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Wor-Gar
10-30-2008, 01:47 PM
OK, let's see what you got!

No SS Gimli means we all need to make this one for ourselves.

I'd love to see what the ToyBiz Gimli and the DiD Gimli look like to compare. I understand both have their merits.

The Ween
10-30-2008, 01:52 PM
OK, let's see what you got!

No SS Gimli means we all need to make this one for ourselves.

I'd love to see what the ToyBiz Gimli and the DiD Gimli look like to compare. I understand both have their merits.


I just got the ToyBiz Gimli. Better than nothing I suppose. :(

Wor-Gar
10-30-2008, 02:15 PM
Can you post pics???

Kuzeh
10-30-2008, 02:19 PM
MIne:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/LOTRALL2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/lotr5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/gimliclose.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/lotr3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/lotr4.jpg

Wor-Gar
10-30-2008, 02:28 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v382/kuzeh/lotr3.jpg

Love that angle -- what you lookin' at, boy?

carbo-fation
10-30-2008, 02:31 PM
Gimli will be the only figure that'll be hard to customize giving the size disparities between the bodies. The Toybiz body needs to be slightly bigger. Other then that I think Merry and Pippin customs should be fairly easy to do. We already have the hobbit bodies, so head sculpts would be the only thing that we'd have to worry about.

Kuzeh
10-30-2008, 02:48 PM
Gimli will be the only figure that'll be hard to customize giving the size disparities between the bodies. The Toybiz body needs to be slightly bigger. Other then that I think Merry and Pippin customs should be fairly easy to do. We already have the hobbit bodies, so head sculpts would be the only thing that we'd have to worry about.

Didn't Gentle Giant release some Merry and Pip busts?...
Would those work?

carbo-fation
10-30-2008, 02:52 PM
Didn't Gentle Giant release some Merry and Pip busts?...
Would those work?

Not sure how you would go about adding those heads to a hobbit body. I was thinking about commissioning someone to make us separate heads for Merry, Pippin and even Bilbo and then just use sideshow's hobbit bodies for the heads.

The Josh
10-30-2008, 03:28 PM
Looks like I'll have to pick up a Toy Biz Gimli.

King Darkness
10-30-2008, 03:33 PM
Toybiz Gimli here I come!

King Darkness
10-30-2008, 03:35 PM
Is this the Toyboiz Gimli that would fit in with the SS line?

http://cgi.ebay.com/LOTR-12-GIMLI-THE-FELLOWSHIP-OF-THE-RING-TOYBIZ_W0QQitemZ190260796545QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid =p3286.m20.l1116

Kuzeh
10-30-2008, 03:37 PM
That's the one!

dwing
10-30-2008, 04:24 PM
Guys I think I might have an extra Gimli in storage. I look and let you know. Also the Toybiz Bilbo works ok-face alittle shinny and cloths look dollish-but the sculpt is on. I'll try to post pics.

FlyAndFight
10-30-2008, 04:32 PM
...Also the Toybiz Bilbo works ok-face alittle shinny and cloths look dollish-but the sculpt is on. I'll try to post pics.

I agree, though it could benefit from a nice repaint to bring out the surprisingly good sculpt.

Here is an old shot of my Toybiz Gimli with the man and the elf. Since then I've obtained the outfit, gear and weapons of the DiD Gimli to upgrade him. (along with a loose SS LOTR base.)

http://img371.imageshack.us/img371/9475/lotr202pb8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Wor-Gar
10-30-2008, 05:49 PM
Guys I think I might have an extra Gimli in storage. I look and let you know. Also the Toybiz Bilbo works ok-face alittle shinny and cloths look dollish-but the sculpt is on. I'll try to post pics.

Extra? Meaning you'll sell it to me?

The Ringer
10-30-2008, 07:22 PM
I see the toybiz Gimli skyrocketing in value.:lol

yodasan
10-31-2008, 07:52 AM
...We already have the hobbit bodies, so head sculpts would be the only thing that we'd have to worry about.

Maybe a group commission for Merry and Pippin head sculpts would be a good way to proceed.

Mudshark
10-31-2008, 08:56 AM
Toybiz Gimli is in storage back home, but I picked up the DiD version this summer and have it here now. He came with some really nice metal and wood axes, and I think the figure itself is closer to the correct size in relation to the SSC figures. It's too late here to take pics now, but I'll dig him out and post some comarison pics next to the hobbits tomorrow. After seeing the Toybiz figure again, I think that using of the best parts of both figures would make a really impressive Gimli.

creature4000
10-31-2008, 08:58 AM
SS freaking Sucks for ending this line!!!!!

FlyAndFight
10-31-2008, 08:58 AM
Maybe a group commission for Merry and Pippin head sculpts would be a good way to proceed.

That's a good idea. With this project we could very well make Frodo and Sam become hard to find! :lol

Mudshark
10-31-2008, 09:02 AM
SS freaking Sucks for ending this line!!!!!

I never thought we'd have to resort to cobbling together the rest of the Fellowship, but if that's what we gotta do, then so be it! :gimli

:taz :taz :taz :taz :taz :taz :taz :taz :taz

Adoptedscot
10-31-2008, 09:59 AM
Second to certain Hobbits, Gimli is a must have for any LOTR collection. :rock :rock
x :peace

Mudshark
10-31-2008, 10:25 AM
I decided to post pics now... Gimli's more important than sleep! The pics aren't the best, but DiD did a decent job on the face sculpt, parts of the costume are quite good, and the axes are very nicely made. I think he'd be a good base for building an ultimate 1:6 Gimli.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010076-2.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010072.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010074-1.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010075-1.jpg

Edit: Now it's really late... I'll post comparison pics tomorrow, for anyone who's interested. Good night & Happy Halloween!

The Ween
10-31-2008, 07:45 PM
Does anyone have both Gimlis for a side by side comparison?

I picked up the ToyBiz Gimli for really cheap on eBay. So keep checking!

dwing
10-31-2008, 10:10 PM
Been wanting the did weapons for awhile and passed up the chance for a set for 14.99 well I just scored a boxed Gimli for 15.00+shipping. Will add the weapons along with some Dml chain mail. Should look good when finished.

Wor-Gar
10-31-2008, 10:18 PM
Been wanting the did weapons for awhile and passed up the chance for a set for 14.99 well I just scored a boxed Gimli for 15.00+shipping. Will add the weapons along with some Dml chain mail. Should look good when finished.

You got a DiD Gimli for $15? Nice! Where - how? I need one too.

Let me know about what we spoke about when you can.

Mudshark
10-31-2008, 10:19 PM
I don't have the ToyBiz Gimli here for comparison right now, but here are some pics of the DiD Gimli with SSC's Frodo and Boromir. He looks to be just about the right height and proportion standing next to the other figures. Unfortunately, he probably won't be as easy to find as ToyBiz Gimli.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010081-1.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010080-1.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010079.jpg

Entropy
10-31-2008, 10:20 PM
You got a DiD Gimli for $15? Nice! Where - how? I need one too.

Let me know about what we spoke about when you can.

I don't really like too much about the did one. And while the weapons are nice, that they're metal turns me off.

Wor-Gar
10-31-2008, 10:25 PM
I don't have the ToyBiz Gimli here for comparison right now, but here are some pics of the DiD Gimli with SSC's Frodo and Boromir. He looks to be just about the right height and proportion standing next to the other figures. Unfortunately, he probably won't be as easy to find as ToyBiz Gimli.

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010081-1.jpg

That seems to work well enough. Very nice.

Mudshark
10-31-2008, 10:55 PM
Thanks, WG. The figure isn't without issues... for example, because of his beard his head has almost no mobility, which is unfortunate. The head sculpt isn't bad at all, though, and with a good repaint would look really good, imo.

The costume is also pretty decent, although his pauldrons and vambraces could probably use an upgrade. His gauntlets are made of knit fabric and look more like mittens, but they don't look all that bad. The weakest part of his costume is the chain mail hauberk, but as someone suggested already, there are other options, like using the ones from Dragon's "Timeline" figures.

I actually like his metal weapons. He comes with 5 different axes. They aren't too heavy and are nicely made with real wooden hafts, wrapped with a leather-like material.

With all this I think it would be an excellent figure to customize/accurize, and would look a lot less toyish than the ToyBiz figure, imho. When I first got him I was only planning to swap out the axes later on when SSC got around to making Gimli, but when I saw the figure itself I realized it was a lot nicer than I'd expected. Now I'm really glad I held on to it.

dwing
10-31-2008, 11:01 PM
You got a DiD Gimli for $15? Nice! Where - how? I need one too.

Let me know about what we spoke about when you can.

I got lucky. I did the normal ebay search and found squat. Then I googled did gimli and found a uk ebay one where the seller was from the US. Cost was 10+for shipping. I'll pm you-found it and of course it was the last box.

Wor-Gar
10-31-2008, 11:03 PM
I got lucky. I did the normal ebay search and found squat. Then I googled did gimli and found a uk ebay one where the seller was from the US. Cost was 10+for shipping. I'll pm you-found it and of course it was the last box.

Cool, thanks!

Mudshark: I definitely see a lot of good things about the DiD Gimli. I think a combination of both figures would be ideal in lieu of no SS Gimli. Of course, finding one, especially now, won't be easy. But hey, it's not like we got no time.

Mudshark
10-31-2008, 11:13 PM
My thoughts exactly! :lol Btw, I also got my DiD Gimli from an eBayer in the UK... wonder if it's the same person. He also had some Gandalf the Whites listed. It might be a good idea to get one of those now for the costume and staff, to convert one of SSC's Gandalfs into the White Wizard. :D

dwing
10-31-2008, 11:29 PM
Already there. I have the clothes on the body and just need to attach the head-it will need a repaint though. Here are some pics that got me going-not my figure and sorry if they belong to someone here-just used for reference:

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/gandalf11.jpg
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/gtw001.jpg
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/gandalf9.jpg
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/gandalf17.jpg

Amazing work. I believe that there are two different ones shown.

