As I wrote in my Narcissus thread those model is only a "warming" before main work - model of USCSS Nostromo. Narcissus is in texturing phase now, but I'll decided to start paralel work on model of its carrier So here it is first shoot - not much to see so far, but it is rather general geometry set up stage.
You should show some of the original model builders this, the guy who designed and built narcissus (cobbs concepts were really more of a starting point) and others who worked on Nostromo are still around. Have you seen Dennis Lowe's fantastic website and his interviews with the team who worked on the effects shots?
Thanks for kind word about Narcissus I'am in love with Nostromo since I remember (I bought VHS copy of Alien before I got VHS player . And it was with german dubbing ) and since I have Internet I was looking for any info about film, filmmakers, Nostromo etc. What I want to do is model more accurate then any one I saw (except real one of course ). Details should be on similar level then in Narcissus, but I'am not sure if it will be possible - Nostromo is more then 10 times bigger craft...
I remember also premiere of Alien II in Katowice City and standing ovation for Ripley, during her fight with Alien mother
BTW, Martin Bower was apparently responsible for at least the whole front end design of Narcissus, he's featured from 0:33:20 in the first alien makers video. Here's a link to his site http://www.zen171398.zen.co.uk/index.html the video is 3rd from the bottom of the page. lots of other awesome stuff on Dennis' site. Anyone specifically interested in learning about the effects of Alien will learn more there than anywhere else.
I too would suggest the john eaves blog, he had some fantastic references there a while ago
You might also want to check this thread out at Propsummit:
Some really great stuff there from some really dedicated individuals
I am in the process of putting a Nostromo together myself and got some really good references from there.
Attached is some fun I'm having with the one I've started.
Some updates - nacelles and some details for a start. More images here
There's some bizarre copyright issue - seems entirely unjustified to me, you can find that part quite easily through other means though. like google it, really easy to find, its on youtube etc.
worth watching because its the part about Giger.
looks like its progressing well, keep up the good work!
Small update. Breaking geometry set up stage for a while I modeled one, small part as much detailed as I wish to detail whole model.
This thing is going to be amazing once done.
And from last moment - animation
Really liking this and the Narcisuss projects.