Justin is a Sydney-based artist and prop maker working in digital and practical mediums to create sets, props and characters for film, theatre and video-games.
Justin is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art and a skilled sculptor and painter, using mediums such as hard coating, silicone, fibreglassing and mould-making.
Prior to pursuing his interest in film props, model making and special effects, Justin enjoyed a successful career producing 3d-models at internationally recognised studios in Australia and the UK. His areas of expertise include modelling realistic and stylized props, environments and characters, taking the models through from concept to texturing and skinning for animation.
Justin has experience in wide rang of mediums. His focus has been in creating art is to imbue the object or character with movement, weight and aesthetic style, bringing both digital and practical creations to life.
Watusi is owned and operated by the ‘legendary’ Justin Robson. He has been making props and models for the film, television and advertising industry for more than 30 years.
Whether its props and models for feature films, creative solutions for interior designers or innovative special effects for marketing – Justin’s work has the defining quality of a wonderful
With a reputation for high quality work at reasonable costs, Justin’s unique talents in props, model making and special effects have been utilised in high profile films, as well as in music video, television and theatre. He has worked with some of the industry’s most renowned filmmakers.
Specialising in creating sets, props and scenic art
- Film, television and theatre
- Theme parks, parks, zoos and museum displays
- Private art commissions
- Sign making
- Polystyrene sculpting
- Concept illustration
- Shop displays and themed restaurants
- Toy and product prototypes
- Stop motion and animatronics puppets
- Stills for magazines and billboards
- Landscaping sculpture and rockwork
Justin originally trained in the fine arts as a sculptor, but turned his exemplary skills to prop-making and scenic art, of any scale or animation.
Justin’s sets, props and model making workshop is in Brookvale on the Northern Suburbs of Sydney, Australia.
Sets, Props and Model Making mediums
Justin has specialist skills in polystyrene carving, moulds, plasters, silicone and resins, fibreglass work, woodwork and joinery, plastics and fabric.