Friday, February 03, 2006

Hyperdrive - HMS Camden Lock

Now everybody has seen Hyperdrive, and if you haven't then why not, I thought I'd post these pics of the HMS Camden Lock model that I built for the show.If you check my post on January the 12th you can see Andy Riley's original concept art for this ship. It's registration number XH558 is actually that of the Royal Airforces 'Avro Vulcan Bomber' and was suggested by the shows writers Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil. The ship looks quite different without all of it's lights that were added by Qurios who did the shows FX, but this was to show you just the model as I delivered it to them for use in Hyperdrive. These pics show the docking towers extended, most of the time they were retracted into the ship. It was nice that I only had to build one of the eight engines and the others could be copied around. I'm not 100% sure if we see the main central engine in use, they haven't used it so far, but it was mean't to be a, I suppose Hyperdrive engine, so I'm not quite sure where the Hyperdrive in the shows title comes from if we haven't seen them use this engine. The shows original title was going to be Full Power.

3 comments:

Dean Roberts said...

hey glazy - i've been watching hyperdrive. its good - nick frost's funny ...and the giant lady ! the ships look great too. did you have fun building spaceships for a living? ....in fact could you put that on your passport ?

Farnsworth said...

Hi Andy, I'm currently building a version of this glorious old girl in Sketchup. You don't have any orthos or other reference pictures lying around do you? Can I just say how much I loved the show and this fantastic design. It really was amazing work...

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I'll have to have a dig around, I think I may have some already rendered but I'm not 100% sure where they are !!!