Sunday, August 05, 2012

A photo from when movies were good

Look at this photo from the the early days of Star Wars movies. All the spacecraft as real models - not CGI rubbish !

Look at the size of them too. Many are enormous, which must have given the model makers a challenge. It's all very well sticking bits of Airfix kits on space ships (some of the engine parts on X-Wing fighters are the bodies of Apollo rockets) to make the lumps and bumps, but what happens when the shot demands a larger model ? You end up recreating a bit of Airfix kit from scratch in a larger scale...

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