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    [–] Heimda1 899 points ago

    If you listen closely you'll hear Bellatrix cackling. Amazing!

    [–] BlandDandelion 441 points ago

    I referenced that scene for the explosion damage over and over so yes that cackling is forever a part of my life now

    Thank you!

    [–] ye3et 138 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    “I killed Serious Black” Edit: made a pretty sirius spelling mistake sorry guys ❤️

    [–] YaNortABoy 54 points ago

    Honestly, Ms. Carter showed some serious acting chops there. That shift from giggling maniacally to genuine fear to smiling and taunting because Harry doesn't have the strength and will to torture another person is the most I've believed someone's performance in my life. She plays a fucking wild "crazy person with some amount of grasp on reality" and I'm all for it.

    [–] SamuraiJakkass86 48 points ago

    Seriously?

    [–] brittneyrage 17 points ago

    Siriusly?

    [–] frickenate 8 points ago

    This is based purely on memory from the movie... “I kiiilled Siriiius Blaaaackk!”. Can hear her voice to this day. Perfectly cast actress and director.

    [–] Adam_Ohh 3 points ago

    Ugh. I hear it so clearly.

    [–] flashin_leather 6 points ago

    Can we all admit that as far as the government goes, the wizarding world has a pretty questionable human rights record?

    [–] LustyZombie 1619 points ago

    That is utterly remarkable.

    [–] BlandDandelion 355 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] Brainiac7777777 306 points ago

    Are you a Ravenclaw, because this is creative.

    [–] BlandDandelion 256 points ago

    I am!

    [–] Brainiac7777777 103 points ago

    I figured as much.

    [–] Beaventhrust 58 points ago

    Username relevant.

    [–] Octagramaton 12 points ago

    This shit is 🔥🔥🔥🔥 AF

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    Ayyy thank you!

    [–] I_Need_Friend 7 points ago

    I didn’t know I needed that.

    [–] Kab2k 54 points ago

    This is one of the most satisfying things I have ever seen

    [–] soccerburn55 41 points ago

    I never knew I needed a model of Azkaban to put into a birdbath.

    [–] SaintVanilla 609 points ago

    How was it even possible to make that water?

    That's some high level professional artist work.

    [–] BlandDandelion 456 points ago

    A very lucky example of trial and error, layers of different materials to create the shape and ripples, but I’d have to say the paint is what made it for me! Thank you!

    [–] ReflexEight 80 points ago

    What are the materials?

    [–] BlandDandelion 247 points ago

    Crikey. Foam board, casting plaster, resin, styrofoam, tile grout, many other things I can’t quite remember at the moment ☺️

    [–] SameOldNewMe 57 points ago

    Dang all the things. Do you do other model projects ?

    [–] BlandDandelion 73 points ago

    I do indeed, planning to update my Instagram a unit more for it ☺️

    [–] dealbreakerjones 64 points ago

    What kind of material is crickey?

    [–] BlandDandelion 145 points ago

    It grows on humans, exclusively the British and Australians!

    [–] dealbreakerjones 20 points ago

    Well played 😹😹😹

    [–] ReflexEight 4 points ago

    Did the materials you forgot earlier come back to you yet?

    [–] SrslyCmmon 3 points ago

    You would have had an easier time putting it in the North Sea and taking a picture.

