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SithThundercracker
11-14-2018, 02:40 PM
Since I completed my Fellowship I realized I wanted to display them in line like the typical silhouette you'll find with the "not all those who wander are lost" motto. But I was still missing a member...Bill the pony!
Giving that Asmus will probably never produce such a figure, I tried to build it using the cheapest options available.
I started with a Breyer Traditional horse (10€ on ebay), similar in color;
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Size is a problem: weta products depict him as a pony, but in the movie it's just a normal horse, just somehow hobbit-sized. This Breyer horse was a good compromise: shaped like a horse but sized like a pony.

Dremeled out hair and tail and substituted with syntetic doll hair (Barbie pony here)
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A bit of hair styling with hair gel and glue:
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Fully repainted, shaped a saddle, some wood supports, various bags:
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And finally the finished pony.
Considering the small sources available (screenshots, weta statues) that's my final checklist:
Neck: potato bag.
Right side: Frodo backpack, brown bag.
Center: barrell.
Back: bedroll, Pippin bag.
Left side: Sam backpack, rolled up walking sticks, brown bag, Merry backpack.
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Lastly a couple of shots with original Sam:
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Hope you like it! :lol

DEATHASYLUM
11-14-2018, 08:15 PM
Excellent work and love what you did right there :clap

Gooflkd
11-14-2018, 08:45 PM
Awesome work!
They definitely look more realistic now.

Stryker2011
11-15-2018, 03:54 AM
That looks great. Nice to see Bill.

BagginsOfBagEnd
11-15-2018, 01:00 PM
That's fantastic - really excellent work! :clap :clap

Love the pics of him with Sam too! :love

Donovangian
11-15-2018, 05:15 PM
Great work

superdoug
11-15-2018, 06:59 PM
Amazing. To be honest when I saw the first picture I thought there was no way it could be turned into Bill but you proved me wrong as I scrolled down. Amazing job.

SithThundercracker
11-15-2018, 11:30 PM
Thanks guys! :hi5:

Bilbo Skywalker
11-20-2018, 11:41 AM
Great job! Hope to see what your final display looks like with the addition of Bill!