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Bilbo Baggins (diorama in a book)
Manufacturer: Games Workshop
Category: Fantasy

by Luca Masetti

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Bilbo Baggins (diorama in a book)

Bilbo Baggins (diorama in a book)

This diorama won GOLD in LOTR category at italian Golden Demon 2006! ļ
I finished it at 4 a.m. in the hotel at Milano and 5 hours later I entered it at italian GD!!

I love Tolkien ¡¥s novels and this is my second LOTR diorama (you can see the first here: )

The idea: in Tolkien¡¦s novels Bilbo is the main character and also the author of a book entitled ¡§There and back again¡Ka hobbit tale¡¨, the diary of his adventures: so I literally put him IN the book he wrote, symbolized by the ¡§diorama-book¡¨ that contains the scene¡K

My main inspiration has been ¡§warhammer quest¡¨ diorama by Mike Mc Vey, one of my favourite miniature artist ever.
For the scene I used mainly plasticard, green stuff, milliput, balsa wood, photoetched plants. The book was a real little book :I glued together and engraved the pages and repainted the cover, then I decorated and weathered the main page.
The Shire ¡¥s map (handpainted on a paper foil, then weathered and glued on the book) is inspired by that on the first GW LOTR rulebook and some others Middle Earth maps I found on the web.
The most difficoult thing has been to realize a diorama in a so little space: less than 1,5 cm of depth!!
Thanks to my friends who helped me with suggestions and to all the painters of Legio Pictorum for the great support at italian GD!!

Last but not least: this diorama is a gift for my girlfriend Viviana!


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Viewer comments:
#386389 Rating: 10 31 Dec 2012
Sir.... genialistic work
#362789 Rating: 10 12 Feb 2012
FANTASTIC work Luca, you really deserved the Gold!
#353063 Rating: 10 23 Sep 2011
Fantastic paint job and the way its served just goes to show this deserved gold. GJ!
#347340 Rating: 10 11 Jun 2011
The idea behind this diorama is wonderful! The painting is beautiful and the whole of the diorama is top notch. It's no wonder it won gold.
#330872 Rating: 10 23 Sep 2010
Too cool! I love the character of Bilbo and you did an amazing job with this piece!
#328012 Rating: 10 9 Aug 2010
ero sicuro di aver già commentato questo pezzo... che posso dire... il tuo pezzo più bello in assoluto! è da un sacco di anni che non lo vedo dal vivo ma me lo ricordo benissimo!
#310298 Rating: 10 9 Dec 2009
assolutamente geniale. i più sinceri complimenti
#298983 Rating: 10 20 Jul 2009
Fantastico, mi piacciono da morire l'espressività del viso di Bilbo, magistrale scelta di colori, i vestiti dell'hobbit ed i fiori attirano danno il giusto contrasto per attirare lo sguardo... L'idea è grandiosa
#273226 Rating: 10 21 Oct 2008
geniale, complimenti l'ho visto in vetrina al GD del 2008 ed è ancora meglio che in foto
#272681 Rating: 10 14 Oct 2008
oh, i didn`t see this before. I love the Lord of the Rings and this idea is great! Very good paintjob Keep on painting and show us your fantastic works!






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