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Leather (and laces): the "Ben Hur" training chariots

In 2015 I worked on the remake of the 2016 "Ben Hur" movie. I was called to join the crew in charge of sculpting, molding, casting and finishing the chariots for the famous race and that's what I did...I still smell the styrene in my mind! It was an intense and fascinating period and probably will be the subject of a future post. Below that's me while working intensely! Well, Luckily for my lungs I had been called primarily to dress the training chariots with leather. The Training chariot is the one used by the main character to learn drifting with a small chariot trained by four powerful horses! It is a poor piece build from wood and leather. When the incredible prop maker Riccardo Andreott

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