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23 septembre 2012

Bilbo, Gandalf and The One Ring .... (by Alex)

I don't want to write a lot.... it's unnecessary I think.
just that: in May 2012,  Alex Gussev send me some figures that he had sculpt.... and even if the painting work was almost finished since 5 months, I can't finish because I was afraid that they look ugly! Maybe they are .... but I gave to those "little soldiers" (15 mm for Bilbo!) all my heart.
I hope that Alex will be enough satisfied (I know that he is a really very very nice man!).
(sorry for the ugly Bilbo's legs: they were broken and the gluing was not very good....)
just remember that:
They are the first Gandalf and Bilbo in 1/72 scale !!!!!!!!!



















32 commentaires:

  1. Gandalf, the Blue?!! :D

    Love the details!

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    1. Why not?
      Tolkien describe him in the beginning of the book and write that he has a blue hat, a grey mantle and black boots.
      details=Alex work !

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  2. Comme d'habitude du bon travail Sam , bonjour a vous .

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  3. Never call your work ugly Pascal, never. These are unique sculpts and you've done a fine job of painting them. Your love for the subject matter shows. His rendition of Bilbo is particularly good.

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    1. Thanks Anne!
      I just wanted to say that it was very difficult!
      sometimes it's like you feel that you can't do something bad or simply "good". I love Alex and his work, I wanted to show him !

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  4. Great painting Pascal, love the little fellow!

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    1. Tahnks Ray ! Bilbo is amazing and funny at the same time! I think that it's really a Master Work! such a sculpting job at this size, it's simply magic!

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  5. I have to say it is quite a nice scene and the figures look good. I like it a lot.

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  6. I like it! One nice thing that is happening is this: I begin to distinguish the author of the paintings without knowing. As in this case. Bravo Sam, thank you for being one of my (unwitting) teachers.

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    1. Thanks Michele! You mean the author of the figures ??
      I'm your teacher???? it's impossible: you learn to fast !

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  7. Oh wow... Pascal, found your blog! Good to see your work again! Most excellent!

    VS

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    1. I'm happy to see you here!
      I don't know if my work is "excellent": I try to do my best and have fun to do it with my best possibilities!
      Do you have a blog or a website ?
      I can add it on my blog roll to be inform of the news!

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  8. WOW very nice work! they are good and as they are the first and only !/72 scale Bilbo and gandalf figs they are also the best!!!!!!!!! (and worst but let us not go into technicalities)I love them.

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    1. Thanks Gowan !
      the best and the worst ??? you're enigmatic !

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  9. Très chouette! Nul doute que ce superbe Gandalf saura se défaire avec brio d'un traîneau charrié par des écureuils...
    Merci bien pour le Photobucket, je n'y avais pas songé a priori, et cela a l'air de fonctionner...
    Phil.

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    1. Merci Phil!
      Je suppose qu'il n'est pas intéressé par le traineau et un personnage dont je n'ai pas souvenir dans le bouquin!!

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    1. Thanks Michael !
      you mean the figures, I suppose?

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  11. Very nice painting style. The figures are a pleasure to view and full of enjoyment for all.

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    1. Thanks Jay!
      honesty, if "The Hobbit" movie could gives such comments and enjoyment that those figures, I will be the most happy man of the Middle-Earth !

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  12. Brilliant my friend!!!!! Just like they should look like!!! When i think how small bilbo´s face is and the excellent painting you´ve done!!! My respects!
    Salut
    Paul
    PS..Bens blog address;
    http://vswargame.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thanks Paul!
      you're a painter of Alex figures and I'm sure that you could understand what was my trouble when I've painted them!
      Thanks for the link to V.S. blog!!
      I've visited it many time but never added in my Blogs-Roll; that's done!

      and yes Gandalf with the blue Hat, it's strange but it's the good information! (even I'm not always well documented!)
      but it's at the beginning of The Hobbit: maybe after his hat is grey.... °-°

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  13. Il ne manque plus que la cheminée...
    Très bon travail. Bilbo surtout est impressionnant.

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    1. Merci, mais non, pas de décor! je voulais quelque chose de sobre pour mettre en avant les figurines.
      (La base est un simple gros bouton ancien avec des morceaux de bois coupés/collés pour imiter un plancher, un peu de peinture et c''est tout!)
      J'aime bien Bilbo aussi : il a un côté très fier, presque arrogant, qui est assez rigolo finalement...

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  14. Bilbo is a rather ugly figure :) Not the painting, but the figure itself, but I do like the Gandalf, nice job, Samwise!

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    1. My friend, Bilbo is like each one imagine him!
      Sometimes, he could be irritating,annoying... I think that it's one of this moment.. like I said just upon (in french!): he shows a proud face, almost arrogant: that's the Ring-side, I suppose...

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    2. do they also have Bard and Thranduil's figures, I love those two characters! I always prefer Elves to Hobbits :)

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    3. That's good now for Bard and Thranduil yet!
      (even if Bard is not an Elve!)
      But I don't think that you will see them painted before a long time: I don't paint quickly ...

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