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ProgMatinee
02-09-2009, 08:48 AM
After this commission, is anyone interested in a Gollum sculpt?

pixletwin
02-09-2009, 09:03 AM
I don't think so. If someone does it and it looks impressive I might, but the Sideshow/WETA statue is good enough for me till HT does the Hobbit version of Gollum/ :monkey3

Entropy
02-09-2009, 09:44 AM
Yeah. I'm with you pix. But how would people want it. There's been some debate over that. A headsculpt for the Hobbit body? A statue?

ProgMatinee
02-09-2009, 09:54 AM
For the hobbit body was what I was thinking. I personally think with the proper paint job it could look awesome. Seeing the articulation wouldn't bother me for this figure and you don't have to worry about scrawny body because Gollum already is supposed to look like a skeleton.

Entropy
02-09-2009, 10:00 AM
You'd need new hands and feet as well as a Hobbit body paint job if going that route.

ProgMatinee
02-09-2009, 10:12 AM
You'd need new hands and feet as well as a Hobbit body paint job if going that route.

The feet I believe I would just sand off the hair from the current ones and fix it with putty.

The hands I would either make due with something else or also want those sculpted.

pixletwin
02-09-2009, 10:29 AM
The only way I ever thought a Gollum would be feasible would be to make him VCD style with interchangeable limbs and faces.

ProgMatinee
02-09-2009, 11:13 AM
Because of the articulation points? For the most part they don't bother me. I think for figures like Gollum where you'd pain him dirty they hide a little easier than say Subway Spike or the slavegirl from POTA.

Entropy
02-09-2009, 11:34 AM
The only way I ever thought a Gollum would be feasible would be to make him VCD style with interchangeable limbs and faces.

This would look the best. Not just to hide the articulation points but to get all the little wrinkling and sagging, exposed rib, heroin addict details in there.

I was thinking about a static posed statue with interchangable ball jointed heads. No real desire for multiple limbs. I'm not sure if I really desire poseablity over the aesthetics in this case.

FlyAndFight
02-09-2009, 08:03 PM
This would look the best. Not just to hide the articulation points but to get all the little wrinkling and sagging, exposed rib, heroin addict details in there.

I was thinking about a static posed statue with interchangable ball jointed heads. No real desire for multiple limbs. I'm not sure if I really desire poseablity over the aesthetics in this case.

Agreed. Aesthetics over articulation for me.

The only other must-have would be the "nice hobbits" Smeagol headsculpt and the "nasty fat hobbits" Gollum headsculpt. Then you can pose whichever personality you wanted.

lerath666
02-09-2009, 11:17 PM
I'm the exact opposite. allways gonna be articulation over asthetics for me. If we can cover the joints with clothes, great. if not, no big deal.

ProgMatinee
02-10-2009, 07:13 AM
I'm the exact opposite. allways gonna be articulation over asthetics for me. If we can cover the joints with clothes, great. if not, no big deal.


Yeah, me too. Thanks for the replies guys. Looks like the interest in just a head sculpt is pretty minimal.

thenammagazine
02-10-2009, 09:41 AM
I'd actually considered doing this and it's the whole reason I picked up the Weta DVD Ex. I was also planning to cannibalize my Jason Goes To Hell exposed spine piece and modify it to give Gollum the ridgy spine. But after looking at how good the Weta piece is, I couldn't bring myself to butcher it and after Merry and Pippin, have about 20 other customs to complete before even returning to the LOTR line. I'll be more than content with a complete Fellowship. The Witch King looks great, and Gollum would be perfect too, but for now, they just seem so out of place without the rest of the evil bunch, Sauron, Saruman, orcs, and Uruk-Hai.

ProgMatinee
02-10-2009, 09:47 AM
What about just recasting the head from the gollum rather than chopping it up?

thenammagazine
02-10-2009, 02:42 PM
What about just recasting the head from the gollum rather than chopping it up?

I'm not into the whole casting/recasting gig. Personally, I'd rather buy one from someone else. It's less of a hassle anyways and besides, I'm content with the Weta piece anyways. But hey, go for it! Let us know how it works out.

ProgMatinee
02-10-2009, 02:58 PM
I don't own one or know how myself.

thenammagazine
02-10-2009, 03:16 PM
I don't own one or know how myself.

$7 on Amazon.com

ProgMatinee
02-10-2009, 03:23 PM
statue $7
ability to cast priceless. lol

thenammagazine
02-10-2009, 03:30 PM
statue $7
ability to cast priceless. lol

Sculpting for Dummies: $16.49 at Amazon.com

ProgMatinee
02-10-2009, 03:33 PM
Books not equal ability, as my dio and modeling books atest, lol.

thenammagazine
02-10-2009, 03:35 PM
Books not equal ability, as my dio and modeling books atest, lol.

There was a 6" bendy Gollum on New Line's website for like $3. You could build a rock dio and put him in the back for a false "perspective" shot.

ProgMatinee
02-10-2009, 03:53 PM
That would be cool. I do have the Toy Biz 6" Gollum with mega articulation.

The Ween
02-14-2009, 07:59 PM
I got the talking Gollum. It's a really good scuplt, but way too big.

El Skutto
02-16-2009, 08:17 AM
I got the talking Gollum. It's a really good scuplt, but way too big.

Ween, is that the one with the interchangeable heads? I saw a picture of one on eBay and was curious as to the size. One seller said 10 inches, but it's hard to tell from the box shots as he's posed in a crouch.

Any chance you could put up a comparison picture of the talking Gollum next to one of the hobbits?

Entropy
02-16-2009, 10:55 AM
Ween, is that the one with the interchangeable heads? I saw a picture of one on eBay and was curious as to the size. One seller said 10 inches, but it's hard to tell from the box shots as he's posed in a crouch.

Any chance you could put up a comparison picture of the talking Gollum next to one of the hobbits?

He's about twice a big as the hobbits. Not even close to 1:6 scale.

shovelchop81
05-06-2009, 07:47 AM
He's about twice a big as the hobbits. Not even close to 1:6 scale.

here's a pic, shame i haven't got a shrinking machine!http://thumb8.webshots.net/t/75/75/2/2/34/2300202340104491348VdIRHQ_th.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2300202340104491348VdIRHQ)

El Skutto
05-06-2009, 08:14 AM
here's a pic, shame i haven't got a shrinking machine!http://thumb8.webshots.net/t/75/75/2/2/34/2300202340104491348VdIRHQ_th.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2300202340104491348VdIRHQ)

Yep, that's way too big. Nuts. :banghead

superdoug
05-06-2009, 12:36 PM
I got the talking Gollum. It's a really good scuplt, but way too big.

yup and he freaked out my wife so much that he had to go. it didn't help that he could hold his extra head in his hands too.

Blu Falcon
05-06-2009, 02:54 PM
I've got the SSW DVD exclusive Gollum sitting next to my 1/6 LOTR figures. Surprisingly, when they're all together like that, he appears to be very much within scale. I shall eat crow.

pixletwin
05-07-2009, 09:29 AM
I've got the SSW DVD exclusive Gollum sitting next to my 1/6 LOTR figures. Surprisingly, when they're all together like that, he appears to be very much within scale. I shall eat crow.

Yup. He fits in really nicely doesn't he? :duff

Blu Falcon
05-07-2009, 11:32 AM
Yup. He fits in really nicely doesn't he? :duff

I would like some hot sauce with my crow.