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Balin and Dwalin Photo
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Riellawen
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Jul 15 2011, 9:22am

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What does everyone think of them?

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RoseCotton
Lorien


Jul 15 2011, 9:29am

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Well, no mohawk! :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

Is Balin just rocking back slightly on his heels, or does he have curly shoes? Smile


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Jul 15 2011, 9:31am

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Thanks! I like these ones. A Bald Dwarf... that is refreshing! [In reply to] Can't Post

And as was suggested in the other thread, Dwalin does look battle-hardened and action hero-like. He's the Jean-Claude-Van-Dammorin of the gang. Wink

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TheWhiteRider
Bree


Jul 15 2011, 9:34am

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Awesome !!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah !!! Thats what I am talking about Cool


Alientraveller
Lorien

Jul 15 2011, 9:40am

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Description from TIME [In reply to] Can't Post

They were the ones who received the photo:

"Dwarf Lords in their own right, Balin and Dwalin are close relatives of Thorin. Beyond this, these brothers are two of his most loyal and trusted friends. An old warrior, Balin has lived through hard times and fought many battles, yet he harbors doubts about the wisdom of the Quest to retake the Lonely Mountain. Dwalin has no such forebodings – his belief in Thorin’s leadership is unshakeable. A powerful and bruising fighter, with a natural tendency to distrust anyone who is not a Dwarf, particularly anyone who might be an Elf, Dwalin is not someone to cross lightly."
Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/07/15/time-exclusive-first-look-at-balin-and-dwalin-from-the-hobbit-movie


DeadRabbits
Lorien


Jul 15 2011, 9:40am

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That's the bad*** I'm talking about! [In reply to] Can't Post

Looks like Dwalin is going to be the group's tough guy, which i suggested in my earlier thread. What is he wielding...? A giant two-handed hammer?

Now now Bill, you swore this was a battle between warriors, not a bunch of miss nancies, so warriors is what I brought


Compa_Mighty
Tol Eressea


Jul 15 2011, 9:45am

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I thin his shoes *are* pointy... [In reply to] Can't Post

And he does indeed look lordly. No mustache... interesting. Also, he has an Oriental feel to him. The robes, the beard-style... not what I pictured, but I really like the result!

And well, Dwalin... now you can actually see how he is the one constantly carrying Bilbo on his back! Wink

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Patty
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Jul 15 2011, 9:47am

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I like them! [In reply to] Can't Post

With the exception of Kili the dwarves (except for Thorin, whom we haven't seen) have the Patty seal of approval.

Wow broke early in the morning here. I guess there is something good to be said about insomnia.

In thinking about the BBC audio of The Hobbit, there's no way those voices could have come from these guys. Laugh

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Spencissimus
Lorien


Jul 15 2011, 9:49am

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Brilliant! [In reply to] Can't Post

I was pretty damn close with my Dwalin speculation in your thread DeadRabbits! Love both of them and the description is fantastic too!


Delrond
Rohan


Jul 15 2011, 9:49am

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Those boots [In reply to] Can't Post

I like the curled up tips on Balin's boots. Over all, the look fits well with the rest of the cast. And in this case, they seem true to the book. I would not want to tangle with Dwalin and the business end of that weapon.

Things are now in motion that cannot be undone.


RoseCotton
Lorien


Jul 15 2011, 9:49am

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Yep, a curl to the end of his shoes to match his beard! :-) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


Patty
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Jul 15 2011, 9:51am

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the more I look at them.. [In reply to] Can't Post

the more awesome they get. Especially Balin--and since he is my favorite, I'm glad he looks so good. Fits my internal vision of a dwarf.

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Delrond
Rohan


Jul 15 2011, 9:54am

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youbetcha [In reply to] Can't Post

They are awesome! Only one photo left and I don't expect to be disappointed. Probably in the minority on that one though.

Things are now in motion that cannot be undone.


Pipe Dream
Gondor


Jul 15 2011, 9:56am

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Ha! Ha! [In reply to] Can't Post

A taller dwarf I see! Wink

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Rachamatazz
The Shire

Jul 15 2011, 9:59am

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I like them. [In reply to] Can't Post

Very traditional looking dwarves. Is Balin particularly short or Dwalin exceptionally tall?

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DeadRabbits
Lorien


Jul 15 2011, 10:00am

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You were pretty much spot on! Couldn't agree more... love their looks and the description is amazing (Dwalin is exactly as I imagined him to be...).

Now now Bill, you swore this was a battle between warriors, not a bunch of miss nancies, so warriors is what I brought


Spencissimus
Lorien


Jul 15 2011, 10:04am

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Close, but no cigar :P [In reply to] Can't Post

I was expecting to love Balin more than Dwalin, but the latter pretty much rocks my socks! Funnily enough, my favourite thing about him is the fact he has short sleeves (he most certainly means business!) and those really cool knuckle-protecter thingies...can't wait for the high-res!


Carne
Tol Eressea

Jul 15 2011, 10:10am

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Fantastic! [In reply to] Can't Post

Pretty much just how I imagined Dwalin! You can tell he's gonna bring the pain.


Maiarmike
Grey Havens


Jul 15 2011, 10:10am

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Oh heck yes! [In reply to] Can't Post

Just as I suspected, and just as I imagined them. Balin is the old, wise, battle-hardened one who tries to talk sense into Thorin and the gang, and Dwalin is the no-nonsense ultimate Rambo bad *bleepety bleep* of the group. I knew when they cast Graham McTavish in this role, that he was going to be the ultimate bruiser. Awesome, these guys are probably my favorite so far.

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ShireHorse
Rohan

Jul 15 2011, 10:13am

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No, you just THINK you'll be in the minority [In reply to] Can't Post

because a small handful of purists shout the loudest.

I like these two. But Dwalin, like Kili, looks the most human. He seems tall and in proportion - and he doesn't wear his belt slung under his stomach, LOL! I think that this shows that you can somehow look like a dwarf without having a big belly and short legs.


Estel78
Tol Eressea

Jul 15 2011, 10:20am

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Now these two are the best dwarfs yet in my opinion! [In reply to] Can't Post

What can i say, I just like it classic. Wink

Dwalin especially looks badass whit his hammer of ultimate destruction. Smile


Patty
Immortal


Jul 15 2011, 10:21am

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We are so spoiled, aren't we Spencissimus ? [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm wanting those hi-res pics immediately! Cool

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Ruijor
Rohan


Jul 15 2011, 10:26am

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These two are great! [In reply to] Can't Post

We´re almost done in the dwarven department... Tongue


Snulle
Bree

Jul 15 2011, 10:30am

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Fantastic! [In reply to] Can't Post

Both look amazing but Dwalin takes the cake. Wow he looks simply perfect and that hammer is so cool! Cool


TheWhiteRider
Bree


Jul 15 2011, 10:31am

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Is Dwalin wearing wolverine claws on his hands ??Tongue

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