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    Default Custom 1/6 Bill (aka the lost member of the fellowship)

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

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

  2. #2
    Excellent work and love what you did right there

    "I don't think it's nice you laughing. See my mule don't like people laughing. Gets the crazy idea your laughing at him"

  3. #3
    Awesome work!
    They definitely look more realistic now.

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    That looks great. Nice to see Bill.

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    That's fantastic - really excellent work!

    Love the pics of him with Sam too!

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    Great work

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    Amazing. To be honest when I saw the first picture I thought there was no way it could be turned into Bill but you proved me wrong as I scrolled down. Amazing job.

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    Thanks guys!

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    Great job! Hope to see what your final display looks like with the addition of Bill!

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