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jason2885
05-31-2011, 06:26 PM
I will post a group shot over the weekend sometime of all 9. But it finally is done. I would like to get a normal cloak for Merry sometime and maybe screen accurate swords and elven daggers.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3568/5784447238_133b883781_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5061/5783861677_273155f5d0_b.jpg
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5223/5783875125_efdd05497c_b.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/5784427062_be2f3f968b.jpg

Sorry about the pics kind of sucking. I will try and get better pics in daylight.

dwing
05-31-2011, 07:28 PM
Looks great, I'm sorry that I'm out of collecti ng and customizing.

FlyAndFight
06-01-2011, 08:32 AM
Ah!! These were the ones that I just saw!

They look fantastic, Jason!! Congrats!!

I'm definitely going with Snyderman's pair. I would like Merry's hair a little lighter in shade but the rest came out amazing.

jason2885
06-01-2011, 11:13 AM
Ah!! These were the ones that I just saw!

They look fantastic, Jason!! Congrats!!

I'm definitely going with Snyderman's pair. I would like Merry's hair a little lighter in shade but the rest came out amazing.

They are absolutely stunning. I was thinking about getting both sets of heads and eventually making another set of the hobbits. I need to get Frodo and Sam repainted I guess to match these two.

Merrys hair could be a little lighter but they are still great. I will try and take some pics with the hobbits tonight maybe.

Mudshark
06-02-2011, 08:00 AM
Can someone please post a pic of all four Hobbits? I'd really like to see the whole gang together at last!

carbo-fation
06-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Congrats Jason. It's going to be a while before I have my complete fellowship since Elvis is going to weather and paint my figures.

I hope more folks will post pictures once they get the new heads.:D

pixletwin
06-02-2011, 02:05 PM
Which heads have you decided on carbo?

El Skutto
06-02-2011, 02:56 PM
Here's a quickie pic of all four together. There's definitely a flesh tone issue, but it isn't as noticeable in person. Sorry I didn't have the time to kit them up, as I think the cloaks would help camouflage the aforementioned issue.

Scale-wise, I find the heads match up nicely to Frodo and Sam.

Apologies for the crappy camera and photography skills.

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo266/El_Skutto/DSC00003-9.jpg

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo266/El_Skutto/DSC00004-4.jpg

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo266/El_Skutto/DSC00005-9.jpg

pixletwin
06-02-2011, 03:06 PM
Nice Skutto. Damn those clothes look fine. :D

El Skutto
06-02-2011, 03:10 PM
Nice Skutto. Damn those clothes look fine. :D

I couldn't agree more; your mother-in-law did fantastic work. :clap

carbo-fation
06-02-2011, 03:20 PM
Which heads have you decided on carbo?

I'm getting Erick's heads for free and I want to get Snyder-Man's heads too, but only unpainted. His skin tone is too dark compared to Sam and Frodo's.


Here's a quickie pic of all four together. There's definitely a flesh tone issue, but it isn't as noticeable in person. Sorry I didn't have the time to kit them up, as I think the cloaks would help camouflage the aforementioned issue.

Scale-wise, I find the heads match up nicely to Frodo and Sam.

Apologies for the crappy camera and photography skills.

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo266/El_Skutto/DSC00003-9.jpg

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo266/El_Skutto/DSC00004-4.jpg

http://i382.photobucket.com/albums/oo266/El_Skutto/DSC00005-9.jpg


Looks good, Skutto! Are you going to get Frodo and Sam repainted to match the skin tone of the other two?

pixletwin
06-02-2011, 03:25 PM
For free? :panic: :cuss :panic:

:lol

(I am still a little peeved that he marked up the price so damn high)

The Ween
06-02-2011, 06:47 PM
Could someone point me in the direction of Erick's sculpts because I can't seem to find the pics. :(

ProgMatinee
06-02-2011, 07:26 PM
For free? :panic: :cuss :panic:

:lol

(I am still a little peeved that he marked up the price so damn high)

Well...I suppose he figures he might as well milk the fact that people have been waiting so long? Personally, I have a problem with it a bit too.

ProgMatinee
06-02-2011, 07:28 PM
Could someone point me in the direction of Erick's sculpts because I can't seem to find the pics. :(

http://sideshowcollectors.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92275&page=7

Here ya go fellow Tribe fan!

pixletwin
06-02-2011, 08:10 PM
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g400/rustyrobot_2/HS/IMG_8004.jpg

The Ween
06-02-2011, 08:40 PM
I like this Pippin sculpt best, but I think Snyder's Merry is better.

I'd like to see this set painted. I don't care for the paint on Snyder's. Looks like they're from Jersey.

pixletwin
06-02-2011, 08:43 PM
I think Sosa has the superior likeness. The only thing I don't like is (knowing the trouble he was having doing the hair in a style similar to SSC's Hobbits) it looks like he he gave up trying and just said "Screw it!". Definitely don't like the price hike either...

