MELO Round 2: Josh Walter vs.Martin Geistefeldt . . Bracket: Barad Dur
Links: The Illustrious Martin Geistefeldt aka. "The Opposition"
MELO aka. "HQ"
Mission: The Gates of Durin
The main photo gives away some of the build progression up front but, it turned out too nice not to use right up front. Below are photos of how the scene plays out as well as some detailed shots. Hope you enjoy.
Gandalf touches the smooth rock wall between the trees...
slowly, faint lines appear like slender veins of luminous silver running through the stone. Itidin...it mirrors only starlight and moonlight.
Merry and Pippin are tossing stones into the lake. Black Rippling rings slowly fan out. Pippin is about to throw another stone, but Aragorn grabs his arm. Do not disturb the water.
It's a riddle... Gandalf raises his eyebrows... Speak, friend, and enter. What's the Elvish for friend? Oh...mellon. With that, the rock face silently divides in the middle and two great Doors swing outwards... revealing a blackness deeper than the night. As the Fellowship enter the Blackness, something in the water stirs....
So, master elf, you will enjoy the fabled hospitality of the dwarves; roaring fires, malt beer, red meat off the bone. This, my friend, is the home of my cousin, Balin...and they call this a Mine...A mine!
A Glow from Gandalf's Staff suddenly lights the chamber...The Fellowship recoil in Horror! Many dwarf Skeletons are strewn about, clearly the dead of some old battle...the rusting armor and shields are peppered with arrows and axes.
This is no mine...it's a tomb!
Meanwhile...Frodo is suddenly PULLED TO THE GROUND. A long sinuous Tentacle is wrapped around Frodo's ankle and is dragging him towards the lake. FRODO CRIES OUT as Aragorn and Boromir rush forward!
And there you have it.