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Scared Hobbit Companion statue by TrevorGrove Scared Hobbit Companion statue by TrevorGrove
Here's something a little different. Another mini Frodo, but I think this one is a lot more fun than the first one.

This is part of a piece for Sideshow Collectibles that was unveiled this week, and will be going up for preorder today, Friday the 17th.

The diorama consists of 5 incredible Ringwraiths moving in towards Frodo from the scene in "Fellowship of the Ring" on Weathertop. I was asked to make the Frodo piece which is seperate from the Ringwraiths. Take a look at the incredible Wraith sculptures here: [link]

Just to make it clear, I DID NOT sculpt the Ringwraiths. They're bonechillingly awesome, and incredibly well done. I'm honored I got to sculpt a terrified Frodo to go along with the piece, because it's a wickedly cool diorama.

The multiple colors on Frodo are just due to different types of wax. the base is balsa foam with actual rocks and dirt, as well as some sculpted elements. Whatever gives you a convincing look! :)

The scale is 1/9. Frodo was probably about 5"-6" from head to foot. I really need to put a coin in for scale, or something. It's tough to tell what size he is.

thanks for looking
Trev
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Stinnaen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOODNESS O_O You are awesome!
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LisaSchindler Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am a huge LOTR fan, so I instantly knew what scene this was from :)
As always, magnificently sculpted, and almost impossible to mold. At least with my capacities ;)

Great piece!
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keithyboo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I pressed 'Request as Print' =______=;; Sorry! Btw, that is a new meaning of epic!
You deserve:
:iconepicbadge1plz::iconepicbadge2plz:
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gk5 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
i want to own one of these!!!
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:iconjapanass:
japanass Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
u did a great job - looks amazing. wow
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!
Trev
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing details!
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steveyoungsculptor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Man this is so great:) L.O.T.R is my fave movie for sure and you've done a great job on capturing the likeness.
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Minas-Tirith-Hakan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
I couldn't buy the Shades of Mordor Exclusive, But it have to 1000 limit, not 400 :(
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:icontrevorgrove:
TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
you might try getting on the waitlist! A LOT of times people cancel their preorders, and folks on the watlist get to take their preorder.

I hope you can get a copy!
Trev
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Minas-Tirith-Hakan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
I hope, Thanks for the information...:)
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem I think that for most people the waitlist comes through!
Trev
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Mari-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing statue! Its really good and detailed! :)
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The-Loiterer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Damn, man, you are just beyond Gifted. You never cease to blow my mind.
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You have absolutely beautiful sculptures! Wow! I always love seeing your updates! It's so great to see such talent coming out of little Yucaipa :)!!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Christine! I really appreciate it! I don't know if toys and mini statues are a product of talent, but they sure are cool and fun to work on! (Even if I do lose hair with each new piece!ha!)

Many thanks, again!
Trev
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kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
pfft, it's as much art and talent as anything else. If you gave someone else some clay or wax and something to sculpt, it would be far more likely to look like gumby than manage those immaculate details you capture. You just really capture expression and movement very well.

Also, I feel like you can't be an artist unless you ruin your eyes, lose some hair, or gray some hair along the way.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol! Exactly! I guess we'll all pay the toll for the endless hours of creation! :) Who needs hair and eyes anyway?!

Trev
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CrazyHobbitGirl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
WOAH! that is awesome!
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OliverBrig Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Great sculpt Trev, I think you really captured the feel of the seen in the film. The likeness drapery and hair all look great congrats on another outstanding piece of work.:)
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Oliver! I could stand to improve in all areas, but I enjoyed making this little guy. I think it's rare to get to make a character who's in despair. Usually they need to look heroic or otherwise 'in control'. :)

but man..those tiny expressive headsculpts....give you too many headaches!
take it easy, man!
Trev
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the-araon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing as always and great likeliness as usually. Just a shame that these amazing sculptures often ends with not the best paint job, especially in face department. :-(
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, it's really tough to paint a face to look like it should. the paint is just as touchy as the sculpt itself. every little minute thing counts...and it's just really hard to get a factory paintjob to work. I really like how this one turned out in the prototype photos. Considering how tiny it is, I'm stunned they can get in there are give him the proper paint

thanks!!
Trev
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the-araon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah. I fully realize, how hard it is to get the paint job right. But sometimes i just have the feeling that i would rather have the figure unpainted, than with not so perfect paint. Especially in case of your sculptures - you always get the likeliness so well that almost any paint ruins the fine detail. ;-)

