How to Build a Life-Size Monster Hunter Dragon

By Steve Marinconz on at

Ever wonder how the giant displays at conventions like E3 get made? Well the folks at Tested took a step-by-step look at the making of a giant dragon for Capcom's booth at this year's E3.

Frank Ippolito was in charge of building the Gore Magala from Monster Hunger 4 Ultimate, and the result is pretty incredible. It's build from a carved foam base, covered in a clay-like epoxy, then airbrushed with metallic colors to give it an iridescent shine.

Here's the team coating the finished foam sculpture with epoxy:

And here's how it was displayed at E3:

How To Build A Life-Size Monster Hunter Dragon

Making a Life-Sized Dragon [YouTube]