The 42-year-old, who goes by Sorakio on Twitter, made the stunning 3D rendition with putty, plaster, and parts salvaged from model warships. The incredible detail comes from his own etchings, as well as these repurposed parts, which together make up 90% of the models. He then hand-paints each sculpture to bring it to life. He tells us this work unfortunately isn’t for sale, but occasionally goes on display at anime fan exhibitions. He is currently working on another ode to Studio Ghibli, the antique shop from the Miyazaki-written Whisper of the Heart.
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