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03-21-2007, 10:56 AM
Hi everybody!

I choose to model King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) from 300.
As the dvd won't come until the challenge ends it will be hard to make it accurate with lack of sources. A good thing, Gerard Butler has a lot of fan sites so it will be easy to find face references.
His body form changed for this movie you know, so i'll use trailers, making of movies and some imagination for the body. For the props, i hope i can find enough material.

Good luck everyone.

03-21-2007, 03:24 PM
Here is a start.

the helmet of King Leonidas.
It's still early stage. I'll detail it and correct the proportions in the zbrush pass.

03-21-2007, 11:26 PM
I may be wrong (I usually am :p ) but I think at the end of the broom's teeth are longer then you have set it I watched the movie twice so I am pretty sure on this. But nice work and I wouldn't mind taking some time from Legend ( ( ) To do some textures if you like.

03-22-2007, 07:53 PM
thanks so much EnergyPulse.
no you are not wrong, they need to be longer. I'll correct that.

here is the sword model :

And a shield model which i will redo from start again. used zbrush for this:

03-22-2007, 08:21 PM
things are looking veryPromising....I'll be watching...and I totally understand the lack of references thing....however, looking @ yourPortfolio...I don't think you'll have much of a problem....:thumbsup:


03-27-2007, 03:04 PM
Binder thanks so much.

Here are the final sword and spear models:

03-28-2007, 11:11 PM
This is looking great! Have you checked out the art of 300? That could help out alot. Anyway, looking forward to updates! Take Care!


04-13-2007, 10:59 PM
Thanks simple_minded. The image population on the net about the movie grew larger nowadays, and i think i've saved enough sources to make the model. Also Roberto's post on reference thread became very helpful.
It's time to work on it.

Here is the progress of Leonidas.
I'm using a clear(less poly) version of the other mesh(bruce willis) for this model's head,

hair sculpting test,

04-13-2007, 11:56 PM
Looks awesome, man!

04-14-2007, 12:11 AM
Looking great dude, and a good likeness too.

04-14-2007, 08:36 AM
What can i say ,you catch him first...:)...good likeness man,you have a lot of work if you are going to make full don't have a job so you have so much time for this challenge?

Very cool anyway,good luck!

04-14-2007, 09:06 AM
Thanks guys! these nice comments motivate me a lot.

tigertiger, yes i'm free nowadays. I'm working on a character modeling reel to get into game industry. This challenge is a good motivation and a chance to add some characters into my portfolio.

04-14-2007, 03:46 PM
Great and solid progress! :thumbsup: I like to watch it.

04-15-2007, 07:56 PM
Hey man for some good HD references you can use this QuikTime trailer and snapshot some images from it:

04-16-2007, 01:40 AM
cool turx !!! Both characters( bruce and leonidas) are looking great . I hope to see these faces with a good texture and render .

04-20-2007, 02:40 PM
where did all the pics go?

04-21-2007, 08:13 PM
very nice work so far!
anxiously waiting for the body :)


04-25-2007, 06:54 PM
Roberto's Bullhorn: One week to go! ( an FYI.


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