Portfolio of Gary Hunt. Sculptor.

Working with the Weta Workshop designers ( Rebecca, Dane, Jeremy, Adam etc) I sculpted 6 Geisha Hairdos for the upcoming film The Ghost in the Shell. Rupert had his 6 picks, I then had to tie them together with the same aesthetic and texture. They needed to split up for 3d printing and also clip together over a variety of different sized heads discreetly. I loved this job! Daniel Cockersell sculpted the face, based upon a scan of the actress.


Sculpted using Zbrush, rendered in Keyshot and additional work with Photoshop. Link to the FREE pdf Download or the game here



Digital sculpt of Saruman for the 1/6th scale range of collectibles by Weta workshop


Elrond





Digital sculpt (Zbrush) of Elrond for the Weta Workshop Hobbit 1/6th Collection



Digital sculpt (Zbrush) of Frodo for the Weta Workshop Hobbit 1/6th Collection


Lindsey and I used the Weta Digital basic T-pose model as a base, added texture and extra details to it, thickened areas such as spines and wing membranes to make it solid enough for a collectible. This detailed T-pose model was then posed, muscles, tension, movement and expression added before a final texture pass. We then sliced the mesh to create the kit parts for manufacturing... I then gets to 3D printed....

David Tremont and Leonard Ellis assembled the print which came in more parts than you can imagine and worked on extra gold, Dordi Bruland Moen did a wonderful paint job. Special thanks to Wil Furneax for helping me with my meshes through-out these collectibles, its been quite a learning curve!

You can order Smaug and the other collectibles that I have worked on from Weta Workshop. https://www.wetanz.com/shop

And you can view more Zbrush and physical collectible pics here https://www.facebook.com/gary.hunt.353 here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152376655987303.1073741846.78709352302&type=1&pnref=story and here https://www.wetanz.com/the-sculptors-view-of-smaug-the-terrible


Not exactly a collectible but it was on the Weta Collectibles booth this year at Comic-con. I Used a basic Digital SMAUG head from Weta Digital then sculpted the scales in Zbrush and re-posed it a little. This was then milled out in Polystyrene. There was a lot of work after that as detail was lost. Javier Murcia went over most of the scales using mine as a guide....there was a massive fibre-glass mould, Pietro lead the work on the Blinking eye and the paint job was superb. Everyone did such an amazing job and it was such an amazing design. Andrew, Jamie, Greg and Weta Digi......


Using the Weta Digital basic T-pose SMAUG, Lindsey Crummett and myself sculpted the large collectible Smaug in Zbrush. as you can see there was a hell of a lot of scale work most of which I added to the T-pose model before posing. David Tremont / Leonard Ellis assembled the 3dprint which came in more parts than you can imagine and worked on the extra gold pile, Dordi Bruland Moen did a wonderful paint job.. Photo's were supplied by Elessar on the One Ring. Net Forum. He was at the San Diego Comic-con.

Scan data of the actor and some of Weta Digital's Digital double was used to digitally sculpt THROR. Once 3d printed it was molded, cast in Chavant modelling clay, I then cleaned it up and finished it.

Dave Tremont modeled the throne. Photo's were supplied by Elessar on the One Ring. Net Forum. He was at the San Diego Comic-con.


Using scan data and some of Weta Digital's digital double I 3D modeled (sculpted) Bard the Bowman in Zbrush, Once printed it was molded, cast in Chavant modelling clay and I then cleaned it up and finished it. Photo's were supplied by Elessar on the One Ring. Net Forum.

The Weta Digital basic T-pose Smaug was used again to sculpt the SMAUGLETTE in Zbrush (based on a Zbrush sketch by Greg Tozer. As you can see there was a hell of a lot of scale work most of which I added to the T-pose model before posing. Dordi Bruland Moen did a wonderful paint job. Photo by Steve Unwin

I could be wrong but OIN BARREL RIDER may have been my last entirely physical collectible sculpt (including the likeness) for WETA as I seemed to have drifted over to the Digital world......

These collectibles can be ordered from the Weta Workshop Website http://www.wetanz.com/shop



The Hobbit: an unexpected Journey - Designer/Sculptor - Weta Workshop


Some examples of sculpts for make-up appliances, sculpted in plasticene and cast in silicon by Jason Docherty's team and applied by Sarah Rubano (Elysium and D9) or Tami Lane's team (the Hobbit trilogy)

See Stone Giants in action (You Tube clip)


Elysium- Sculptor- Weta Workshop.

The Hobbit: an unexpected Journey - Designer/Sculptor - Weta Workshop

Avatar - Sculptor - Weta Workshop

District 9 - Sculptor/prosthetics - Weta Workshop

Daybreakers - Sculptor/designer - Weta Workshop









Gandalf the White

Gollum

The Easterling

 Gandalf the White

Huge Gollum sculpture for the New Zealand premiere
of The Two Towers

 The Easterling

Gandalf the White.

his page offers up my work (mainly Lord of the Rings collectables) from the years 2002--2005.

Gary Hunt's Filmography.

Elysium - Sculptor, Weta workshop

The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian - Sculptor/Designer - Weta Workshop

The Host - Sculptor

30 days of Night - Sculptor/technician

Waterhorse - Sculptor/Designer

The Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring. - Art Dept Sculptor

The Lord of the Rings. The Two Towers. - Art Dept Sculptor

The Lord of the Rings. The Return of the King. - Weta Workshop Designer/Sculptor

King Kong. - Weta Workshop Designer/Sculptor, prosthetics and make-up.

The Chronicles of Narnia. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. - Weta Workshop Designer/Sculptor

Master and Commander - Miniatures (briefly) - Weta workshop

 
 

    Weta/Sideshow, 1/6th scale Lord of the Rings, King of the Dead.

Sideshow/Weta Lord of the Rings


sideshow/weta

 

Curriculum Vitae/Resume.

View my CV pdf
View my CV html

Concerning the Lord of the Rings movie sculptures i worked on..look for:-
Minas Morgal bridge gargoyles/Cirith Ungol watchers/Dunharrow Pukel man/Minas Tirith kings in throne room and courtyard, elements in Fangorn and Isengard etc..


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King Elessar

Sideshow/Weta collectables.


Ghengis Khan

If you are interested in
Ghenghis Khan or The Mongols check out.

http://www.isidore-of-seville.com/genghis/

Samurai Mounted Archer,
Takeda Clan,

25 mm fig.Inca chief

False Toothed Pelican. Also at 'Puke Ariki' museum, Taranaki.

8 metre Megeladon Shark Installed in newly opened. 'Puke Ariki' Museum, New Plymouth,Taranaki. New Zealand

Pelican and shark sculpted by Briguette Weust, Heather Kilgour and Gary HuntPainted by Marco Weust and Ali ..


Inca Warriors March 2003, 25 mm fig.

25 mm figures, click for wildly inspired website

  Mongol Warriors 


 
 
 
SideshowWeta Medallions

SideshowWeta Series 4 Figures
 

WetaFX
Zombie Giant approx 60mm
www.wildlyinspired.co.nz

Cave Troll
for The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy exhibition for
Te Papa Museum,
Wellington
Fire Demon approx 110 mm
www.wildlyinspired.co.nz
Click image to view Inca Temples

8.5 meter 'Cave Troll' for first run. LOTR
Embassy Theatre, Wellington. 2001
the WETA crew.

 

 

mines in Cambodia

 

The Gandalf the Grey Bronze Statue

The Gandalf the Grey Bronze:
Can be viewed at Sideshow(LOTR) homepage.

Gandalf the white bust.
Sideshow/Weta.



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