Monday, June 26, 2006
Starcrash - The Space Claw of Tinebria
From the 1979 Italian Sci-Fi film Starcrash !
Two days before shooting was to begin in September 1977, no props had been made. Director/writer Luigi Cozzi hired 96 technicians to build props and models for his film; all the props were built in two days! Miniature ships were built by a few Italian youths led by 20-year-old Paol Zeccara, from designs by illustrator Niso Ramponi. Most models were spray painted silver and illuminated with colored lights because of the shockingly short time schedule.
The miniatures used Lego/Duplo blocks and Model kit sprue, I tried to stick as close as I could to the feel of the original model.
The model was modelled in Max and rendered here in Vue Infinite. And the stars in the film really did look that cheesy, they used christmas fairy lights !