Hail the European postal service. With a May Day delay of one day three Europe-destined shrines have arrived at their new homes today. I have had word from Germany and France that three RAPS have been safely received. *phew* Just in time to get one of them out tonight, especially as he has already made an appearance on tumblr, where fire–and–thunder has shown a glimpse of him in his new environment.
This was actually one of those stories that I love. D___, the woman behind fire–and–thunder, got in touch with me to ask was I selling the shrines. We started chatting and we made a deal. I hope she is happy with her RAPS, which is a discreet size again (and therefore was accompanied by a few other crafty RA goodies to make him appear bigger :-D)
You don’t need a key to open *this* shrine, but it’s handy as an indication of its size. Well, that is if you knew how big my key is… But anyway, made for a nice set-up.
Inside, I decided to give Thorin the crown that has so far eluded the Prince under the Mountain.
Couldn’t resist attaching it at a jaunty angle, though. However, if that is too cheeky, D___ can take the crown off or set it straight. It’s removable.
Depending on your angle of view, the pointy finger from the Hobbit map will either indicate the majestic Durin proboscis, or the ovary-busting killer beard. And I decided to continue the handsome king into the bottom part, too
minus bottom, unfortunately. For a bit of TH reference I included one of the catchphrases of the majestic king.
There he is, illuminated by candle-light. It seems a bit harsh to put so majestic a king into so small a box. But hey, it could have been worse. This is not the smallest size tin I have used so far… But as I pointed out to D___, the smaller, the fiddlier – there’s no less work in this one as in the bigger ones I made for hot-elf and for Tree. For another version of the Thorin RAPS click here.
What would you like to see next? A Guy or a RL guy???