I finished my stint at the Miramar with a 6 hour painting day on the 1st April - which was quite exhausting. The following Monday the lion was moved to the lion's den where I patched up some scratches and painted on 3 coats of varnish. It was amazing to finish - and I have clocked up 107 hours since I started painting in early December. This is mostly due to only working a couple of hours at a time - and the large learning curve to painting on a large 3D object!
Still, it was all worthwhile as I enjoyed the whole process and feel a little more like a proper artist now (only a little mind!). Here are a few images (lots were out of focus sadly):
The Nazgûl flies it's ancient beast
The beginning's of Hobbiton
Gwaihir fly's over a scene of the fellowship of travellers
Front view of a proud and completed SilmarilLion
I hope you have enjoyed following this project - its not quite over and I will post some more about what old 'Si' gets up to over the summer - and hopefully some nice pics from his launch party :)