The people who work at Weta will never cease to amaze. Case in point: this older but still incredible behind-the-scenes look at one sculptor’s tabletop passion project. Back in 2017, Adam Savage from
Tested’s YouTube Channel has close to five million subscribers, so it’s no surprise viewers responded enthusiastically to the first look at the handcrafted model in 2017. It helped encourage Fraser-Allen to keep building, and wow, what a difference 18 months makes. Savage returned to Weta to see the progress on the model, and it’s amazing. What started as only the labyrinth developed into so much more. Fraser-Allen made a 16 foot model featuring the tabletop terrain of Hagglethorn Hallow, an immersive fantastical setting. This sprawling diorama keeps going, full of intricate details and touches. See for yourself:
The passion project turned into a successful Kickstarter campaign that brought in more than NZ $665,000 to bring Hagglethorn Hallow to life. The funds went towards helping Fraser-Allen’s company, Tabletop Troubadours, craft “hand-sculpted, highly detailed gaming scenery designed to enrich your tabletop gaming experiences.”
Throughout the 17 minute video, we get a close look at Fraser-Allen’s beautiful world. When interviewed by
It’s clear Fraser-Allen’s talent and love for the worlds he creates is strong. We can’t wait to see what he sculpts next!