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Erik Killmonger 3D print sculpt

Erik Killmonger 3D Printed Head

Audience: Public

Format: Action figure part (total height 6")

Media: Pixologic ZBrush, Cinema 4D, PreForm, acrylic paint, matte varnish

Date: September 2018

A side project of mine that I used to familiarize myself with ZBrush and 3D-printing software.


A head modeled to fit a store-bought action figure. The head was sculpted in ZBrush, checked for geometry in Cinema 4D, prepared in PreForm, 3D-printed using a FormLabs Form 2, 3D printer, then hand-painted with acrylic paints.

Based on the character "Erik Killmonger" played by Michael B. Jordan from Marvel's Black Panther (2018).

Special thanks to Dave Mazierski for the reference books, printing tutorial, painting materials, and moral support.


(Top left): final head, misprinted head, and original helmet. (Bottom left): render of sculpted model in Cinema 4D. (Middle-left): view of the sculpted head and cavity for the neck joint in the ZBrush viewport. (Right): Alas, poor Erik.


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