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03 March 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 March 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 March 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 March 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 March 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 March 2007, 03:04 PM
Binder thanks so much.

Here are the final sword and spear models:

03 March 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 April 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 April 2007, 11:56 PM
Looks awesome, man!

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

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

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

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

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


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


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