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King Rama IX Bronze Series

Happy New Year 2018. I’ve been absent from posting in the forum for nearly a year as I was commissioned to produce a series of Bronze Sculptures depicting the life and works of the Late King of Thailand. On Thursday Oct 13, 2016 - His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away at Siriraj Hospital at 3.52pm. His majesty was perhaps the most loved person of the Kingdom of Thailand. Upon his passing, I was honored and given a chance to produce 9 sculptures of the King.

The Concept of the entire series’s meant to mimic still life of his majesty while he’s working. In this case a specific vehicle “Land Rover Series III (Long Wheel Base)” . Currently the works from this series are being exhibited at 3 Galleries in Thailand. I’d like to thank my team members including my assistant Wittawat Garawake, and OctoPrint 3D Print Service for making this project a successful one.

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The aim’s not to create too sharp or crisp of a sculpture in avoidance of making it like scale model.

I was given the information about the vehicle and started researching about it prior to modeling.

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For this, I opted to use ZModeler for base creation and soon converted it to Dynamesh as the end result would be 3D Printed. For the entire series I have 2 additional artists in my team to do the 3D print clean up.

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For the human sculptures, I started each of them out using Mannequin, quickly pose and turn them into dynamesh.

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With the Human figures.

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Test Render in Keyshot

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Quick Test for Bronze Effect

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Turn Table Rendered in KeyShot

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3D Print was done using a combination of FDM and SLS.

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After Cleaning up the physical printouts, the pieces are ready to be created as Negative Molds for further Bronze Creation.

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The Result is a 120Kg (265 lbs) Weight of Bronze.

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Impressive work!

Very good work! You should share more close up of the characters :slight_smile:

@zayacoon, Thank you so much.

@Totyo, will certainly do that after getting back to my office.

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The Turn Table Video of the Physical Bronze:

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ZBrush shots of the characters in the scene.

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The next piece’s about His majesty’s journey to visit his people on a mule back.

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A Test Bronze Render in Keyshot

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Physical Bronze Cast

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Excellent work :+1: I especially like this one. The final bronze is excellent.

Thank you so much marcus_civis, I’ll be posting the rest of the series soon.

Nice work man !

great sculpt

sanjay.sharma, letmekhush: Thank you very much.