Ron Howard's son Reed had the great idea of surprising his dad with a custom chess set comprised of unique pieces modeled after characters and relics from his films over the decades. Pretty thoughtful, right?
Based on a compilation of frame stills from his dad's filmography, Reed settled on the concept of Fiction vs. Non-Fiction, and we set out to design a full chess board of unique characters. You've got The Grinch, Tom Hanks from "Apollo 13," the mermaid from "Splash," the F-1 car from "Rush," and even the cocoon alien from -- you guessed it -- "Cocoon." Each piece was 3D Printed in High-Resolution Resin and then hand-painted in high detail.
After receiving this set, a second set was commissioned at 25% larger and instead of hand-painting, the pieces were metallic electroplated: one side Chrome, one side Gold.
Sketches, ideas, and reference materials are used to produce digital 3D Model designs to match project requirements. A feedback-oriented revisions and approval process ensures that the final models meet spec.
Production of accurate plastic parts, starting from digital 3D Model files. Parts can be created as quickly as same-day.
According to a predetermined color scheme or aesthetic requirement, 3D Printed parts are sanded, prepped, and painted to perfection using either detail model brush-painting, airbrushing, or high quality automotive-grade spray application.