Wor-Gar
10-31-2008, 11:38 PM
You got to put that in the CUSTOMS THREAD here! That's excellent!

Is that the DiD Gandalf outfit? Is that a GG head? Or is it a total custom? I know the staff is from DiD...but the tunic looks different.

thamesvalidude
11-01-2008, 03:58 AM
modellersloft in the UK had the DiD Gimli for £20 the last time I looked:

www.modellersloft.co.uk

thamesvalidude
11-01-2008, 04:00 AM
sorry, just checked again and it looks like they've sold out.

The Ringer
11-01-2008, 07:07 AM
That Gandalf the White looks amazing!

Kuzeh
11-01-2008, 07:28 AM
Wow, a couple of days ago, there were quite a few of DiD Gimli's on Ebay,
now all are gone!!

Mudshark
11-01-2008, 07:33 AM
Does anyone know where I can get a DiD Gandalf the White? Any info would be much appreciated. :D

Edit: Never mind... I found him already.

Kuzeh
11-01-2008, 08:24 AM
You got to put that in the CUSTOMS THREAD here! That's excellent!

Is that the DiD Gandalf outfit? Is that a GG head? Or is it a total custom? I know the staff is from DiD...but the tunic looks different.

I think that's the 12" Tobiz Gandalf head...


That Gandalf the White looks amazing!

It does!!

Rogue Trooper
11-01-2008, 08:49 AM
I think customkey made a really good GTW, with a quality repaint.

The Ween
11-01-2008, 08:54 AM
They are selling DID Gimli heads on eBay if anyone is interested.

dwing
11-01-2008, 10:20 AM
I can't remember who did the customs or what site I found them on. He also had a recipe on how to make him. I'll link it if I can. I thought he used a Dml body, did clothes and toybiz rotocast hs. I also saw one on a horse but ca't find the picture.

Mudshark
11-01-2008, 10:26 AM
They are selling DID Gimli heads on eBay if anyone is interested.

Would you happen to have a link to that by any chance?

moxie
11-01-2008, 10:36 AM
Here are two that I found:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-6-DID-THE-LORD-OF-THE-RINGS-GIMLI-HEAD-SCULPT_W0QQitemZ200128028911QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid =p3286.m20.l1116

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-6-scale-DID-Lord-Of-The-Ring-GIMLI-Head-Sculpt_W0QQitemZ260186129690QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid =p3286.m20.l1116

dwing
11-01-2008, 10:42 AM
Here's the rotocast and toybiz cloth Gimli. Same hs but the rotocast is slightly smaller.

http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/gimli.jpg

Mudshark
11-01-2008, 10:43 AM
Here are two that I found:

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-6-DID-THE-LORD-OF-THE-RINGS-GIMLI-HEAD-SCULPT_W0QQitemZ200128028911QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid =p3286.m20.l1116

http://cgi.ebay.com/1-6-scale-DID-Lord-Of-The-Ring-GIMLI-Head-Sculpt_W0QQitemZ260186129690QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid =p3286.m20.l1116

Excellent, much obliged! :D

dwing
11-01-2008, 11:00 AM
If your looking for the hs pick up a cheap rotocast. Imo that did does'nt cut it.

LordAzrael
11-01-2008, 02:56 PM
I picked up a DiD Gimli this week for $US15 :chew.... of course I then had to ship it from the US to Australia :banghead

Wor-Gar
11-01-2008, 03:50 PM
I picked up a DiD Gimli this week for $US15 :chew.... of course I then had to ship it from the US to Australia :banghead

Damn! These DiD figs seem to be everywhere I'm NOT looking.


BTW, for those doing a Gimli custom -- remember: DiD headsculpt has a fixed (sculpted) helmet -- ToyBiz has a removable helmet.

Wor-Gar
11-01-2008, 05:47 PM
Here's a compare for size I did - sorry to whomever I borrowed this pic from:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Sizecompare.jpg

Looks like the ToyBiz Gimli is the correct height... it's the SS Hobbits that may be too tall. DiD I think will be too tall, unless you crouch him up.

The ToyBiz headsculpt looks better -- although the beard on the DiD may be a better length. In either case, a repaint would be most adviseable.

Again, ToyBiz head is on the small size -- not by much and only compared to the slightly large Hobbits relatively -- but you get a removeable helmet.

DiD has a superior outfit and multiple weapons.

Pros and cons are up to each.



If anyone has both DiD and ToyBiz, it would be great to see them stacked up next to Aragorn or some SS LOTR figure. Maybe with the Hobbits too, just so we can all see.

Mudshark
11-02-2008, 03:05 AM
The ToyBiz still looks a little small to me. The DiD may be half a head too tall, but that works okay for me, I can pose him so that it won't be so noticeable. I want him to be clearly taller and wider than the hobbits, and the DiD body is that. I stripped Gimli down and plan to bulk up his legs with some foam to give him a more tank-like appearance.

A word of warning to anyone who's planning to get the DiD figure: the hauberk is painted silver, and the metallic powder comes off and gets into the cloth of his costume. It's a pain to remove completely. I got most of it off with sticky tape, but there are still tiny bits that sparkle in good light. I'm gonna vacuum the hell out of it and see if that doesn't remove the rest. After that I'm going to spray the hauberk with a fixative. If that doesn't do the trick, I'll just have to replace it. :(

metaphorge
11-02-2008, 03:42 AM
This is the DiD version, right?

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/32020416/aview/lotrrotkgimlimodel.gif

carbo-fation
11-02-2008, 03:52 AM
I need to start looking for a DiD Gimli.....

LordAzrael
11-02-2008, 04:21 AM
This is the DiD version, right?

http://imagehost.vendio.com/a/32020416/aview/lotrrotkgimlimodel.gif

certainly is

metaphorge
11-02-2008, 07:42 AM
certainly is

Thought so. Nabbed it on the Bay for $16 (wasn't labelled as DiD).

Kuzeh
11-02-2008, 08:05 AM
Thought so. Nabbed it on the Bay for $16 (wasn't labelled as DiD).

Yep, I just got one from that same seller last night,
I did a search as Gimli only, and when I saw it I bought it right away!!
I already have the Toy Biz one, but a few bits and pieces need an upgrade...
And Gimli looks slightly taller in this pic:
http://content6.flixster.com/question/52/06/88/5206884_std.jpg

Mudshark
11-02-2008, 09:27 AM
Would you guys mind sharing the name of that ebayer, by any chance? I'd really like to pick up one more DiD Gimli if possible, to make a weathered, battle-worn version. Thanks for your help! :cool:

wampachow
11-02-2008, 09:59 AM
Is this ToyBiz FOTR Gimli exactly the same as the ROTK one? Seems that way, but I couldn't find any confirmation.

dwing
11-02-2008, 10:10 AM
Blue vs. green box you mean. Same figs but on collectable site I believe the grn box goes for more.

Mudshark
11-02-2008, 10:11 AM
Photos are kind of small, but the figures look identical to me.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lord-of-the-Rings-Gimli-Collector-Doll-Poseable-Green_W0QQitemZ260309116538QQcmdZViewItem?hash=ite m260309116538&_trkparms=72%3A1417%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C 240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

http://cgi.ebay.com/Lord-of-the-Rings-Special-Edition-Collector-Gimli_W0QQitemZ320315204062QQcmdZViewItem?hash=ite m320315204062&_trkparms=72%3A1417%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C 240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

Kuzeh
11-02-2008, 10:22 AM
Would you guys mind sharing the name of that ebayer, by any chance? I'd really like to pick up one more DiD Gimli if possible, to make a weathered, battle-worn version. Thanks for your help! :cool:

Here (http://stores.ebay.com/New-Kellys-Store)
I'm not sure if they have anymore left...


Is this ToyBiz FOTR Gimli exactly the same as the ROTK one? Seems that way, but I couldn't find any confirmation.

Same figure, but nowadays you could find one for under 20.00 I think...

dwing
11-02-2008, 10:36 AM
Same seller for me-lucky find. Good luck in finding these-keep looking and try weird search titles.

Wor-Gar
11-02-2008, 10:44 AM
Man, I would have never thought to search that way. Good find guys!

Mudshark
11-02-2008, 10:45 AM
Here (http://stores.ebay.com/New-Kellys-Store)
I'm not sure if they have anymore left...


They only have Frodo left now, so it looks I'll have to keep looking. But thanks for the help! :)

The Josh
11-02-2008, 10:51 AM
I've only seen one TB Gimli on ebay the last few days.

Wor-Gar
11-02-2008, 01:03 PM
To anyone who has both TB AND DiD Gimli -- which headsculpt looks best (repaint aside)?

I've heard that the ToyBiz is the better sculpt, although it's on the small side relative to Sideshow figures.

Here's my take based on the photos I've seen: ToyBiz looks to have a better face sculpt, but the beard looks a bit short. The DiD has a great beard, but the face is rather simple (plain) and the helmet is sculpted on.

Anyone out there want to give their two cents on this?

dwing
11-02-2008, 02:19 PM
Tb hs all the way. It is a little smaller than the SS hobbits but not with the helmet on. The DID looks kind of flat. My combe will be TB hs, DID clothes and Dml chain mail for arms and tunic.

Wor-Gar
11-02-2008, 02:22 PM
Tb hs all the way. It is a little smaller than the SS hobbits but not with the helmet on. The DID looks kind of flat. My combe will be TB hs, DID clothes and Dml chain mail for arms and tunic.

Isn't the ToyBiz chainmail good enough?

