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Old 29-10-2012, 08:04 PM   #441
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Ah right sorry about that, thanks Sean.
no problem mate wasnt having a strop jus mentioning that I had mentioned it in another thread and it was quite a while ago, I think its in the ford section in Holfords, i will be passing a store tomorrow, if i have time i will pop in and check to see if I'm right. But you see how it changes colour, Derek was amazing with colour, even being colour blind, wonder if people on the forum know that he was colour blind, I only found out after he died.
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Old 29-10-2012, 08:31 PM   #442
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Derek certainly liked the colour ------Fireflash looks the exact same colour--- the Spectrum Radar Vans and of course,Zero X are also (I'm sure there are other examples too) a metallic light blue.
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Old 29-10-2012, 09:12 PM   #443
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Derek certainly liked the colour ------Fireflash looks the exact same colour--- the Spectrum Radar Vans and of course,Zero X are also (I'm sure there are other examples too) a metallic light blue.
no I think not, fireflash was a very dark blue, the spectrum radar vans were green and Zero X was also a darker blue, in fact it was called kingfisher blue.
The SPV was the only vehicle throughout all of the anderson seies to be sprayed this colour.
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Old 29-10-2012, 09:19 PM   #444
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no I think not, fireflash was a very dark blue, the spectrum radar vans were green and Zero X was also a darker blue, in fact it was called kingfisher blue.
The SPV was the only vehicle throughout all of the anderson seies to be sprayed this colour.
I stand corrected Sean

Zero X has, as you said,been attributed to be Kingfisher blue, but what Kingfisher blue????

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Old 29-10-2012, 09:29 PM   #445
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I stand corrected Sean

Zero X has, as you said,been attributed to be Kingfisher blue, but what Kingfisher blue????
I think its Austin Rover? I might have an old tin in my collection will look tomorrow and check
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I think its Austin Rover? I might have an old tin in my collection will look tomorrow and check
yep I was right, it was Austin Rover Kingfisher blue, now just called Rover Kingfisher blue and is still available
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:34 AM   #447
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Finally I managed to make enough time to visit with Sean Robinson and the Straker's Car replica. I am not often gob smacked but....


Palm Trees as used on Bond Die another Day rescued for a TB2 diorama project in planning.








Sean and his 88" Eagle CM

















A 66" Eagle WIP, just for fun.




Straker's Car, The jig has been modified with wheel spats closing off the wheel arch and providing a definite edge to work from.




Straker's Car, another view of the walling up process.














































SPV, wheel hubs and the masters for the rubber tyres in several scales.




Strakers Car, Preparations for final moulding with sections being walled up.






Tony Graysmark doing what he loves, he has worked on 2001 (he carved and sculpted the original Moonbus and EVA pod), Batman, Harry Potter, Titanic and the filming sets, Firefox and many more.




A Mike Trim rocket from Agent Crush, the assorted textures and layers of silver is typical in his designs.








Casting from the production mould is a 9 foot Shuttle from Moonraker.






A plug for a new version of his 66" Eagle CM, he wasn't happy with the current one...!


I am in process of editing this thread and will add entries as time allows.

Thanks to Sean Robinson and Tony Graysmark for the warm welcome and generosity with their time - what a day..!
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #448
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Thanks for the pics, Bernie, I especially love the "redesigned" mobile. Really very nice. I would love to see more pics of the "rocket" with the Eagle like nose.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:24 AM   #449
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Fantastic Pics!!! Thanks
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Finally I managed to make enough time to visit with Sean Robinson and the Straker's Car replica. I am not often gob smacked but....
Thanks to Sean Robinson and Tony Graysmark for the warm welcome and generosity with their time - what a day..!
I couldn't put it better myself, the pictures are fantastic!

It's great to see vehicles from Agent Crush, including Mike Trim's rocket from the brilliant launch sequence. The ship with the 'Eagle' type nose seems to be something else again though.

The green 'Mobile' type vehicle reminds me of a small picture going back some years now of CATT (I think) from Aquanoughts, but as it looks shiny and new, is it something coming down the line?

Thanks to all for the pictures.
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When time allows, I will be heading back to Sean's workshop and will ask really nicely if I can photomap some of these props, this visit was a bit rushed.

Thanks for the nice comments, I love to share what I find and both Sean and Tony are such interesting people. As far as I know the green tank looks so new because Bill Pearson gave it a re-treatment adding extra detail, a new cabin and a new paint scheme, I am sure Sean said he did it over a weekend.

I will ask Sean to fill in more detail about some of the models, especially the white eagleish looking craft. I was a bit dazzed by everything, there were literally models in the rafters and under almost every bench....

