Dec 30 2008

My Fave pictures 2008

And here are my fave pics 15 – 11.

15. Frankenstein Monster


A picture of Sideshows first 12 inch figure ever. I like the contrast between the dark foreground with the grave hole and the outshine in the center. And of course Mr. Karloff with the skull in his “to be or not to be” pose. The sepia brown tonality brings the look of an old silent movie.

14. Joe’s Garage

joe's garage

An image of the Joe’s Garage diorama with my MiniMe, eating some Re-Ment donuts. I love all the details in this picture and also the paper walls with the printed texture are looking good.

13. David Dunn – Unbreakable

David Dunn

David Dunn (Bruce Willis) in the Night. In the background you see the shop wall and the phone booth. The picture is illuminated by a single mini spot. I like the mystery ambience with the hidden eyes.

12. Quint – Jaws – “Dinghy”


It was a lot of fun, building this scene. I used the riverbed with real water, a lot of sand, a balsa wood pier, an Amity Island billboard and parts of the “street” and “temple” diorama to built it.

11. Dr. Van Helsing – “Cemetery”

van Helsing

Another picture taken in the “cemetery” diorama. I like the composition with the angel in the foreground and the illumination only with the lantern and no additional lights.

Jul 4 2008

Ed Wood

Here are the last pictures of the cemetery shootings.
Johnny Depp as Edward D. Wood Jr. in the Tim Burton movie Ed Wood

ed wood

The Johnny Depp head sculpt was done by Chan Ada. I don’t know from which film the reference pictures for this sculpt were, but I think it makes a good Ed Wood, even though the haircut does not exactly match the character. For this setting I made an old-fashioned movie camera and a boom.
For the optic parts I used some 1/6 parts from my “bits an bobs box”. In a do-it-yourself store I bought two Aluminium and a plastic tube and in a H0-Modellshop I got two small plastic tubes and a small hexagon. The rest is made out of household garbage.

In the scene Ed is shooting his movie “Plan 9 From Outer Space”

Jul 1 2008

Dracula – Dr. Van Helsing

And the cemetery shooting goes on.
here is:
Peter Cushing as Dr. Van Helsing in Dracula

van Helsing

I found that head on the last Actionfigurado in Duiven NL. I ordered the coat at Monkey Depot.
When I work in the same location, I always try to do something different. So the special highlight in this scene was the lantern for me. The body is a H0 construction piece with yellow filters on the sides. Inside there’s a little bulb. The wires to the batery were retouched in postproduction.
For the crypt scene I used my temple walls.

Jul 1 2008

Underworld – Selene

Here is another simple bash


Kate Beckinsale as Selene in Underworld
I found the head on ebay. For the body and clothes I used Cy-Girl Mystere.
I took the pictures in my cemetery diorama. For most of the imiges I used a blue filter in order to come closer to the movie ambience.