Kuzeh
11-02-2008, 02:33 PM
Isn't the ToyBiz chainmail good enough?

Not really, it's fabric so it looks more like sequined clothing. The Timeline chain-mail looks much better!

Wor-Gar
11-02-2008, 02:35 PM
Not really, it's fabric so it looks more like sequined clothing. The Timeline chain-mail looks much better!

Oh, I thought the DiD was fabric and the TB was "real".

Dammit -- one more thing to get.

dwing
11-02-2008, 02:42 PM
I put 'chain mail' sleeves on my Boromir and he looks so much better also put on leather boots.

yodasan
11-02-2008, 02:52 PM
Tb hs all the way. It is a little smaller than the SS hobbits but not with the helmet on. The DID looks kind of flat. My combe will be TB hs, DID clothes and Dml chain mail for arms and tunic.

Little confused here - which Toybiz version? the ROTK
special edition collector series one?

Wor-Gar
11-02-2008, 02:55 PM
What's the best chainmail to look for? I need arms and tunic.

yodasan
11-02-2008, 03:15 PM
We need a checklist for the best cobbled Gimli!

Wor-Gar
11-02-2008, 03:19 PM
We need a checklist for the best cobbled Gimli!

I agree.

I think dwing's plan is what I'm doing:

ToyBiz sculpt
DiD clothing and body
dml chainmail

But I have to get it all in hand to see. For example, I might like the ToyBiz boots or gauntlets better than the DiD ones.


So who's pic is this on the right? I need that chainmail.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/Sizecompare.jpg

Wor-Gar
11-02-2008, 03:40 PM
Here's an older post worth reposting:


http://members.cox.net/ahoudini15/IMG_0431-1.JPG
http://members.cox.net/ahoudini15/IMG_0429-1.JPG
http://members.cox.net/ahoudini15/IMG_0427-1.JPG





Now it needs weathering! (Hints, please, oh weathering masters!)

This is the DiD figure with the boots and gauntlets added from the ToyBiz figure and with scratchbuilt throwing axes added to match the great set of all his other axes included with the DiD figure. I have repainted the helmet, face and beard and added the little top piece of the helmet from the ToyBiz figure that DiD inexplicably left off.

This will have to do until the Sideshow 1:6 is out (hint, hint!!!)

Steve

photoshopmagician
11-02-2008, 03:43 PM
I noticed some people were looking for a Gimli Toybiz. I have one in storage (opened) and willing to sell mega cheap. I'll post in the commerce section.

Spook_Nukem
11-02-2008, 04:06 PM
Not really, it's fabric so it looks more like sequined clothing. The Timeline chain-mail looks much better!

Anyone have a decent picture of the Timeline chainmail? Is it rubber like Dragon's Olaf the Viking or a fabric type material?

Darklord Dave
11-02-2008, 06:19 PM
Timeline chainmail is rubber.

I have the DiD figures and at least 1, maybe 2 Toybiz Gimli's and have been searching all weekend for them to no avail. But I seem to remember that the TB Gimli has the much better headsculpt. He'll be too short to mix well with the SSC hobbits and humans though. As soon as I find both DiD and TB I'll be putting together an amalgam "best of" Gimli.

So if SSC were to make one - would you be okay with leg and wrist extensions? Or would you want them to do a whole new body for Gimli?

Wor-Gar
11-02-2008, 06:30 PM
So if SSC were to make one - would you be okay with leg and wrist extensions? Or would you want them to do a whole new body for Gimli?

Whatever it takes to get one made! I'd be fine with extensions.

And if you do find your Gimlis, can you please post pics of the figures side by side BEFORE you Frankenstein them?

dwing
11-02-2008, 06:56 PM
Nothing to add right now but this is what this hobby is about-sharing the info and getting the best made. I don't just like to click the buy now button and wait for 'it' to arrive.

Darklord Dave
11-02-2008, 06:59 PM
Nothing to add right now but this is what this hobby is about-sharing the info and getting the best made. I don't just like to click the buy now button and wait for 'it' to arrive.

I much prefer pressing the "buy now" button and waiting. Nothing I ever customize is ever good enough. At least if it's store bought, then I can justify it as being good enough for a commercial product.

mr.thrifty
11-02-2008, 07:02 PM
question about the toybiz Gimli....... are there two versions? one in a blue box and another in a green box? :confused:

The Ween
11-02-2008, 07:06 PM
question about the toybiz Gimli....... are there two versions? one in a blue box and another in a green box? :confused:

I think there's one in his coronation clothing. One is from FotR and the other is from RotK.

I got the one in the green box.

Wor-Gar
11-02-2008, 07:07 PM
question about the toybiz Gimli....... are there two versions? one in a blue box and another in a green box? :confused:

Yes, there are two boxes -- one green, one blue -- but the figure inside is the same. Just a reissue.

The Ween
11-02-2008, 07:09 PM
Looking on eBay, I don't see a difference. Get whichever one you can get for the cheapest.

mr.thrifty
11-02-2008, 07:11 PM
thanks...just got the one in the green box of the bay for cheap..:D

Wor-Gar
11-06-2008, 12:14 PM
Here's Gimli's face for those thinking about this figure:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/GIMLI1.jpg

I'll have pics up of the actual fig from the box later today for those curious to see him in more detail.

These figure's prices are jumping up quickly. One just sold today for $21 without shipping. Last week they were selling for $10 or less.

icruise
11-06-2008, 12:21 PM
Looks pretty cartoony to me, but I guess it could be OK with a repaint (and we don't have a lot of choices, it's true).

FlyAndFight
11-06-2008, 12:23 PM
The sculpt underneath is pretty good. It's the heavy paint apps that hurts it a little. He's got a very red complexion.

Wor-Gar
11-06-2008, 12:39 PM
Yes, it's very heavy paint from the Faramir factory...:)

But the sculpt is quite nice, better than I was expecting. And the arched eyebrow with that one big eye really gives him some character.

The thing I don't like so much is the sculpt of the beard -- its very smooth and sweeping, more like an animated look than a real scraggily beard, and its a wee bit short. In that instance the DiD is better. But DiD has the helmet sculpted on, and the beard is so heavily textured that you lose all the tails and details that you can see clearly with the TB sculpt. Also, I would imagine that the TB shorter beard allows for a little more movement on the shoulders.

FlyAndFight
11-06-2008, 01:10 PM
While the DiD has a lot more going for it, I actually prefer the body and sculpt of the ToyBiz version. The DiD looks too square-ish, for lack of a better term.

But while the ToyBiz version is probably closer to 1/6th scale, because of the oversize of the SS Hobbits, the DiD height would look better. I will be adding a slight extension to the ToyBiz Gimli legs, if possible.

Indiana Fett
11-06-2008, 01:12 PM
Just nabbed a DID Gimli for $18.95 using BUY IT NOW! :rock

Now I just need the Toybiz Gimli and I'll bash the 2 together to make the ultimate Gimli. From the posts by kuzeh here:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums...ad.php?t=43945

and Mudshark here:

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums...t=43945&page=3

It looks like the DID Gimli is the perfect size...but the Toybiz has the better head sculpt and maybe a few other little things (gauntlets, boots...)

Thus I think I'll go along Darklord Dave's path and make an ultimate Gimli using parts of both! :D

carbo-fation
11-06-2008, 01:29 PM
I just got this Gimli from ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360089416701

Not sure if it's ToyBiz or DiD but I got it anyway!!!!!!!:emperor

galactiboy
11-06-2008, 01:31 PM
That's the Toybiz version...

Indiana Fett
11-06-2008, 01:31 PM
I just got this Gimli from ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360089416701

Not sure if it's ToyBiz or DiD but I got it anyway!!!!!!!:emperor

That's the Toybiz one...Between the 2 of us we have the right elements to make the PERFECT Gimli! Hehe...

:D

carbo-fation
11-06-2008, 01:32 PM
:lol
Don't worry, we'll find the right one.:rock

carbo-fation
11-06-2008, 02:05 PM
Grabbed a DiD Gimli thanks to Indiana Fett! Now I have both and can try making the "Ultimate Gimli.":lol But I am going to wait and see what some of you experienced customizers do with these.:D

pixletwin
11-06-2008, 02:23 PM
So this is 100% DiD?

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010081-1.jpg

MANDO
11-06-2008, 02:27 PM
Was doing some browsing and found a TB Gimli at Big Bad:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TBZ11397&mode=retail

galactiboy
11-06-2008, 02:33 PM
Definitely looks like DiD is best for scale... wonder how the Toybiz sculpt would look on him?

pixletwin
11-06-2008, 02:36 PM
So this Gimli is 100% DiD?

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010081-1.jpg

Does anyone know?

Indiana Fett
11-06-2008, 02:39 PM
Definitely looks like DiD is best for scale... wonder how the Toybiz sculpt would look on him?

Hey galacticboy, go here and check half way down for the post by "All Mighty One"...I think it looks pretty good!

http://onesixthwarriors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=76578&highlight=gimli

Kuzeh
11-06-2008, 03:18 PM
So this is 100% DiD?

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010081-1.jpg


Does anyone know?

Yep,
that's it, I just got my DiD in the mail, it's actually pretty nice,
I'm going to customize it with my ToyBiz as well...
I'm not sure how exactly!
I do have Timeline's chainmail, and DiD Frodo's cloak for him, so this should be interesting...

By the way, I have now an extra set of DiD Gimli's Axes if anybody's interested, PM for details!

pixletwin
11-06-2008, 03:22 PM
Thanks kuzeh. I just had a buddy of mine by it for me for Xmas and I wanted to make sure this was the bigger one before he pulled the trigger. :duff

thamesvalidude
11-06-2008, 03:27 PM
This is the Toybiz head on the DiD body. Size wise it's perfect.

