Elden Ring is stuffed with grotesque enemies who completely need you useless. There are terrifying spider-looking fingers, huge Erdtree Guardians, and agile gargoyles. However the beloved, trickster Pot Boys have stood above the remainder. Some followers have even created and painted 3D fashions of them — and now you may too.
Freelance digital sculptor Andrew Martin created a preferred 3D mannequin of the long-lasting Pot Boy, which is out there on ArtStation. “Pot Boi – Cube Vault” is posed to face upright, and has a detachable lid — so you may retailer little treasures in it.
Like many people, Martin was instantly taken by the Pot Boys once they debuted in an Elden Ring trailer. “I’m an enormous fan of FromSoftware video games and I, like many others, instantly fell in love with the Pot Boy once I noticed the primary Elden Ring trailer,” Martin advised Polygon, by way of e-mail.
He instantly started designing the 3D fashions, which took eight to 10 hours in whole. “The largest problem was there have been solely two (pretty blurry) reference photographs out there of the Pot Boy again once I sculpted the mannequin,” Martin stated. “For my unique lid design, I solely had the faintest sliver of a picture to work from and needed to make a greatest guess what was on it. I used to be pleasantly stunned by how shut my design was to the precise game mannequin!” Because the game has been launched, Martin has re-sculpted the lid to “extra carefully match the game mannequin.”
Martin began sculpting historically in 2005 earlier than switching to doing digital work just a few years in the past. His prolific portfolio consists of the whole lot from Squid Game fan artwork to Darkish Souls The Board Game miniatures.
Because the Pot Boy mannequin was launched, followers have taken to 3D printing and portray the miniatures. Cosplayer Nissa printed out the fashions on her Elegoo Saturn and introduced them to life with meticulous paint work.
She used a “black spray primer” for the bottom and “adopted that up with airbrushing a darkish anthracite shade on high of it,” Nissa advised Polygon, over Twitter DM. For the lighter shades, she “used a chunk of felt, utilized shade to it sparingly and dabbed it onto the minis fastidiously, that approach the darker base colours had been nonetheless seen in all of the spots the place grime and shadows would sit in actuality.” She completed it off utilizing a smaller brush so as to add “grime and particulars,” earlier than “airbrush[ing] some matte lacquer.”
Nissa had initially encountered this Pot Boy 3D mannequin when working for the Pink Bull Ranges: Elden Ring occasion in January. Initially, occasion organizers requested her to make a meter-tall Pot Boy for his or her set, which she created with a mixture of builder’s supplies. Organizers then requested if she may make décor for his or her expertise dinner, which led her to discovering Martin’s 3D mannequin. She has since made extra ones for herself and mates.
Others responded to Nissa’s Tweet, sharing their very own variations of the 3D Pot Boy, like this one, climbing out of the bottom.
“It brings me nice pleasure seeing folks’s paint-ups and builds of my fashions,” Martin stated. “I’m not an excellent miniature painter, so I’m been blown away by what among the different artists are in a position to obtain. Particularly once they transcend by including surroundings and base particulars that basically make the mannequin sing!”