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goblin from the hobbit cartoon by optimuspint goblin from the hobbit cartoon by optimuspint
i hope this is the first of many postings to come of this type. for those of you familiar with 25 mm fantasy miniatures such as warhammer and d&d, this is a "green" sculpt of a goblin from the rankin bass hobbit cartoon. the "green" is sculpted with a two part epoxy that has the consistency of chewing gum until it sets.
its a very tiny figure for those of you unfamiliar with this type of sculpting with the base being around the size of a nickle.
the top part of the pic is of the multiple parts to allow for casting...arm with axe, main body, and shield. the bottom pic is to show scale (yes i painted the other fig).
ill be having it cast in white metal this week and when i get them back ill post a pic of a painted finished model :)
ive got a couple more figs ill be posting in a couple of days keep an eye out
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FlyingDutchmanGames Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Did this ever got cast?! more?!!!! :D
SockCreature96 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Bladescream Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That is incredibly amazing, not to mention accurate - I'm genuinely impressed. :wow: I love it! I've always had a "soft spot" for the Rankin/Bass goblins. XD
Anvalous Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Sent you a message. Hopefully this project isn't dead!

Ace stuff, sir!
HpCriticAll Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
How do we obtain one of these minis?
CraftyTibbles Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I absolutely love the unique style of the animated Hobbit from the 70s, especially the goblins. Cool to see someone bring them to life!
WhiteManticore Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
This is amazing, i grew up with the animated hobbit and return of the king films and have been collecting war game and RPG minis since 2004, if you have any casts of this goblin or any other characters and there still available to buy, please let me know.....ever consider attempting to sculpt smaug???
SuperPumpkinMan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
O.O awesome!
janiceghosthunter Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would totally buy one from you! Green stuff is so hard to work with. How the heck do you do it? This is fantastic!!!
QuestionSanity Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
pint. i need a sweet ork.
optimuspint Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
are you making fun of me? hahaha
QuestionSanity Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
no. the warboss on my page is my first sculpt ever and it's just a Vorr figure that i made bulkier and gave custom power claws. hell i've only been painting minis for like 6 months, now. your green sculpt is amazing.
QuestionSanity Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
you're alot better than me at sculpting, LOL
ErebEvendel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Holy crap! That, good sir, is amazing work. I'd definitely be interested in snagging one or two of these if it was at all possible...and I'd love to see what else you can do with green stuff. You've got some serious skills.
optimuspint Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
actually i have a bunch of greens almost finished. I'm going to submit them to reaper and if they don't want them at the very least I'm going to cast them myself. When i get them finished I'll post pics.
PainlessJames Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009
Very Cool! Isnt green stuff the sh*t?


oh and very nice tattoo work also btw ;)
Eidolon-Grey Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really impressive! NICE work :) Will you be selling the models as custom's?
optimuspint Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
if everything goes well at the casters ill have some of these for sale at the wizards world chicago comicon, if your interested in one let me know i can mail you one too
Eidolon-Grey Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll totally be interested, I love those old Rankin Bass cartoons :)
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