FlyAndFight
11-06-2008, 03:32 PM
This is the Toybiz head on the DiD body. Size wise it's perfect.

Looks good.

I need to pick up a loose DiD body/headsculpt now, to compare. I was able to pick up everything else loose in one auction, a month or two ago.

galactiboy
11-06-2008, 03:44 PM
Man I really need to track down both of these figures :lecture

icruise
11-06-2008, 06:22 PM
Some of those other Toybiz figures are pretty terrible (http://www.mwctoys.com/REVIEW_110901a.htm), I must say.

http://www.mwctoys.com/images/review_lotr12_1b.jpg http://www.mwctoys.com/images/review_lotr12_1c.jpg

The Ringer
11-06-2008, 06:23 PM
:google:google:google

My eyes!

Mudshark
11-06-2008, 07:13 PM
So this is 100% DiD?

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w245/Mudshark_Album/P1010081-1.jpg

Sorry I couldn't answer this for you, pix... I have to sleep sometimes! But yeah, it's all DiD. People seem to like the ToyBiz sculpt better for some reason, but to me this one actually looks a lot more like John Rhys-Davies. The beard is also larger and more screen-accurate, imo. With a good repaint and a few accurized parts, this will be my "ultimate" Gimli. :D

carbo-fation
11-06-2008, 07:13 PM
Can't wait to get both of mines in mail. :rock

dwing
11-06-2008, 07:20 PM
Received my DID Gimli today and love the weapons. Have all the chain maile ready and will be putting the TS sculpt on the DiD body. I want to paint him up tomorrow but we'll see.
I want to keep the boots and hands from the TB as I think they look better.

Wor-Gar
11-06-2008, 07:35 PM
Jason, what chainmail are you using? Got a pic? I need to find this still.

dwing
11-06-2008, 08:33 PM
I am using the Timeline maile. I also have the olof the viking but he's staying in place for now. I keep looking for you guys that do not have it.

pixletwin
11-06-2008, 08:43 PM
Sorry I couldn't answer this for you, pix... I have to sleep sometimes! But yeah, it's all DiD. People seem to like the ToyBiz sculpt better for some reason, but to me this one actually looks a lot more like John Rhys-Davies. The beard is also larger and more screen-accurate, imo. With a good repaint and a few accurized parts, this will be my "ultimate" Gimli. :D

Thanks Mudshark. I'm with you. Everything I have seen of the DiD Gimli suggest its better to me. How are the weapons?

Wor-Gar
11-06-2008, 08:53 PM
I am using the Timeline maile. I also have the olof the viking but he's staying in place for now. I keep looking for you guys that do not have it.

Cool, thanks. How is Olaf's chainmail? Rubber or fabric? I had my eye on him.

Darklord Dave
11-06-2008, 09:26 PM
The TB Gimli was the best figure they did in the whole line. I do think the likeness is much better than DiD too - I'm pretty sure DiD didn't even try for likenesses. I really wish I could find mine - I have at least 2 TB Gimlis and 1 Did - somewhere.

moxie
11-06-2008, 09:31 PM
Cool, thanks. How is Olaf's chainmail? Rubber or fabric? I had my eye on him.

Olaf's chainmail is rubber like the Timeline figures. Looking forward to everyones custom work!!

thamesvalidude
11-07-2008, 12:22 AM
The TB Gimli was the best figure they did in the whole line. I do think the likeness is much better than DiD too - I'm pretty sure DiD didn't even try for likenesses. I really wish I could find mine - I have at least 2 TB Gimlis and 1 Did - somewhere.

Ha, sounds like my house Dave. I have kept one DiD Gimli on display and managed to get modellers loft last one for the TB/DiD fusion. The Toybiz Gimli I found in my son's old toybox!!

Don't tell him!!!!:o

dwing
11-07-2008, 02:12 AM
Reference pics. Found these while not working.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fs earch%2Fimages%3Fei%3DUTF-8%26p%3Dgimli%26fr2%3Dtab-web%26fr%3Dyfp-t-501&w=1000&h=1275&imgurl=www.theargonath.cc%2Fcharacters%2Fgimli%2Fp ictures%2Fgimli9.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pamtomaket.com%2Fusuaris%2FD arthRichi%2Fgim.html&size=128.3kB&name=gimli9.jpg&p=gimli&type=JPG&oid=83aaced917a3fb96&no=2&tt=51,078&sigr=11l2v00jn&sigi=11npbgm98&sigb=12m1gkau5

Mudshark
11-07-2008, 07:09 AM
Thanks Mudshark. I'm with you. Everything I have seen of the DiD Gimli suggest its better to me. How are the weapons?

The weapons are one of the best features of the entire figure. The 5 axes all have metal blades, real wooden hafts and are wrapped with leather material. The only thing not included is a pair of small throwing axes, but those shouldn't be too hard to scratch build. Someone here already did that and posted pics a while ago. I plan to do the same thing when I have the time.

I have the three armored figures from Dragon Models (Olaf the Viking, and both Lord Arnaut & De Kere from Timeline) and will post some reference pics of their chain mail hauberks here tomorrow. I can add some shots of DiD Gimli's weapons for ya, too.

Mudshark
11-07-2008, 07:35 AM
Reference pics. Found these while not working.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view?back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fs earch%2Fimages%3Fei%3DUTF-8%26p%3Dgimli%26fr2%3Dtab-web%26fr%3Dyfp-t-501&w=1000&h=1275&imgurl=www.theargonath.cc%2Fcharacters%2Fgimli%2Fp ictures%2Fgimli9.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pamtomaket.com%2Fusuaris%2FD arthRichi%2Fgim.html&size=128.3kB&name=gimli9.jpg&p=gimli&type=JPG&oid=83aaced917a3fb96&no=2&tt=51,078&sigr=11l2v00jn&sigi=11npbgm98&sigb=12m1gkau5

That's a real treasure trove of Gimli photos. Some are a bit too small to be of much use, but I found some real gems in there! Lots of different looks to choose from, too, as well as some excellent costume references. Great find!

It looks like ToyBiz went for the "well-manicured" look with his beard (as he appears in many of the studio shots), while DiD went for the "in the field", full-bearded look.

pixletwin
11-07-2008, 08:00 AM
The weapons are one of the best features of the entire figure. The 5 axes all have metal blades, real wooden hafts and are wrapped with leather material. The only thing not included is a pair of small throwing axes, but those shouldn't be too hard to scratch build. Someone here already did that and posted pics a while ago. I plan to do the same thing when I have the time.

I have the three armored figures from Dragon Models (Olaf the Viking, and both Lord Arnaut & De Kere from Timeline) and will post some reference pics of their chain mail hauberks here tomorrow. I can add some shots of DiD Gimli's weapons for ya, too.

Awesome. I was hesitant to get Gimli from DiD but now I am glad I did. :duff

dwing
11-07-2008, 10:05 AM
:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2:monkey2My wife is making me go shopping.:monkey2:monkey2I'll work on him when I get home.

Wor-Gar
11-07-2008, 11:26 AM
I have the three armored figures from Dragon Models (Olaf the Viking, and both Lord Arnaut & De Kere from Timeline) and will post some reference pics of their chain mail hauberks here tomorrow. I can add some shots of DiD Gimli's weapons for ya, too.

Excellent!

Just secured my DiD Gimli today -- from the same person everyone has been getting their Gimlis from. She must have horded a lot of them.

Now all I need is some good chainmail and I can build the ULTIMATE GIMLI too.

Entropy
11-07-2008, 01:15 PM
Excellent!

Just secured my DiD Gimli today -- from the same person everyone has been getting their Gimlis from. She must have horded a lot of them.

Now all I need is some good chainmail and I can build the ULTIMATE GIMLI too.

I got one also. You're right, the seller does seem to have a few of these. Get 'em while you can gang. :joy

Wor-Gar
11-07-2008, 01:23 PM
She must wonder what the heck is going on -- sudddenly after years everyone wants her Gimlis. :lol

Wor-Gar
11-07-2008, 01:39 PM
OK, finally got around to opening the ToyBiz GIMLI today.

The outfit needs to be replaced, but let's see what you all think of the sculpt.

Here's the full figure, with and without helmet. The boots and gauntlets are also nice. Belt's not bad either. Not sure where they got the braided straps from.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/GIMLI1-1.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/GIMLI2.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/GIMLI3.jpg



Here's some close ups in daylight -- note the detailing in the beard, although incorrect color, you can see all the braided bits, etc:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/GIMLI4.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/GIMLI5.jpg


Here's some pics to compared sculpt size, as the TB Gimli's sculpt is smaller...however with helmet on he looks scaled more or less. Sorry about the last blurry shot, trying to get the heads closer together.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/GIMLI6.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/GIMLI7.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/GIMLI8.jpg


Here's a size compare with Gandalf and Frodo:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/GIMLIcomparesize.jpg

As you can see, it's not so much that Gimli is too small, it's that Frodo is too large when placed with a human sized figure. However, since we can't shrink Frodo, best to make Gimli a little taller. That is impossible with the ToyBiz figure -- I have him standing straight up in the pic above -- so it does look like that DiD body will work to give him a bit of height.

I think it's clear that you also need the DiD figure for its much more accurate pants and 'robe/tunic' and belts and all those axes.

The other problem I noticed is that when you put the ToyBiz head and gauntlets and boots on the DiD figure, the figure looks a bit off -- like the head and boots are too "wee" to be Gimli's tank-like squat body. Personally I think the DiD body is a tad too big/tall. I will not know for sure until I receive mine, but I may hack a section out of his legs to bring him just a bit down to size. Either that, or he will be posed in perminent crouch mode.

I hope these pics help anyone out there get a good view now of what they can expect from this ToyBiz figure.

