We had a great day shooting with Uncle Ted and Modelman Tom. We finished the last of the live action and tomorrow I’m cutting all of it together to get rid of that gapping black leader of scenes missing. Thanks so much to Ted and Tom for such a great day. I’ll be cutting the real trailer next week to because we are finally nearing completion.
While I waited for them to get to the studio I got a chance to do a bit more on the painting but this darn iPhone camera just washes it out and you can’t even see all the fine little stars in the field. I should have it finished and will use the Nikon to get some better shots. Moved the moon and put it in the right place and started the Milky Way which looks so bright in these pictures but is not.
I had another mixed day. We are shooting tomorrow the last of “Martians Attack SNG”. Lots of scenes with “Uncle Ted”.
Now I can finish the film. What will be left are lots more effects shots but I have that covered. Within the next month I should finish and move on to “Reach” the next film.
So I worked on orders I got this week for a Cochran and a Spock Bust. I have lowered the price on the Cochran statue as they are unsigned and if you want it signed I’m sure if you contact Doug he will be happy to sign them. I use to make trips into town to see Doug and get things signed but that has become increasingly difficult with both our busy schedules not allowing us to sync up very often.
The Spock busts are on a resin marble looking base now and only offered in bronze. If you want either one of these items from our store go to our website. The Cochran statue is now 600 plus shipping. We appreciate very much Doug allowing us to make these from his original screen used piece.
I also did some more work on the slot car body that can be seen in tonight’s Seflie video I’m about to post.
And I have started painting again. Those of you that watch the show know about this but tonight I’m posting the in progress painting called “Reach”. There is still a lot to do. I haven’t added all the stars and the Milky Way. Lots more detail to come on the astronaut. The one thing I got wrong and will change this week is the location of the Moon. Guess I was tried but of course you guys know where it should be located and at the appropriate angle. Right? ;) I will be doing a lot more space paintings from now on, by hand, in acrylic and now airbrushes used. And some of them will be for sale. Mary is painting too and you can see here work in tonight’s video seflie.
More tomorrow and another seflie from our last live action shoot. Thanks for all your support for our studio. We will be making lots of programming and more Sc—Fi space movies to come and your constant support is what makes it happen.
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More fun with the bridge today. Got the sub floor built which was a real treat of many little riser bulkheads and sanctions to attach the railings to. Only managed to get one railing on before it became the end of the day. Eliot’s brilliant design of PE parts for this bridge is working out so well. Tomorrow I’m going to build the helm and add some more panels but the hardest part of building it I think is behind me.
Did some more shaping and sanding on the slot car body form but forgot to take pictures. tomorrow it gets the red putty and primer.
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