Adam examines the art of Nilo Rodis-Jamero, the designer and concept artist who worked on the original Star Wars films and helped develop the visual language of that universe. In this new collection up for auction, Nilo reimagines familiar vehicles, creatures, and characters with alternate designs and ideas that he had while working on Empire and Jedi. Adam and Brandon from Prop Store geek out over these pieces and discuss the significance of concept art to the creative process of world building.
We check out this detailed maquette statue of the creature from The Shape of Water, recreated by the artists at Elite Creature Collectibles. Veteren effects artist Steven Wang shows us the unique paint application and display for this beautiful figure, as well as two Ultraman life-size busts he's made as passion projects!
For Darrell's next project, he walks us through the process of modeling a replica of the Key to Erebor, inspired by the Hobbit films. Throughout the modeling process, Darrell explains how he achieves exacting relief details on the model that's suitable for 3D printing!
We visit Prop Store to get a closer look at the many vintage pop culture toys and colletible ephemera going on auction later this week. From wax sculpts to one of a kind artwork for toy packages, we revisit the toys of our childhood, preserved and professionally graded for collecting and display. Check out the catalog of what will go on auction!
A massive treasure trove of vintage Star Wars and pop culture toys and collectible ephemera are going on auction at the end of this month, and the folks at Prop Store bring a few of the rarities to our studio. We learn about prototype mockups, international figures, and even retail display pieces that would be the prize pieces for toy collectors.
This week, Darrell walks us through his process for 3D modeling Achilles' sword inspired by the prop from the movie Troy. Using photo reference of the prop, Darrell explains how he creates a faithful replica that retains all the characteristics of the original!