I leave you with a last pic of Hobbit vs Dwarf:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/GIMLI9.jpg

pixletwin
11-07-2008, 02:15 PM
Thanks WG. Its looking like using the DiD as a base is the best option.

Entropy
11-07-2008, 02:21 PM
Thanks for the pics.

I think you're right and that the DID body might have to be shortened a bit. The Toybiz sculpt is better, though a tad small, but the DID beard is better and longer. The boots and gauntlets are better on Toybiz as well, but again a bit small. Right now I'm planning on an altered DID base body - I might Frankenstein a True type instead, DID clothing and weapons, Toybiz helmet, altered Toybiz boots, armor, gauntlets and headsculpt along with the Timeline chainmail with everything repainted and weathered.

Wor-Gar
11-07-2008, 02:26 PM
Thanks for the pics.

I think you're right and that the DID body might have to be shortened a bit. The Toybiz sculpt is better, though a tad small, but the DID beard is better and longer. The boots and gauntlets are better on Toybiz as well, but again a bit small. Right now I'm planning on an altered DID base body - I might Frankenstein a True type instead, DID clothing and weapons, Toybiz helmet, altered Toybiz boots, armor, gauntlets and headsculpt along with the Timeline chainmail with everything repainted and weathered.

My plan too.

What do you mean by "altered TB boots"?

Entropy
11-07-2008, 02:35 PM
My plan too.

What do you mean by "altered TB boots"?

I'm planning on altering the boots, gauntlets, armor and headsculpt using the Toybiz ones as a base so they look more in scale with the DID stuff. The boots actually look ok, the gauntlets are a bit thin though and I'm not satisfied with the shoulder armor on either fig. I know I'm going to rework and combine both sculpts as neither is ideal IMO. We'll see how much re-sculpting is necessary on the other bits after I have them in hand. If I must change a lot, I'll make molds and castings so they'll be durable. I can't enlarge or alter the head too much as the helmet won't fit if I do.

I guess one could shorten both Frodo and Sam a tiny bit also as they are too tall.

The Ween
11-07-2008, 02:41 PM
Where are you getting the DiD Gimli? I have the ToyBiz one.

pixletwin
11-07-2008, 02:48 PM
I got the DiD because the weapons are better quality (realy wood and metal) and the size is better ie Gandalf>Gimli>Frodo as opposed to the Gandalf>Frodo>Gimli you get on the TB one.

Entropy
11-07-2008, 03:27 PM
I got the DiD because the weapons are better quality (realy wood and metal) and the size is better ie Gandalf>Gimli>Frodo as opposed to the Gandalf>Frodo>Gimli you get on the TB one.

The clothing is more accurate also. The DiD one is definitely a good start, it just needs a few tweaks to get it to blend in better quality wise with the Sideshow figs. I do prefer the removable helmet Toybiz made, though I'll prolly never display him without the helmet on.

But straight outta the box with no customizing, I think the DiD one is the Gimli to get.

pixletwin
11-07-2008, 03:30 PM
How much do you think the DiD would improve with a skilled repaint?

dwing
11-07-2008, 04:20 PM
Started working on Gims. Used the DID body,TB hs,one arm did,one arm TB. Feet DID. Chain maile Dml, cloak DID frodo. If I stay with the TB hand I will need to cut off about 1/4" or so to shorten the arm. The DID neck looks more like a Dml neck and the TB has a ball and socket. The DID boots come off easily but the TB boots are glued on and will need to be cut and drilled.
By the way Legolas had the DID armour and Rohirrim sword. GImli is about the right height to the humans but the hobbits should come up to Gims shoulder. No maile on the legs yet. The DID actually looks like the picture below.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0866.jpg
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0871.jpg
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/good-1.jpg

I might use the DID maile for the legs but wach them a little darker.

Wor-Gar
11-07-2008, 04:26 PM
Excellent work, dwing. Love to see your Gimli with some light though. Got a flash?

dwing
11-07-2008, 04:52 PM
Flash seems to be going out. Here's one with the bottom maile and it needs a darker wash.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0875.jpg
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0864.jpg

Wor-Gar
11-07-2008, 05:10 PM
Thanks, dwing.

What bottom maile is that?



Is it just me, or does the ToyBiz Gimli head look too small for the DiD body?

I don't have the DiD yet, so this is just my best guess from all the pics I've seen, but here's my intended plan for the bash:

DiD
Clothing
Boots and gaiters
Body
Axes

ToyBiz
Head and helmet
Sculpted gloves and gauntlets
Chainmail (temp until I find real maile)

I was planning to use the ToyBiz boots as well, but the DiD ones look better in the pics I've seen, more in scale.

I don't like the DiD gauntlets, so making the ToyBiz ones fit is imperative.

The headsculpt is a real tragedy for me: I prefer the ToyBiz with removable helmet, but the more I see the ToyBiz head on the DiD body, the more I think the DiD one looks to be in better scale.

It's funny because the ToyBiz sculpt on the ToyBiz body looks a little large relative to the tiny Hobbit sized body, so I'm wondering if the ToyBiz head does in fact look right in-hand on the ToyBiz larger body... or if it's one of those things where its too small for DiD but too large for TB? Maybe this is where shortening the DiD body just a bit would split the difference.

My problem with the DiD sculpt is that it looks a bit like Rip Van Winkle with that large tangled beard.

Another question: is the DiD body a bulky body -- meaning is it "fat" as a base body? Or is there padding?

I'd love to hear feedback from those with both figures in-hand.

dwing
11-07-2008, 05:45 PM
Head is slightly small but not enogh to use the DID.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/comp.jpg

I will be switching to the TB hands. In the pic you can see that the hands do not match the the shoulder armour. The TB is perfect. Istill might switch the boots out also-tomorrow along with the paint up.

The beard could be longer.
Beard needs to be lighter.
Chain maile needs to be darker.

Wor-Gar
11-07-2008, 06:12 PM
The TB head and helmet do look accurate and in scale in your comp -- I guess it's just the beard that throws it off for me.

I wonder if adding some 'beard' with sculpy would help? Couldn't hurt, right? Gonna repaint anyway.

But the figure in general with the bash looks to be a great rep of Gimli.

You are using the DID shoulder armor, right? That seems the best, with the TB gauntlets. The DID gauntlets are too Barbie-ish. The boots seem to work though, size-wise. I think the TB boots will be too small. Gimli needs big boots.

dwing
11-07-2008, 06:37 PM
The DID shoulder armour is attached to the jerkin. I might get the nerves up to dremel out the shoulders on the Rotocast Gimli and attach with leather but that would be in the future. On a side note, I might try the same thing with my Rotocast Eomer although it is also small.

The Ween
11-07-2008, 06:37 PM
I got the DiD because the weapons are better quality (realy wood and metal) and the size is better ie Gandalf>Gimli>Frodo as opposed to the Gandalf>Frodo>Gimli you get on the TB one.

But WHERE did you get it? Or where is anyone getting them. I haven't found any yet. :(

carbo-fation
11-07-2008, 06:43 PM
But WHERE did you get it? Or where is anyone getting them. I haven't found any yet. :(

PM sent!:D

Wor-Gar
11-07-2008, 06:44 PM
But WHERE did you get it? Or where is anyone getting them. I haven't found any yet. :(

I see Carbo just PM'd you...so you now know the secret. :)

EDIT:
The Ween just got his. :D

Entropy
11-07-2008, 07:39 PM
The head is a tad too small to match the Sideshow heads. But it's mainly the beard is too short. Also the Hobbits are a bit oversized.

Ideally, would be shrinking the Hobbit heads, and perhaps also shortening their legs a fraction, and enlarging the Toybiz Gimli head but that's a lot of work. I think dwing has cobbled together the best 1:6 Gimli one can without getting into more detailed doll surgery.

The Craw
11-07-2008, 07:43 PM
i'm tempted to try a gimli myself. any sources for DID gimlis or TB gimlis or is it off to evilbay?

FlyAndFight
11-07-2008, 07:45 PM
A freakin' amazing custom Gimli by Oscar Hertin.

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/7167/a3su1.jpg

Sword and shield are not film accurate but honestly, who the heck cares. This thing is a work of art.

He wrote the following:

"Basically is the figure of DID with some modifications.I shortened legs and arms..I repainted the hs and I sculpted the eyebrows...and i made some improvements on the clothes,chainmails ,etc...."

THIS is my goal for my custom Gimli, period.

The Craw
11-07-2008, 08:00 PM
yup. that would have been SS's gimli right there.:monkey2

dwing
11-07-2008, 08:33 PM
Ideally SS would make us our figures. I totally killed a good bidy maile(dml) and then I end up not using it:(.

Wow! just saw this picture and wow! Looks killer. That repaint almost looks photoshopped-the eyes look real. I may enf up using the DID sculpt after all.

Wor-Gar
11-07-2008, 08:38 PM
Ideally SS would make us our figures. I totally killed a good bidy maile(dml) and then I end up not using it:(.

What was wrong with the DML chainmaile?


That GIMLI above is definitely the goal. He got the beard looking great, but I'd still like to use the TB head if possible. I wish he'd repainted that just to see.

King Darkness
11-07-2008, 08:40 PM
Great pix everyone!

I guess its final, I am gonna HAVE to get that Gimli. Then send the head off to Josh for repaint :rock

dwing
11-07-2008, 08:41 PM
What was wrong with the DML chainmaile?


That GIMLI above is definitely the goal. He got the beard looking great, but I'd still like to use the TB head if possible. I wish he'd repainted that just to see.

Nothing wrong with the chain maile really just the DID stuff lays right and actually looks close in the photo and will be better once painted. I will repaint both to see what they look like.

