I start on this epic board build at the Shore, referencing stills from the film where the Fellowship arrived.
The stills and referencing/ sketching is the most important part of any project because spending the time on those details is what builds up the blueprint in your mind. The model you are making becomes more familiar to you - firstly in its overall construction and then later the finer details which give it character and story.
Film Reference Stills
I also this old GW metal model as a scale reference for all of the models, this will be stripped and repainted for the final board.
Once I have these in place including any notes, I will create the basic shapes of each piece inside Maya, just basic details at this point.
Detailing (high res) Work
The Printed Models
These were all printed on the Elegoo Saturn resin printer
Here is a video with a full breakdown: