At the moment I'm doing some CG modelling for an Aliens
fan film made here in the UK called Aliens Epilogue
Some of the work is to expand existing locations for long and aerial shots, and also the building of a Dropship and Gateway station.Here's some WIP's of work I've started so far. The final dropship,once complete, will have adjustments made to the cockpit area to make it match the cockpit of the Helicopter the live team shot the scenes in. I figured I'd make the standard dropship first, or something close, then work out how best to fit the new cockpit on later with a few concept sketches.
The movie is written,produced and directed by Darren Kemp and features amongst others Terry English, who made the Marines Armour for Aliens
, as well as Excalibur
and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
, and Trevor Steedman, who palyed Pvt. Wierzbowski in Aliens
The site for the movie can be viewed here http://aliensepilogue.com/
I spent a few days searching the net for pics of the Dropship, prop, toys and models, and I dusted off my old Halcyon model for reference. This is by no means screen accurate, but it's good enough for what they need, the hard part is going to be making the adjsutments to the cockpit so it doesn't just look like a helicopter cockpit has been welded on !! Also texture wise they want a camouflage,green and dark green like the Lynx helicopter !!
central unit !!! Here's the start of one of the tower modules on Gateway Station, what I'll do is make 1 tower with different details on all 4 sides, then I can rotate these for use as other towers, it's just a case then of changing which windows are lit and adding some extra unique details to each tower !!!
I like how you've integrated ideas from the orbital station in Aliens.
Dropship still needs work and texture, as does the bay and surrounding area !!!
the radar builting lacks a .50 machine gun welded somewhere.
looks good without but would look better with
Yeah, but they needed cleaning up and a re-texture, I got those 500 free models books years ago, the only trouble is that 80% of the meshes were optimized, so I rarely use them, and if I ever do they need a good clean up. I'll be building some more ground vehicles based on the concepts that Ron Cobb drew up for the Hadley's Hope colony on LV-426 !!!
I'll look into some defense turrets !!
Can't wait to see your progress!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0KTAp2CXSQ Ground Base 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8sbjm3M1iM Ground Base 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLTyT2k-y_U Dropship Bay update
I wish !!!
quality work anyway