Master Carver Recreates Godzilla Out of Wood in 25 Days

Studio Woodart Vietnam takes hefty blocks of wood and transforms them into incredible sculptures. Founder Duy Tran has used his family background and training in traditional carvings and merged it with his interest in pop culture and anime. One of the latest masterpieces to emerge from the studio is an impressive rendering of Godzilla.

Woodart Vietnam shared videos of two different versions of the reptilian beast. In the first, the studio starts out with a large cube of mahogany wood that has a drawing of Godzilla's silhouette. Artisans use a chainsaw to carve around the drawing until a rough shape of the monster emerges. From there, other tools are used to refine the figure, including a dremel tool. After eight minutes pass in the video, the finished piece is unveiled—one that took 25 days to make. This length of time is completely understandable when you see the level of detail added to Godzilla, like the scales and pointy teeth.

While the all-wood sculpture is impressive, Woodart Vietnam made another version featuring a glowing spine. Like the first rendition, this one also begins as a large block of mahogany wood that is carefully refined with a chainsaw. The difference with this piece, is that after the artisan has finished rendering the textured back of Godzilla, they cut a deep crevice in the middle of the spine and add a strip of lights inside. As the video comes to a close, the studio demonstrates the effects of these glowing blue and green lights, which illuminate the details of Godzilla's spikes and tail.

You can purchase available sculptures and kits via Woodart Vietnam's online shop, and keep up to date with their latest projects by following their Instagram.

Studio Woodart Vietnam created two fantastic Godzilla sculptures out of mahogany wood.

The second version features a glowing blue spine.

Woodart Vietnam: Website | Instagram | YouTube

All images via Woodart Vietnam.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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