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GubernatorFan wrote:I love the idea of the Eye of Sauron (which by the way means lizard or lizard-y) crest, although at this point I am wondering if it would not be way over the top (literally) and setting him too much apart from the other wraiths. But then again, you are basing this on more than just the LOTR movies. Besides, your creations end up being works of art, and I look forward to the final result.
I hope you feel better soon.
Stryker2011 wrote:Awesome idea, the Eye. This should be impressive when done.
GubernatorFan wrote:Completely agree on the Japanese crest. Just thought it might be too big of a departure from what we saw in the movies -- although there was a distinction between the "regular" wraith outfit and the battle gear (at least for the leader of the Nazgul). But again, you have other sources of inspiration, including your own imagination and creativity, so don't pay attention to my unimaginative wondering and ramblings. I am sure it will look glorious and as I said look forward to see what you do with it.
GubernatorFan wrote:There... a neck and some silver/metal paint, and almost done.
Stryker2011 wrote:Looking good, SC. I can see the insect comparison now that you mention it. Very cool.
Stryker2011 wrote:Looking good. I wish I had your drive and commitment.
GubernatorFan wrote:Wow, really coming together. But you are due your well-earned rest.
Tjolnir wrote:always inspiring to watch you cut up stuff and create something wonderful, keep up the great work
scalawag wrote:Wow this is coming along fantastically well mate. Great build thread as always.
Stryker2011 wrote:Nearly there, indeed. Will he have flowing robes like the rest? Or will he be more like he is now?
GubernatorFan wrote:That last shot is very encouraging... looks pretty much ready to go, in all its glorious detail. I would imagine that the flowing robes are part of the dress code, Stryker. In this case perhaps it might be cool if there are two long vertical slits for the arms, to give him better access and perhaps reveal a bit more of the armor in action poses. But I'm sure shovelchop has thought of what to do about that already.
GubernatorFan wrote:Very cool custom figures. Love the Samurai Vader. And love the progress. I'd say he still needs a bit more of an outer cape, but it looks like that's where you're headed anyway. But you should not pay me any mind... I am not as creative/willing to make departures (then again, from what?) as you.
Stryker2011 wrote:Looking pretty cool. Like the extra tattering you did on his clothes.
GubernatorFan wrote:Very impressive... and it keeps getting better. Also impressive that you have the trousers of an old Korean fisherman to add to the custom...
GubernatorFan wrote:He came out great. And although I followed every step and had no doubt in your abilities, I am still somehow surprised. Very impressive. He does stick out from the others and from what I would imagine as a ring wraith (but remember my mind is conditioned by the fairly uniform look we got in the movies without the benefit of the other sources you have as inspiration), yet I wouldn't change a thing and love every detail.
One minor recommendation: get yourself a foamboard or blanket or even towel in one color to use as a background for the finished product photos of your finished figures, so that all the details will be easily visible -- this is especially helpful with these dark figures against the dark background of the room. It would be simple, affordable, and easy to use/place/store, while very effective. (On the other hand, I do love getting glimpses of your collection in these photos.)
GubernatorFan wrote:Ah, you thought of everything! I guess in all the excitement, you sometimes forget to use the photobooth -- I had quite forgotten about that. I have the same turn table, by the way!
Rogerbee wrote:Looks ace, and great to see more of that famous ingenuity!
peter the painter wrote:Great work, he looks amazing.
Stryker2011 wrote:That turned out amazing. So cool. It's incredible seeing the destructive nature of your WIP pics, and then the final result turns out like THIS. Wow!
dadrab wrote:Damn fine work, Chop.
I kind of raised an eyebrow when you were describing what the helmet would look like, but...silly me...it fits just right with the character.
Another winner, brah.
ReverendSpooky wrote:Man, once more, you totally stick the landing. There really is a unifying aesthetic that fits right in with the rest of the wraiths. The tattered cloak and that empty helmet really give it that same eerie spectral feel. And I love the look of the Flags and the giant Sauron sigil on the helmet. Have you thought printing anything on the flags, like that same sigil?
shovelchop81 wrote:I read and write modern Greek and invented an alphabet for my foundation course in art and design specialising in illustration and graphics so I should be able to handle a couple of words! Hopefully... been a while since I've done any calligraphy..
shovelchop81 wrote:Well I grew up in Athens for the first 18 years of my life, my folks still live there, I speak street Greek not classical! This Dwarvish alphabet is pretty cool
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