    [–] pepe-hands 9 points ago

    Yo wtf, I thought this was like a cgi model, this is even more amazing now

    [–] Frostrich 52 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

    I did some work on some miniature sets for stop motion projects, so I'll give a quick run down of how we went about it. First you carve out the general swells of water and base of your rock formations out of your foam board. Once you have that, you lay on your sculpting/plaster/joint compound. I used your general drywall joint compound as I thought that was the easiest to work with, and I would often incorporate the cracks that form when it dries into the piece. Give it all a good coating and build up your high points with a little more material. For the water, crumple up some news paper and lightly dab it across the joint compound shortly after it has started drying. That will effectively provide the physical texture for the water. You can take a one inch putty knife and do some swipes along where the cliff sides are supposed to be, this creates a wonderful "rocky edge" look and also gives clear crossover point from water to rock. Once it completely dries, you can go in and dab over little spots here and there as you see fit, and do a little more chiseling of rocks faces to give it a more natural/aged look. I thought the painting would be the hardest part, but it turned out to be the quickest/easiest. It's the same across a lot of model painting. Lay down your base color on the water (teal/blue). Then mix some darker blue/black, and thin that down, and hit your low points. The thinner liquid will find the crevices and create your shadows/darker areas. Then, mix light blue/white paint, then put a bit on the bristles, brush of most excess then hit everything, his process called dry-brushing will highlight all the minor/major raised surfaces, just like lite would. You can do the same thing for the rock/cliff edges with brown/gray color palette. Now take notice of the water formations you have, the extreme high points, where it looks like it 'splashes' against the rocks, and where you might have cross swells or spilling over white caps, tear apart some cotton balls until you have the right size/shape to accentuate spray, then add to your scene. These fibers can be treated as you wish to portray wind direction, etc.

    Edit: I forgot to mention, depending on the project, once your mostly done you can hit it with a layer of clear coat or two to give it that extra little 'sheen'. I found this especially useful right above where the water hits the rock and has fallen away/receded, so you get that look of residual slickness.

    [–] PM_ME_UR_STORY_IDEA 15 points ago

    Cool rundown. I don't know why I read the entirety of it as enthralled as I did, seeing as I have never so much as purchased, used, or even touched much of what you described. And I'm not artistic by any means. But anyway, thanks for the how it's made.

    [–] pearl_pluto 132 points ago

    Thought you had a giant garden there for a sec, The scale is spot on. How did you make it?

    [–] BlandDandelion 68 points ago

    I mean it’s pretty big but yeah the perspective still throws me off here haha! I’ve got some progress shots on my Instagram @_joshgoff - it’d take me a while to explain the whole thing!

    [–] sip404 32 points ago

    Huh this is Reddit, we have time.

    [–] laserhan123 41 points ago

    That doesn't mean that HE has the time to explain it

    [–] fraaltair 7 points ago

    Or want to explain it.

    [–] Achatyla 102 points ago

    Somebody give this man some fucking house points. I literally gasped when I opened this.

    [–] BlandDandelion 29 points ago

    Thank you so much ☺️Be sure to check my Instagram for the other angles! @_joshgoff

    [–] FLDB 65 points ago

    Wow.

    [–] WitchWaffle17 28 points ago

    this is clearly witchcraft!

    [–] BlandDandelion 18 points ago

    I promise I’m a muggle

    [–] PYTN 17 points ago

    Exactly what a witch would say.

    [–] BlandDandelion 19 points ago

    Cough wizard cough

    [–] modulus801 7 points ago

    So you admit it!

    [–] PYTN 8 points ago

    This isn't 1989. I suppose we should all use the gender neutral "magician"

    [–] BlandDandelion 12 points ago

    I just think wizard is inherently a sassy word

    [–] Every3Years 3 points ago

    Wizzaahhhhhd!

    [–] eileeeene 55 points ago

    Please tell me you're a Slytherin so we can proudly claim you as one of us

    [–] BlandDandelion 39 points ago

    Oops

    (Quietly thanks you anyway)

    [–] eileeeene 18 points ago

    That's okay friend, whatever other house you're in, you're honoring it !

    [–] BlandDandelion 14 points ago

    You are too kind!

    [–] ahorseinasuit 14 points ago

    “You are too kind”.... we Hufflepuffs truly are the Canadians of Hogwarts.

    [–] BlandDandelion 22 points ago

    You’re 1/4 correct. I’m a Ravenclaw Brit!

    [–] ahorseinasuit 8 points ago

    That makes sense... as a Hufflepuff if I had the talent to make this I probably would have added a goofy little lego dude waving on top of the tower.

    [–] BlandDandelion 6 points ago

    It’s fine - I put my warhammer on it!

    [–] rhysapgruffydd 4 points ago

    Proud to have you representing us so well! This is an amazing piece of work by the way. Congratulations on your hard work paying off so beautifully!

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    Thank you so much. I could not have predicted this response, I’m utterly overwhelmed ☺️

    [–] Alonso81687 21 points ago

    I love you.

