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Force of Nature
09-18-2008, 10:25 AM
Hi guys,

below you will find some pictures of a statue which has become one of my Holy Grails very rapidly.
The statue is massive, impressive, detailed and a undeniable eye-catcher. I can't tell you how happy I am with this piece and since sometimes words just get in the way I will shut up and show you the pics.

Ladies and Gentlemen I present you.... V. Rex vs. Kong!!!! (no. 1807 / 4000)

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01472.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01473.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01474.jpg

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Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

Force of Nature
09-18-2008, 10:26 AM
Kong - part II

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01475.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01481.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01477.jpg

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Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

Force of Nature
09-18-2008, 10:27 AM
Kong - part III

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01478.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01479.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01480.jpg

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Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

Daxion
09-18-2008, 10:31 AM
very nice piece!!!

Darth_Ryan
09-18-2008, 10:33 AM
That's a great statue by Weta. Massive and lots of details. =)

Alex655321
09-18-2008, 10:37 AM
Congrtats Rainer !

Trilogy
09-18-2008, 10:46 AM
Congratulations, Rainer.
It's a great piece.

Force of Nature
09-18-2008, 10:53 AM
Thanks guys!

I am a big, big fan of The Juggernaut but this piece somehow speaks to me. I simply love it and know for sure that I will never sell it again.

Kong rules; Kong is really king... King Kong! :D

Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

Original
09-18-2008, 10:55 AM
Congrats!

oddball
09-18-2008, 11:03 AM
very nice!!!

Makkari1
09-18-2008, 11:14 AM
A very powerful sculpt indeed. I love the T-Rex and Kong but Ms. Darrow looks like a toy doll.

Force of Nature
09-18-2008, 11:20 AM
Hi Makkari1,

I have to admit that Ms. Darrow does not look as overwhelming as the V. Rex or Kong. But then again I think she was not meant to look that way.

She may look a bit dolly-ish but because of that the brute strength and exciting presence of both Kong and T. Rex are highlighted even more. Besides, a women who looks like a doll might just be what Kong likes to see since he normally sees only ugly creatures like the T. Rex! :laugh:



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Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

Makkari1
09-18-2008, 12:13 PM
Hi Makkari1,

I have to admit that Ms. Darrow does not look as overwhelming as the V. Rex or Kong. But then again I think she was not meant to look that way.

She may look a bit dolly-ish but because of that the brute strength and exciting presence of both Kong and T. Rex are highlighted even more. Besides, a women who looks like a doll might just be what Kong likes to see since he normally sees only ugly creatures like the T. Rex! :laugh:

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01476.jpg


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Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

Kong and the T-Rex look real but she looks fake, really fake. She should look real

Fremen
09-18-2008, 12:17 PM
What a wonderful and huge piece!
Congrats.
I just love weta. They really do some great stuff.
My sister has their zoro statue and it is a real stunner. Goes really well with gandalf on shadowfax.

Force of Nature
09-18-2008, 01:49 PM
Hi Fremen,

thanks for the kind words! This is indeed a termendous piece and it is quickly become the centerpiece of my collection.

Sideshow Weta really hit a homerun with this piece even if I say so myself! :D

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01472.jpg

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Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

Force of Nature
09-18-2008, 01:51 PM
Hmmmm... that is strange... the below mentioned pic has a distorted image even though the image on Photobucket is good....

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01476.jpg

CharlesSong
09-18-2008, 02:02 PM
Sideshow Weta really hit a homerun with this piece even if I say so myself! :D


It's just Weta :D

Kinda wish I had gotten one-- I only say that because I simply don't have the space for it. Congrats!

Force of Nature
09-18-2008, 02:10 PM
Hi CharlesSong,

I know exactly what you mean.... I have thought long and hard about the Eagle vs Fell Beast diorama and in the end decided against it since I do not have any room in my HT-room anymore to display such a huge piece properly.
I had space for one more big statue and I chose the V. Rex vs. Kong diorama.

Due to the fact that I have run out of space I am not able to buy any big statues anymore unless I would buy them and keep them boxed but IMHO that would be a waste in any imaginable way.

I wish I was a millionaire and could buy a big house with seperate rooms for my statues! :D

Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

Mobikins
09-18-2008, 02:46 PM
So heres my kong vs vrex story (its a little long)

I got one of these on ebay a few months ago, it was my grail for the longest time but the price tag kept me away(this was back when I refused to spend more than 200 bucks on a statue...now Im buying the cm predator haha)

The ebay seller had it listed for 130 dollars shipped(these guys retailed for like 500 new), and after some digging I decided they were legit.. the statue arrived with a small break tho :( Vrex's arm was hanging off... but it was a clean break I could fix.

I wrote the ebay seller, and they were so mad that it was broken they sent me ANOTHER ONE, and told me to keep the broken one.

So I sold the broken one, and kept the good one, and ended up getting one of my favorite statues for free! And a good friend got the other one and fixed it up good as new for a really good price.

Now I just want to paint the Darrow part. If I kept both i was going to re-sculpt kongs hand into a fist and paint the whole thing faux bronze.

CharlesSong
09-18-2008, 02:49 PM
I wish I was a millionaire and could buy a big house with seperate rooms for my statues! :D


Oh yes


Now I just want to paint the Darrow part. If I kept both i was going to re-sculpt kongs hand into a fist and paint the whole thing faux bronze.

