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 Posted:   Jul 1, 2014 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

This is a new thread about sci fi models from movies and tv. I will update it as more sci fi model news becomes available.


The first post is about the new ALIENS Xenomorph Queen.

Link: http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3301191/toys-necas-alien-queen-aliens-massive/

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2014 - 11:37 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

dragon:

I've mentioned this elsewhere, but think it would probably be appropriate here. My friend Tom Royal, who long had a radio program on KUSC-FM in Southern California where he played original Broadway cast albums and interviewed many of his NY theatre friends, but mainly supported himself as an amazingly knowledgeable collector and re-seller. A few years ago he sold the metal frame for Ray Harryhausen's "Mighty Joe Young" at auction at, as I recall, Sotheby's, and they put it on the cover of their catalog. Director Peter Jackson bought it for $110,000 and it was probably the most expensive found item that Tom ever sold. I have a picture on one of my hard drives of my friend and Harryhausen and the model itself. (I'm using the wrong word when I call it "model" -- it's sort of the skeleton for the stop action model.)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 1:58 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Great story Ron, and I hope dragon53 will forgive this slight deviation from his subject, but I too met Ray Harryhausen.

He lived the last few years here in the UK, and some years ago did a personal appearance and talk at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield. It's not too far from where I live and being a lifelong fan I went along, and saw up close his fabulous models - he was very keen people should handle them despite their great value, and believe me they were more precious to me than the crown jewels.

He kindly signed my copy of his Film Fantasy Scrapbook, and the cover of the then newly released Intrada Jason and the Argonauts rerecording. I was a little astounded to find he had no knowledge of it's release.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

RON HARDCASTLE:

On the original KING KONG Blu-ray, there's a special feature about Peter Jackson bought the Willis O'Brien model of the Styracosaurus which was deleted from the final movie. It was in pretty bad shape, but he and his staff used it to built their own and filmed their own "deleted scenes" mini movie showing the Styracosaurus and the scene showing the ship crewmen falling into the ravine where they are killed by various monsters, "The Lost Spider Pit Sequence".

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 6:32 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

PAULHICKLING:

That's cool you got Harryhausen's autograph.
The first movies I saw in the theater was the Harryhausen double feature of 20 MILLION MILES TO EARTH and EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS. I have models from both movies....but I wish I had Harryhausen's autograph, too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

I bought this on ebay, and it arrived in the mail yesterday. I have to repaint the eyes and ears which are the wrong color.
GORGO was the third giant dinosaur movie directed by Eugene Lourie while Harryhausen's BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS was the first.


 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 7:01 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

This is a new thread about sci fi models from movies and tv. I will update it as more sci fi model news becomes available.


The first post is about the new ALIENS Xenomorph Queen.

Link: http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3301191/toys-necas-alien-queen-aliens-massive/


I know most are not interested in building models, but R2 will be releasing the Alien Queen as a model kit.

http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/2116-polar-lights-model-kits-4-weeks-of-christmas-part-4/

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Sigh. Wish I’d kept my two original Aurora 1964 editions of this guy

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I always thought the model looked better than any of the movie versions. I painted one in a gray-green scheme for Godzilla and the other gray as Gigantis. I won first prize in modeling category of our elementary school’s art “contest” in fifth grade.

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

RON HARDCASTLE:

On the original KING KONG Blu-ray, there's a special feature about Peter Jackson bought the Willis O'Brien model of the Styracosaurus which was deleted from the final movie. It was in pretty bad shape, but he and his staff used it to built their own and filmed their own "deleted scenes" mini movie showing the Styracosaurus and the scene showing the ship crewmen falling into the ravine where they are killed by various monsters, "The Lost Spider Pit Sequence".


Wow. I had this nagging feeling that the model wasn't from "Mighty Joe Young." I should have picked up the phone to confirm it with my friend who sold it to Jackson!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2014 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

RON HARDCASTLE:

Here is Peter Jackson's remake of the deleted Styracosaurus and Spider scenes.

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOMKnhN7ABs

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2014 - 12:00 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Ouch!

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2014 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

RON HARDCASTLE:

On the original KING KONG Blu-ray, there's a special feature about Peter Jackson bought the Willis O'Brien model of the Styracosaurus which was deleted from the final movie. It was in pretty bad shape, but he and his staff used it to built their own and filmed their own "deleted scenes" mini movie showing the Styracosaurus and the scene showing the ship crewmen falling into the ravine where they are killed by various monsters, "The Lost Spider Pit Sequence".


Wow. I had this nagging feeling that the model wasn't from "Mighty Joe Young." I should have picked up the phone to confirm it with my friend who sold it to Jackson!!!


Must be nice to be Peter Jackson, who can basically afford to buy any damn thing he wants.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2014 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

SOLIUM:

Jackson owns the two Pfalz DVIIs and the Fokker DVII fighters from the BLUE MAX. Another collector told me Jackson also owns the scarf Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron) was wearing on his last mission when he was shot down and killed.
Money does buy happiness.

 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2014 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

SOLIUM:

Jackson owns the two Pfalz DVIIs and the Fokker DVII fighters from the BLUE MAX. Another collector told me Jackson also owns the scarf Manfred von Richthofen (the Red Baron) was wearing on his last mission when he was shot down and killed.
Money does buy happiness.


Sometimes yes. wink Am I jealous? Hell yeah! But do I begrudge him? Nope! He earned everything he has.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2014 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Diamond Select is releasing the Enterprise NCC-1701-A from STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY in December.

Link: http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC12201&mode=retail&utm_source=retail_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BigBadToyStore-Retail&utm_content=



They are also re-releasing the Enterprise-D from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION in November.

Link: http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/star-trek-ships-star-trek-tng-enterprise-d-ship

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2014 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Sigh. Wish I’d kept my two original Aurora 1964 editions of this guy

.

I always thought the model looked better than any of the movie versions. I painted one in a gray-green scheme for Godzilla and the other gray as Gigantis. I won first prize in modeling category of our elementary school’s art “contest” in fifth grade.


Sigh! I also wish I'd kept mine. The model I purchased was an Aurora re-issue with the some glow in the dark piece. I only used the glowing fins, painted them over except for the the edges thus simulating Godzilla's radioactive glow.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2014 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)


They are also re-releasing the Enterprise-D from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION in November.

Link: http://www.diamondselecttoys.com/star-trek-ships-star-trek-tng-enterprise-d-ship


Thanks for that. Believe it or not, this will likely be a Christmas gift for my wife.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

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Sigh! I also wish I'd kept mine. The model I purchased was an Aurora re-issue with the some glow in the dark piece. I only used the glowing fins, painted them over except for the the edges thus simulating Godzilla's radioactive glow.

I'd like to have just the original box and instructions. I enjoyed Aurora's version of the Godzilla story. I downloaded a scanned image, but it'd be nice to have the original. Ah, well...

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 6:40 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I also have Godzilla with glow parts. I recently pulled it out as I had an itch to take it apart and redo it. Sadly the glow spine broke in pieces (which is the part I wanted most of all) and the whole thing was a glue bomb. I don't think I can repair him.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 8:06 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

New Star Trek Phaser remote control

Link: http://phaser.thewandcompany.com/

 
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