Sideshow Collectibles Sneak-Peek
Next in our line of Blizzard Entertainment collectibles is the Overthrown Diorama from the Diablo III game, which features an enraged warrior from the Barbarian class wielding dual weapons and caught in the heat of battle. The early unprimed, unpainted sculpt was recently unveiled at the San Diego Comic-Con, revealing some of the intricacies in the piece. We were able to catch up with Pablo Viggiano, the sculptor of this dynamic piece, to hear what he had to say about the project:
As a fan of all the Blizzard games out there, I found myself working this time on an exciting Diablo 3 project, thanks to Sideshow once again. The project was really tough. I had been provided with exhaustive reference drawings and had to be very accurate with all the detailing and forms of the parts, such as the 2 massive axes on his hands, the 3 elaborated swords on his back, the extremely detailed armor, the 2 heads, the huge skull Demon portrait as base, etc. As sculptor, I learn a lot working on projects like this. You know, it requires a high amount of “let’s think what to do first” before starting to move forward at different stages so, it was a very welcome project, as usual.
In order to get started, the first thing that came to my mind was working on a rough anatomy of both the Demon skull and the Barbarian. This way I could get things proportioned and in pose, approved for the next stage. From there, I will end up working each and every part of the figure in Apoxy by modeling, cutting, sanding, carving and devastating pieces with Dremmel, the usual steps. Since the making of this figure was very complex, it makes it hard to explain a step by step in words, however, the following images below explain it a bit better. Now, I can’t wait for the painted version!
I want to thank specially to Tom Gilliland, Brock Otterbacher and Jason Bischoff from Blizzard, for being so patient.
While you wait for images of the final painted diorama, take a gander at the in-progress photos below, courtesy of Mr. Viggiano himself, to see some of the fine detail before heading over to the Pre-Order page for more information on this barbaric new diorama!
Pre-Order Now: Diablo III OVERTHROWN Statue – Sideshow Exclusive Edition
Pre-Order Now: Diablo III OVERTHROWN Statue