Here are some pics of a faux-bronze (or real bronze for all I know) Kong v Rex: http://charles-song.com/phpBB2/album_cat.php?cat_id=5

Pictures 4 and 5

Mobikins
09-18-2008, 02:54 PM
oh that looks really good. You a fellow LA guy Charles?

CharlesSong
09-18-2008, 02:58 PM
For better or worse, yeah :laugh:

geto10
09-18-2008, 03:28 PM
Very nice piece, too bad none of them hold their value. Btw, wrong section. :)

Force of Nature
09-18-2008, 03:50 PM
Hmmm.. since the picture of Ms. Darrow has been strangely distorted I have posted two new pics of her below:

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01481.jpg

http://i283.photobucket.com/albums/kk317/Force-of-Nature-2008/DSC01482.jpg

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Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

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batmanmike
09-18-2008, 03:51 PM
Nice statue, wrong forum

batmanmike
09-18-2008, 03:53 PM
BTW, do you write your signature EVERY post??
I mean, you don't have an automatic signature, so I'm wondering if you have to write that with every single post you make.

Force of Nature
09-18-2008, 03:58 PM
Hi Batmanmike,

you are right: I erroneously posted this thread in the worng forum: I should have posted it in the 'General Statue & Collectible'-Forum.
Geto10 mentioned it as well... my mistake and I am sorry for that!
Would it be possible for one of the mods to move this thread to the correct forum?

I indeed have to write my signature with every post I make since I do not know if it is possible to set-up an automatic signature?

It's a bit of work but I don't mind to be honest: after all if nothing can stop The Juggernaut then nothing should stop me from mentioning just that under every post I make! :D

Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

CharlesSong
09-18-2008, 04:17 PM
Click the User CP link at the top of the forum, and you can set up a signature there.

Vracula
09-18-2008, 04:23 PM
Click the User CP link at the top of the forum, and you can set up a signature there.

you have to be a admantium member to use signatures!

Force of Nature
09-18-2008, 05:39 PM
Hi Vracula,

how do you become an adamantium member and what are the advantages of being an adamantium member?

Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

Darth Pain
09-18-2008, 06:31 PM
Nice piece!
They had a bunch of those at WW Philly for $125 and I think by the end of the show they were tempting me by offering $25 off.
I had to pass. It's just too big for the amount of space I have right now. Plus, it's not a must have for me. Maybe someday when I have a collection room I'll snag one.

Trilogy
09-18-2008, 07:36 PM
Hi Vracula,

how do you become an adamantium member and what are the advantages of being an adamantium member?

Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!


ADAMANTIUM MEMBERSHIP

- Ability to use signatures with text and images.
- Increased PM storage to 75
- Increased Gallery storage from 1MB to 5MB
- Ability to create sub-categories in Gallery
- Ability to create threads in the Buy Sell Trade Forum
- Ability to have your eBay Auctions automatically listed in the eBay Marketplace forum.
- Special User Icon to show your membership
- Listing on the Forum Leaders Page

Cost

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Vracula
09-18-2008, 08:11 PM
Hi Vracula,

how do you become an adamantium member and what are the advantages of being an adamantium member?

Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

it seem my friendly hermit has taken care of you!

block
09-18-2008, 09:18 PM
Cool hifi setup there you have going there too :)

Kaijuboy
09-19-2008, 01:08 AM
This was my first (and still best) Kong statue by far. Grail for sure! :buttrock:

samueljd
09-19-2008, 04:44 AM
This is the only Kong statue I have, and I think it's probably all I need Kong-wise. The piece is amazing and the picks just don't do it justice. The paint apps are amazing and the piece is massive (I've had to display it with a place for itself, which has usually been on top of my dresser). I purchased when prices dropped drastically. It's definitely more than worth what it's been going for.

Trilogy
09-19-2008, 06:11 AM
it seem my friendly hermit has taken care of you!

;)

Force of Nature
09-19-2008, 08:31 AM
Hi Block,

thanks for the compliment!

It's just like I once heard in a song: Music was my first love and it will be my last...

Are you interested in hifi as well?

Rainer

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Nothing can stop The Juggernaut... NOTHING!

Cool hifi setup there you have going there too :)

Alex655321
09-19-2008, 08:37 AM
ADAMANTIUM MEMBERSHIP

- Ability to use signatures with text and images.
- Increased PM storage to 75
- Increased Gallery storage from 1MB to 5MB
- Ability to create sub-categories in Gallery
- Ability to create threads in the Buy Sell Trade Forum
- Ability to have your eBay Auctions automatically listed in the eBay Marketplace forum.
- Special User Icon to show your membership
- Listing on the Forum Leaders Page

Cost

06 Months: 30 Dollars
12 Months: 60 Dollars

And well worth it for sure :buttrock:

block
09-20-2008, 07:48 AM
Are you interested in hifi as well?


Yeah still do, but can't afford both statues and constant upgrade to a hifi setup :o

Rogerdodger
09-22-2008, 10:55 PM
I gotta snag me one of these awesome pieces, as well. I see they are going for VERY low prices on E Bay, these days.

patrickwm68
09-22-2008, 11:33 PM
FON take a closer look at Kong's toes, looks like you may be missing one or two on his right foot.

The first one I got was missing a couple.