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My Finished Custom Gloin (Gimli's Father) From The Hobbit.

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Please see my WIP thread for the build and my other custom Dwarves from The Hobbit. Sculpts by Peter The Painter with 'real hair' mods by me so far. The bodies are heavily customised 9" Austin Powers figures to add muscle mass, much wider shoulders and a lot more articulation going from 11POA to 21POA. All the clothing and accessories are scratch built except for the axes in this figure's case, using a repainted Toy Biz and real metal, wood and leather DID one.

Dwarves from The Hobbit WIP thread

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Glóin son of Gróin was one of the Dwarves of Thorin II Oakenshield's company who set out to reclaim the Lonely Mountain in The Hobbit, and was the father of Gimli, a member of the Fellowship of the Ring.

Glóin appears in The Hobbit as a supporting character mainly in the background in the films. Glóin is also in The Fellowship of the Ring and in the film as a minor character who only appears at the Council of Elrond.
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Biography
Quest for Erebor

In TA 2799, Glóin was known to have fought in the Battle of Azanulbizar, the last battle of the War of the Dwarves and Orcs. In TA 2941, Glóin and his brother Óin, along with his cousins Dwalin and Balin, were among the Dwarves accompanying Thorin and Company during their quest to the Lonely Mountain to recapture it from the Dragon Smaug. He was noted for his skills with a tinderbox, and, along with his brother Óin, was usually the one told to get a fire started whenever the Dwarves made camp. Gloin also fought in the Battle of the Five Armies.[1] After the battle, he settled in the Lonely Mountain.
War of the Ring

On October 25, 3018, he and his son Gimli attended the Council of Elrond in Rivendell, where he greeted Frodo Baggins at the welcome dinner, after Frodo's recovery from his wounding by the Witch-king of Angmar. He recounted the history of the Lonely Mountain and the Kingdom of Dale since Bilbo had left, including Balin's decision to leave the Lonely Mountain and reestablish the ancient Dwarven kingdom in Moria. At the Council of Elrond, his son Gimli also warned of the messengers from Mordor who had been threatening King Dain II Ironfoot, and seeking news of Bilbo and Frodo, and the One Ring.

After the Council of Elrond, he is mentioned no more by Tolkien, except for the date of his death in an appendix. It is unknown whether he fought against Sauron's forces in the Battle of Dale.

Glóin died in FO 15 at the age of 253 years.[2]

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Only NINE more to go....and a Hobbit...

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He came out wonderful! And he looks great with the others. You have triumphed again!


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Man that’s impressive. The attention to the tiniest of details in his outfit is staggering. Bravo!


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Yee you did it! (Or as you would say: 8 to go!)

I didn't even know he was in the original triology...

The leather parts look really good, what kind did you use/where did you cut it out from? Mine always is too thick or too textured for 6 scale.

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GubernatorFan wrote:He came out wonderful! And he looks great with the others. You have triumphed again!

Thank you so much GF!!

Stryker2011 wrote:Man that’s impressive. The attention to the tiniest of details in his outfit is staggering. Bravo!


Thanks Stryker! Yup I'm a slave to detail which in the case of the Dwarves is definitely a curse! Wink

Ovy wrote:Yee you did it! (Or as you would say:  8 to go!)

I didn't even know he was in the original triology...

The leather parts look really good, what kind did you use/where did you cut it out from? Mine always is too thick or too textured for 6 scale.
Is it 8? I'm losing count! Laughing As for real leather, you can either go for the thin stuff which is called 'glove leather' or the thicker stuff I used for the belt, boots, vambraces etc.. by looking at sales of 'off cuts' on eBay. I bought a bag of different colours years ago and I'm still using it now, just check the description for thicknesses (as an average since it's a natual material it won't be uniform especially on off cuts) or ask the seller. If parts are too thick you can thin them down with a scrapper or any decent blade but not a typical scalpel as that just digs in and gets stuck, there are specialised blades for scalpels that work and also gasket seal removers can work well.

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Great Work ! You nailed every single detail of the original Charakter. That must take many time to check out all the refernences about Gloin. love the little Daggers !

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Your work never fails to impress me. This is certainly no exception.

I was unsure about how the real hair and the sculpted would mix, but the outcome is very convincing.

Still blown away by the boots, too.

Superior work, brah.

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Simply stunning work Alex, a delight to see from his beginnings to completion.

Bravo to you, and thanks for letting us enjoy his journey

Cheers,


Peter.

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Rogerbee

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Brilliant,

Still hard to believe he's scratch built.

CHEERS!

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Ephiane wrote:Great Work ! You nailed every single detail of the original Charakter. That must take many time to check out all the refernences about Gloin. love the little Daggers !

Thank you Ephiane! Luckily research is quite easy thanks to the internet and google search! LOL. They also documented the costumes very well for 'The Making Of The Hobbit' books and extra DVD 'behind the scenes' documentaries etc.. They also displayed all the costumes in a museum so luckily many people took and posted pictures on Pintrest, Tumbler and so on. The hard part was making the 2 dimensional pictures into 3D 1/6th! LOL. I based his daggers on the Indonesian/Philippine karambits which are close quarter fighting knives for cutting tendons and arteries etc..  They used a few real world knives for inspiration like Nori's knives are based on the famous Gurkha kukri knives.

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dadrab wrote:Your work never fails to impress me. This is certainly no exception.

I was unsure about how the real hair and the sculpted would mix, but the outcome is very convincing.

Still blown away by the boots, too.

Superior work, brah.

Thanks dadrab! It's not perfect but I did what I could with the very limited amount of material I had to use.

peter the painter wrote:Simply stunning work Alex, a delight to see from his beginnings to completion.

Bravo to you, and thanks for letting us enjoy his journey

Cheers,


Peter.

Thank you for putting up with my mods!  Wink

Rogerbee wrote:Brilliant,

Still hard to believe he's scratch built.

CHEERS!

Thank you Roger! A great compliment!!

Here's Gloin 60 years later in the time line as he appears at the council of Elrond in TFOTR, he's in the middle.

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Looks like you'll never run out of bashes from that series!

CHEERS!

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