Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Project Hobbit, Phase 1

I have recently been running the guys from our local game group in a dungeon.  The old school AD&D sort just so they will know how us old grognards did it in the day.  :-)  I rolled up some characters and I thought I needed a halfling (hobbit) thief to get the right flavor for the party.  Only one major hitch, no 1/72 hobbit are to be found.  Being an inventive sort, I realized "Caesar Goblins" should be hobbit size.  I came up with a plan.  I head swap the goblin head for a smallish human one, sculpt on some clothing and gear, and add a short sword and Project Hobbit was born!

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One more quick size comparison with a Caesar Dwarf so that you can see if he will look Hobbitish enough when hanging out in the local dungeon with all the other cool adventurers smoking pipes.  :-)

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As usual, Friar Tuck (an Airfix Robin Hood set figure) and Conan (a Caesar Miniatures Adventures set figure) make their appearance for scale.  I have included a "Caesar Goblin" with no modifications and a the converted one.  The head was taken from a Victorian era British soldier who was more then happy donate it to such a good cause.   Below is the lucky trooper twin broth celebrating his brother new body.

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I have coated the body in supper glue where the clothing and gear will be covering the noble Hobbit.  I am hoping the super glue will give some purchase for the green stuff.  My previous experiments with green stuff directly to vinyl have been slowed when the green stuff would not properly grip the slippery vinyl.  

Next time, I hope to have the conversion finished and ready for the paint table.  Wish me luck, and thanks for reading...

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  1. Good idea...I look forward to your painting of him...the hairy feet might be a problem though :-D

  2. The hairy feet were pretty easy. Check out the Project Hobbit Phase 2 to see how they turned out. I have always had good luck sculpting fur and hair.

    Thanks for reading...

    LLC aka Ron


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