Archives for Shari Finn

Concept Models


While at Fox Studios in Australia, on the production of “Superman Returns”, I created art department concept models. They were constructed before the sets were built, as part of the art design process. These were all hand-constructed from plans and designs, using a variety of materials such as polystyrene, foam core, foamex, and other card-like materials.

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Blizzard Crown

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Model Making on The Amazing Spider-man 2

Venom Tray –

My role in this prop was manufacturing the base functioning box, with working lid and flip screen. My very talented colleges designed the veil lift mech and back-light effect



 Electro suspension rig

For this functional set piece (prop), I hand model made the head and neck components for the rig, also manufactured the hand restraints and finger attachments.

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GREEN GOBLIN  Flick knife: Clean-up, fitting and surface prep of rapid prototype parts

GREEN GOBLIN GLIDER: assemble the 3D milling, resurface and carve back the undercuts that the mill left-out, then add the detail.

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Armor Components

Soldiers Helmet

I model made the original helmet. Using stamped lead over a solid block. This was then reproduced into hundreds of on-set helmets.Helm7

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Kings Golden Armor

The base armor with sculpted detail was machine milled. I resurfaced and textured the design, bringing out surface texture and detail. The trick was to obtain a metal like finish in the milled model.

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Relaxed Golden Armor

I stamped sheet lead using a laser cut acrylic die. This embossed surface texture gave the look of traditional metal chasing design.


More Photos of the Armor


Shari behind the scenes of The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Weta Workshop created physical props and gear for Spider-Man’s latest flick including the Green Goblin’s exo-skeleton suit, his glider, and venom tray. They also created a giant holding tank and rig for Electro’s prison cell. Check out their behind the scenes footage and watch for Shari’s quick cameo at 00:58 sec.

Interview with Shari by Australian arts center

National Association for the Visual Arts interviewed Shari a few years ago to help encourage students. Nice to hear how you can go from a student to a professional and make your dreams come true!