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Thranduil:The Woodland King

Masters Collection - Thranduil:The Woodland King.
1:6th Middle Earth statue for Weta Workshop.
Sculpted in a combination of Zbrush, physical sculpting and model making.
https://www.wetanz.com/shop/figures/masters-collection-thranduil-the-woodland-king

In part this project kept me busy throughout New Zealand’s 5 week lockdown. Thanks to an amazing team that helped make this happen!
Art Direction by Daniel Falconer
Paint by Jules German, Sourisak Chanpaseuth, Tiger Kang and team
Model making by myself, Leonard Ellis @first_rule_of_model_building
3d printing by @dukeanimation
Armature by @christophermenges
Molding by @shanticostar, @lindseybug999 and team.
Zbrush support by Yorke Yu
Original throne design by John Howe

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I detailed all the organic throne and base surfaces by hand in clay directly onto the prints before molding.

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Weta Workshop mold maker Lindsey Bisch applying silicone to the mold.

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Weta Workshop mold maker Shanti Costar casting in resin tree sap effect onto the fibreglass throne root.

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Absolutely stunning! This also demonstrates an impressive collaboration between physical and digital makers! :trophy:
Jaime

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Great work : )

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Beautiful, i love the process shots too thanks for sharing!

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fantastic work. I love this!

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Wow this is awesome! congrats :metal:

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Awesome work!!! Thanks for sharing the wip-shots :sunglasses: :+1: :star: :star: :star: :star: :star:!!

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nicely detailed piece! :slight_smile: splendid

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Wow very nice! Thanks for sharing!

-Joseph

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Amazing work!

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WOW!

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Thanks for sharing the movie Steven, even more impressive :wink:
Jaime

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Beautiful work from Weta as always!

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Great work! Love how you captured that elvish expression. Also, really appreciate the behind the scenes stuff :+1:

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