Well, can't wait for the painted version then, if you say they did it right. :-)
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, a lot of people agree with you. Occasionally Sideshow does a faux bronze finish that shows off the sculpt more. I tend to agree that the paint detracts from likeness work, unless it's done with intricate care from a customizer. That high level of time and patience can't really go into a production run, unfortunately.
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the-araon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately you are right. Even the most delicate paint is bit thick, and is covering the fine detail of the sculpture. And second problem is missing translucency of the skin. You can simulate that in paint job by more layers of the color, which unfortunately obscure the sculpt detail even more. I can imagine, that some of those more expensive figures, could have be made from slightly translucent red material (at least the skin colored parts), which could be then colored with skin tones. Result of that could be stunning.
Well... translucency is probably the reason, why the sculptures always looks best when they are from wax.
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RaptorArts Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely amazing sculpture as always! I love it! XD
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pronouncedyou Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student
That is simply amazing. Wow. I am just in awe. I'm so jealous. I wish I could sculpt but I have clumsy fingers. The detail in it just blows me away. Just wow. Haha. I mean you just nailed the expression but the thing that I'm most jealous of? The hair. Even the hair on the feet. So well done!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ah thanks! I'm glad you like it. These tiny, intricate sculpts sometimes seem like more trouble than they're worth, but I really loved working on this one. thanks again!
Trev
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JamesMarsano Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow.. this is fenomenal.. really nice!! i saw this on the s.c site too! ill try using wax to scukpt sometime=)
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cey-cey Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
looks good ... very good ...
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beekay84 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, that's so amazing! :wow: Though I must say, Frodo without arms looks kinda creepy... :D
But seriously, this is marvellous! :+fav: :faint:
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
armless Hobbits aren't your thing?! What's wrong with you. ha!
It's funny sometimes how much these things have to be broken apart so that they can be molded and cast.
thanks, and I'm glad you like the little guy!
Trev
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meihua Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
this looks amazing!
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RonaldoTheJim Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Awesome job dudeeeee!!!! good stuff as usual!!!
Poor Frodo against the Nazguls!
This part on the movie rules!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yep, nothing like a terrified Hobbit to make those Wraiths seem even more oppressive! :D
It is a great part of the film, and a perfect scene for a statue
thanks!
Trev
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barbelith2000ad Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Holy guacamole,thats bang tidy trev,thats something else,thats one sculpt to rule them all,lol,im being serious.
Amazing skills amazing likeness you got his quirky expression spot on.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you bro! I'm glad you like the little guy. Sometimes it'd be nice to make something that won't fit in the palm of my hand :D. But then again... I'm too slow for the big stuff!
many thanks, again!
Trev
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selebriana Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great skill!) I see a great work done with a talent)
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keight Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Beautifully done, Trevor.
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smeagol92055 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy cow... yet again, you amaze me with every project.
poor Halfling... I can practically feel his terror through my screen!
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JonFreeman Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   Digital Artist
hehehe, bloody dyslexia made me read the title as "Sacred Hobbit" so I was trying to figure out "how the crap is Frodo holy in thi-- ohhh" =P

anyhoo, that's an awesome model, dude! :D Great expression, and the details/textures on the different fabrics is pretty amazing. =) great work!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
lol! Sacred Hobbit..I like that...maybe he could be sculpted to look like the Raiders of the Lost Ark idol.

Thanks!
Trev
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JonFreeman Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   Digital Artist
XD LoL yeah, that'd be pretty sweet. :D

sure thing
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dgtrekker Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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pat-mcmichael Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ABSOLUTELY "FRIGGIN" A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!
I've always said that the most talented of ALL artists is the Sculptor!!!!!
I have such a jealous appreciation for this kind of skill!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
ha! That's funny, I feel like the illustrators are the most talented! Or at least, I'm more in awe of that work.

Many thanks! Your drawings are incredibly well rendered!!
Trev
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el-douglas Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
this is the best!

love the way you captured the moment :clap:
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ChakotayDgryphon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, I like your sculpture better than the ring wraiths. Flowing dark robes and swords could've been done by any awesome sculptor. But your's? ...with all the attention to exquisite detail given to everything from the buttons on Frodo's coat, to the nails on his toes, the grass on the ground, and the teeth set into his terrified face... it almost is like looking at a 3D still from the movies. You sir, have an wonderful gift! :hug:
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
hey thanks!
I'm glad you like all the little details!

Those Ringwraiths would have been really difficult to do, honestly. Their design almost makes them seem simple, but they would be anything but! I'm amazed that Matt, the sculptor, was able to give them all such personality and make them utterly scary. I think it's the first time I've really loved a Wraith sculpt (or five! ha!)

Thanks again for the kind words, I'm really happy you like little Baggins here!
Trev
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