ProgMatinee
06-02-2011, 08:43 PM
my wife said they looked like umpalumpas

pixletwin
06-02-2011, 08:44 PM
my wife said they looked like umpalumpas

That's what I thought too. Repaint is no biggie though. :lol

ProgMatinee
06-02-2011, 08:49 PM
That's what I thought too. Repaint is no biggie though. :lol

except the cost of the paint was a premium from Snyderman.

I have to say Pix, your clothing was the best part of this experience. I will probably have to sell off my set, but I am grateful for you and you're MinLaw for the help. Not planning to profit by it, just hope to get the investment back.

pixletwin
06-02-2011, 08:54 PM
Understood. Sorry you can't complete the journey. :monkey2

The Ween
06-02-2011, 09:00 PM
Frodo really looks spooky in those pics. :horror

El Skutto
06-03-2011, 05:26 AM
Looks good, Skutto! Are you going to get Frodo and Sam repainted to match the skin tone of the other two?

I might. I have a buddy who's a pretty good artist - he might be willing to simply re-do the fleshy bits for free. But I'm more than happy with the hair, eyes and eyebrows as they are; the eyes even have a bit of added gloss for that Hot Toys-like effect.

El Skutto
06-03-2011, 05:29 AM
Frodo really looks spooky in those pics. :horror

I'd say that both Frodo and Sam look somewhat ill compared to the healthier glow on both Merry and Pippen. They might be a bit too tanned, but at least they don't look like they're dying.

FlyAndFight
06-03-2011, 07:00 AM
I prefer Eric's Pippin but Snyderman's Merry. I'm not a fan of Eric's hair sculpt on either of his hobbits, though.

And to be honest, Pippin looks way to serious on both sculpts. I would have loved if one had gone with raised eyebrows and slight grin on Pip. Would have captured the character much better.

jason2885
06-03-2011, 07:42 AM
I prefer Eric's Pippin but Snyderman's Merry. I'm not a fan of Eric's hair sculpt on either of his hobbits, though.

And to be honest, Pippin looks way to serious on both sculpts. I would have loved if one had gone with raised eyebrows and slight grin on Pip. Would have captured the character much better.

I agree Snydermans Merry is really a home run. It looks so awesome. I think the two Pippins are very close and I prefer Erics Merry the least but they are all alot better than having nothing.

The Ween
06-03-2011, 07:55 AM
I'd say that both Frodo and Sam look somewhat ill compared to the healthier glow on both Merry and Pippen. They might be a bit too tanned, but at least they don't look like they're dying.

Frodo looks like when he was bit by Shelob! I know it's just the pics making him look that way.

I wish I could paint.

thenammagazine
06-06-2011, 09:09 AM
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g400/rustyrobot_2/HS/IMG_8004.jpg

I didn't know Merry had a stroke! :horror

The hair looks god awful too. Merry has a pseudo lopsided mullet of dripping frosting and Pippin's is lopsided as all hell too and looks like a mop :lol. Add that with the douchy, after-the-fact price hike and it's an easy pass. The likenesses are there, but there's just too much wrong to justify that price for these.

carbo-fation
06-07-2011, 01:34 PM
His Merry is def. off but his Pippin looks decent. Just get the Pippin head from Erick and the Merry head from Snyder-Man, unpainted for $45 shipped. That should give you two pretty decent looking sculpts until Dave gets his.

pixletwin
06-07-2011, 02:09 PM
I analyzed and analyzed these two sets of sculpts.

Sosa's faces are clearly better IMO but the hair he sculpted looks so half-assed. Plus I don't think he sculpted ears on them, which is an important feature for me. I just wish I knew for sure what neck Sosa was picturing them on. I have a nagging feeling that, in hand, these sculpts will be too big. Especially if those are TT necks he has them on. I don't think those are SSC Hobbit necks. I wish he would have answered my question in his thread.

Snyderman's sculpts do a better job in capturing the SSC look... Weird thing is I was actually thinking of doing the opposite: getting Sosa's Merry and Snyderman's Pippin. :lol

The Ween
06-08-2011, 09:33 PM
His Merry is def. off but his Pippin looks decent. Just get the Pippin head from Erick and the Merry head from Snyder-Man, unpainted for $45 shipped. That should give you two pretty decent looking sculpts until Dave gets his.