Lastly, Straker's car is bigger than you think, it is a real presence but once off the jig it will actually be very low to the ground, every feature is a compound curve, it really is a truly beautiful car.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:29 PM   #452
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Great photos!
Thanks for showing them to us all.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:06 PM   #453
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wow

um what is 'walling up'..?

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um what is 'walling up'..?

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I was trying to figure out the same, im assuming its to create an area they can pour the RTV (or whatever liquid into to mold a certain area without it all runnign down the rest of the car?
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I was trying to figure out the same, im assuming its to create an area they can pour the RTV (or whatever liquid into to mold a certain area without it all runnign down the rest of the car?
Hi,

walling yp is a process that creates a ridge that seperates the key pieces of the mould, it does two things firstly it makes a locking plate that locks all the pieces of the mould together keeping it perfectly aligned while the fibreglass is layed into the mould. it also creates a line to mould to limiting the flash line after it comes out of the mould.

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When time allows, I will be heading back to Sean's workshop and will ask really nicely if I can photomap some of these props, this visit was a bit rushed.

Thanks for the nice comments, I love to share what I find and both Sean and Tony are such interesting people. As far as I know the green tank looks so new because Bill Pearson gave it a re-treatment adding extra detail, a new cabin and a new paint scheme, I am sure Sean said he did it over a weekend.

I will ask Sean to fill in more detail about some of the models, especially the white eagleish looking craft. I was a bit dazzed by everything, there were literally models in the rafters and under almost every bench....

Lastly, Straker's car is bigger than you think, it is a real presence but once off the jig it will actually be very low to the ground, every feature is a compound curve, it really is a truly beautiful car.
hi Bernie

it was a pleasure to see you the other day and tony sends his best. Where do i start, yes there are a lot of models, but what you didnt see was 2 x 40ft containers crammed full of stuff, next time mate spend the entire day.
The eagle type craft I think you are refering to is the one that is sitting on the top shelf, if that is the one then its called Aurora. This model was made for a production called CABS, this was a test trailer that I shot way back in 2000 it was the first test project with puppets that was made to prove the point that puppets could work again.
It was designed by Mike Trim and I worked on this with Peter wragg, the trailer opened the door with Warner bros and went onto become Agent Crush.
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hi Bernie

it was a pleasure to see you the other day and tony sends his best. Where do i start, yes there are a lot of models, but what you didnt see was 2 x 40ft containers crammed full of stuff, next time mate spend the entire day.
The eagle type craft I think you are refering to is the one that is sitting on the top shelf, if that is the one then its called Aurora. This model was made for a production called CABS, this was a test trailer that I shot way back in 2000 it was the first test project with puppets that was made to prove the point that puppets could work again.
It was designed by Mike Trim and I worked on this with Peter wragg, the trailer opened the door with Warner bros and went onto become Agent Crush.
the green mobile type vehicle was in the same trailer, it then went onto be used in several other movie projects which saw it being blown up quite a bit. I gave the model to my friend Bill Pearson who offered to give it a quick referb and it came out amazing. It was not intended to be a mobile replacement just that the front lent itself to that design.
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hi Bernie

it was a pleasure to see you the other day and tony sends his best. Where do i start, yes there are a lot of models, but what you didnt see was 2 x 40ft containers crammed full of stuff, next time mate spend the entire day.
The eagle type craft I think you are refering to is the one that is sitting on the top shelf, if that is the one then its called Aurora. This model was made for a production called CABS, this was a test trailer that I shot way back in 2000 it was the first test project with puppets that was made to prove the point that puppets could work again.
It was designed by Mike Trim and I worked on this with Peter wragg, the trailer opened the door with Warner bros and went onto become Agent Crush.
Thanks for the information Sean. Now I think of it, an illustration of the Aurora features in Mike Trim's artwork book, matching the model picture. I remember an article about CABS in SFX magazine in 2000, with pre-production artwork as a preview, but it's certainly a surprise to learn about actual (and by the look of it large) models that were made as well.

As for the 2 x 40ft containers, wow!

Thanks again.
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Thanks for the information Sean. Now I think of it, an illustration of the Aurora features in Mike Trim's artwork book, matching the model picture. I remember an article about CABS in SFX magazine in 2000, with pre-production artwork as a preview, but it's certainly a surprise to learn about actual (and by the look of it large) models that were made as well.

As for the 2 x 40ft containers, wow!

Thanks again.
Hi Geoff, I always build models and lots of them.
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Wait a minute -- and again, I'm sorry to be late to the party -- but are you saying the SHADO car that Ed Bishop drove in the series, the very car especially made for the show and of which only 3 were made, was left outside to rust???

I think I'm going to be sick.

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