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Asmus' Lord of the Rings license has resulted in a long sequence of figures, some of which have been masterpieces (like Gimli), while others have fallen pretty flat. King Theoden is not one of the fallen (see Michael Crawford's review HERE), but it is kept from being a masterpiece by the remarkably poor choice of giving him sculpted/molded hair; even worse, they made it removable so that his head can fit into a properly-sized helmet, resulting in an obvious, unrealistic, and unsightly cut in the hairline. I suppose they were afraid of helmet hair, which is an issue, but certainly less serious than the one that resulted from their attempt to avoid it. And it is not just about realism and the unsightly cut, the sculpted hair and one-piece head and neck get in the way of articulation a bit.

I modified my Theoden (Bernard Hill) head sculpt by removing the neck (which was just a little on the short side, but not a very necessary modification in this instance) and giving him real hair from Morezmore. For the most part I will let the photos tell the story. For more detailed step-by-step walk-through of the process, see my Conan head conversion HERE (a couple of others HERE and HERE).

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The outer layers of the sculpted hair were designed to be removable, which greatly simplifies the work. I thinned down the sculpted hair on the head sculpt proper a bit, and rebuilt a low cranium over the back of the skull so that the hair would look right once in place.

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I painted the cranium a flesh color just in case something shows through and began to apply the hair in the usual manner, in tiers starting from the back of the head relatively low. I picked Morezmore's "Brown Sugar" hair, because it seemed like a close match. And it does look almost the same as the painted hair in hand (though not in the photo).

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After removing loose strands, a gentle wash, and a bit of a haircut, I snapped a few photos while the hair was drying.

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I think it looks pretty good, but I didn't feel like futzing with it to give it a more ample appearance. Besides, it had to fit in the helmet. (Yes, this particular neck is a tad too long, but my neck box is packed away at the moment.)

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And fit in the helmet it does, although it is a tight fit and results in helmet hair (of sorts). Which makes the hair appear ample again (but perhaps a bit too much).

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Overall, I think I've improved the realism, appearance, and articulation.

What do you think?

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Another one left to my own design as I have already made the only 6 designs they showed in the film with 3 doubled to make the 9.

I chose Gondorian armour as my inspiration for this Wraith though technically he would be Numenorean (Elendil was the first Numenorean King), a race that created Gondor after their island home of Numenor was destroyed when the world changed from a flat disc into a globe.. scratch (yeah gets pretty confusing and weird!), well some of the Numenoreans did, they were called The Faithful and worked with the Elves (who had granted them far longer lives than normal mortals and taller stature, Elendil was 7' tall apparently..in thanks for fighting with them in some war about something at some point..). The other Numenoreans became the Black Numenoreans who despised the Elves for their immortality and chose to worship the 'The Dark' at Sauron's promise that it would provide them power and longer lives; turns out it didn't really as they all got massacred fighting for the Witch King Of Angmar a 100years later although some surviving descendants became the Haradrim.

I kept the wings motif that Gondor Armour uses on everything plus the full plate armour with mail kama/skirt they use. I then went a bit 'Clive Barker' on that foundation so you may see the odd nod to Cenobytes even though Wraith have no 'Flesh to tear apart!'

Previous other 8  finished Wraith build links:

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-and-discussion-/856553-hobbit-greco-roman-wraith-dol-guldur-battle-last-bits-done-new-pics.html#post4803350

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-and-discussion-/856825-my-finished-custom-easterling-wraith-hobbit-tbofa.html

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-and-discussion-/856998-my-scratch-built-custom-haradrim-wraith-finished-outdoors-pics.html

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-and-discussion-/857223-my-finished-custom-rohirrim-wraith-hobbit-outdoor-pics.html

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-and-discussion-/857223-my-finished-custom-rohirrim-wraith-hobbit-outdoor-pics.html

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-and-discussion-/859842-hobbit-version-witch-king-morgul-lord-lead-wraith-followers-so-far.html

https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t50-my-finished-custom-executioner-wraith-from-the-hobbit

https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t306-finished-lotr-th-ronin-wraith-8-0f-9-outdoors-pictures-now-bigger-pics

First WIP build thread:

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-and-discussion-/855748-marathon-lotr-hobbit-16-figures-wip-th-witchking-wraith-started-22.html

Second WIP thread:

https://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t89-marathon-lotr-th-wip-custom-builds-reaper-rider-wraith-redone-finished


Some of many references I used

Gondorian Armour

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Thanks for looking.

Cheers,

Peter.

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Search in: General Talk  Topic: Ori and Nori, Dwarfs from the Hobbit, painted sulpts.  Replies: 8  Views: 483
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Thorin and Gloin, finished head sculpts. - Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:38 am

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Thanks for looking.


Cheers,

Peter.

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Search in: General Talk  Topic: Thorin and Gloin, finished head sculpts.  Replies: 13  Views: 589
Carrying on from my thread on OSW which would be page 25 now, this is the 14th figure in this run (done plenty of other LOTR custom builds before) and the 7th Wraith. Since they only designed 6 Wraith in The Hobbit TBOFA even though they showed 9 (they doubled up a few designs and hoped we wouldn't notice for some reason..) I get to have fun designing the last three from scratch while staying in the spirit (no pun intended) of the already built Wraith, this one I'll call the Asian Reaper due to the armour I'm using mixed with a more European Grim Reaper vibe as I just think it will be a cool look for one of these Wraith that still seem to be hanging onto their cultural roots at this point before they become the classic Nine of the LOTR trilogy.
Tore the armour apart and straightened it in hot and cold water ready for paint after removing any laces.

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My first thread here so might mess it up! Laughing

This is No.6 out of 9 Wraiths, only 6 were featured in The Hobbit movie trilogy so the next 3 and Sauron will give me complete artistic freedom, however this one is based on the pictures below. I say 'based on' as I always take an artistic license here and there as these are CGI characters existing in a 2D world and it's not always possible or convenient for me to translate that into the real world mechanics of 1/6 figures that need to be fully articulated IMO.
Like most of The Nine there seems to be no story or name behind this Wraith other than he was once a human king corrupted by one of the nine rings of power given to mortal men and then enslaved by the necromancer Sauron to live forever as a spectre of himself and do Sauron's bidding. He is seen with the other 5 Wraith (that I have already made figures of shown in the links below and the LOTR/TH marathon WIP build thread that now has 24 pages of work and many more characters built on it, 13 in total so far) at the battle of Dol Guldur fighting Saruman, Elrond with Galadriel protecting Gandalf then facing down Sauron, albeit at a distance.







LOTR/TH WIP thread

Finished Greco-Roman Wraith

Finished Easterling Wraith

Finished Haradrim Wraith

Finished Rohirrim Wraith

Finished Witch King Of Agmar Dol Guldur




Reference pics:

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My finished Executioner Wraith:

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This is my custom Saruman, much taller than the Asmus version with longer hair, different body with padding, fabric real lace up boots and painted beard etc...

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With his brethren so far..

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