Is he still working on that?

carbo-fation
06-08-2011, 09:37 PM
I thought Dave was still trying to get Merry done at least. :dunno

Darklord Dave
06-13-2011, 09:08 PM
I thought Dave was still trying to get Merry done at least. :dunno

Yah, well I've paid for it in full - but ever seeing it is a fool's quest, I fear.

pixletwin
06-13-2011, 09:30 PM
That is lame Dave. Bad form on their part. Really bad form.

thamesvalidude
06-13-2011, 11:15 PM
Even so, thanks for kicking the whole thing off Dave. I am happy with Snyder-man's sculpts so my fellowship is finally complete and i'm sure it wouldn't have happened had you not "got the ball rolling!":clap

Darklord Dave
06-15-2011, 04:05 PM
I've got them on order with Erick anyway - so guess I better get on with the outfits.

No one has done anything in that direction, have they?

carbo-fation
06-15-2011, 07:58 PM
What do you mean? Are you asking if people have already made the clothes for the hobbits? Just look at the dye thread created by Pix.

pixletwin
06-17-2011, 09:01 AM
I received syberman's heads. Glad I decided to get these ones over Sosa's. My Fellowship is just a couple paint jobs away from completion and this journey I embarked on nearly 2 years ago will finally be complete. :woo

dwing
08-27-2011, 01:54 PM
If anyone is still looking for hobbit bodies, I have two frodos and two sams. PM me. I will be updating a sale thread but waiting for pics to load.

Wetanut
10-24-2011, 07:20 AM
I received syberman's heads. Glad I decided to get these ones over Sosa's. My Fellowship is just a couple paint jobs away from completion and this journey I embarked on nearly 2 years ago will finally be complete. :woo

Got my Pip and Merry heads from Syberman. Seeing the paintwork on this site from those who had already gotten theirs, I asked him to lighten the skin tones and he was more than willing to work with me on this. Thanks to him and to Pix for assisting in pulling it all together! I am officially semi-complete with my Fellowship in this format. Just looking for a relatively inexpensive Gimli workup.:gimli

LordAzrael
12-04-2011, 04:05 AM
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=1791&pictureid=21052

My Hobbits WIP. Bilbo, Merry & Pippen. So far its just body swaps on them. Bilbo needs a repaint and his jacket dyed, as well as a green crevat. Merry and Pippen need alot of dying work. Overall happy with how its turning out.

pixletwin
12-04-2011, 09:19 AM
Looks awesome! Who painted Merry and Pippin?

LordAzrael
12-04-2011, 03:12 PM
Looks awesome! Who painted Merry and Pippin?

Snyderman. Both his sculpts, painted by him. The skin colour is fine on them - its the pale skin on Sam and Frodo that make it look a little "off". Those two are more or less albino.

FlyAndFight
12-07-2011, 08:45 PM
His Merry is fantastic but Pippin seems off. Could be the stern look sculpted in. Just doesn't reflect Pip to me.

carbo-fation
12-10-2011, 05:54 PM
These look great!

pixletwin
12-11-2011, 11:39 AM
I just sent my Merry and Pippin heads off to Skiman to be painted (as well as Entropy's resculpt of Gimli). I can't wait to see what he does with them. :)

FLOSI
12-23-2011, 11:02 AM
I just sent my Merry and Pippin heads off to Skiman to be painted (as well as Entropy's resculpt of Gimli). I can't wait to see what he does with them. :)

Dave does some really nice work, Marc. You'll be very pleased.

abstractharmony
12-30-2011, 02:37 AM
AWWWWW Maaaaaaaan.

I forgot all about this project.

So currently there are two separate sets of sculpts.

Erik Sosa & Snyderman yes?

pixletwin
12-30-2011, 01:39 PM
Yup. Snydermans took my money.Both hair and likeness match up great with Merry and Pippin. Erik's have good face sculpts but the hair totally ruins it for me.

carbo-fation
12-31-2011, 01:50 AM
I agree. After seeing both in hand, Snyderman's hair resembles Frodo and Sam much more in terms of size and detail. Erick's faces resemble the characters a little bit more but the hair is just lousy. You can tell that he rushed the hair towards the end.

FlyAndFight
12-31-2011, 01:22 PM
I still need to pick up a set. Went back and viewed the Jason's pics and I'm sold again. Snyderman for the win.

Skiman
04-11-2012, 10:16 AM
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/DSCN1430.jpg

Ski

Skiman
06-27-2012, 07:05 PM
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/IMG_0667.jpg

Ski

Skiman
06-27-2012, 07:06 PM
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/IMG_0745.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/IMG_0760.jpg

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http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/IMG_0761.jpg

Ski

Skiman
06-27-2012, 07:06 PM
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/IMG_0773.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/IMG_0776.jpg

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http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/IMG_0750.jpg

Ski

galactiboy
06-28-2012, 06:24 AM
Those look awesome man! Can't wait to get my set :duff

pixletwin
06-28-2012, 09:41 AM
Really excited about finally getting my Hobbits done. Been working on these since what? 2007? :LOL

FlyAndFight
06-28-2012, 05:52 PM
Excellent paint apps!

