Tuesday, 8 March 2016

From TeemuL - Curtgeld (25 points)


Someone might ask a question, how is he a risk-taker, daredevil or gambler? I found this handy quote from his biography on imdb.com:

"Peregrin Took (nicknamed 'Pippin") is a Took and that should be description enough."


Pippin might not be a risk taker, he is not a gambler, but he surely is a daredevil. Who else would volunteer for mission, quest, thing and then say:

Great! Where are we going?


Let's see, what else he did. Stole the palantir from Gandalf. Sneaked in to a secret council. Charged Uruks. That sort of things. In the books it is even clearer, that Pippin is the action while his comrade Merry is the thought. And what would Pippin be without his companion, so I'm presenting Merry as well. They are both from the Breaking of the Fellowship box, so those cloaks are supposedly regular cloaks, not elven cloaks.



And for once when I have the opportunity to take photographs in the daylight, there's fog and overcast... Well, these are better than in complete darkness. The cloaks are actually grey, but look quite bluish in the photos... But I'm happy that the eyes and the buttons on the coats are neat.



They both will be going to Canada, un-based as instructed. 20 points for Pippin and 4 points for Merry (28mm character without basing). When I calculate my points (adding the Defensive Terrain, L'amour and Nautical bonus round points) I should be well above my 500 points by now, so let's aim for 750.

Oh yeah, I promised a better photo of those German Shepherds. Back to the camera and quick photos:






I did say there was another Curtgeld in the queue, and what a fun pair of halflings Teemu has produced. Very nice painting and thanks for sharing the extra pics of the dogs.

20 comments:

  1. Nice work Teemu. A most appropriate choice for risk taker.

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  2. Very nice pair of hobbies Teemu.

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  3. This is wonderful! Pippin was a great 'risk-taker'. (And, hey, in the end he got a great stash of Old Toby pip-weed! Doood...) Thanks so much Teemu!

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    1. Thank you Curt, I'm happy you like him. :)

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  4. Very nice work, Teemu! I seem to recall Merry getting in as much trouble as Pippin in both book and film...perhaps the thinker is more of what fun trouble can we do now?! ;)

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    1. Well, I recall that the whole Fellowship was in trouble all the time. :)

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  5. Excellent choice. As a kid when my friends and myself all read Lord of the Rings they were all like "Aragorn is the best character!" While I was like "Sam is the best character!" My friends were like "Aragorn would easy beat Sam in a fight, he is the real hero!" And I was Like "Sam went on the journey out of friendship! and Not duty!" The arguments continued, but I still think the Hobbits were the best characters the most loyal and the most brave. For them the risk was greater than the macho warriors!

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    1. Thank you Clint! It is indeed quite funny, when people think that Aragorn or Frodo are the greatest heroes in the story, while it is Sam who carries Frodo and in the Sam is destroying the Ring, while Frodo is not. All the hobbits were in the completely different place than they were used to, so I also think they are greater heroes than Aragorn & Co.

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  6. Lovely and very left field so extra kudos for thinking this up

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian. I made a decision before the challenge to not-to-buy-any-new-minis-for-the-challenge, so I had to use my imagination on this and the bonus rounds.

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  7. Fine painting, I'm sure Curt will be well chuffed!

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    1. Thank you Ray, Curt seems to be pleased on the pictures at least. :)

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  8. Couple of risk takers, for certain - well done, Teemu!

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  9. I completely agree. I think Sam was the most brave and most steadfast hero in the books. (And I loved Bill the Pony)

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    1. That reminds me, I have Sam and Bill the Pony somewhere unpainted...

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