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Archive for December, 2010

Ralph McQuarrie X-Wing Fighter in “Studio Scale” Final Images

Final images of the “Studio Scale” Ralph McQuarrie X-Wing, which I painted in 70s era space markings, extrapolating from pre-existing actual models, and imagining what ILM could have done…

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Micro Viper!!

A buddy of mine just dropped off a miniature Mk.II Viper that was grown to scale with the Studio Scale Colonial Movers! I’m going to build mine as seen in the first season “Hand of God” episode, with a squadron of Vipers in one of the containers!

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Working on a Model Kasten Oskar kit, with some custom added missiles I nabbed from the Land Gans – work in progress! Will paint it similar to a Melusine I am working on, but with more browns.

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Blood Red Moon

So I think I have perfected what we call “Pickle Chicken”. I brine raw chicken in Claussen’s Pickle juice overnight, liberally salt and pepper each side, and then sear the hell out of them in the iron skillet, which is so well seasoned that it now passes the flavor of a thousand steaks to everything it touches – it tastes like fried chicken from Chick-Fil-A!! I also got my Blade Runner blimp forms!! I had previously had a very talented 3D artist help realize half the blimp, which was then milled in real life, at half studio scale (24″). This was then used as a buck for vacuum forming, and I got the pulls in clear PTEG! I threw some christmas blue LEDs inside as a quick test to see how much the light transmits. Since the buck was milled from a dense cell foam, the insides of the pulls are “frosted”, which is perfect!! In other news, this morning, Lisa and I got up at 3:15 am to see the Lunar eclipse. It was pretty amazing to see it turn blood red, tinge the sky, with it’s white-ish corona…

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Studio Scale ESB Probe Droid Pods (before paint)

This is a pretty exciting update for me. As those who know me, and have asked the question (that they probably regret asking because of it’s long winded reply) “what is the deal with your particular hobby”?, I love to research, build, and recreate the models that Industrial Light and Magic made in the late 70s and early 80s, with a particular passion for Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and The Empire Strikes Back models. Not only is it fun to play “archaeologist” and identify the myriad of parts used, I have befriended like-minded people all over the world, and every once in a while magic happens as a result. This is one of those subjects, born from a desire of UK model maker Lee Ralph to have the Pods from the opening moments of ESB, that became a truly collaborative effort among a group of friends. We were all collectively enchanted with this subject matter, because there was just no reference out there, and we were dying to know what the pods truly looked like. Heck, we knew there were TWO pods, but didn’t even know if both had screen time in the film! Eventually, over the course of about a year and a half, we scored reference and identified the donor kits, essentially creating a “recipe” for the models. Because I had traveled to Japan during this intensive period of time while the pods were on the brain, and I was able to find enough of the expensive donor kits at low prices to make both pods with no resin castings, which even ILM did not do! Here is a gallery of both pod designs before they were painted…

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Space shoes and clear glasses, finally.

It’s been a pretty good week. The cats have been good, I’ve made some delicious food, we had a party for Jonathan’s birthday, and I’ve made some fun models – even broke one when the wind grabbed it out of a box filled with peanuts in my car, and onto the parking lot below – but it’s all better now! Also, I got some amazing glasses that I need to exchange for a better fit (they are CLEAR!!) and some incredible Nike DeLorean sneakers. Yes, I got my silver sneakers. All is good and right with the world.

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Wine time!

I spent the past weekend with Lisa and her family at Boordy Vineyards, sampling all sorts of delicious wines and soups from Clementines! It was a great day. Also got an eye exam, so I’ll be getting new glasses soon, and tonight I make Chicken Tikka (which I made the marinade for last night)!

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