So in an interesting twist of fate - I have been invited to be a part of the Putty&Paint online community. An excellent gathering of incredible talent and inspiration - I am honoured to be a part of it! What is more, I have now posted this tinker, my Boromir bust and a special scratch built historical piece that I have been waiting to post the SBS tutorial for! I guess I had best get started on that for you all soon eh? ;) Yeah ok - expect that pretty soon!
So aside from that here is the finished photo set of the Gobber Tinker - thankyou to all of those who have given such awesome feedback! If anyone tries a similar conversion Id love to see it and maybe host pics of them on here :) TTYS!