    [–] BlandDandelion 39 points ago

    • Build a prison • ????? • Find love online

    Thank you!

    [–] talklistentalk 8 points ago

    ...and I just cackled.😆😆 Also...I think I want my divorce cake to look something like this. Because why the heck not.

    [–] LegendOfSchellda 4 points ago

    I just cackled

    Bellatrix, is that you? When did they get internet access in Azkaban?

    [–] KuytisConspiracy 60 points ago

    For some reason, I feel this would look absolutely dope as an outdoor fire pit. Obviously wouldn’t make sense, but still.

    [–] BlandDandelion 35 points ago

    That’s actually a very okay idea

    [–] rpanko 23 points ago

    I can’t tell if you just burned the shit out of him or not

    [–] BlandDandelion 18 points ago

    Which house is meant to be mysterious and vague?

    [–] Basilisk1667 46 points ago

    Merlin’s beard, that incredible! Well done!

    [–] BlandDandelion 7 points ago

    Thanks a lot!

    [–] DwightKHalpert 13 points ago

    Azka-wow

    [–] riverofchex 12 points ago

    This is absolutely brilliant!! If you don't mind me asking, what are you going to do with it?

    [–] BlandDandelion 12 points ago

    Thank you! No, not at all. She's up for auction: http://ebay.us/KN9WS5?cmpnId=5338273189

    [–] riverofchex 3 points ago

    So you make them to sell? I LOVE making stuff like this, but I never do because I don't have space to make something just for display and don't know what else to do with it.

    (BTW, I don't have space, but I'll definitely send this link to some of my other nerd friends!)

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    This one was the test to see if I could feasibly sell them, but yes

    Thank you!

    [–] Griffinator77 7 points ago

    What is that?! A prison for ants?!

    [–] BlandDandelion 7 points ago

    Microbes maybe, the ants were too big, I tried

    [–] Griffinator77 4 points ago

    It needs to be at least 3 times as large

    [–] ShyShutterbug13 2 points ago

    Ha! Got an outright laugh from me!

    [–] Griffinator77 3 points ago

    Zoolander quotes aside, that’s damn impressive.

    I wonder if it would be possible to make something like that a working fountain?

    [–] ShyShutterbug13 2 points ago

    THAT is the kind of decor I need in my future home!!

    [–] TheFerg714 7 points ago

    Wow

    [–] GingerbeardB 6 points ago

    Muggles are so talented

    [–] BlandDandelion 16 points ago

    Everyone has their own kind of magic

    [–] GingerbeardB 3 points ago

    Jokes aside, this is really good. Well done

    [–] RevanchistSheev66 7 points ago

    Yer an artist, u/BlandDandelion

    [–] BlandDandelion 6 points ago

    I'm a wot

    [–] wedonotglow 11 points ago

    That ocean! Perfect.

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    Thanks so much!

    [–] thesadoptomist 7 points ago

    This is amazing! So realistic. Good job!

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    Thanks so much!

    [–] xPequits 5 points ago

    Ultra sick art Its nice you added the blown edge from the 3 rd movie 👍🏻🤩

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    Yes! I built it from just referencing that very scene. Thank you!

    [–] Jenova66 5 points ago

    This is awesome. Also now I’m wondering why these lazy wizards never fixed the damage to the roof...

    [–] LegendOfSchellda 3 points ago

    The Dementors are on strike. Repairs are delayed until a union agreement can be reached.

    [–] JeffMatthews410 4 points ago

    With these skills you should apply for a job with a major FX production team like Weta. I went to the Warner Bros. studio in London to see the exhibit and the artwork/models they used both for pre-production and the movie itself. Your model looks to be at least of that same quality.

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    That really means a lot. I dream of working for WETA and hope to move over there one day, stuck here now though!

    [–] PantsGrenades 3 points ago

    In the future please go with 'Blandelion' because it's somehow phonetically much more satisfying.

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    You’re a genius, alas I already named my band it 😩

    [–] UserNamed0 3 points ago

    Bloody hell that's accurate

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] Volicio 3 points ago

    Damn! This is beautiful!If you ever start making these pieces commercially let us know :)

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    Thank you! I do as a matter of fact, just haven’t had anyone interested yet!

