This is a rather special Ent. After building the plastic kit I had a head and a couple of right hands left. That's obviously the basis of another Ent but how to make the rest of it?
Basically, every time we went for a walk over the year, I collected some sticks. Always deadfalls - after all, Treebeard would not approve of me cutting healthy trees down.
Walks in Yorkshire, Wales, the highlands of Scotland - every part of the countryside of mainland Britain contributed some elements.
Then it was a matter of construction. Some drilling and pinning and a lot of Gorilla Gel.
I added a couple of branches from Dryads to break up the outline.
Almost by accident it appears that I made an Ent with attitude. Just looking at him you can hear the Beegees.
I then fastened him to the base and green stuffed the root structure round the feet.
I painted him using the one of the greatest strengths of contrast paints, I think - the ability to easily blend them to get natural colours.
The leaves were painted in the traditional way and then I added some foliage from my stash.
And so here is the current army of Fangorn Forest.
Very happy with this one and obviously it has a lot of sentimental meaning to the family as it represents our travels in the countryside - something I think Professor Tolkien would have approved of.