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BlindVoyeur
05-26-2009, 04:10 PM
Over the holiday weekend I was able to get the head casting finished which was a challenge but I am very pleased with the results. I have designed and ordered some custom printed silk to use for his robes along with some other materials I have pooled together. Anyway enjoy these early shots of him as he is coming together. Soon the White Wizard walks among us. :D

Thanks,
Ryan

http://www.proppics.com/s-wip2.jpghttp://www.proppics.com/s-wip3.jpg

Entropy
05-26-2009, 04:14 PM
Very nice. Beat me to tha punch. ;)

Meant to ask is there a neck under the hair?

BlindVoyeur
05-26-2009, 04:17 PM
Yep it is just surrounded by hair and difficult to see. It sits up from the shoulders to allow the robes underneath..

Entropy
05-26-2009, 04:18 PM
Awesome work yet again, Ryan. You never cease to amaze me. :saruman

shovelchop81
05-26-2009, 04:20 PM
:ccheerlea Looks great so far! Can't wait to see him finished.

thenammagazine
05-26-2009, 04:28 PM
Over the holiday weekend I was able to get the head casting finished which was a challenge but I am very pleased with the results. I have designed and ordered some custom printed silk to use for his robes along with some other materials I have pooled together. Anyway enjoy these early shots of him as he is coming together. Soon the White Wizard walks among us. :D

Thanks,
Ryan

http://www.proppics.com/s-wip2.jpghttp://www.proppics.com/s-wip3.jpg

:monkey2 :monkey2 :monkey2 That's...beautiful! :monkey2 :monkey2 :monkey2

jason2885
05-26-2009, 04:44 PM
That does look really nice. I want Saruman alot in 12" scale so I hope you offer these up.

ProgMatinee
05-26-2009, 04:59 PM
if this becomes available for purchase, I too hope to be able to get on the list this time!

thenammagazine
05-26-2009, 05:10 PM
That does look really nice. I absolutely NEED Saruman in 12" scale so I hope you offer these up.

:lecture :lecture Ditto! :lecture :lecture and fixed for accuracy! ;)

superdoug
05-26-2009, 05:59 PM
i'm in if i can afford it. it looks great so far!

pixletwin
05-26-2009, 07:45 PM
I already told you how I felt Ryan. :D

FlyAndFight
05-26-2009, 08:05 PM
That is looking fantastic so far. Please count me in as well. :D

dwing
05-26-2009, 09:50 PM
Awsome-me wants.

icruise
05-26-2009, 11:58 PM
Count me in. Is this a completely new sculpt or based on something like the Hasbro Dooku? Looks great either way.

Entropy
05-27-2009, 12:27 AM
It's the Gentle Giants sculpt but I believe Ryan touched up a few things.

icruise
05-27-2009, 12:29 AM
Ah, from the ringbearer bust?

Entropy
05-27-2009, 12:42 AM
yeah. This one

http://www.mwctoys.com/images/review_ggsaruman_1.jpg

shovelchop81
05-27-2009, 04:02 AM
Count me in. Is this a completely new sculpt or based on something like the Hasbro Dooku? Looks great either way.

Hasbro Dooku, interesting idea as i'm a real hair fan hmmm.....:idea

El Skutto
05-27-2009, 05:09 AM
Great work! Put me down for one as well. :clap

thamesvalidude
05-27-2009, 09:00 AM
I'm in!!:D

jason2885
05-27-2009, 09:51 AM
Is someone going to sculpt the hands. The hands are kind of distinct on him.

yodasan
05-27-2009, 12:19 PM
Looks great so far - I'd love to get one.

pixletwin
05-27-2009, 02:00 PM
Is someone going to sculpt the hands. The hands are kind of distinct on him.

I mean to ask BV that too.

Entropy
05-27-2009, 02:06 PM
I've got a set of hands I've worked on - 2 right (1 gripping, 1 open) and 2 left (1 open, 1 holding palantir) but not molded yet. Ryan's also got a staff ready.

jason2885
05-27-2009, 08:02 PM
I've got a set of hands I've worked on - 2 right (1 gripping, 1 open) and 2 left (1 open, 1 holding palantir) but not molded yet. Ryan's also got a staff ready.

