My Balrog Sculpt...new and improved

Darth Infamous

Sr Member
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Hi All,
If there is one character that really gets me fired up its the Balrog from the Lord Of the Rings Movie. Fantastic character...superbly realized by Weta.
I sculpted my first Balrog awhile ago. Casted it up and painted it. But I wasn't satisfied. It had to be better. Now I have based my Balrog sculpt on a very finely done sculpt by Ben Wooten. The pose to me is fantastic. Captures the essence of the creature. So here is the original Ben Wooten sculpt I used as reference. Then Pics of my sculpt. My Balrog is actually 20 percent larger than the original. I wanted to make it bigger and more detailed. So here is some pics. Hope you like them.

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Edwardowan

Sr Member
Holy bejeebus! Impressive... most impressive!
Your sculpt looks amazing! Its spot on and not even finished yet!!! I'm impressed! :thumbsup
 

MadAlice

Member
WOW, great work on the details! :love
Can't wait to see the finished work, with paint job and all...

:thumbsup And I agree, the pose matches the Balrog perfectly!
 

christrom

Sr Member
great sculpt. You should see if there is a way of taking a transparent cast of your sculpt and then lighting it from the interior - You could really take it to a new level... like the coolest lava lamp ever created!
 

Trap Joe

Sr Member
As much as I despice the Peter Jackson LOTR "movies",
I really have to say: this is an outstanding piece of art. Very well executed. I love the pose and especially the painting. I can really feel the fire burning underneath his skin. Very cool!!!(y)thumbsup:thumbsup
 

Darth Infamous

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
Thanks for all the nice comments. here is some updated pics for you all. :) They are a little washed out...took them in the daylight.

Carl

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jaybible

Well-Known Member
limited run maybe??:D... very nice sculpt! This was always my favourite creature in the LoTR books, and the film version was pretty much what i had visualized all those yrs ago. any updates? also are you using super sculpey?
 
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