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My Custom 13 Dwarves & Bilbo From 'The Hobbit' Movie WIP. Bombur Weapons & Accessories.

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Rogerbee

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Great work!

CHEERS!

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Rogerbee wrote:Great work!

CHEERS!

Thank you Roger! I went ahead and did a gold geometric pattern last night, I took the plunge as I didn't want to be faffing with it for weeks like the borders! It's not even close but should convey a Dwarvish pattern in gold on red, just made it up as I went along including vertical and 45 degree lines with some bisecting short lines too, the idea is to look the part from a distance. I've also removed a lot of the foam from inside the main robe to give it a more natural drape, well that's the idea; I may still need to use wires on his clothing. I'll be giving him a belly too, trying to find some small hook and eyelet clasps for his main robe first, I know they're somewhere just not sure where! Embarassed















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Outstanding, brah.

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He looks ready to me but you're a perfectionist. And who could blame you? Smile


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Rogerbee

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He looks ace!

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Just amazing custom work.

Cheers,

Peter.

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dadrab wrote:Outstanding, brah.


Thanks dadrab!

GubernatorFan wrote:He looks ready to me but you're a perfectionist. And who could blame you? Smile

LOL, cheers GF! Plenty more to do even though I am eager to get onto the next one..

Rogerbee wrote:He looks ace!

CHEERS!

Thanks Roger!

peter the painter wrote:Just amazing custom work.

Cheers,

Peter.

Thank you Peter! I've just been researching their costumes on line (for the millionth time Wink ) to see what material I can give to one without depriving it from another since I'm only using what I have in my bags of stuff. Doing so, I went on the Wetta official web site for their statues and of course they have 12 of the 13 Dwarves in 1/6 statues (they call them figures, odd..they still haven't made a Fili), anyway my point was that even with all the backing they have and access to images and footage we'll never see, their facial likenesses of the Dwarves are way off compared to yours!! I thought you'd be chuffed to know that and I certainly feel lucky that you took my commissions especially as you had done them before. Here's a link so you can see for yourself if you haven't already. Just scroll down, it should be set to The Hobbit 'figures' if not you can choose that filter.

https://www.wetanz.com/shop/figures

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I hate following along in your threads because I'm impatient and just want to see the final product, but your results are always worth it. Smile Amazing work

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ZombieKev wrote:I hate following along in your threads because I'm impatient and just want to see the final product, but your results are always worth it.  Smile   Amazing work

Thank you I think.. Laughing Wink

Thought I had the shoulder pads sorted by using that cut off piece of a 1/6 Frodo corduroy coat but then realised the bloody lines were all facing the wrong way! They need to be at a 90 degreeish angle from the black lines to be stitched over them as shown in the close up pic. So I had to take that piece all apart and reconnect loads of little segments into a circular shape with the lines of the material all facing the other way, then cut to shape, add the very thin foam, the black T-shirt material and fold it over to make the borders. I also painted the corduroy with red ink as it was too brown; I still need to stitch a gazillion black lines to complete the look before I can attach it. I also fixed a couple of mistakes in the gold geometric pattern on the main robe using acetone free nail polish remover, then gave all the patterns' edges a 'shadow' of darker berry red marker to make them more 3D. Looks a bit Art Deco but I like it.



(brown/red) Lines facing the wrong way















Testing markers and nail polish remover as an 'eraser'.















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Rogerbee

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He's really coming together now!

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Since your work is so consistent and constant, I tend to take your posts for granted.

That is my shortcoming. I should not do that.

Thanks for showing us the builds. I love every post, though I might not always say it.

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Holy cow this coat has progressed dramatically.


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Rogerbee wrote:He's really coming together now!

CHEERS!

dadrab wrote:Since your work is so consistent and constant, I tend to take your posts for granted.

That is my shortcoming. I should not do that.

Thanks for showing us the builds. I love every post, though I might not always say it.

Stryker2011 wrote:Holy cow this coat has progressed dramatically.

Thanks guys! I'm just so glad people bother to follow my WIP threads and you guys kindly keep up the comments! Very Happy

Been sewing since 4am, nearly done with the shoulder pads, stitched all the borders too.
Oh and finally found enough hooks and loops for his main robe by going through all my figures spare clothing, 1/6 seem to only have poppers and Velcro but found these hooks on a few 1/4 Obi-Wan Kenobi (ANH) Jedi outer robes.










