"V" Ships?

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by SgtFang, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. SgtFang

    SgtFang Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Did anyone ever make any of the V ships bigger than the "paperweight (72nd?) scale" I've seen around?

    Studio scale would rock, but if nothing else, 48th or 32nd would be pretty cool too!

    I just got the DVD the other night and remembered how cool a show it was!

    -Sarge
     
  2. HeatRay

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    Hey there! I don't know about kits, but a friend of mine has one of the original filming ships. It's been a while since I saw it.

    He has brought it to wonderfest a few times. He would be happy to share any info about it I'm sure.

    It was about three foot or so across it I remember correctly.

    Let me know it you want and I will have him know.
     
  3. star-art

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  4. HeatRay

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    I'm not sure, I am not that big into V. It looks like a big thin tire lying on it's side. Basically smooth with greebly details added here and there all over. I think some of the detailing was even drawn on by pencil. Not sure.

    Apparrently it was supposed to be a really big ship like the Star Destroyer?

    PM me email addresses and I will forward them to him.

    Jim
     
  5. SgtFang

    SgtFang Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Yup, they were supposed to be like 15 miles across.

    I know recasts of the mothership were around at one time...

    -Sarge
     
  6. dstipes

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    My company shot the saucer models and matte shots.

    The "V" Mother ship saucers were scaled to be three miles across.

    David Stipes (Visual Effects Supervisor, "V")
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  7. Beechy McFly

    Beechy McFly Sr Member

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    Hey David.. Welcome to the boards mate.. Still need to chase you up for an interview for my website.. LOL..
     
  8. jedimaster

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    Sarge , there's always stuff on the bay in studio scale , mainly the different shuttle versions. I think Korbanth may have done some kits at one time.
     
  9. Beechy McFly

    Beechy McFly Sr Member

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    LOL.. Not sure he is still looking 6 and a half years later..
     
  10. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    David, welcome to the RPF and thanks for chimeing in!

    Any more background info, with pics, perhaps ? :love

    Michael
     
  11. Chronicle

    Chronicle Official Licensee RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would pay big bucks to get a casting of a mothership at a 3-foot size. If anyone has any way to get such a price for me, please let me know and I'll make it worth your time. Thanks.
     
  12. Beechy McFly

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  13. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    I love to see all the "love" for this classic:) David, please do share more details.
     
  14. jedimaster

    jedimaster Sr Member

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    OOPS! Should have seen that.:lol
     
  15. morrris99

    morrris99 Well-Known Member

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    A 3 foot mothership model, like this one: :rolleyes
     
  16. Beechy McFly

    Beechy McFly Sr Member

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    Yes please David..
     
  17. dstipes

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    Hello!

    Thank you for the warm welcome.

    Per request, I have attached a few photos.

    We had to do several sizes of saucers to match Greg Jein's 30" model. One image is of (now director) Dale Fay sealing a wood model spun on a wood lathe.

    The shot of the mother ship and skull has a saucer spun out of soft foam. This was actually created for "V" before Greg build his model for "V-The Final Battle".

    One shows our "paint scraper" shot of Jein's model.

    Best wishes,

    David
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2010
  18. dstipes

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    Hi there! If you have specific backgroung info questions, I will answer them if I can. :^)

    David
     
  19. MooCriket

    MooCriket Master Member

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    Thanks for the details, David! So happy to see you here:)
     
  20. Cylon02

    Cylon02 New Member

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    great shots!!
     

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