaug, try and do so , as this is a charming scene that pays credit rather nicely to the novel.
He is quite literally a great bear of a man, and must stand about seven or eight feet tall...
As we find later in the story, Beorn and his skin changer brethren have been hunted down, captured and tortured by Azog and his orcs, in the past, and Beorn bears the scars to show this. The model itself has vivid scars on his rear upper torso, and bears a manacle upon his wrist...
Just to get an idea of scale, Beorn is scaled at 28mm like the rest of GW LOTR/Hobbit range and is mounted on a standard 25mm round base. But when put adjacent a regular orc, you can see how tall he really is!
The model, is again, a multi-piece resin model, but went together rather well, with minimal trim required. I think I am getting used to these resin models!
Painting was fairly easy, but I really wanted to try and get the hair tone to match the dark brown, but with high light streaks of grey and blond... I hope I have done him justice.
Beorn, a wonderful character from the novel and the film.
From Curt:Ah, the perfect counterpoint to your debut entry of Beorn in Bear form. Beautifully done Scott! I think you've recreated his greying hair and beard wonderfully and I like the additions of the scarring on his back to reflect his time in captivity (though how the orcs kept him for any time at all is a complete wonder to me). Well done!