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For future reference (but, you probably already know it), these are standard women's dress hooks. Available almost everywhere that sells needles and thread...on-line by the millions and cheap.

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Rogerbee

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Looking good!

CHEERS!

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dadrab wrote:
For future reference (but, you probably already know it), these are standard women's dress hooks. Available almost everywhere that sells needles and thread...on-line by the millions and cheap.

Good point! Just found some on ebay, thanks!

Rogerbee wrote:Looking good!

CHEERS!

Thanks Roger!

Okay I think I've finished all his sewing and clothing at last! cheers  Still got his boots to finish, make his weapon and add some final details like studs to his under shirt and main robe etc..
First pics are of the shoulder pads completed but not yet sewn in place, then I gave him a belly and hooks for his main robe, last pics are after the final sewing and clasps and belt attached.































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Alex, that costume looks so good, great work.

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Peter.

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peter the painter wrote:Alex, that costume looks so good, great work.

Cheers,

Peter.

Thank you Peter! That gold pattern still bugs me but without even a flattened/2D picture of it for reference I can't make hide nor hair of it, it's just too complicated for my little brain! I suck at maths! Wink should blend in okay when displayed with all the others...so much more work to do..

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The pattern looks pretty convincing to me, anyhow the overall look stands very well indeed.


From this,

SLmd8Ma by Peter Miles, on Flickr

to this, Amazing work.

VroYFiZ by Peter Miles, on Flickr

WEeB1mq by Peter Miles, on Flickr


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Peter.

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Rogerbee

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Really fine looking figure there.

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peter the painter wrote:The pattern looks pretty convincing to me, anyhow the overall look stands very well indeed.
Cheers,

Peter.

Thanks for editing the pics Peter!

Rogerbee wrote:Really fine looking figure there.

CHEERS!

Cheers Roger!

Done his articulation as I almost forgot! And nearly finished his boots, need weathering and the silver caps still.













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Those boots look so good, really well done!

CHEERS!

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Rogerbee wrote:Those boots look so good, really well done!

CHEERS!

Thank you very much Roger! They were a pain in the neck to lace though, especially as I used rolled paper string that's used to tie Transformers to their clamshell packaging! LOL. Used bits of a coffee drum peal back seal to make the silver toecaps. All done now except for affixing the head and adding a little bit of light grey to the hair/beard etc.. and making his glaive. Might make that when I need to use black milliput for other stuff too as it's a pain to clean up (tools, hands etc..).















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Getting better and better!


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Rogerbee

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What he said, LOL!

CHEERS!

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Man, that outfit just gets better and better.


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GubernatorFan wrote:Getting better and better!

Rogerbee wrote:What he said, LOL!

CHEERS!

Stryker2011 wrote:Man, that outfit just gets better and better.

Just as well I've finished him! Seems like you guys have run out of things to say! LOL.
Done a bit of added paint to the head sculpt, adding grey to his beard, gloss to his eyes and mouth, accenting his two scars and giving his nose more burst capillaries as he's obviously enjoyed imbibing over the years Wink . I'll make his weapon when I need to build a bunch of them as it just makes it much easier to do them together using the same techniques.















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Both Dwalin and Balin look excellent, your custom collection continues to amaze, looking forward to your next addition.




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Peter

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They are both brilliant. I too look forward to whoever is next.

CHEERS!

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peter the painter wrote:Both Dwalin and Balin look excellent, your custom collection continues to amaze, looking forward to your next addition.
Cheers,
Peter

Rogerbee wrote:They are both brilliant. I too look forward to whoever is next.
CHEERS!

Thanks guys! I'm doing Nori next since I have a body already built the correct size for him and he looks like less work (famous last words!) although his gauntlets and boots might prove to be a challenge, he also has a lot of knives..

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Rogerbee

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Another fun one there methinks!

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Astounding work, my man.

I love the result and am looking forward to the next.

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And to think it all started like a Santa impersonator! Well done, Sir Shovelchop!


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Rogerbee wrote:Another fun one there methinks!

CHEERS!

dadrab wrote:Astounding work, my man.

I love the result and am looking forward to the next.

GubernatorFan wrote:And to think it all started like a Santa impersonator! Well done, Sir Shovelchop!

Thanks guys! Back at the beginning again.. makes me think of an Iron Maiden song but I forget which one.. Here are some reference pics for the more complicated bits and his actual costume on display, followed by my early start on him.

















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You've made a grand start on Nori Alex, once again looking forward to seeing his development.



