Many of us look at scrap metal and think ‘rubbish’, but for Thailand’sÂ Ban Hun Lek who works in a metal workshop thinks otherwise. Their workshopÂ creates sensational sculptures made out of bits of various scrap metal. They’ve createdÂ 10 Scrap Metal Sculptures Famous Movie Characters, which contain huge amounts of detail and emulate smooth organic forms which looks like the real thing!
They’ve created a 2.6m tall statue of the Hulk (created by Phairote), which is one of their most popular centerpieces in their collection. As well as creating iconic sculptures for Wall-E, Despicable Me Minions, Transformers, Robocop, Star Wars, Alien, PredatorÂ and heaps more! Their art work has been celebrated forÂ European and Saudi royalty.
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â€œThe inspiration behind Hulk came from a popular buddha statue heâ€™d made many years ago.â€
â€œPhairote wanted to create something new, powerful but using the same flat washer technique as before. The biggest challenge was to create something so tall (2.6m) that could support its own weight.â€
â€œThis wasnâ€™t an easy design to make and it took many revisions before Phairote was happy with it. Heâ€™s especially proud of the weathered coloring and the shapes of each defined muscle.â€
â€œIn total this took 4 months to conceptualize, build, test, refine and complete. Despite the attention Phairote has garnered, Hulk now rests privately in Phairoteâ€™s garden.â€
â€œPhairote has frustrated many fans by refusing to sell this masterpiece. â€˜One day I may sell itâ€™ he explains, â€˜but after putting all my heart into this for so long, I want to take my time to reflect on and enjoy this piece just for myself.â€˜â€
â€œWhat sets Ban Hun Lek apart from other workshops is that Phairote remains strictly and stubbornly an independent artist. Although his business is hectic, Phairote insists to take 2 days a week on experimental designs.â€
â€œThis is work he completes on his own and work can be as frustrating as it can be rewarding. Phairote can spend months perfecting a new fabrication technique, tearing down as many as 60 statues until heâ€™s satisfied.â€