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Old 09-04-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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Default Simon Atkinson's 2001 drawings.

Simon Atkinson hads been in contact with me...He has some great 2001 pix and other Sci-fi space stuff on his new site.

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"You may be aware of my work with Piers Bizony on the Aurum Press publication 2001: filming the Future which I contributed illustrations to.

I now have a website featuring those illustrations and several that didn't make it to the book alongside my other commercial Illustrations and Modelmaking projects over the years. You'll probably be interested in my illustration sectionj and the 2001:filming the future page."

http://www.simonatkinsoncreativearts.com/
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:54 AM   #2
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Cheers! Thanks for the heads up
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Old 12-04-2009, 04:13 AM   #3
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Wonderful work on that site!
Anyone ask him how much the pod original artwork is?

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Old 16-04-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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Hi - for anyone interested, I am auctioning three of my original working drawings of the ARIES 1B Spacecraft currently running on ebay - access via my website www.simonatkinsoncreativearts.com Finishing 17th April.

These are the drawings used in the development of the finished artworks for 2001:filming the future.

Cheers.

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Old 16-04-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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Sorry, not Space 1999 related!! I hope that doesn't get me a black mark??
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Old 16-04-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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No problem at all, Simon.
Your website's superb, interesting info regards the Liberator!
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Old 17-04-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
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Cheers Howard.

It's been fascinating to me ,over the years, to read of the intrigue around the 'restoration' and subsequent sale (sales) of the various Original LIBERATORs!!
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Old 17-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #8
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You're welcome.

Regards the Liberator, there's a thread over at the RPF:
http://www.thereplicapropforum.com/f...kes-7-a-25237/
I'm sure you'll be able to set the record straight.
I thought it was Matt that built the first large model - I remember seeing him showing it off on Swap Shop back in the day.

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Old 17-04-2012, 05:06 PM   #9
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Mat has never claimed to have made the large Liberator.
In fact he always mentions that it was made at Space Models.

Mat did have the Liberator and the London on an early Swap Shop, he was just showing them and never said he made them.


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Old 17-04-2012, 05:09 PM   #10
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Thanks for the clarification, Andy.
I've been trawling the net trying to find that clip, but to no avail.
I do remember Noel Edmonds saying something along the lines that it looked as though the back should be the front, and the front the back. It has been many years, and I also remember he was very impressed by the model, as was I as a kid!
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Old 18-04-2012, 07:59 AM   #11
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The 'Original' Liberator was built at Space Models by Gary Dickens, David Seymour, John Phillips (one of the company directors) and myself.

The original model was built from fibreglass components cast from wooden (Jeltong) masters, clear acrylic (the rear 'engine' was a pressure moulding over a wooden plug) and brass (the weapons pods nose sections were brass and VERY heavy)

The overall model weighed a ton and I understand caused difficulties in the studio as a result. The 'engine' had a standard household bulb installed which produced a great deal of heat and inevitably being left on one day resulting in the complete melting of the tail end! So several new engine sections were built over the weeks following the model's delivery to the Beeb.

My role was detailing the surface of the model.

I believe Martin subsequently built a much lighter version.
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Old 19-04-2012, 05:13 AM   #12
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I wonder if this is why there is such controversy over who has the original Liberator model? If indeed there were two models made in a similar scale it would explain two claims and both would be valid.
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Old 19-04-2012, 09:37 AM   #13
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Default Liberator

Well, as I understand it - the difficulties have arrisen over the 'Original' Liberator model which we built at Space. There seems to be 2 models claiming to be the model I worked on - must be due to a space warp.
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Old 19-04-2012, 01:20 PM   #14
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Ohhhh the alternate reality version

We could find out which one has all the marking on backwards that'll be the time warp version, do you think there would be mutual destruction if they ever met?
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Old 20-04-2012, 04:35 PM   #15
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The one (I think he may have done a couple?) Martin built for the show was much smaller and lighter, which allowed them to fly it on wires with far greater ease. They seem to use this one more in later episodes as it was obviously quicker to set up a shot with, but it obviously didn't have the detail of the big one, and it does tend to look a bit small.
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Old 23-04-2012, 04:21 PM   #16
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The original Liberator model made by Space Models was, I believe, about 40 inches long. I know Martin made one that was half the size, I've added photos of both for comparison.

The big visual difference is that the weapon pods on the small Liberator only have a single "prong".

Something else to note - if you look at the pic of the large Liberator, you can also see the small (3 inches long) model of the London that Simon built.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:46 AM   #17
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Great link for the schematics fans like me,thanks!.
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Old 15-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #18
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Hi Folks - for anyone that's interested - check this out and come along!!

http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visi...0C647A74980%7D

Cheers,

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