Wor-Gar
11-07-2008, 09:19 PM
Nothing wrong with the chain maile really just the DID stuff lays right and actually looks close in the photo and will be better once painted. I will repaint both to see what they look like.

I heard the DiD maile had sparklies on it that got all over everything. I don't see that in your photo.

The maile that comes with the TB Gimli looks similar to the Boromir maile. I wonder if its more useable to be consistent? That said, the TB maile looks kinda crappy.

dwing
11-07-2008, 09:38 PM
Forgot to mention that-yes it is very sparkly. Strong breath I guess. Yeah TB looks like the crap that Boromir had.

The Ween
11-07-2008, 10:23 PM
A freakin' amazing custom Gimli by Oscar Hertin.

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/7167/a3su1.jpg

Sword and shield are not film accurate but honestly, who the heck cares. This thing is a work of art.

He wrote the following:

"Basically is the figure of DID with some modifications.I shortened legs and arms..I repainted the hs and I sculpted the eyebrows...and i made some improvements on the clothes,chainmails ,etc...."

THIS is my goal for my custom Gimli, period.

WOW!!!! That is the goal!!

Entropy
11-07-2008, 11:14 PM
That repaint is very nice, but, aside from the changed mail, the rest of the figure doesn't look a lot like the silhouette of the Gimli photo.

Darklord Dave
11-07-2008, 11:19 PM
That repaint is very nice, but, aside from the changed mail, the rest of the figure doesn't look a lot like the silhouette of the Gimli photo.

That's mainly why I prefer the Toybiz sculpt, the helmet flairs out like the real one rather than being a cylinder.

Wor-Gar
11-07-2008, 11:26 PM
Here's a comp:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/did-Gimli-toybizsculpts.jpg

Decide you must which sculpt is best...

dwing
11-07-2008, 11:53 PM
Hopefully we'll know once we get a good TB repaint. Like the removable helmet but want the longer beard.

Wor-Gar
11-08-2008, 12:12 AM
Here's DiD Gimli (repaint) with the TB boots and gauntlets...



http://members.cox.net/ahoudini15/IMG_0427-1.JPG


Tiny booties... :)

yodasan
11-08-2008, 12:39 AM
Here's a comp:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/did-Gimli-toybizsculpts.jpg

Decide you must which sculpt is best...

I like the one in the middle the best. :D

dwing
11-08-2008, 12:44 AM
Too bad on the boots. Glad to see the pic first b4 I cut his legs off. Still need to find a way to make those boot covers look better. Not a bad idea on the gloved hands-might try that. I have some leather sitting around-that might work on the boots.

Mudshark
11-08-2008, 03:00 AM
Too bad on the boots. Glad to see the pic first b4 I cut his legs off. Still need to find a way to make those boot covers look better. Not a bad idea on the gloved hands-might try that. I have some leather sitting around-that might work on the boots.

Part of the problem is that the costumes on both the TB and DiD figures look brand new. Repainting and weathering either one of them could make all the difference, depending on whether you want a clean or battle-worn look. I'm going for the battle worn look, so I can display Gimli with Aragorn & Legolas as the Three Hunters. Adding some mud and scuffing 'em up a bit should hide the most noticeable shortcomings of the figure's footwear.

In some of the close ups from the refs you posted before, you can see his gaiters and boots are very scuffed up and worn-looking. Weathering the DiD stuff ought to make them look a lot more SA than they do out of the box.

thamesvalidude
11-08-2008, 04:56 AM
OK D'wing, here's some group shots of the DiD Gimli and the DiD?TB futz job.

thamesvalidude
11-08-2008, 04:58 AM
And just one more:

drjedisith
11-08-2008, 09:04 AM
i have them both. ill have to take them out and size it all up in person. as been said. both have pros and cons. the only thing i dont like is the width on DID shoulders. hes way to wide. the toybiz looks more proportionate. as for height, i rather gimli closer to hobbit size than taller. SS shouldve made the hobbits smaller. they are actually the size gimli should have been. but when it comes down to it. hacking and customizing these will look cool. and when posing them strategically (like in the movie lol) it wont matter much.

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/3087/fellowshipsl1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Mudshark
11-08-2008, 10:12 AM
For some reason it feels like everyone has time to work on these except me! Probably not true, but I really wish I had time to seriously get to work on Gimli!!! :banghead

The DiD body looks to be about half a head too tall compared to Sideshow's Aragorn and the rest. I'm planning to cut out a small section above each knee to shorten him a bit. I may try the same thing with the hobbits, as long as it doesn't appear too obvious. Maybe a little section mid-thigh just so they aren't as tall as Gimli. Even a little bit shorter would be an improvement, I think.

I don't think I'll display them together anyway, but I will probably want to take some pics of the complete Fellowship at some point. As long as Gandalf towers over them convincingly, it will be enough. Gimli will be joining Aragorn and the Elf to hunt some orc.
:gimli :legolas .................................................. .................................................. .......................:orc

Wor-Gar
11-08-2008, 12:48 PM
Too bad on the boots. Glad to see the pic first b4 I cut his legs off. Still need to find a way to make those boot covers look better. Not a bad idea on the gloved hands-might try that. I have some leather sitting around-that might work on the boots.

Yeah, I wanted to warn you about the boots before you got started. :) Figured a pic was worth a thousand words.

Anyway, the DiD gaiters and boots look fine, good size too, and with proper weathering as everyone says, they'll work great.

The gauntlets from the ToyBiz are MUCH better than the DiD Barbie vembraces and gloves. Gimli didn't have huge hands. Huge feet yes, huge hands no.

And of course, we're all awaiting the first repaint of the TB head to see just how good it really is.

Also, I agree that the DiD body has wide shoulders -- but the TB body is clearly too small the other way. It's smaller than the Hobbit frame. The best version would be the cut down the DiD size a bit and try to slump the shoulder best you can.

Here's a thought -- Frankenstein the top torso and arms of the TB body onto the lower half hips and legs of the DiD body. That might solve the shoulder issue and the height all in one!

I mean, if you're gonna cut the legs anyway, you might want to see if you can mix the two bodies first. Just a thought.

Entropy
11-08-2008, 01:02 PM
Here's a thought -- Frankenstein the top torso and arms of the TB body onto the lower half hips and legs of the DiD body. That might solve the shoulder issue and the height all in one!

I mean, if you're gonna cut the legs anyway, you might want to see if you can mix the two bodies first. Just a thought.

That's a good idea. I've also thought about cutting up the arms and legs of a True Type, the differences in torso would be hidden by the costume I think, but the shoulders are pretty wide there as well. Maybe an unaltered Hobbit body with extensions or lifts in his boots or you could shorten the 2 Hobbits a tad.

dwing
11-08-2008, 01:05 PM
I'm back. So far I have:
Cut DID body
-Arms 1/4" and used TB hands.
Repaint DID body chain maile
Repaint TB HS and painted eyes brown
Used future floor finish on the eyes, helemt and beard ties.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0896.jpg
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0901.jpg
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0902.jpg

Wor-Gar
11-08-2008, 01:09 PM
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0902.jpg

WOW!

You sold me, that TB head looks GREAT with a repaint. Even if the beard is a tad short, just that craggy face and the detail on the braids makes it superior over the DiD.

Thank god, I was beginning to wonder why I bought the ToyBiz figure after all.

Can you take a flash pic just so we can see the whole outfit?

Also, when you say you cut the arms 1/4", do you mean you cut the DiD arms off at the wrist that much so you can slide the TB gauntlets onto the DiD arms?

Wor-Gar
11-08-2008, 01:31 PM
I hope you don't mind, Jason, I'd like to show off what you did against the DiD repaint.

Here's a comp of repaints so you can see what you can achieve:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/DiDvsTBGimlirepaint.jpg


Personally, I like the TB face WAY better to the DiD.

Although the beard is somewhat stylized and a bit short, I also think the TB sculpt is better in that you can see the braids and detail more clearly. DiD is more like a waterfall of hair without the knots and braids.

The sweeping style of the TB also looks like it will meld better with the style of beard that SS has given Gandalf -- less tangle and more texture detail.

Lastly, I believe Dave brought this up, the 'bucket' helmet on the DiD is too cylindrical -- whereas the TB removable helmet has a more accurate angled shape and just simply frames the face better. It's like the difference between the Fett helmets that people often argue about (the Marmit having no angled sides, just a straight 'bucket').

Anyway, ultimately, each to his own... with a repaint, they are both very solid and useable sculpts...which is great for us. Choices are always good.

dwing
11-08-2008, 01:36 PM
I popped of the DID hands and then cut off about 1/4" of the arm. The arms seemed to long with the TB hands on them. My flash is on/off but I'll try some inside and see if I can get a flash. Wanted to add-I did repaint the waist maile with a blk/wht mix. I think it could be darker but it does help so much over the cloth look.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0905.jpg

Wor-Gar
11-08-2008, 01:47 PM
NICE!

I think drjedisith hit the real problem on the head -- the DiD shoulders are too wide and thus make the TB head look a bit too small.

I'm not sure there's anything that can be done about the DiD shoulder width... but again, maybe someone will try the Frankensteining of both bodies.

I'll try when I get my stuff.

The other possibility is to use the ToyBiz body instead and simply raise him up a bit. Maybe trying to slide the boots of the TB into the DiD boots will give you a bit of height.

But hey, this custom is really coming along -- I'm so stoked to finally have a Gimli... and from the looks a pretty darn good one at that.

dwing
11-08-2008, 02:04 PM
The TB seems way to short and small for the DID clothing though. The DID is a little wide but the TB is way to skinny imo.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/gcomp.jpg

Wor-Gar
11-08-2008, 02:18 PM
The TB seems way to short and small for the DID clothing though. The DID is a little wide but the TB is way to skinny imo.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/gcomp.jpg

I guess you're right.

