Elden Ring is filled with ugly enemies who completely need you useless. There are terrifying spider-looking arms, large 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’ll be able to too.
Freelance digital sculptor Andrew Martin created a well-liked 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’ll be able to 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 informed Polygon, through electronic 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 pictures out there of the Pot Boy again once I sculpted the mannequin,” Martin stated. “For my authentic 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 shocked by how shut my design was to the precise recreation mannequin!” For the reason that recreation has been launched, Martin has re-sculpted the lid to “extra carefully match the sport mannequin.”
Martin began sculpting historically in 2005 earlier than switching to doing digital work a couple of years in the past. His prolific portfolio contains every thing from Squid Sport fan artwork to Darkish Souls The Board Sport miniatures.
For the reason that 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 colour on high of it,” Nissa informed Polygon, over Twitter DM. For the lighter shades, she “used a bit of felt, utilized colour to it sparingly and dabbed it onto the minis rigorously, that method the darker base colours had been nonetheless seen in all of the spots the place dust and shadows would sit in actuality.” She completed it off utilizing a smaller brush so as to add “dust 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 might make décor for his or her expertise dinner, which led her to discovering Martin’s 3D mannequin. She has since made further ones for herself and pals.
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 a fantastic miniature painter, so I’m been blown away by what a few of the different artists are capable of obtain. Particularly once they transcend by including surroundings and base particulars that basically make the mannequin sing!”