With safety and reliability in mind a steel chassis was decided upon which was then clad in 3/4" timber to give it the correct look of something constructed from solid timber.
You can see the chassis in the following photos:
Another cute little character I got to work on was Bubo for "Clash of the Titans", not seen the film yet but I understand the character gets minimal airtime, which is crazy when you consider the time and effort which went into the build. I can't take credit for the whole character as it was a bit of a team effort but I did design and build the chest feathers and feet:
The Trebuchet stole the show. I loved it.
Nice job on the owl, was he metal and plastic? or just metal?
Cheers, everything you can see in the photo of the owl is steel, brass and aluminium, the only plastic used was a thin fibreglass shell under the metal feathers.
I saw Clash of the Titans and we love the Owl, too bad we see it for 10 seconds...
Wonderful work, all. Vince, that Bubo's a great tribute to the original... it's a shame they didn't use it more on screen!
If commercials count, we did some groovy rubber monsters for Volkswagen's Star Wars themed Super Bowl spot this year:
Pics of our characters and some behind the scenes links here: Volkswagen Star Wars Superbowl Commercial Cantina Bar Alien Masks and Costumes
vince built a f^&king working Trebuchet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
not many people can put that on a resume.......
I built the broken buildings in New York in the film A.I. Was a really fun job. My friend Aaron and his team would lasercut and assemble the buildings, and then me and my team would spend weeks making them looked destroyed. We had reference libraries from major earthquakes, visited construction sites.
Spent 6 months on these. So much fun.
I can't believe all those Oompa loompas....Ive never seen one available anywhere
Last thing I worked on before going into private commisions was 'The Decent' at Pinewood, sculpting and the like.
We did the hard parts for this costume last summer:
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Good film BTW!!
Just finished some wall fixtures for a Trek pilot.
Lots of SW related parts for Disney.
Lots that we never take the time to photograph.
Worked with Dennis Lowe (ALIEN) on a few shorts lately.
I have. 36 years in make-up effects and creatures. And CGI and models.
I have worked on Ghost Busters, Fright Night, Star Trek, and a lot more. Did Spock's ears for the first movie.
I'm still working today and I'm currently working with Andy Probert, Doug Drexler and Mike Okuda on the new Space Command. I'm Building Space Suits and the Clipper model.
That's me grabbing her in the face with the hands I designed and created.
Here's the original ear molds I made way back when in my oven at my home lab. Weekends I use to take them home and run them for the next week. Fred Philips was my friend and gave me one of my greatest moments in my career to work on Star Trek.
And here I am in my test makeup before we shot the opening scenes to Laser Blast. I built the gun too this was one of my early jobs given to me by Rick Baker.
Here I am with my wife and our old friend Bob Burns on the Mac Tonight set. I created the puppet head Doug Jones wore for years during the campaign.
There is lots more here: sneillfx.com and Steve Neill's Blog
cool looks like you guys 80's time machine
Love this thread. I'll follow this thread
OMg the talent shown on here is simply amazing!
I loved Laser Blast! A while back I thought about making the gun and the grenade looking necklace thing that makes it work, but I would spend more time explaning what it was from than it would take to make them.And here I am in my test makeup before we shot the opening scenes to Laser Blast. I built the gun too this was one of my early jobs given to me by Rick Baker.
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Wow, you guys are so talented. Will be following this thread.