The public has spoken. Ricky Deeming came out tops in my little poll re. next shrine to show. 50 percent of all voters wanted to see the unconventional biker.
I am happy to oblige and give you an until-now un-shrined chaRActer to look at before you get to see Mr Thornton #3 and Thorin #2. So here we go, this is the Easter egg-compatible Ricky Deeming shrine, all nicely rounded
just like his cReAtor’s peaches…
A streamlined tin – very dynamic, you can almost see Ricky sitting on that tin, leaning into the wind, his trademark scarf blowing behind him.
There he is, his scarf loosened, ready to put on the helmet and whizz off again, the raw, gorgeous and cool biker God. (I couldn’t resist using one of my own images for the background. It is a view of the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland, the area where George Gently was filmed in 2006 and which you can see Ricky and the Durham Defenders driving through.
Little did I know… I wasn’t a fan back then… else… Here is a handy map that someone compiled of all the locations used for the filming, and some information provided by Wicklow County Tourism.
Raw, gorgeous, cool – but I wanted a gorgeous and not a raw smile from him for the other image. Just about managed to cap him there, bangs blowing in the breeze and lumberjack shirt flapping in the wind.
And here he is illuminated with candles.
An altogether slightly simpler shrine. After having made ten shrines I can now say that the slightly bigger tins are easier to work with. Not because they are less fiddly but because they provide more space for drool-worthy pictures to be included and to create bigger 3D effects. Having said that, I still think this little shrine has its redeeming qualities.
Ahem, couldn’t resist getting that pun in. It’s certainly unique in its shape, just like Ricky himself is quite a unique character. I love the leather rebel. And I love the leather as seen last night at WonderCon.
So happy Egg Day, everyone! Don’t overdo it on the chocolate!
PS: Any Ricky-Fans out there? He has to find a home, the poor lad…