The Return Craft hull was 'something I had sculpted earlier' in Hi Density Polyurethane, and vac-formed 3 times in ABS - for an ill fated project - 'Dogstar'
For more on the Moobase, maybe Bernie could post a permanent link to Steve's Website on this Forum - as it's the best source!
Favourite Record? Too many to choose from ( I was a Mobile and Hospital Radio DJ for over 20 years) Favourite in the Workshop - Soul / Jazz Funk!
I know the bits you are talking about but I'll stay quiet and see if anyone else can guess
Paint work is my downfall, getting that scale looking finish and dirtying down a model I find really difficult. What advise could you give to someone to create that interesting and convincing finish, is there a simple technique that I could practise to improve the surface detail and add interest to large areas of base colour?
I have a question for Steve Howarth if he has a minute to answer please?
I have used MDF for all sorts of tasks over the years and noticed on your excellent website that you used it in the Rovers construction.
The surface is easy to fill and it has no real grain but it is quite soft and easily damaged. Do you prepare the surfaces that will be final painted in any special way?
Top level industrial model making
Detail and paint weathering:
Gavin Rothery produced a number of key designs that set the technological tone carried throughout the movie, those designs were brought to life by Bill, Steve and the team with great execution and gusto. The use of physical models was thought to be a dying art form, thank goodness this movie has proved that is not the case and is in fact one of the strongest elements of the movie.