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Gimli Raw by TKMillerSculpt Gimli Raw by TKMillerSculpt
Gimli Statue. Sculpted for Sideshow Collectibles. Wax, Balsa Foam, Entire piece stands 14", 2010.
Final approved sculpture. Critiques are not welcomed. Thank you for understanding.

Axes by Oliver Brig.

Follow the link to Sideshow Collectibles to find out how to order: [link]

I've had numerous requests to see the finished, unpainted sculpt, so here he is.
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philback Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
wow it is such a privilege to see this kind of behind-the-scenes work from a modern master like you Tim! I love sideshow products and when I see the kind of passionate work you put into these things... just makes the whole end product so much more meaningful and worth the investment. thank you!
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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Solfei Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconpatrickplz:
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AliasGhost Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That's some astounding work there, detail, lines, likeness. It must have been a logistical nightmare to break that down.
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Artist
He was a bit much at times.
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clayjase69 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Amazing work
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Daystar-Art Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, it's feature time: [link] :)
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Ewela1130 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student General Artist
wuooah. Great job
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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superhippieman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing. did you use a stamp on that chanmail? ( i will understand completly if you do not wish to say)
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks! And no stamps were used on this, each link was done by hand.
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superhippieman Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing work. I tip my hat to you....although i don't much wear hats, but still, good job ;)
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ONEintheinfinite Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
I wished i didn't suck at subtractive sculpture
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Artist
Like everything else, it's just a matter of practice.

My style of sculpting is really a blend of additive and subtractive.
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ONEintheinfinite Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Augh too much algebra D:
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CarlShinyama Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I might have to add sculpting to my bucket list. That's how inspiring I find your work :)
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks for the kind words!
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CarlShinyama Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Murcielago-77 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
very nice. What did you make the weapons out of?
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MarkRaats Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Magnificent work - my warmest congratulations….
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This kicks ass!!
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks Lon!
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StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You bet buddy!!
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Raychol Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
The flow and movement of this piece just blows my mind every time I look at it, and these WIP shots are just as fantastic! Great work!
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks so much!
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Fonpaolo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine the hours you spent doing this masterpiece only watching your photos.
You've done an incredible work!
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks so much!
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Fonpaolo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
It's always a pleasure to watch your creations.
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you posted raw shots, because it looks absolutely amazing. I really do not know how you go through the outfit detailing...utterly mind blowing.Great flowing fabric....Oliver's weaponry is killer, as always...love this statue.
Trev
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks Trev! You know how long this thing took, it was just hour upon hour of adding in leather weaves, metal plates, and washers for the mail. Not so much mind-blowing as it was mind-numbing. I think this was one of those projects that even the guys at Sideshow were starting to wonder if it was ever going to get finished. But as I said, thanks, it's nice to know people can appreciate the time put in on this little guy. Can't wait to see what you've been up to lately!
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TrevorGrove Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
yep! I hear ya'. I did a piece I thought would never get finished last year....not nearly this complex, but complicated in its own right. I always feel like I'll never be able to reach the finish line, but Sideshow is always really supportive(very fortunate for that). hopefully I'll be able to share this piece soon, but I don't know what Sideshow's release plans are for it. It's a big 'ol Star Wars statue.
Trev
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Artist
Those long drawn out project always make me a little more neurotic than I probably am. I also think it can add to the drama when you can't see an end in sight. And yeah, Sideshow's always great about it, but it doesn't keep the gears from turning in the noggin. Seems like a few of us have been on the coveted Star Wars pieces recently. Can't wait to see what you've got!
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JonRiggle Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really love the motion you have going on, in this.
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks Jon!
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Absolutely insane. How many hours would you say you have in to this? Also, regarding the weapons, whats your technique with creating them? Theyre so ultra precise and ornate. Forgive my ignorance. :)
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Thanks Tim! I lost track of the time spent on this one. When I first started on him, I was also working concurrently on a Warcraft piece for DC Direct (which won't be produced the way I sculpted it), and that piece was also a HUGE investment of time. In short, two big time-sink projects together and keeping hours straight... nightmare! I was working on Gimli for months.

As for the axes, all except the one embedded in the orc's chest were fabricated by Oliver Brig. Much of the detail had to be hand-scribed in with itty-bitty tools, and I know he found it challenging. I was still working on the details of Gimli's costume when the axes came back to me and had to call up Ollie to curse him for making them so detailed, as I was going to have to match the quality in the costume.
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing. Im reluctant to even mention this because I realize the parallels it draws to the ever annoying "did you ink that digitally?" questions but it seems to me that things like tools and weapons, symmetrical objects that are very technical in nature, would be easier in terms of efficiency and time to do digitally and then "printed" out. Whats your take on that? Again, Im totally ignorant about this stuff so Id love to understand the ropes. I cant have an opinion if I dont have any knowledge, right? :) I love knowing that theres an artisan out there doing stuff like that by hand. Big props' for him!!

Again, insanely cool work!
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Artist
I think Ollie tried to handle the axes digitally, but the details were so fine that even the most exacting printers couldn't handle the job. I'd also thought that Gimli himself might have been handle better digitally, given the amount of repeating details in his costume, but again, the cleanup of said detail would have made the job impossible, and so sculpting by hand was really the only option.
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DRAWBAK Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ah ha! *Lightbulb* I never knew that.

Despite (probably because of) working digitally myself these days, I have to confess a real affection for the physical media.

Nice to know the old magic is still powerful...
:)
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Artist
I'm just beginning to learn Z-brush anyway. Gotta keep up with the times!
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DRAWBAK Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
...Really powerful in this case.

The full size image is where the super awesome of it really sinks in. o_O
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TimTownsend Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Gotcha. Makes sense. Thanks for taking the tim, Time.....er...time, Tim! :)
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Artist
Your always welcome to my time, Tim!
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Desheria Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your level of detail is always amazing, but I have to wonder why there is a ladder there. >>
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Artist
Because the design team wanted it there.
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:icondesheria:
Desheria Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fair enough, I was just curious if there was a story behind its placement.
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TKMillerSculpt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional Artist
No story, they just wanted it in.
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DRAWBAK Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Because if he was standing on a stack of phone books that would be anachronistic.

Gimli: I can't see!
Legolas: Would you like me to get you a box?
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