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Old 29-12-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Introducing Andy Hopkinson....

Hi Everyone,
Thought I'd add a few thoughts and pics...

I was working with Bill Pearson on Space Precinct at Shepperton Studios.
I can't remember how but it became clear that Brian Johnson still had an Eagle and maybe interested in selling it for the right price.
I spoke to him and said I was interested, and too my amazment he gave me his keys to his workshop at Bray Studios and said go and have a look at it...
So the next lunch hour I went over there...
He had lots of crates and tea chests full of stuff...
There was one crate that said R2 D2 on it, dont know what that was though
I found the box with the Eagle in it and took it outside into the daylight (the photos below are the first pics I took, and made my decide to buy it),

I have to say another thing he definately had there (cos I looked through em) was all his original FX design shooting boards for both seasons of Space 1999...
They were lovely...
This was in 1995, and have no idea if he still has them.

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Andy Hopkinson

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Old 29-12-2010, 07:58 PM   #2
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Hi Andy ,welcome to our humble forum lol.Thanks for showing your pics,cant wait to see the precinct ones
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Old 29-12-2010, 08:10 PM   #3
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Wow! Very nice, and welcome aboard Andy.
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Old 29-12-2010, 09:38 PM   #4
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Hope you enjoy the sample pics...
Please note all Space Precinct photos are Copyright 2010 Andy Hopkinson/Mentorn Films, special thanks Steve Begg & Bill Pearson.

No. 1
Set up of a pulse gun, filmed in stop motion.
Steve Begg animating gun.




No. 2
City explosion...
This was BIG !!!
The set is over 30 feet wide, each building is 5-10 feet tall.
I remember this because I set my camera up right next to the film camera, as although my camera had a motor drive I had to be very close to it.
All the other crew moved back, but I couldn't. I had a visor and head gear on.
The whole thing went up and the fireballs just kept coming towards me, but thankfully went over my head....
Just after I thought "Ohh that was close," then felt heat on my shoulders, my jacket was on fire...




No. 3
Beauty shot of the 1/12th Cruiser.



No. 4
Full FX/Model crew



No.5
A refinery shot being set up.



Some people may recognise some shots from other mags, SCI-FI Modeller, FAB, Radio Times etc...
I used to supply them with shots quite often.

Regards,
Andy

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Old 29-12-2010, 10:43 PM   #5
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Default An exciting day for one Dr Who fan....

And that fan was Gerry Anderson's son Jamie. Also on set was Peter Wragg who is known to many fans of the Anderson Shows:



Many thanks to Andy Hopkinson these are from his collection - Copyright Andy Hopkinson 2010
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Old 29-12-2010, 11:03 PM   #6
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Wow! Consider appetite whetted - look forward to further posts
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Old 29-12-2010, 11:45 PM   #7
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Fantastic photo's...Thanks.
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Old 30-12-2010, 01:55 AM   #8
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Wow those pictures of the Eagle 3 are great. Looks to be in great condition too.
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Old 30-12-2010, 12:20 PM   #9
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Super pictures, love them! And yes, those Eagle pics do look very pristine! Wonderful.
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Old 30-12-2010, 04:38 PM   #10
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Andy - Welcome to the forum, now that's how to make an entrance Thanks for the awesome pics Do you have any cool Terrahawks vehicle pics ie. Overlander, Battlehawk etc?
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Old 30-12-2010, 06:53 PM   #11
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Thanks mate,
Didn't have anything to do with Terrahawks...
Have got loads of SP vehicle pics, in various stages of construction..
Also loads of season 3 Red Dwarf pics, original Starbug being made and lots of other stuff...

Andy
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Old 30-12-2010, 07:33 PM   #12
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Vehicle pics would be great to see more when you have time. Thanks again, Darren
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Old 31-12-2010, 07:18 AM   #13
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Beautiful pics of Eagle 3 and from Space Precinct, Andy. I'm a big DW fan, so loved the pics of the TARDIS console, as well.
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Old 31-12-2010, 10:21 AM   #14
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Default Great pics Andy

Great to see the awesome images, thanks for sharing them with the community.

Looking forward to seeing more!

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Old 01-01-2011, 10:22 AM   #15
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What do you think "I" should do now ?

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What do you think "I" should do now ?

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Help me with my BSG display i wanna make :-)
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Is that cruiser a full size or a model?


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Old 02-01-2011, 12:32 AM   #18
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The cruiser in the pic is about 2 and half feet long.

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Old 02-01-2011, 01:58 AM   #19
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ive looked again and if you hadnt told me otherwise id still have taken it as a
full sized prop on set,well made and well lit.
Space precinct was a very underated series IMHO.


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I too was fooled by that picture when I first looked at it as I have never seen this show.
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