Maquette Painting Techniques


In this character creation tutorial, Maquette Painting Techniques, Stan Winston Studio & Legacy Effects key special effects artist Trevor L. Hensley teaches the techniques he used to paint the SWS/Legacy Effects "Neytiri" figure for Sideshow Collectibles -- the same special effects paint techniques used by Stan Winston Studio to create the original life-sized, on-set Na'vi reference figures for James Cameron's AVATAR.

Approximate Runtime -​ 01:08:28


  • Creature flesh painting methods
  • Secrets for adding translucency & depth
  • Skin striping and pattern work
  • Precision painting for character eyes
  • Bringing out sculptural detail through paint
  • The best mediums and paints for model painting​
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Trevor L. Hensley