The latest on the Skydiver. I had hoped to finish today but I got picky. And besides, there was a lot to do on the Sky all by itself. Things like cutting out the intake and painting the bottom. Adding parts I forgot about. Tomorrow I’ll add some kind of pilot and blend in the canopy. Then move on to finishing the paint job on the bottom of the diver part. I still need to add some insect screen to the intake.
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Got all the perks done for our backers! They will all ship early next week on our monthly trip to town. Which BTW will include a trip to my old friend Larry Cohen’s house.
We will be doing an interview with him about his films (many that I worked on) and my very favorite, “The Invaders.” This will be an SNG special.
Got to work on the Skydiver most of the day and the top side paint job is done except fo a few minor details. Tomorrow I flip it over and paint the bottom. This finishes the model until I get the WTC and RC equipment.
We also got a Batwoman Cowl poured today and should have it out of the mold on Thursday.
Stay tuned kids.
I spent the entire day dealing with the perks from our fund raiser for, “Martians Attack SNG.” Everything is now made.
I have to paint one Spock Bust tomorrow. The Cochran Statue and finish off the bases for the Spock busts and everything is ready to ship out.
The 6 pair of Spock Ears from the original TMP masters are ready to go.
The Communion bust are all signed by Whitley Strieber.
Keep in mind if you still want to help with the production of the movie you can do so by going to http://www.steveneillsgarage.com to purchase any of these items and more.
Starting tomorrow we can finish the Skydiver’s paint job.
What a week, so much done. Today I spent the most of it working on the perks. I got all the Communion busts done. One for Simon, another for Chris Hunt and the last one for my dear friend Jim Boyle.
Monday I’m pouring up the Cochran statue for Rob, finishing off the Spock busts and painting all those Spock ears. Remember all these are available on our website. I’m finding out many of you didn’t know this.
I got my Batman cowl foam lined and was able to slip it on without any cutting of the back. We made a simple collar out of the same material Mary used for my cape. It was amazing looking in the mirror and seeing the Bat on me. Last time I did this was in High School in the late 60’s. I handmade a Batman costume based on the TV show at the time. I swore one day I would make another. Nearly 45 years later today. Wow, what an interesting feeling.
Have a great weekend everyone. We will be at Monster Palooza tomorrow and Mary will be shooting a SNG special report from the Con.
Got a Batman cowl! Finally. Got a perfect first pull of a silicone Martian skin for our puppet. And a Picture of Simon’s perfect for “Martians Attack SNG.” The eyes finally set up Simon so out she goes tomorrow. Video will upload tonight and be up tomorrow which shows how all this stuff got made. Stay tuned!
This is starting to really look like the sketch now. Better in fact. I still have lots to do. Next we go down stairs and make the vacuum formed engine bubble and start adding lights down there. I’ll need to make some interior parts as well. Chairs with the Martians sitting in them which means I need some small Martian figures too. That means more sculpting not unless I can get Kenny to pint me up some. Hmm…
Got the bottom of the Skydiver preened and painted brass. It won’t take too long to finish off the paint job now. In addition to all this I got a Batman cowl on the way and made the under skull mold for the Martian. It’s my hope tomorrow to make a kin and the under skull. So much fun stuff to do.