Gollum (Hobbit) Custom Statue / Bust
Custom #:59394
Custom Type:Statue / Bust
Toy Series:Hobbit
Date Added:March 17, 2014
Base Figure:none
Height:12.00 inches
I started this bust a while ago, I already posted WIP pictures on Facebook so I couldnt enter the "Battle For Middle Earth" contest..

This is my rendition of Gollum from the 1977 Rankin/Bass animated movie "The Hobbit". I really like this design of Gollum; frog-like, just like Tolkien described.. For the Rankin/Bass animated feature "The Lord of the Rings" the design was changed a little, but enough for me to like the '77 Hobbit version better. For the base I thought it would be cool to make Gollum's cave with his hut and little boat. Sculpted from scratch. Thanks for looking :)

User Comments
Sad Panda -
Friday, November 21, 2014
Excellent stuff! Love you did with the water.
ZoltanMotherwell -
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Glad you like it! The water was done by building up layers and layers of gloss sealent and transparant yellows and blues. It did the job
June Lee -
Thursday, November 20, 2014
ZoltanMotherwell -
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Thanks, June Lee!
Kevlar Palsh -
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
ZoltanMotherwell -
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Thanks man! Big fan of your work!
NeCrollector -
Thursday, March 20, 2014
A MASTERPIECE, brother! I'm a HUGE fan of 'The Hobbit' movie so I can totally appreciate the incredible attention to detail here! Perfection!
ZoltanMotherwell -
Friday, March 21, 2014
Heyhey! Thanks very much, my friend!
Bacchus -
Monday, March 17, 2014
Very cool!
ZoltanMotherwell -
Friday, March 21, 2014
Thanks you, Sir!
DrChops -
Monday, March 17, 2014
Wow! That is beautiful! The character art from the Hobbit cartoon is the best, really loe the eye detail on this Gollum! Ghostly, looks real!
ZoltanMotherwell -
Friday, March 21, 2014
Thanks Doc, I gave the eyes 4 different paintjobs before "setteling" on this.. Same goes for his eyelids.. Glad you like it!
VicVeinz -
Monday, March 17, 2014
A wonderfully sculpted bust..a great addition to any LOTR collection!!
ZoltanMotherwell -
Friday, March 21, 2014
Thanks a million, Vic!
Patraw -
Monday, March 17, 2014
Very well done! When it comes to Gollum, like yourself, the 1977 animated version is definitely my favorite, as that was my first introduction to the character (Peter Jackson's version has nothing on this incarnation--he's just not inhuman enough). I really like how you went the extra mile to make his base a relevant part of the design, with the lake hut diorama, rather than taking the easy route and just doing a boring pillar or something.

While, like you said, it wouldn't have been eligible for the Battle for Middle Earth contest, as you've already shared it on Facebook, I definitely would have given it 5 stars had it been an entry.
ZoltanMotherwell -
Friday, March 21, 2014
Thanks,Patraw! Very much appreciated
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