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07 December 2015 @ 08:56 pm
Smaug the Magnificent  
We never have a crib as part of our christmas decorations, but when I spotted this Smaug crochet pattern, it occurred to me that he would make a good secular equivalent.




You can just about see the sparks (courtesy of some optical fibre) in his smoke here.


It must be said the pattern was a little frustrating and not entirely consistent (or even always accurate) in its counting of stitches and we struggled with the electronics a bit. In fact in the end I stopped faffing around with conductive thread and B. just soldered everything together. Next year we will probably invest in a slightly different set of electronics and remake the head.

We're calling him Smaug but he does not appear to have Smaug's temperament. The pile of gold coins had considerably reduced by yesterday evening with no apparent ill-effects to the culprits.

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/181045.html.
 
 
 
daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on December 7th, 2015 10:37 pm (UTC)
I like it! I've recently got back into painting wargaming miniatures (even though I haven't wargamed for years) and have very nearly finished a dragon plus Dark Elf rider. The colour scheme is pretty similar to Smaug's.
louisedennis: tolkienlouisedennis on December 8th, 2015 10:25 am (UTC)
The colour scheme was fairly heavily dictated by my yarn supplies, it must be said. He has a multicoloured tummy that you can't see from here.
daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on December 8th, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
I got to pick my colours as I have a reasonably selection of paints. Mine has a yellow tummy that's very visible, as the model is cleverly built to look like it's flying, with the tree trunk it's flying over anchoring it to the base.
Cordelia Delayne: [people] b&w chloe&elizabethcordeliadelayne on December 8th, 2015 12:16 am (UTC)
Hee! That's great.
louisedennis: tolkienlouisedennis on December 8th, 2015 10:25 am (UTC)
Thanks!
the little creep: sidewisenyarbaggytep on December 8th, 2015 11:04 am (UTC)
That is super-cute!
louisedennislouisedennis on December 10th, 2015 10:11 am (UTC)
Thanks!
fififolle: SGA - Parrish & Dragon by calcitrixfififolle on December 8th, 2015 07:28 pm (UTC)
That's fantastic!!
louisedennislouisedennis on December 10th, 2015 10:11 am (UTC)
Thanks!
wellinghallwellinghall on December 8th, 2015 07:45 pm (UTC)
That is wonderful!
louisedennislouisedennis on December 10th, 2015 10:11 am (UTC)
Thanks!
knitekatknitekat on December 8th, 2015 09:17 pm (UTC)
That's brilliant.
louisedennislouisedennis on December 10th, 2015 10:11 am (UTC)
Thanks!