I thought maybe the DiD clothing would fill out the shoulders on the TB a bit, but not to the degree that the DiD shoulders are. Sort of split the difference.

Too bad no one's taken a picture of the two naked bodies so we can see what the base bodies are like. I'll have to make a note to do that. :)

The Craw
11-08-2008, 02:21 PM
did anybody mention an easy way to obtain a DID gimli or is ebay the only route?

Wor-Gar
11-08-2008, 02:23 PM
did anybody mention an easy way to obtain a DID gimli or is ebay the only route?

At the moment, it looks like ebay.

The Craw
11-08-2008, 02:26 PM
At the moment, it looks like ebay.alright. thanks.

Kuzeh
11-08-2008, 03:26 PM
So, I've been messing around with my DiD Gimli, and honestly, even though it's nice and the scale is better, I like TB's bad-ass attitude much more...I'd love to customize things, but honestly I don't have the patience right now... I have lots of other projects that I need to do first...
So for now, I just added the DiD belt to the TB figure and use all the weapons from DiD,
it'll do for now!! he he he
Can't wait to see more pics of everybody else's customizations!

Wor-Gar
11-09-2008, 11:43 AM
Here's a comp of repaints so you can see what you can achieve:

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/Wor-Gar/DiDvsTBGimlirepaint.jpg

Honestly, if you just look at the face, dwing's TB Gimli repaint looks like the real guy.

King Darkness
11-09-2008, 12:10 PM
HOLY CRAP!!! That dwing custom looks AMAZING!!!!!

King Darkness
11-09-2008, 12:13 PM
I missed a lot in this thread, if its not too much trouble can some one give me a complete break down on how to get mine to look like this.

G]http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0902.jpg



I know theres a lot of TB vs DiD stuff, and I am a bit lost to it all.

Thnx,

pixletwin
11-09-2008, 12:16 PM
Yeah. Is it possible Dwing to get a full recipe/tutorial on what you have done? :clap

Wor-Gar
11-09-2008, 12:17 PM
Basically, dwing's is the TB head (repainted) and gauntlets on the DiD body with the DiD clothing. I believe he also used the DML chainmail for the arms. I think that's it. He'll chime in if there's any other detail. He had to trim (cut) the arms down a bit (1/4") to accomodate the gauntlets.

Pretty simple custom with available parts...at least we can all have a Gimli.

ToyBiz:
head + helmet
gauntlets (molded hands and vembraces)

DiD:
everything else...body, all clothing, axes

Extra:
DML chainmail for the arms

King Darkness
11-09-2008, 12:22 PM
Basically, dwing's is the TB head (repainted) and gauntlets on the DiD body with the DiD clothing. I believe he also used the DML chainmail for the arms. I think that's it. He'll chime in if there's any other detail. He had to trim (cut) the arms down a bit (1/4") to accomodate the gauntlets.

Pretty simple custom with available parts...at least we can all have a Gimli.

ToyBiz:
head + helmet
gauntlets (molded hands and vembraces)

DiD:
everything else...body, all clothing, axes

Extra:
DML chainmail for the arms

Thnx WG!!!!

If I can get one to look that good, I can live fine without Sideshow making one!

pixletwin
11-09-2008, 12:23 PM
I thought he had cut some lenght from parts of the body?

chase I think I foresee much work for Josh, Les, and Mikey. :lol

King Darkness
11-09-2008, 12:27 PM
chase I think I foresee much work for Josh, Les, and Mikey. :lol

No ^^^^. :lol

That Gimli looks great.

I guess I am on the hunt for a DID Gimli. Toy Anxiety has a few of his parts, but not enough to make up a full custom. And the Toybiz Gimli seems rather easy to find on ebay.

Whats the DID Gimli go for these gays?

pixletwin
11-09-2008, 12:29 PM
I got mine for $30 on the bay. Should be in the mail for me tomorrow. :D

King Darkness
11-09-2008, 12:31 PM
I got mine for $30 on the bay. Should be in the mail for me tomorrow. :D

I cant find one :monkey2

Send me yours Marc.

pixletwin
11-09-2008, 12:34 PM
The person I got it from had a few more left... I'll PM you the link. :rock

King Darkness
11-09-2008, 12:34 PM
The person I got it from had a few more left... I'll PM you the link. :rock

:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

pixletwin
11-09-2008, 12:37 PM
PM sent......

Memnoch
11-09-2008, 12:39 PM
Just got the DiD Gimli for $30.90 shipped.

King Darkness
11-09-2008, 12:43 PM
Just got the DiD Gimli for $30.90 shipped.


I hate you :mad:

pixletwin
11-09-2008, 12:44 PM
Well Chase we know who cynstryke85 is. Damn Sean you got that seconds after I sent the link to Chase. :lol

King Darkness
11-09-2008, 12:45 PM
Well Chase we know who cynstryke85 is. Damn Sean you got that seconds after I sent the link to Chase. :lol

:monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4 :monkey4

Memnoch
11-09-2008, 12:46 PM
Haha Sorry Chase! I actually been trolling eBay for a week or so, and when the last one I saw was at $50 I didn't bite. I searched for this one a figured it was too good to be true.

Wor-Gar
11-09-2008, 12:47 PM
Keep checking guys. Five other people have gotten the DiD Gimli from that seller -- including me -- so I'm sure she'll put another one up soon. She seems to have a horde of these.


I thought he had cut some lenght from parts of the body?

I don't think he's done that yet --other than trimming the arms to accomodate the gauntlets -- though we've all been talking about cutting the legs to shorten Gimli just a hair. The DiD is a bit too tall, just as the TB is a bit too short.

I want to try to frankenstein both bodies together and see if that works -- top half from TB and bottom half from DiD. Not sure I'm clever enough to get it to work though.

pixletwin
11-09-2008, 12:49 PM
Keep checking guys. Five other people have gotten the DiD Gimli from that seller -- including me -- so I'm sure she'll put another one up soon. She seems to have a horde of these.

:lecture :lecture

Memnoch
11-09-2008, 12:50 PM
Actually since I snagged this one seconds before Chase, I personally will check eBay DAILY.

King Darkness
11-09-2008, 12:50 PM
:cuss............................................. ....................

dwing
11-09-2008, 01:29 PM
Wow guys, thanks for the comments. The repaint took only 30 min-still need the details done. From the pics I've seen Gimli should be at shoulder height to humans and Hobbits shoulder height to Gimli. Problem is SS hobbits are to tall. If someone took off 1/4" from both the hobbits and the DID Gimli it would look correct. Also the hobbits hs are way to big for hobbits.

For my Gimli:
I kept the brn under shirt but cut the sleeves at a 45' about a 1/2" down from the inside of the sleeve-this allows for the sleeve to be tucked into the DML maile(if you raise his arms the body can show).
The arms where cut back about 1/4"(they looked to long with the TB gaunlets)-also they had a pretty good fit that way and I have not added the ball and socket as it has not been needed.
The maile was also cut but I would advise cutting as little as possible to start.
This way when you push on the gaunlets they will rinkle alittle at the elbows.
I widened the neck hole on the TB-it fits ok but with the cloack on it barely fits. You could use the ball and socket from the TB and drill/epoxy the the socket into the DID neck.
The DID maile was cut at the sleeves and painted darker(still needs to be darker). I really think it more closely matches the picture.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0866.jpg
That's about it except that I have the rotocast Gimli and I will cut off the shoulder armour and attach it to the figure.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/comp2.jpg
I really hope everyone gets the DID Gimli-I know I also will keep watching and if I can I will buy him and post so whoever wants one can get one.

Wor-Gar
11-09-2008, 03:18 PM
Jason, what's wrong with the DiD shoulder 'armor'? It looks good in all the pics I see, better than the TB ones.

Entropy
11-09-2008, 04:24 PM
Jason, what's wrong with the DiD shoulder 'armor'? It looks good in all the pics I see, better than the TB ones.

The design is printed on the DiD armor. It's sculpted on the Toybiz one and matches the designs carved into the helmet, gauntlet, axes and boots.

dwing
11-09-2008, 04:28 PM
Nothing wrong with the DID armour at all but I had the crap rotocast and wanted to see what I could do.
I pulled out the neck post from the TB and cut off the larger ball. I drilled out a hole in the DID neck post.
I cut off the arms from the rotocast, dremeled out the lower portion, cut the inside and pulled it open and over the arm. I think it adds some depth to the arm.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0906.jpg

I cut off the back packs and superglued them on the DID belt-also left space for the large axe to fit by placing two skewers on the belt while glueing it down.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0911.jpg

Over all I am getting happy.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0908-1.jpg
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0910.jpg

Wor-Gar
11-09-2008, 04:30 PM
The design is printed on the DiD armor. It's sculpted on the Toybiz one and matches the designs carved into the helmet, gauntlet, axes and boots.

The TB rotocast one you mean, I see.

I couldn't really tell if the real Gimli's shoulder armor was pliable or solid in the pics. Makes sense to use the rotocast then.

But I only have the choice of the TB fig's soft shoulder armor or thr DiD soft shoulder armor right now, and of the two I think the DiD looks better, best I can tell.


Can someone tell me what the gray cape is that Gimli wears? Doesn't he get a green elfin cloak too?

I was thinking of giving my custom Gimli the elfin cloak that comes with Frodo and leaving Frodo with his vibrant green one. Still haven't decided if I'll even give him a cloak, but it does seem to suit him.

Wor-Gar
11-09-2008, 04:36 PM
Oh, that roto armor does look nice.

How about the boots from the roto? Would they work? Or maybe just the 'gaiters'?

dwing
11-09-2008, 04:39 PM
The TB rotocast one you mean, I see.

