Some VERY cool stuff! Thx!
Very cool photos!!
Thanks for sharing.
Models were sometimes painted yellow to prevent reflections from the bluescreen,
sometimes yellow fill light was also used. But I'm not aware of bluescreen being used
for Alien. If I remember right the ship was filmed with a black backing and the mattes
were drawn by hand. The yellow may be primer, the ship appears white/gray in some
of the other pics. I've seen other color pics where it looked white/gray.
They initially had the Nostromo painted yellow. Ridley Scott then made a change (as he has a habit of doing) and had it painted the gray we see in the film.
I was told by someone who actualy worked on the film that the Nostromo was first intended to be yellow in order to follow Ron Cobb's (& Chris Foss) concept designs...
A few of Cobb's concept illustrations featured a yellow Nostromo, go check if you have a copy of Cobb's book COLORVISION on your shelves !
The Nostromo was repainted 3 times, IIRC this is mentioned in the ALIEN QUADRILOGY documentaries...
Wow, great great stuff.
I think I like the colored version better.
Like some big trucks or cargo ships.
Lots of cans of aviation Zinc Chromate primer I used to use when doing structural rebuilds of aircraft years ago....
I think I still prefer the gray, but I do like the registration number on the side. I wish they left that on.
Those pics are sooo cool. I love seeing Behind the scenes stuff from alien it seem slike there so little out there from it.
Those are some terrific shots; what great models. That shot of the underside of the refinery JTParker helps answer that question you had the other week on what it looked like.
However, waht the Nostromo yellow reminded me of was they way they used to paint models on THUNDERBIRDS...Martin Bower used to do this kind of thing, I suppose to give the model some visual pop.
Hey, there's a lot of interesting stuff on that website.
Thanks for the heads-up...
Always love to see shots like thise. Thx for sharring
Excellent shots !! The page from AlienS also has great pics. Thanx for the link
This is a great site! Thank you!
Coolness. That's a nice source of reference pix. Thanks
Love these pics. Where were these when I scratchbuilt my Refinery. Looks like I get to do another.
The sections of video covering modeling & production techniques are priceless. What a talented team. Even the walk around of the grounds is awesome.
Thanks for the link.