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CCC3 Entry: Frodo Takes the Plunge...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:50 am
by Athos
My latest entry for the CCC3. This one for the Miscellaneous category. I've been thinking about doing this one for quite a while:

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"Don't look at the lights. There was a battle long ago; a battle between ElvesSS, Men, and Orcses. Don't look at the lights, or Hobbits will light candles of their own."

The whole watery gallery:

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=156760

Steve

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:26 am
by JoshWedin
That looks cool! Can't wait to see the gallery...I have an idea of what awaits. :shock:

Josh

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:32 am
by Dunechaser
Oh, nice! Great use of the Anakin head for the dead dude. (Not sure long-dead elves are "dudes," per se, but anyway...)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:57 am
by Maedhros
Oh, really nice. I really like how you made the dead man. Good use of the head and neat building to get him to fit so nicely in there.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:00 pm
by ottoatm
The best part has to be the man under the water - you used the perfect head with that hairpiece to really look like the corpse I remember in the movie - I like the surface a lot - it really looks like a marsh with all the grass and dirt - and you did Frodo very well - he's at an angle suggests he is really falling into the water... but the best part by far is that corpse.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:02 pm
by JoshWedin
(Now that it's public) Great dead elf, there! He looks perfect and Frodo really looks like he is going in...

Josh

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:23 pm
by Bruce N H
Hey,

Very nice. The pedant in me feels obliged to point out that, Peter Jackson's interpretation notwithstanding, it's actually Sam who trips into a pool. Frodo does say a couple of lines later that he has also seen the dead in the water, though.

Hurrying forward again, Sam tripped, catching his foot in some old root or tussock. He fell and came heavily on his hands, which sank deep into sticky ooze, so that his face was brought colse to the surface of the dark mere. -snippy- 'There are dead things, dead faces in the water', he said with horror. 'Dead faces!'

-snippy-

'I don't know,' said Frodo in a dreamlike voice. 'But I have seen them too. In the pools when the candles were lit.


Pedantry aside, I really like the Vig. Did you see that Shane Larson has also done a [url=http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=156773]vignette from Return of the King?
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Bruce

Re: CCC3 Entry: Frodo Takes the Plunge...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:23 pm
by Formendacil
Athos wrote:My latest entry for the CCC3. This one for the Miscellaneous category.


You've done it again...

four pics instead of three.

Meanwhile, I like this little scene, and I'm especially fond of the fact that you used the full-scale legs for Frodo and Gollum, since there are no regular Men to compare with.

Re: CCC3 Entry: Frodo Takes the Plunge...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 7:15 pm
by Bruce N H
Formendacil wrote:You've done it again...
four pics instead of three.


Actually (unless Steve did some quick editing that I missed), the fourth pic is just a thumbnail-sized version of the first, so it's all good.

BTW, for everyone, you don't actually have to create a separate thumbnail image, as Brickshelf already does this for you. If you just right-click (or control-click for us Mac types) the small image that shows up on the Brickshelf gallery and "copy image location," that is sufficient. The thumbnail must be one of the other three images, BTW, and not a fourth separate photo.

Bruce

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:36 pm
by CAI
Ahh, what a good idea for a vig, as mentioned, the dead warrior is well done...i'm stumped as to what you used for the water...what piece?


Edit: In further inspection..is it a truck windshield...still can't tell for sure

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:54 pm
by Stone Goblin
Nicely done. You sure captured the scene. :)
Love the watery effect design and dead elf looking figure.
Good job Athos. :)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:59 pm
by Shadow
I like this a lot. Good use of the Anakin head and well done overall. You seem to be pumping out some good MOCs that demand good comments :twisted:

PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:57 pm
by Athos
http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/4215b


One of these:

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Steve