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Dain riding **** (possible spoilers)


Sep 17 2012, 11:04am

Post #1 of 19 (4695 views)
Dain riding **** (possible spoilers) Can't Post

Posting this in here rather than fan art as many people have had a hard time visualising him, but of course feel free to move if this really is in the wrong place.

Quick photoshopped mockup of Dain sporting a mohawk and riding a war boar -


(This post was edited by kjeevah on Sep 17 2012, 11:09am)


Sep 17 2012, 11:13am

Post #2 of 19 (3151 views)
One word..... [In reply to] Can't Post


-Sir are you classified as human
-Negative, I am a meat-popsicle


Sep 17 2012, 12:04pm

Post #3 of 19 (2930 views)
Maybe its just my screen but it could be a little brighter [In reply to] Can't Post

but other than that: well done!


Sep 17 2012, 12:33pm

Post #4 of 19 (2926 views)
Source image credits [In reply to] Can't Post

War boar by Hugh Jamieson, White Dwarf by Games Workshop


Sep 17 2012, 12:58pm

Post #5 of 19 (2840 views)
Very nicely done [In reply to] Can't Post

I think it could look awesome if done correctly.

And utterly abysmal if done wrong.

Time will tell.

Flame of Udun

Sep 17 2012, 1:07pm

Post #6 of 19 (2838 views)
Is it still there? [In reply to] Can't Post

cuz i just get a white screen

"'Ai! ai!' wailed Legolas. 'A Balrog! A Balrog is come!'
Gimli stared with wide eyes. 'Durin's Bane!' he cried, and letting his axe fall he covered his face.
'A Balrog,' muttered Gandalf. 'Now I understand. What an evil fortune! And I am already weary.''


Sep 17 2012, 1:16pm

Post #7 of 19 (2812 views)
yes [In reply to] Can't Post

try reloading


Sep 17 2012, 3:38pm

Post #8 of 19 (2719 views)
I thought Billy Connely said a Red Mohawk? [In reply to] Can't Post

Other than That...it is really Great!


Sep 17 2012, 3:49pm

Post #9 of 19 (2713 views)
nope [In reply to] Can't Post

"But let me say, this guy will terrify the life out of you. I have a Mohawk and tattoos on my head. You've got to see it."

For red mohawk that's warhammer that you're thinking of -


(This post was edited by kjeevah on Sep 17 2012, 3:51pm)


Sep 17 2012, 4:09pm

Post #10 of 19 (2676 views)
The more I think about it.. [In reply to] Can't Post

The whole dwarf on wild boar thing will make a pretty good adversary for an orc on a warg


Sep 17 2012, 4:10pm

Post #11 of 19 (2707 views)
Very cool, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

Seriously, snazzy mashup.

But are we sure everything Billy Connolly has said about the Hobbit is true? So much of his comments come across as tongue-in-cheek, he is a comedian after all, and he kept giving so much information with no one (PJ) stopping him, whereas all the other cast members have been sparse.

The boar and the mohawk could have just been his way of teasing fans, unless there was some bit of information I've missed, which is possible.

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Sep 17 2012, 4:16pm

Post #12 of 19 (2653 views)
Who knows [In reply to] Can't Post

But then again if Syvester McCoy had said that he was riding around in a hare chariot I'd have laughed it off.

If you look at Dwalin and Nori's haircuts it's not too much of a stretch to imagine a mohawk with tatoos on either side.


Sep 17 2012, 4:18pm

Post #13 of 19 (2698 views)
There's a different between joking and making stuff up [In reply to] Can't Post

There's really no comedic reason to just make this stuff up. It is very likely that Dain will ride a boar, and have a mohawk!


Sep 17 2012, 4:56pm

Post #14 of 19 (2634 views)
Not necessarily [In reply to] Can't Post

If I was an actor with privileged information about a highly anticipated set of films, and was constantly questioned in interviews about the films (especially when the original intent of the interview had nothing to do with the films) I would greatly enjoy messing with the interviewer/obsessed fans (us). The comedic reason could be a simple combination of contractual obligation/personal-entertainment.

But maybe I'm just making this argument because the idea of a mohawk on Dain sounds lame to me. The boar-riding sounds okay, though I always liked how the dwarves of the Iron Hills marched swiftly to help their kinfolk, showing their stamina and strength.

It is likely, but we'll have to wait and see to know for sure. I'll hold onto hope until then.

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Sep 17 2012, 7:17pm

Post #15 of 19 (2531 views)
The abnormal becomes normal [In reply to] Can't Post

"if Syvester McCoy had said that he was riding around in a hare chariot I'd have laughed it off"

This is so true!!

The Hobbit Photo Gallery


Sep 17 2012, 7:23pm

Post #16 of 19 (2521 views)
Don't see why not [In reply to] Can't Post

I'd be pretty surprised if they didn't still march there on foot, no reason why they couldn't just have their leader and a few elite troops on mounts


Sep 17 2012, 7:51pm

Post #17 of 19 (2521 views)
Consistent [In reply to] Can't Post

I agree that it would be totally realistic to think he could have just been kidding or messing with fans given the hype and hysteria surrounding the whole project. But based on the fact that all of the 13 principal dwarfs in the quest look like comic book characters or parodies of one thing or another themselves, I'd have to think that at this point the chances of it being true are far more likely than it being a surprise to happen. For better or worse, all indications seem to be that this is going to be PJ's wild and wacky vision of Bilbo and Friends do Middle Earth.



Sep 17 2012, 8:03pm

Post #18 of 19 (2523 views)
You're right [In reply to] Can't Post

Everything we've seen so far lends the most credibility to Connolly's comments.
And it makes me sad.

I'm still looking forward to the film, regardless of mo-hawks, starfish, and the Kili-man/dwarf.

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The Shire

Sep 17 2012, 11:54pm

Post #19 of 19 (2754 views)
Could it be? [In reply to] Can't Post

In the latest production video, we see a quick shot of Thorin, leading some Dwarven soldiers. You may notuice a particular Dwarf on the far right. Could that actually be The Big Yin himself as Dain? I thought it might. I could be wrong though.

(Check out the attachment I included.)

"All that is gold does not glitter."

(This post was edited by WickedLasers on Sep 17 2012, 11:58pm)
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