15
Jan
18

66 inch Nautilus Lake run

After changing the dive system to an OTW cylinder and two weekends of trimming the boat runs great!

02
Jan
18

50th year Anniversary of 2001: a space odyssey

This is the 50 year anniversary of the release of 2001: a space odyssey.

This movie change my life. It changed the world. And without question continues to amaze me to this day.

The exact release date was April 3rd 1968.

In celebration of one of the most amazing films ever made SNG Studio will be doing many 2001 related projects. We have already made “Moonwatcher”, “the Starchild” and we are planning the Hilton space station and a miniature diorama of the TMA-! site.

We will also be creating a Virtual Reality experience.

This is the film that opened my mind to the power of the cinema and its ability to set free minds to imagine great things that will lead us to the stars!

30
Dec
17

Starchild progress

Got mine nearly done however the eyes have yet to be made. These are just temps until I make accurate eyes. Adam Savage is also getting one of these next week and plans a show about it.

30
Dec
17

Virtual Reality

VR experiences are in the works. I have crashed coursed Unity for about 3 weeks now and have got to a point where I can recreate and bring to life a lot. Soon I’ll have the 2001 experience and more on the hub. 2001 will be free.

These pictures don’t do any of it justice you really have to try Vive to know what I’m talking about.

I recreated my bedroom from the 50s and it was chilling the first time I crawled on the floor and looked out those windows.

Those that read my book will know what I’m talking about. The set has a great deal more work to go but it’s getting photo real.

Also I finished up a 1/350 K’Tinga! To learn more about it visit here: http://www.patreon.com/steveneill

 

23
Oct
17

a little too pug-nosed? Too thick and upturned?

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The original screen used model. And I have a bunch of them.

20
Oct
17

Starchild update

This sucker is so hard to get right! Every picture I have of the original the lighting is different. Good and bad. Good because it brings out values in the sculpture that are hard to see otherwise and bad because it looks like a different sculpt when it’s not. If I had the original here in person this would be a no brainer. So you take your best shot.
Adam Savage and I have been exchanging emails daily, better, worse, better! Much better! To the right, to the left, up, down.
I ended up removing the entire face and placed it on it’s back straight on to me where I could change the lighting to match the pictures I was working from. That helped a bunch.
It’s a oddly proportioned sculpt the original and I have to match it and it goes against all my better instincts but.. I think it’s finally in the ballpark. After all that I placed the head back on the body and angled it correctly to the body which it was not.
Now it’s all rough and unfinished but the correct size and proportions.
So next week I finish, mold and make up a couple. One for Adam, one for me. The whole story and the “How I did it” video’s will be on tested and to my subscribers at Patreon.

 

12
Oct
17

Thanks Adam for the even bigger Shout out!




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