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Inside Weta - Crafts

Sculpting

The sculpting room at Weta is perhaps the one place where imagination most tangibly comes to life.

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Sculpting

3D Modelling & Printing

 
3D Modelling & Printing
This department uses words like 3D, digital, scanning, laser, plasma and other sci-fi terminology. Although what they produce to the untrained eye perhaps isn't a million miles away from what...

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Painting & Finishing

 
Painting & Finishing
For most of the amazing props, miniatures, costumes and vehicles that emerge from Weta, the final transformation is done by the talented crew in the Painting and Finishing department.

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Moulding

 
Moulding
The Moulding department makes (in their own words) anything from scars and warts to tanks and cannons. That's a pretty wide brief.

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Miniatures & Model Making

 
Miniatures and Model Making
There was a time, not that long ago, when there were no alternatives to using models and miniatures in movies to create new worlds, fantastical architecture and natural disasters.

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Design

 
Design
Weta Workshops Design Department is made up of a team of talented artists, designers and creative minds.

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Engineering

 
Halo 3 Warthog
All is not make-believe at Weta. Occasionally we're thrown a curveball that requires skills in mechanics, building vehicles for this universe or far-off galaxies.

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Armour, Weapons & Props

 
Anduril
This department could easily be mistaken for an arms manufacturing plant for time travellers. One day there's a cache of WWII German machine guns racked up and awaiting dispatch to...

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Costuming

 
Costuming
Weta's award winning specialty costumes don't happen by accident. There is a depth and breadth of knowledge and skills that is absolutely flabbergasting in the costuming department.

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Make-up & Prosthetics

 
A piercing glance
The word Make-Up may lead you to believe that this is about improving the look of something. Well, it is, in our own little way.

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