One near miss with an angry farmer and a shortcut to mushrooms later the four Hobbits find themselves on a shaded trail collecting tasty fungi when Frodo is overcome by a sudden need to get off the road. No sooner have the Hobbits scurried over an embankment and sought shelter beneath the eroded roots of an old tree when a tall, black-robed figure emerges from the mist.Dismounting its midnight horse to sniff unnaturally at the air, the stooped, black-cowled creature sweeps this way and that, drawn inexorably toward the huddled Shirelings. It's such an iconic scene, so it was exciting to be asked to create this. I tried to capture the eerie silence when the Hobbits held their breath as the Ringwraith crept closer; his senses on high alert.
You can even see the evil look of the Wraith Steed as it seeks to sense their presence too. I really enjoyed sculpting the Steed in its solitary standing position, which had the potential to be quite boring, but with such drama in its face it comes to life and ends up playing an important part in the scene. The key was getting the right balance of tree and roots versus Wraith, Steed, and Hobbits. I believe each element is equally important but they also need to have their own prominence. Dropping to its knees, steel-gauntleted hands groping, the faceless wraith looms over them.
Around the Hobbits' hairy feet, the ground writhes with worms and other small creatures seeking to escape its terrifying presence. As the figure closes in upon them and its shadow threatens to swallow all hope of escape, Frodo falls into a trance, the Ring around his neck calling to him, his finger edging ever closer to the promised safety of the magical golden band. FEATURES OF THE MASTERS COLLECTION: ESCAPE OFF THE ROAD. Made from high quality polystone.Sculpted by Middle-earth masters Brigitte Wuest and Gary Hunt. Sculpted using both physical and digital techniques. 360° diorama depicting the Hobbit's first encounter with the forces of evil. The item will be delivered EXACTLY as described. If the item itself is not damaged, I cannot file a claim. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science Fiction & Horror\Other Sci-Fi Collectibles". The seller is "balrogltd" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.