That sounds awesome. Maybe you could work together to get a Saruman out to us. I will take a complete set of whatever anyone offers. I would really like for someone to make the clothes for him.

pixletwin
05-27-2009, 09:18 PM
What we also need is someone to make the Palantir and column like on the SSW piece. :drool

superdoug
05-28-2009, 04:29 AM
ooooh i like that idea a lot

BlindVoyeur
05-28-2009, 09:39 AM
We already talked about this and Entropy is doing the Palantir stand and and extra set of hands. We will keep everyone posted as things come together.

Thanks,
Ryan

pixletwin
05-28-2009, 11:42 AM
We already talked about this and Entropy is doing the Palantir stand and and extra set of hands. We will keep everyone posted as things come together.

Thanks,
Ryan

:rock :rock :rock

jason2885
05-28-2009, 12:52 PM
We already talked about this and Entropy is doing the Palantir stand and and extra set of hands. We will keep everyone posted as things come together.

Thanks,
Ryan

Awesome

Thanks again for working on this one.
:banana

BlindVoyeur
06-04-2009, 12:10 PM
Thanks to everyones kind words on this project. I am starting to compile some information of what items people are interested in so PM me and I will start getting the info together. If anyone is just wanting the head sculpt they are ready to begin casting. The Staff will be finished this weekend and hopefully I can have a prototype robe finished sometime next week. So stay tuned for the coming of the White Wizard and thanks again.

Thanks,
Ryan

jason2885
06-04-2009, 12:56 PM
Thanks to everyones kind words on this project. I am starting to compile some information of what items people are interested in so PM me and I will start getting the info together. If anyone is just wanting the head sculpt they are ready to begin casting. The Staff will be finished this weekend and hopefully I can have a prototype robe finished sometime next week. So stay tuned for the coming of the White Wizard and thanks again.

Thanks,
Ryan

I PMd you. I want everything.

superdoug
06-05-2009, 05:17 AM
I PMd you. I want everything.

same here!

Now I'd love to see someone start worl on Eowyn or Theoden and Eomer or the baddies.

Wor-Gar
06-05-2009, 08:07 AM
You know if it's a VILLAIN, I'm in.

:D

yodasan
06-05-2009, 09:30 AM
I'm interested in the complete figure - pm sent too.

pixletwin
06-05-2009, 01:40 PM
http://www.wetacollectors.com/wp-content/uploads/sideshowwetasaruman3.jpg

FlyAndFight
06-05-2009, 02:04 PM
Pix, I have that SS/Weta piece and it's one of my favorite pieces in that line. I have Grima posed behind and to the side and they are a perfect pair. (similar to the Morgul Lord and Eowyn pieces.)

pixletwin
06-05-2009, 02:12 PM
I envy you. I think besides Sam and Bill the Pony the Saruman and Grima statues are my favorites of the entire SSW line. :monkey2

FlyAndFight
06-05-2009, 02:32 PM
Old "Sauron" is amazing as well.

jason2885
06-05-2009, 02:35 PM
same here!

Now I'd love to see someone start worl on Eowyn or Theoden and Eomer or the baddies.

I would take all of those too. I want a good size LOTR 12" collection.

BlindVoyeur
06-14-2009, 07:56 PM
I got some time this weekend to work on the old guy. I still have several adjustments to make on the staff but I thought you might enjoy seeing some wip shots of it.

Thanks,
Ryan

http://www.proppics.com/s-wip4.jpg

superdoug
06-15-2009, 12:43 PM
yeah he needs to be added to the collection :D

:orthanc

shovelchop81
06-24-2009, 04:32 AM
:bowWell nice!

pixletwin
06-24-2009, 10:42 AM
I just bought a LOTR stand with this in mind. :rock

BlindVoyeur
06-24-2009, 12:16 PM
Stand ???? Saruman is way to manly for a stand... :lol

pixletwin
07-13-2009, 09:49 AM
Bump..................

ProgMatinee
07-13-2009, 11:00 AM
Bump..................

:lol:lol:lol

jason2885
07-13-2009, 02:34 PM
I thought something had happened on this. I cant wait to see more.

El Skutto
07-15-2009, 11:09 AM
Yeah, things have quieted down significantly in the past few weeks. That's summer for you, I guess...

