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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Old model work.

Did this back in college, using kit-bashed parts and the packing bits from IBM typewriter ribbons.
Also added a couple of white-metal ships, carrier-style;
Boanerges-class Destroyer. The GodSword.

Used high-contrast film in my Calumet view camera.


Michael W said...

Reminds me of when I was working on a project for UIL Science Fair in high school. As part of it I created a Mars base (on the red soil of our driveway), using bits and pieces of leftovers from unbuilt kits, and some of those plastic eggs that stockings were sold in.

I wish I still had the photo I took of the setup for the Fair.

Doom said...

See, now, while I know nothing of the story, movie, whatnot, it came from... the work is awesome. That's taking and giving, and the game I like, whichever side if both are preferable. Good show, Guido.

I was never good at this type of thing, but I always appreciated those who were. It really, often, is the little things, literally or figuratively. As with salt, spice, and herb to my cooking. Awesome.

The Aardvark said...

Verra cool, Michael. Leggs eggs for the win!

Doom, no story or movie. I had parts, and just started building.

And thank you!

Michael W said...

@Doom --- When I was growing up I always wanted a full-blown electric railroad set. As I grew older, though, I realized I wasn't so much interested in actually running a train as much as I was impressed by the miniature scale modelwork apparent in the better displayed trains (at hobby shops and such).

The Aardvark will quite possibly agree that, as impressive as CGI work in movies can sometimes be, good model work is in the same category as fine crystal. For example: Greg Jein (something of a hero of mine in this field). He is a name to conjure with among modelers. When Spielberg made his rather overblown "1941", Jein was one of the modelers hired. I saw a still of a piece he did: a dirty back alley with scale model trash, and even scaled down dust on a barrel and other items. All this effort and care for a shot which you would've missed if you blinked!

Compare with a lot of today's production people who just enter a program, press a button and BOOM: droid army. I know I'm probably oversimplifying it, but let's be up front and honest about this. Do we honor da Vinci, or do we honor guys who just run "Mona Lisa" knockoffs on a high-speed printer?