I still need to pick up these headsculpts.

Skiman
07-04-2012, 11:16 AM
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/P1160472.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/P1160469.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/P1160466.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/P1160463.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/P1160460.jpg

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http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/P1160448.jpg

Ski

Skiman
07-04-2012, 11:16 AM
http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/P1160549.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/P1160544.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/P1160541.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/P1160538.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m340/ski31man/Customs/P1160537-1.jpg

Ski

The Ween
07-08-2012, 03:09 PM
Awesome Ski! Very good job! :rock

FlyAndFight
07-13-2012, 07:17 AM
Does anyone know if Snyderman is still casting these headsculpts? I've emailed him a week or so ago and haven't heard back. I hope he hasn't left the hobby.

pixletwin
07-13-2012, 08:16 AM
I heard somewhere it was actually his mom that was sculpting these. So who knows. He was offering them on ebay a while ago too. :dunno

FlyAndFight
07-13-2012, 09:27 AM
Thanks, Pix. I just checked and he's got both on ebay, each one ofr $150.00! They are painted but there's no way I'll pay $300 bucks for the pair.

I'll try sending him another PM and see what happens.

Thanks again!!

FlyAndFight
07-13-2012, 09:38 AM
Great news! He JUST replied and the funds have been sent!!

Really looking forward to FINALLY completing the fellowship!

pixletwin
07-13-2012, 09:56 AM
Awesome. I hope they are unpainted. While sculpting is a great talent he (or his mother) has, I am afraid paint is just not his forte.

FlyAndFight
07-13-2012, 10:08 AM
Definitely unpainted. I couldn't afford the painted price, either.

FlyAndFight
07-25-2012, 05:15 PM
The headsculpts arrived quickly and they are amazing. Merry is perfect. Pippin is good but just a bit too serious for me, but still a good sculpt.

I have to still paint them and work on finishing up the figures and I'll finally be done. (Pippin still needs his scarf. Not yet certain if I'll be adding the elven cloaks.)



http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/4866/img0054wk.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/img0054wk.jpg/)

galactiboy
08-19-2012, 08:44 PM
Here's my set of Hobbits, I just followed the path layed by greater men on this one. And the paintwork is by Skiman :rock

I am a bit stumped by the teal of Pippin's jacket... I dyed and redyed that sucker and could not get it any darker :huh

Aside from that, totally stoked about having the Fellowship complete!!!


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/ccq-3.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/ccs-2.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/cct-2.jpg

With Frodo and Sam:
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/ccp-3.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/ccr-2.jpg

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/ccv-2.jpg

The Complete Fellowship on Display!!!
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e381/galactiboy/New%20Collection%20Room/cco-3.jpg


Huge thanks to all to who made this project possible :hi5:

pixletwin
08-19-2012, 10:37 PM
They look great gboy :rock

galactiboy
08-20-2012, 06:24 AM
Thanks man, being the resident expert on Hobbit clothing... any tips on darkening the teal? I dyed it twice and I'm afraid if I do it a third time I might damage the fabric and will likely not get any darker :huh

pixletwin
08-20-2012, 09:40 AM
If I were to darken it you might try leaving it in the teal dye longer. If that doesn't work I would maybe try redyeing it to a dark brown (but only leave it in the dye for 3 minutes or so and then re0try the teal.

Scary stuff. Hobbit jackets aren't the easiest thing to come buy. :horror

King Darkness
08-20-2012, 10:42 AM
:rock :rock :rock :rock :rock :rock

:wave

King Darkness
08-20-2012, 10:43 AM
Looky there, my pics are here too. I didn't even know :lol

Great shots J.

galactiboy
08-20-2012, 12:11 PM
If I were to darken it you might try leaving it in the teal dye longer. If that doesn't work I would maybe try redyeing it to a dark brown (but only leave it in the dye for 3 minutes or so and then re0try the teal.

Scary stuff. Hobbit jackets aren't the easiest thing to come buy. :horror

Yeah, no doubt... I wondered about trying a darker color but am worried I'd either get a splotchy result or some kind of grey color. I did the color removal and bleaching on this jacket so it was an off-white when I started which is probably why it's lighter now.

I did dye it over two sessions with two baths each time in between drying. So I'm guessing this is as dark as it will get.


Looky there, my pics are here too. I didn't even know :lol

Great shots J.

Thanks man :duff

FlyAndFight
08-21-2012, 08:15 PM
Fantastic looking Fellowship Nine!! :rock

galactiboy
08-22-2012, 09:07 AM
Thanks :duff

carbo-fation
08-24-2012, 08:20 AM
Excellent Fellowship! Congrats on finishing it! They all look great!:rock