Entropy
07-15-2009, 02:08 PM
Impatient, eh? :lol

Ok, here's 2 of the rough hands for you guys jonesin'

http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr327/entropychicken/sarhand1.jpg?t=1247691445
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr327/entropychicken/sarhand2.jpg?t=1247691444

Between SDCC and a home remodel, I won't be able to get to anything until after July. But I'm working on things when I get the chance and I'm sure Ryan is too. Just a bit swamped with other projects and commitments at the moment. :duh

dwing
07-15-2009, 02:39 PM
Works for me. Hands look great so far.

pixletwin
07-16-2009, 02:56 PM
Very nice hand-i-work. harharharharharharharhar

The Josh
08-09-2009, 10:47 AM
Looks very very good guys.

jason2885
08-13-2009, 12:05 PM
I have not heard anything about this in a while. Does anyone have any news on the progress.

BlindVoyeur
08-13-2009, 02:07 PM
Everything is in material wise for him. I put him on hold for a few weeks in order to finish up 2 outstanding projects and finish some things at work "real job". He has not passed into the shadows I can assure you :-)

superdoug
08-14-2009, 04:48 AM
YES!!!! great news!

The Ween
08-21-2009, 04:51 PM
Sorry I'm just getting to this. I'm interested as well. Can't seem to see any pics though, other than the hands, which are looking great!

The Josh
08-21-2009, 10:04 PM
Yeah, I would be interested as well.

abstractharmony
08-22-2009, 12:44 PM
Me too...



:monkey5

carbo-fation
12-11-2009, 05:38 PM
Did you make any progress with this? Really want this bad boy!!:D

BlindVoyeur
12-17-2009, 11:13 PM
Now that things are finally catching up a bit. I figured I would snap another WIP shot of this guy to help breath some life back into this old thread :) Still a bit left to go but definatly coming together.

Thanks to all,
Ryan

http://www.proppics.com/S-robefit.jpg

icruise
12-18-2009, 12:45 AM
Wow, looking really nice!

superdoug
12-18-2009, 05:55 AM
looking great so far!

pixletwin
12-18-2009, 10:29 AM
Ryan that is superb. If this isn't available to me I will cry. :monkey2

superdoug
12-18-2009, 11:36 AM
Me too! Headless hobbits and no foes is making Gandalf bored.

FlyAndFight
12-18-2009, 02:13 PM
Looks fantastic so far!

jason2885
12-18-2009, 07:33 PM
That looks awesome cant wait to get all the pieces to make it.

dwing
12-19-2009, 04:25 PM
Wow! I was gunna just use the DID clothes but not now.

El Skutto
12-23-2009, 06:30 AM
Wow! I was gunna just use the DID clothes but not now.

I thought DID never got around to releasing their Saruman figure?

superdoug
12-23-2009, 08:59 AM
They didn't unless I somehow missed that news.

BlindVoyeur
12-23-2009, 09:03 AM
They made a prototype, but it was never released/

dwing
12-23-2009, 04:45 PM
Sorry, I meant the DID Gandolf clothes.

Gruff Old Bear
12-26-2009, 07:02 PM
Magnificent. Can't wait.

El Skutto
02-25-2010, 05:47 AM
Has anyone heard of any progress on this figure? There were regular updates on both Saruman and Mola Ram for a while, but bupkis since the holidays.

jason2885
05-23-2010, 08:23 AM
Just wondering if anyone has any info on this. I had paid for a cloak a long time ago and have heard nothing since like last year on the progress. I would really like to get this guy made.

El Skutto
05-25-2010, 09:37 AM
The Mola Ram figure recently got an update in the Indy thread, so I guess there's hope we'll see the 1:6 Saruman eventually. I ain't holding my breath, however.

BlindVoyeur
05-25-2010, 09:42 AM
I have posted updates as to what is going on in most of my threads. Deckard out fits are currently shipping out. Mola Rams are being packaged and ready to ship out. Saruman project will be resumed shortly after these are caught up.

Thanks,
Ryan

pixletwin
05-25-2010, 10:10 AM
Good news. Thanks for the update Ryan. :)

dwing
05-25-2010, 12:22 PM
Heck yeah!

Wor-Gar
05-26-2010, 08:23 PM
Life in the Hobbit section.... :clap