I couldn't really tell if the real Gimli's shoulder armor was pliable or solid in the pics. Makes sense to use the rotocast then.

But I only have the choice of the TB fig's soft shoulder armor or thr DiD soft shoulder armor right now, and of the two I think the DiD looks better, best I can tell.


Can someone tell me what the gray cape is that Gimli wears? Doesn't he get a green elfin cloak too?

I was thinking of giving my custom Gimli the elfin cloak that comes with Frodo and leaving Frodo with his vibrant green one. Still haven't decided if I'll even give him a cloak, but it does seem to suit him.

Yep, it should be a dark green. The cloak I have is from the DID Sam/Frodo set. I might grab the Frodo one as my Frodo is currently wearing the bright green one.

Entropy
11-09-2008, 04:42 PM
Oh, that roto armor does look nice.

How about the boots from the roto? Would they work? Or maybe just the 'gaiters'?

Yeah. Stellar work dwing. You're almost there! I agree that the boots need an upgrade.

dwing
11-09-2008, 05:01 PM
On the list is washing the gaiters and boots. I'm going to buff up the boots by adding leathers strips to the bottom inside of the gaiters to make them sit out a bit. The bottom of the clothes will also get a wash of mud.

Darklord Dave
11-09-2008, 09:56 PM
Wow guys, thanks for the comments. The repaint took only 30 min-still need the details done. From the pics I've seen Gimli should be at shoulder height to humans and Hobbits shoulder height to Gimli. Problem is SS hobbits are to tall. If someone took off 1/4" from both the hobbits and the DID Gimli it would look correct. Also the hobbits hs are way to big for hobbits.

For my Gimli:
I kept the brn under shirt but cut the sleeves at a 45' about a 1/2" down from the inside of the sleeve-this allows for the sleeve to be tucked into the DML maile(if you raise his arms the body can show).
The arms where cut back about 1/4"(they looked to long with the TB gaunlets)-also they had a pretty good fit that way and I have not added the ball and socket as it has not been needed.
The maile was also cut but I would advise cutting as little as possible to start.
This way when you push on the gaunlets they will rinkle alittle at the elbows.
I widened the neck hole on the TB-it fits ok but with the cloack on it barely fits. You could use the ball and socket from the TB and drill/epoxy the the socket into the DID neck.
The DID maile was cut at the sleeves and painted darker(still needs to be darker). I really think it more closely matches the picture.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/SANY0866.jpg
That's about it except that I have the rotocast Gimli and I will cut off the shoulder armour and attach it to the figure.
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/comp2.jpg
I really hope everyone gets the DID Gimli-I know I also will keep watching and if I can I will buy him and post so whoever wants one can get one.

That's nice scale proportion and what I'd like to see. Everyone uses the Fellowship pic as the only scale reference, but the sizes really did change throughout the film and what you've done works for me.

The Ringer
11-10-2008, 03:29 AM
That is the best Gimli in any scale that I have ever seen D!

Your repaint really did wonders for that sculpt!

icruise
11-10-2008, 03:45 AM
Yes, it's quite good. That's the Toybiz sculpt, right?

The Ringer
11-10-2008, 03:46 AM
Yes, it's quite good. That's the Toybiz sculpt, right?

Yes, I belive so.

LTM438
11-10-2008, 01:51 PM
Thought these might come in handy for some of you guys...


http://www.herr-der-ringe-film.de/v2/media/galerie/skizzen-storyboard/groesse02.jpg
http://www.herr-der-ringe-film.de/v2/media/galerie/skizzen-storyboard/groesse01.jpg

icruise
11-10-2008, 02:12 PM
Interesting that John Rhys-Davies was the tallest of all of them. Of course their apparent heights on screen varied a fair amount.

Wor-Gar
11-10-2008, 10:58 PM
Nothing new with Gimlli here? No new pics, Dwing?

My DiD shipped and should be here Friday! Now I may have to get the rotocast for the shoulder armor -- damn you, dwing, making me spend more money! :)

Darklord Dave
11-11-2008, 01:14 AM
Thought these might come in handy for some of you guys...


http://www.herr-der-ringe-film.de/v2/media/galerie/skizzen-storyboard/groesse02.jpg
http://www.herr-der-ringe-film.de/v2/media/galerie/skizzen-storyboard/groesse01.jpg

Legolas and Aragorn are taller than the actors that played them?

IrishJedi
11-11-2008, 01:44 AM
I'm still trying to hunt down a DiD GIMLI as well, with no luck at all yet. :banghead

dwing
11-11-2008, 01:48 AM
I have been looking for that comp. picture. Gimli should be the size of the SS hobbits and the Hobbits the size o fthe Rotocast Hobbits. Would have been to difficult for SS to make then that small-still could of had smaller HS. I posed Gimli standing straight up and he does seem a tad tall. I'll repose him in a fightingstance.
WORGOR-nothing new yet, I started my work week after having my 3 day weekend so I'll be doing a bit of overtime this week.

Mudshark
11-11-2008, 04:31 AM
I'm still trying to hunt down a DiD GIMLI as well, with no luck at all yet. :banghead

You and me both. Looks like everyone cleaned out that seller on ebay. Maybe a couple more will surface again later on, though.

LordAzrael
11-11-2008, 04:55 AM
Mine shipped today

Mudshark
11-11-2008, 05:00 AM
Legolas and Aragorn are taller than the actors that played them?

Elves and Numenoreans were taller than average men (like Bloom and Mortensen), so their relative heights weren't quite faithful to the books, technically speaking.

When it comes to action figures, fortunately, the differences in height between the Men isn't that noticeable, and Gandalf has his pointy hat to make him look taller. Ringwraiths on the other hand, should be a good deal taller than the rest.
:gandalf

pixletwin
11-11-2008, 07:56 AM
Legolas and Aragorn are taller than the actors that played them?

No different than Frankenstein being taller than Karloff. :lecture

Wor-Gar
11-11-2008, 01:19 PM
You and me both. Looks like everyone cleaned out that seller on ebay. Maybe a couple more will surface again later on, though.

I do believe she has finally sold out her stock. She had about 6-7 best I can tell.


WORGOR-nothing new yet, I started my work week after having my 3 day weekend so I'll be doing a bit of overtime this week.

Work must come first, eh? :)

TD-0488
11-11-2008, 06:17 PM
Sorry for this question, but what does DiD stand for?

dwing
11-11-2008, 06:18 PM
Dragon in dreams.

pixletwin
11-11-2008, 06:19 PM
Dragon in Dream, I think.

TD-0488
11-11-2008, 06:20 PM
Thanks. Now where would one find it? Ebay? Website? What do they run cost wise?

Does DiD make any other figures?

Wor-Gar
11-11-2008, 06:23 PM
Pix -- your sig just freaked me out! I didn't know it was going to do that.

:lol

pixletwin
11-11-2008, 06:26 PM
:lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

Its been that way for months! (Thanks FrankenFan! :lol)

Wor-Gar
11-11-2008, 08:44 PM
http://i330.photobucket.com/albums/l402/1dwing/comp2.jpg

Worth another look for those getting their Gimli soon.

pixletwin
11-11-2008, 10:26 PM
My DiD should be arriving tomorrow... Next on the list TB Gimli.

Wor-Gar
11-11-2008, 10:33 PM
My DiD should be arriving tomorrow... Next on the list TB Gimli.

You got a good price on DiD... but TB Gimli seems to be rising in price. I'm sure there's tons out there, so maybe its best to wait until this Gimli surge passes a bit.

Karaduin
11-12-2008, 03:20 AM
Well I spotted this DiD Gimli on Amazon.co.uk a week or so ago when everyone started working on their Gimli customs... it was £14.99. After a bit of to-and-fro'ing I decide to buy it. After all, it's like less than half the price of Sideshow figure right? Wrong! They pushed their price waaaay up!

Click here (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lord-Rings-Collectors-Action-Figure/dp/B000795NZQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=kids&qid=1226484957&sr=1-2)

Mudshark
11-12-2008, 07:07 AM
I tried the "Gimli model" search today for the hell of it, not expecting to find squat, and badabing! Got one for $30 shipped from a seller in FL. Should be here within the week.
:chew

dwing
11-12-2008, 12:04 PM
Congrats:gimli. I have 2 days left of work then I can start again. I went to work early yesterday to work a 12 hr shift then was held over so I got to work a 16 hr shift.:monkey2

Wor-Gar
11-12-2008, 12:05 PM
I tried the "Gimli model" search today for the hell of it, not expecting to find squat, and badabing! Got one for $30 shipped from a seller in FL. Should be here within the week.
:chew

Same seller that like 7 of us got it from. Good deal. I wonder how many she's got?

Entropy
11-12-2008, 01:10 PM
Same seller that like 7 of us got it from. Good deal. I wonder how many she's got?

She's had a ton of them! Must be strange that these are suddenly selling so quickly.

Wor-Gar
11-12-2008, 01:13 PM
She's had a ton of them! Must be strange that these are suddenly selling so quickly.

Yeah, I don't think she knows what's up, obviously. She asked why no one wants her DiD Frodo. :lol

But hey, she's probably had those Gimlis for the last 4 years, and now has finally been able to unload them all. She's got to be happy about that.

pixletwin
11-12-2008, 01:26 PM
For sure. I am almost giddily anticipating my DiD arriving today. (I can't wait to get my hands on him and start sawing cutting and gluing) :lol

King Darkness
11-12-2008, 04:03 PM
Scored a DiD Gimli :rock

Wor-Gar
11-12-2008, 04:05 PM
Scored a DiD Gimli :rock

:rock

Where/how? Ebay? Seller from Florida?

King Darkness
11-12-2008, 04:06 PM
:rock
Ebay? Seller from Florida?

Yes and yes!