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  1. #11
    Very nice work. I wonder, though, if you're not "bashing" kits, what do you use for materials? Thanks!

  2. #12
    We use the material contractors use to surround showers..its a flexy mix sheet that you can bend and cut with an exacto yet extremly sturdy. We buy it in 8 ft by 4ft sheets ...its similar to the material you see in small sheets at hobby stores near the plastic tubing. If your interested in buying some pm me and I'll point you in the right direction. As for the interiors and the glue substance we use its a secret.

    Also we buy tons of pipes and tubing.
    It is never to late to be what you might have been. (George Eliot)


    Courage is as often the outcome of despair as hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other, all to gain (Diane De Poiters)

  3. #13
    AWESOME work JMS !!!

    I can't wait for the new pics!
    VERY nice work
    Until The End Of Time...
    - Tupac Shakur, RIP

  4. #14
    Its really awesome work. Any pics on the sheets you are talking about?

    damn... I wonder whats the interior of the Falcon. I think all of 'em look great!! Keep up the good work!

    Cheers...
    "It was just a little story outline with bits and pieces," -- George Lucas

  5. #15
    Thanks for the info. I don't really have the room to devote to the necessary workshop though. (note to self, get some more room)

    Really, your work is at least on par with that of the official movie models. Despite the emergence of CG, there is still a significant amount of model work being done around town. Ever think of switching careers?

  6. #16
    Thanks so much. Stillakid we own our 3 br ranch style home and we are out of space for our goodys so we understand the lack of space.... but we keep building more ships anyway. The bad thing is that as my husband has gotten better he's building lifesize figures etc. The only thing that stops him from building 12 scale shuttle and ATAT is storage space for them. He has ships sitting on my step sons bed as I type. He would love to make this a career but where in the world would he start??
    Last edited by Jedi Master Silas; 11-14-2002 at 07:54 PM.
    It is never to late to be what you might have been. (George Eliot)


    Courage is as often the outcome of despair as hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other, all to gain (Diane De Poiters)

  7. #17
    Originally posted by Jedi Master Silas
    Thanks so much. Stillakid we own our 3 br ranch style home and we are out of space for our goodys so we understand the lack of space.... but we keep building more ships anyway. The bad thing is that as my husband has gotten better he's building lifesize figures etc. The only thing that stops him from building 12 scale shuttle and ATAT is storage space for them. He has ships sitting on my step sons bed as I type. He would love to make this a career but where in the world would he start??
    Start by taking really good photographs of each of the models. Then start calling the fx houses...ILM, Digital Domain, etc. ( go to http://www.411publishing.com) Ask for somebody in Human Resources and explain what it is you do.

    Simply ask if they'd mind taking a look at your portfolio for consideration. Type up a nice letter and put everything together as professionally as you can, send it and wait. If you haven't heard from anyone in about a week (after it should have arrived), call them back under the guise that you just want to make sure they received it. Be sure to try to talk to the same people that you did the first time.

    It's a tough market, so don't be surprised to not hear back from anyone. All it takes is one.

    But also know that working at an FX house isn't necessarily a full time job. They hire on an as-needed basis, so while you might get lucky to work on a feature or two right off, the time off in-between can be long. It's a life-style change more than anything. You've clearly got the skills to do the work. The hard part is convincing someone that they need you more than the guy they hired the last time.

  8. #18
    Thank you very much Stillakid...we really appreciate the information.
    It is never to late to be what you might have been. (George Eliot)


    Courage is as often the outcome of despair as hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other, all to gain (Diane De Poiters)

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