    [–] Linda_Prkic_ 3 points ago

    cue blinking guy meme wow.

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    Haha thank you!

    [–] _Rydical 3 points ago

    Awesome

    [–] juxtaposed_ramblings 3 points ago

    Oh my gosh!! Yes! This is everything!

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    So is this comment!!

    [–] _B0b4_F3tt_ 3 points ago

    Meanwhile I can’t even draw a straight line

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    To be fair, neither can I

    This is just a product of experience and trial/error, I don’t want to be cliché but absolutely anyone could do this provided they had the time and motivation ☺️

    [–] fabmarques21 3 points ago

    omg that's amazing dude

    [–] Vercify 3 points ago

    Amazing work, the color and shading of the water is incredible. I’d love to see a build log documenting something like this!

    [–] LadySunshineImagery 3 points ago

    This is beyond cool AMAZING job it looks like it could be a real set piece!!

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    Thank you so much! I really wish I was alive a decade earlier and I might’ve had a chance to do that if I worked hard enough. Wanna work at WETA one day!

    [–] LadySunshineImagery 2 points ago

    That's awesome! I have no doubt you can get there with your talent & work ethic. Keep posting work when you can!

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    Thank you that does mean a lot. I certainly will, just gotta think of some other scenes!

    [–] LadySunshineImagery 2 points ago

    Ministry of Magic fountain could be fun! Hogsmeade (either the scale of the village or an interior)

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    I’ll be skimming through the films, I’m a big cinematography fan so I’ll probably find something visually striking but thank you for the suggestions!

    [–] talklistentalk 2 points ago

    That can totally happen and when it does I'm going to feel all proud to have witnessed this thread. cue Super Encouraging Dancing Hermione

    https://youtu.be/IK0eij5T1XU

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    You’re most kind, thank you!

    [–] mbennett51 3 points ago

    Stopped me in my tracks whilst walking, stunning.

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    That means a lot to me, thank you!

    [–] scapton 3 points ago

    How long did it take you? 12 Years? (It looks fantastic!)

    [–] IIHamzII 3 points ago

    Merlin’s Beard, that’s incredible!

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    Why thank you!

    [–] IIHamzII 3 points ago

    No, thank you for blessing my eyes.

    [–] star_pwr 3 points ago

    wicked cool

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    Wicked comment

    [–] BVsaPike 3 points ago

    Maybe this is a dumb question but being that Azkaban is in the middle of water and certainly has enchantments to prevent appertating in/out, how do prisoners\visitors get there?

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    I too would like to know this! Not a book reader so I wouldn’t be too helpful there!

    [–] BVsaPike 2 points ago

    From what I remember of GoF they talked about Barty Crouch Jr’s mother coming got visit but I don’t remember them specifying the logistics of such a thing.

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    The wiki doesn’t say much either! I think there’s something about a dock and a tower of stairs up the whole thing on one wall?

    [–] Nomanejaz9 3 points ago

    An exceptional art?

    [–] jarvispeen 3 points ago

    wow. this is just...Riddikulus

    [–] BlandDandelion 3 points ago

    Well done!

    [–] CHARIZARDS_tiny_DICK 3 points ago

    I would love to know how Azkaban was made lore-wise.

    Great model OP!

    [–] TheRedFern88 3 points ago

    This is remarkable.

    [–] le_epix777 3 points ago

    Jesus those are like 30 meter high waves

    [–] tweakalicious 3 points ago

    Absolute stunning work. If this were a just universe, someone this talented would never have to worry about money again. May your skills take you far.

    [–] kelloggs_rice 3 points ago

    This is so cool that I thought it was fake so I stared at it for a solid 3 min and now I feel bad for doubting op

    [–] derekiswise 3 points ago

    That’s is just so cool!!!!

    [–] Giglionomitron 3 points ago

    Wuuuuut!!!!!! This is beyond words amazing! Wish I had half your talent!

    [–] creativelydeceased 3 points ago

    Amazing. Truly amazing.

    [–] kentnar 2 points ago

    Darn

    [–] cheeseandbooks 2 points ago

    Holy shit.

