LotR Custom Picture Frame for Middle Earth Map

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Ziga, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. Ziga

    Ziga Active Member

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    Hey guys.

    A few months ago I got a print of Adam S's Middle Earth map and decided it needed a kickass frame to sit in. So I made this thing.

    Design is based on Moria pillars (I used the pictures of the cool models from lotrscenerybuilder.org as reference).

    The frame is made of oak, the top and bottom lighter tabs are tilia. It's preshaded with woodstain, stained and matte clear-coated. I'm really happy about how the Fellowship turned out (took a lot of work too). For reference: Aragorn is about the size of my thumb. Ring verse is engraved and stained.

    Dimensions: 144×88×16 cm, map is 100×70 cm, the mass of the frame is about 19 kilos (heavy).
    The map is only slightly aged with tea and coffee.
     
  2. Sandman0077

    Sandman0077 Sr Member

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    That is one of the greatest things I've seen on this site in the last year. Awesome job man!
     
  3. Maelstrom

    Maelstrom Sr Member

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    Beautiful woodwork! Did you scrollsaw the fellowship silhouettes or have them laser cut?
     
  4. Ziga

    Ziga Active Member

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    Neither. I don't have a small scrollsaw and even if I did, the details are tiny. I used a big band saw for the roughest cut, a dremel for rough shape and then tiny files and sandpaper glued to wood sticks. No pew pew lazerz here.
     
  5. Ziga

    Ziga Active Member

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    Thanks everyone.
     
  6. Kevin Gossett

    Kevin Gossett Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Game over. You win. That is simply awesome!
     
  7. aradia

    aradia Member

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    Wow very nice !
     
  8. PhoenixVader

    PhoenixVader Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WOW! I am just jealous as hell! We wants it my precious!

    thomas;)
     
  9. Stivie

    Stivie Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that turned out really good! I like the details and the carving. I did a few frames for my LOTR movie posters. Here are a few pics.

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  10. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Outstanding. I wants both!!!
     
  11. tripoli

    tripoli Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beautifully done!
     
  12. Phelyx

    Phelyx Member

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    Really beautiful work. Not just a decorative way to frame a map, but something you can imagine that elves or hobbits themselves might have built for the map as a memorial.
     
  13. Yellowjacket

    Yellowjacket Well-Known Member

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    The frames are beautiful.
     
  14. Stormgirl

    Stormgirl Active Member

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    That is very beautiful!
     
  15. nick daring

    nick daring Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wow! Phenomenal idea!

    I bet this goes viral it's so cool!

    Nick
     
  16. Ziga

    Ziga Active Member

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    Sweet carving. What did you use to color the letters?

    And thanks for the compliments.
     
  17. Pete SSS

    Pete SSS Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just to echo what the others have said, this is a beautiful way to frame Middle Earth. I love the geometric "Dwarvish" pillars on either side, and you have got a stunning finish on the timber, well done!

    If I ever get lucky enough to pick up one of Indy's stunning ME maps, then I am totally going to copy your idea.
     
  18. Stivie

    Stivie Well-Known Member

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    Its just darker from the stain due to the raw wood after carving.
     
  19. Fuzzual

    Fuzzual Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is beautiful work!!! Very very cool, what an amazing display!
     
  20. Bountys Hunted

    Bountys Hunted Well-Known Member

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    Just ab-so-lute-ly amazingly stunning work!!
     
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  21. Burnsy

    Burnsy New Member

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    Love it.
    Great work mate.

    Me wants...me wantssss
     
  22. Zegen

    Zegen New Member

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    Those look absolutely beautiful!
     
  23. Ziga

    Ziga Active Member

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    Bump for more comments.
     
  24. keysersoze30

    keysersoze30 Well-Known Member

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    those frames look badass, awesome work dude :cool
     
  25. Elvean

    Elvean New Member

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    That looks absolutely amazing. I can definitely see Phelyx's point, where this looks more like a monument to the actual history the map stands for. Lovely work!
     
  26. center68

    center68 Member

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    Great job on those guys - Little details like that make pieces just stand out!
     
  27. Onkelpsycho

    Onkelpsycho Sr Member

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    Great frames... Always loved LOTR based stuff... Also loves this guy with the whole LOTR room and the elvish letters on the wall, don't know who it was...
     
  28. vader71

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    Excellent idea and well executed!
     

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