Friday, December 15, 2006

Old work - Circa 1985


I may be wrong about the exact date for these 2 but they're sometime in the mid 80's.
The first picture is of a 4 Foot Long 'Super Star Destroyer' from The Empire Strikes Back. I made this model from wood, cardboard, styrene card and a pretty big assortment of kit parts. The model was made for a Star Wars convention that was cancelled at last minute, so I spent 3 months taking up may Mother's kitchen table making this model for nothing, which at the time narked me a fair bit. The model ended up on display at a local Role-Playing Store where after a few months it got dropped, the last time I seen it probably 15 years or more ago it was in a storeroom in pieces. I'd given up caring about it by that point. I never got a great many photo's of the ship, I have a couple of old stills of it under construction and a handful of Black and White pics, this being one of the better ones.

The 2nd pic is my mate Andy Conway under a make-up that I sculpted and then made up as latex appliances, which I painted up and applied. Andy was always my guinea pig, and we did quite a few latex make-up's around this time, he left my parents house one evening around 11.30 and walked home to his house around half a mile away in a burn make-up which I'd spent a few hours applying, it looked great under the street lights, I remember he said he got a great reaction from a bloke who crossed over the road as he seen Andy heading towrds him. I think Andy then went onto to terrify his mother. This make-up we did for a Super 8mm Horror film that we shot some footage for at the time. I do miss a lot of the practical side of stuff like this, it was great fun to do.

Andy's Blog and site are in my Links.

19 comments:

Alfredo said...

i dont get this beta blogger but anyways

thats just amazing , the super star destroyer looks like u had a blast doin it

cheers man

godofredox.blogspot.com

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Yeah it baffles me how some of the links to Blogs don't work anymore,your profile from this post shows up blank for some reason ?!

TopCat said...

A.G.,

How easy / difficult is Vue Infinite to pick up for someone already using Maya who has dabbled in Modo, Rhino, and Hexagon? Just wondering. I see some of the results you get and I'm curious about picking up a review copy (perhaps for Game Developer magazine, a spot I write reviews for ...). I'll check back for the response!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

If this is old work, they are very very impressive, at least, to the eyes of a layman like myself.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Hi Tom, I started working with Vue way back at version 2 which was free with 3D World magazine,it was the first 3D programme that I touched and I didn't know hardly anything about PC's. I found it really easy to use even back then,so the answer is I think you'd pick it up just fine !!

Tidyfiguremaker said...

Hi Andy, these are really cool, love the super star destroyer, how big was it when finished?

The make-up effect looks good to, the balaclava adds a real nice finishing touch too.

Tim Bye said...

That star destroyer is great - looks just like a clip from the film!!!

Jampix said...

Hi Andrew haven't been around for a while...to much work..

Awesome stuff my man as usual, especially the dude with the scary face...love it.

No need to cry I've updated ;)

Speak soon.

marcobucci said...

Wow. I've got lots of respect for this stuff. Great work, thanks for posting!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

The final model was 4 feet in length.
And the Balaclava was purely to save on having to blend the make-up around the edge of the face :)

Good to see you posting again Jampix !

Thanks to everyone else who's left a comment !

Machinistscott said...

Killer Andy......just killer.
Love the star destroyer.
My the offending dropper suffer a painfull boil on his dumb ass.

leolietje said...

Nice to see some more manuel work, the works looks pretty convincing, just like your computer works by the way.
Want to thank you for visiting my blog frequently and leaving nice messages, it make a blog live!

craig said...

Andrew, MOST excellent. Hands on,glue on fingers and whatnot. Great latex mask and destroyer

Andrew Glazebrook said...

The smell of Glue,Paint,Latex etc... is something I don't miss someday's, especially when I used to work in a small room with them, I'd often feel light heded when I hit the fresh air.

allen said...

Fantastic latex job!

UrbanBarbarian said...

Terribly frightening!!! I love it!

mamĂș said...

Nice!
I always liked the Superstardestroyer.
THere's just something about handmade models, that i hope wont disappear completely from the screens ...
Mask is also awsome :) looks as if in pain, tough

Andrew Glazebrook said...

I really hope real miniatures and creatures never get totally replaced by CG !!

Mark Behm said...

Ha ha ha! Man, I remember the days of algenate, oil clay and plaster - and cinemagic magazine. My teenage years were horrifying for my parents. Heh heh. I love seeing stuff like this.