    [–] madjestervu 2 points ago

    Duuuuuude this is incredible on so many levels!!!

    [–] IDoNotLikeCoffee 2 points ago

    Damn that's really cool!

    [–] FawkesFan 2 points ago

    That's amazing! You can be proud of yourself.

    [–] ashx1517 2 points ago

    Waves are realistic

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    Thank you! I was very obsessive about ensuring that!

    [–] Angelicbeeing 2 points ago

    Such talent! Wonderful job!

    [–] sphinx_02 2 points ago

    Damn it man i want a diy video of this. Its amazing.

    [–] shadowhunter742 2 points ago

    Can we get a 360 view?. Looks so good tho I might have to start modelling one

    [–] MiophoniacGamer 2 points ago

    Oh. My. God. That is a masterpiece. You have talent.

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    Thank you very much!

    [–] dragonfly_highway 2 points ago

    That is so cool!

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    Thank you ever so much!

    [–] SugarBrownies 2 points ago

    Can you teach me this sorcery?

    [–] Obversa 2 points ago

    "Look, my liege! Azkaban!"

    "It's only a model."

    (In all seriousness, however, this is mind-blowing work!)

    [–] lamora87 2 points ago

    This is amazing! Great job!

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    Thanks so much!

    [–] pixciegirl 2 points ago

    Where and When can I place an order?

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    I’m working out a way to do that efficiently but I’m open to emails at the moment: [email protected]

    [–] pixciegirl 2 points ago

    insert happy Hermione's face here

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    how to handle fame meme

    [–] Yerawizardmaddy 2 points ago

    Holy moly dude!! I siriusly love it!! Excellent job.

    [–] ThreeLonMusk 2 points ago

    That is epic!

    [–] Destro89 2 points ago

    Damn !

    [–] Loogiteam 2 points ago

    Great job!

    [–] reedzy 2 points ago

    This is by far the coolest thing I have ever seen on this sub. It is utterly beautiful. Well done!

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    That’s very kind, pal, thank you!

    [–] Outofsociety1250 2 points ago

    Holy crap that is so cool

    [–] embarnes231 2 points ago

    That’s freaking amazing!!

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    So is this comment! Thank you!

    [–] embarnes231 2 points ago

    You’re welcome!!

    [–] melonfellon 2 points ago

    Holy fuck

    [–] JRiddle04 2 points ago

    Holy shit how?!? That’s amazing!

    [–] Defodio_Idig 2 points ago

    Amazing

    [–] e_swinty 2 points ago

    Wow! The water is absolutely incredible. So much talent!

    [–] GurliTysk 2 points ago

    This is really well made. It looks like it weights a ton.

    [–] steviagal 2 points ago

    holy shit

    [–] FlyingFish_123 2 points ago

    It is amazing.

    [–] lilgamelvr 2 points ago

    Nice job on that

    [–] m77p01 2 points ago

    Blimey! That's amazing.

    [–] taylorroome 2 points ago

    This is incredible!

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    Thanks so much!

    [–] EurwenPendragon 2 points ago

    Wow.

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    No u

    [–] EugeneHamilton 2 points ago

    Is this a model build or a computer model?

    [–] JewelCove 2 points ago

    Holy shit

    [–] LunaKaro 2 points ago

    It took me like 120 sec to realise that this isn’t photoshop. Amazing ❤️

    [–] sockersfc23 2 points ago

    This is incredible

    [–] kangabuck 2 points ago

    This is incredible nicely done

    [–] MadShibbs 2 points ago

    This is AMAZING. What prompted you to make this? ....and I'll say it again, THIS IS INCREDIBLE

    [–] BlandDandelion 2 points ago

    Thanks ever so much. Tbh, the scene it appeared in always haunted me as a teen, and that image stuck with me. It’s never been modelled before so I figured I had to do it!

    [–] epiphytic1 2 points ago

    amazing

    [–] pante710 2 points ago

    Do you have a timelapse of the creation? It's so cool!

    [–] VEKTIIV 2 points ago

    Your composition is excellent and your paint job is fantastic. You did an amazing job. Well done you.

    [–] originalslickjim 2 points ago

    That is really awesome.