Today I undertook a closer examination of some of the amazingly realistic work done by the Weta Workshop team on the life-size figures in other parts of the exhibition.
As you can see from the header picture of the American doughboy, you could be mistaken for thinking he was a real person. The modelling and painting of this face (albeit at 1:1 scale rather than on our tiny miniatures) is the absolute ultimate in the figure modeller’s art.
Even the hand looked real, down to the individual hairs.
In fact, as I was taking these pictures, I was a wee bit anxious that he might in fact be one of those ‘human statue’ guys, and would suddenly wink and shout ‘Boo!’
Below are some of the other faces I photographed earlier when they were still under production.
And, finally, here are a few more pics of these amazing figures in their displays.