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    Jun 5, 2015, 5:59 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #401

    And now you know why film sets have removable walls...

    ....I can't believe you collected real spider webs for that...

    Thanks for sharing


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    Jun 6, 2015, 5:00 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #402

    Ive just read this whole thread and im amazed at the incredible job you guys are doing, incredible work on all fronts , keep it up guys this is one of the most amazing threads on the RPF
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    Jun 10, 2015, 7:32 AM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #403

    Hey guys!!

    Unfortunately because of some personal issues we had to take a break from the shooting for a week or two, so I decided to get some other work done.
    I decided to make a replica of one of my favorite models from Blade Runner -the Fuel Tanker!



    It was built by Bill George... Isn't it beautiful?
    We're going to use it in a couple of shots in the film.
    Of course, this will not be a 100% true replica since I don't have the original donor kits and other stuff. I'll just improvise through the build.
    I'd love to track down all the correct parts for all of the models, but in that case we will make this film just in time for Blade Runner's 50'th anniversary.

    I began with hacking up some firetruck toy I had lying around which fortunately bears some resemblance to the original model..



    I suspect Bill may have vacuumformed those parts, but for me it was easier to build them:





    In the back of the last photo you can see a 1000 small pieces I cut from the long aluminum pipe that sits in the foreground. Then I glued one by one in between the tanks:



    Here I made some kind of a wooden base, and started detailing the front:



    And here's where I'm currently at:



    It's a joy making this model and I'll post new stuff soon, I'm off to the workshop!
    Bye!!
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    Jun 10, 2015, 12:16 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #404

    I love the fuel truck too and I'm really looking forward to seeing how your version comes out.
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    Jun 10, 2015, 7:05 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #405

    Love this crazy thread....brilliant.
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    Jun 12, 2015, 10:30 AM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #406

    Hey hey,
    here's some progress on the fuel tanker!

    Next thing to do was the underside. I decided to make it removable for easier installation of LED lights, and it will just be screwed from beneath.. (screwed from beneath ?!? )
    Anyway, I cut the board and the slots on my table-saw, and glued the piping:



    Then I painted it. I made a mix of acrylic paint + sand + sawdust + wood glue. It worked good, the sand and sawdust are not falling off, even if I rub the surface.



    In the meantime I was making casts of tires. I made a mold of the tires from the firetruck toy, and cast a gazillion of them. That was boring.



    And here's where I'm at right now. There's still some work to be done on the cabin, and some details are needed here and there, but it's pretty close to being ready for paint!



    I can see that not all the measurements are accurate to the original, and of course I'm really improvising with detailing, but hey, for three days work.. what can you expect?!
    It'll look cool when I install the lights, I'm looking forward to it!

    Stay tuned for a new update soon!
    bye!!
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    Jun 12, 2015, 1:55 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #407

    That truck is turning out great! I always loved the big street cleaning/garbage trucks in BR. They were beautiful and excessive designs that gave the city even more dimension.
    Again, I wish I could join in all the fun, this project is really sensational!

    Nathan
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    Jun 13, 2015, 3:08 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #408

    I'm with Kaiburr and wish I could go over there and be a part of this. Such an amazing job you're doing on the truck. It looks great to me and accurate enough to recognize what it is. Besides, not all trucks have to look alike. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
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    Jun 14, 2015, 6:28 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #409

    Thank you for your awesome comments guys!!!

    Today I finished the detailing, glued all of the tires to their place and primed the tanker.. Here's a photo right before the primer:



    STOP! PRIMER TIME!



    And a view of the underside:



    Tomorrow I start the painting.. And soon it'll be ready to fly!!!
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    Jun 14, 2015, 6:38 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #410

    Looks good
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    Jun 14, 2015, 7:02 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #411

    Looks fabulous !!!
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    Jun 14, 2015, 7:38 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #412

    You even got those round hatches on there. Too cool!
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    Jun 15, 2015, 12:47 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #413

    Looks amazing so far, don't be surprised if you see folks wanting to make replicas of your cigarette and gum packages once this comes out for the BR collections.
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    Jun 15, 2015, 5:21 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #414

    Love your "little project on the side" Eager to see it in the movie!
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    Jun 15, 2015, 5:35 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #415

    Hahaaaa, Wes R, if that happens I'll be the happiest person on RPF!

    So today was about painting the fuel tanker.. I sprayed it with brownish dirt layer first to give it some texture, and then I painted the tanks green...



    You can see the cabin and the hatches are still separated to make it easier for me to paint them.



    There's a whole lotta masking goin' on! I cut the numbers by hand since I don't have a way to make decals.



    And hereeeeee it is:



    I quickly threw some dirt and rust here and there but it's not done yet. There's still some painting to do, and installing the lights of course..



    The cabin has that ugly line in the middle because I wanted to be able to open it. If LEDs die on me during filming I need to be able to change them fast..
    That's it for today, see you soon!!!

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    Jun 15, 2015, 5:42 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #416

    Well, you could put something on it to cover the seam line, like a strip of tank treads or something.

    Looks good for having been built quick & dirty

    And I feel bad for you having to cut those number masks by hand.


    -MJ
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    Jun 15, 2015, 6:13 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #417

    BEAUTIFUL!
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    Jul 7, 2015, 4:24 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #418

    HEY!
    We started filming again!!! We are making progress slowly but surely, but it's not easy since its a 100C on our set!
    Soon I'll have something fresh from the set for you, but this time here's a couple of beauty shots of fuel tanker.



    It took me two weeks to install lights because I was waiting for some parts I bought on Ebay to arrive. Then my cousin helped me with soldering.



    I did take the liberty to install 4 white LEDs to the front of the tanker, since it will look better that way in our scene, and I figured it's logical to have headlights.





    Soon I'll have news from the set, and even another production diary!
    Thanks for looking!

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    Jul 7, 2015, 4:29 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #419

    Looks awesome.
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    Jul 7, 2015, 4:32 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #420

    Looking great! Headlights are good. Try not to get too hot on the set and looking forward to another production diary.
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    Jul 7, 2015, 4:52 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #421

    PURE CANDY for the eyes !!!
    Bravo guys, this is once again VERY impressive !!!

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    Jul 7, 2015, 5:43 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #422

    Now that is a thing of beauty!
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    Jul 8, 2015, 8:30 AM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #423

    Model Porn!! Love it to death...eager to see the next installment.
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    Jul 9, 2015, 2:20 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #424

    Great lighting, and great photography.
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    Jul 9, 2015, 7:54 PM - Re: Blade Runner SUSHI BAR + SLICE OF LIFE making of #425

    This is truly fabulous, however what puts me off is the seam line right down the centre of the cab ! Is that meant to be a stripe ?

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