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Rapid-fire dwarfs. Excellent.

Yep, damn fine start already and I'm really looking forward to the boot modifications. Those look really cool.

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Forgot to ask, are you going to give Balin his peculiar mace/sword?


leonid-vinogradov-screenshot011 by Peter Miles, on Flickr

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peter the painter wrote:You've made a grand start on Nori Alex, once again looking forward to seeing his development.
Cheers,
Peter.

Thank you!

dadrab wrote:Rapid-fire dwarfs. Excellent.

Yep, damn fine start already and I'm really looking forward to the boot modifications. Those look really cool.

LOL, Rapid-fire Dwarfs! Last one wasn't, must have got a jam! Wink Got an idea how to do the boots, will be interesting if it works.

peter the painter wrote:Forgot to ask, are you going to give Balin his peculiar mace/sword?
Cheers,
Peter.

Yes. When I do some other weapons all together as the black milliput is a pain to clean off hands, tools etc.. then I can spray them all at the same time, make leather goods too etc..

Been busy cutting glueing and sewing...







































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Nori's costume is coming along very nicely.


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Peter.

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peter the painter wrote:Nori's costume is coming along very nicely.


Cheers,

Peter.

Thank you!

Surprised I didn't shatter all my right cheek molars getting all these patterns lined up for printing, it was a bit like trying to dock onto the international space station with a mouse on a couch cushion! There are about 20 little segments that have to be lined up to the exact pixel using said mouse just to create one line of pattern and that's after all the resizing, rotating cutting, pasting, saving of each design piece into multiples that have to be spliced together on one sheet a line at a time. Just glad the printer didn't play up! There's the odd smudge due to the nature of the material being printed on since it's cotton fabric but I think it came out pretty crisp especially for the size and after all the modifications I had to do to the original images! Done his coat's under flaps too.























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Damn, brah...

You know how to build 'em.

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dadrab wrote:Damn, brah...

You know how to build 'em.

Cheers dadrab!

Printed out another sheet of fabric using the B/W setting since the previous ones came out teal oddly enough which is too close to the grey he is wearing ( I wish I could print them out in brown but no idea how to do that) as I will have to colour match the background material of his coat on these patterns somehow without ruining the printed ink... still working on how to do that..





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Nearly finished his coat, luckily my old Tria markers don't seem to dissolve the printer's ink!

















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That coat is coming together really well.

Cheers,

Peter.

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Dude... That worked like a charm.

Are you going to be able to salvage the page that printed in teal?

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Very nice beginning on the new dwarf. The patterns printed on cotton seem to be working out brilliantly.


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peter the painter wrote:That coat is coming together really well.

Cheers,

Peter.

Thanks!

dadrab wrote:Dude... That worked like a charm.

Are you going to be able to salvage the page that printed in teal?

Cheers! And hell yeah! Kili's got some bright Dwarven patterns on his clothing for example.







I didn't realise it's SIR Peter Jackson now!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2878578/Are-nuttiest-Lord-Rings-fans-spent-65-000-costumes-s-five-them.html#v-3881627039001



Very nice beginning on the new dwarf. The patterns printed on cotton seem to be working out brilliantly. wrote:

Thanks GF!

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Holy cow! I thought you said Nori would be easier to do? Just looking at all the details, I’d be overwhelmed. As usual, you are tackling this build as if it’s no big deal. Great work.


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What a great technique! It really makes those clothes pop, well done!

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Stryker2011 wrote:Holy cow! I thought you said Nori would be easier to do? Just looking at all the details, I’d be overwhelmed. As usual, you are tackling this build as if it’s no big deal. Great work.

LOL, thanks Stryker! Well he is easy compared to Balin! Wink

Rogerbee wrote:What a great technique! It really makes those clothes pop, well done!

CHEERS!

Thanks! I got lucky that the markers didn't affect the printed ink, otherwise I would have had to pre-paint/ink-wash the fabric before I printed another sheet out.

Started on the the 'hard goods' now including Balin's glaive. He hangs it from his belt in a vertical fashion like a mace rather than a sword so that's dictating it's size more than anything (wouldn't want him tripping over it). I'm trying to get away with out using miliput etc.. but will probably have too at some point for the hilts and pommels at least. Dremelling and filing, carving ABS plastic sheet for now though, not done yet as the buckle needs it's crossbars all filed into points coming towards you or on the 'Z' axis if that makes sense, think 3D.























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