Tag Archives: model making

Monsieur Hublot by Stephane Halleux

yo yo FG followerz, its been a long time to be active as “scalesurfer” so let me introduce you to the magical world of S.Halleux and his sculptures

Introducing 

“Monsieur Hublot”

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The Eagleman Stag – Animation level : 99

yo little pokemons,

Its clear by now that you only click the “like” button on stoopid SS articles like “tree houses” or “10 best photos of my dog” needing no specific intellectual level to appreciate.

However now is time to share something hard to the core.
The work of Mikey Please who worked his ass off to come up with this piece of work!

< Big up to Mikey from la FG.team >

Enjoy ☟

+ some still.frames from the Eagleman.Stag

Retrofitting the American Dream

Enjoy few images from this interesting project. The main reason I decided to post it was the physical models made during the process. Its been a long time since we posted actual models made by students. Although they are not really “study” models as entitled by the author they still super cool.!

  • Retrofitting The American Dream
    Student: Artur Nesterenko. Instructor: Berenika Boberska. Woodbury University
  •  “The 2007 market crash forced a relocation of suburban housing into a high-density, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood of the center city and inner suburbs. This created a profound structural shift – a reversal of what took place in the 1950s, when drivable suburbs boomed and flourished as center cities emptied and withered. The fact that the land under the house has no value and the houses are worth less than they would cost to be replaced, creates a big possibility that many fringe suburbs will turn into waste lands, with abandoned houses and a rising crime rate.

    This crash once again gives tremendous opportunity and draws the attention of the architects into the suburbs. It reminds us that we should no longer be worrying about how we are going to design communities in the future, but what we are going to do with the communities that we are left with. Instead of demolishing an abandoned neighborhood, I am proposing to deconstruct and re-purpose the remains of abandoned houses into a new construction tool according to the client’s needs and interests. The idea is to use the fabric of a failed neighborhood as a form work to construct a new type of housing with injected shared spaces and public structures. The rafters of single detached houses, the floor joists, the studs, pipes, details and the house itself with all of the structural elements will be re-used as form work to retrofit the American Dream. 

    I decided to create imaginary clients with different professions that would be interested in buying  abandoned houses to deconstruct and redesign to create new houses according to client needs. “

    Clients:
    Inventor
    Baker
    Astronomer

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Charles Matton recreations – Box a Room

[April 27 – May 25, 2012 ]

On the occasion of the Gallery Weekend in Berlin, the Galerie Michael Haas will open its exhibition with works, or rather boxes, by Charles Matton. The boxes seduce the viewer into an idiosyncratic, imaginary and to some extent very bizarre world

”Born in 1933, the son of a gambling addict who spent his life trying to defeat zero at roulette, his childhood saw a mixture of poverty and luxury, living first in Paris and then Monte Carlo, where his father took over the management of the Hotel Excelsior.

Matton exhibited in his native Paris in the early 60’s before turning to magazine illustration and book publishing. He continued to create art for himself and a small circle of collectors while he worked in New York alongside Jean-Paul Goude to oversee the design of Esquire magazine. He reemerged as an artist in 1983. Although Charles Matton began his career as a painter, he also worked as a draftsman, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker and writer – something that is evident in the way all these creative processes are merged in his later work.”–Anna Bang

Charles Matton — Boite

Parental Advisory \\ site-specific installations

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the work of Brian Dettmer

Although we have seen several people playing around with books, Dettmer is really making a diference for me with his work.

Brian Dettmer 

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Rear Window II – model \ set design

holla peeplz,

we have previously posted about le “Rear Window” and how Jeff Desom  recreated a panoramic view from the original footage (link to article)

This time the action is coming from Marialuisa Pacini and her modeling skills where she really gave life to the already famous shots of the film.

Enjoy the model

Fragile ◆ The Big Egg Hunt // by BREAD

I imagine most of you are familiar at this point with the “Big Egg Hunt” that took place in London [not really sure if its still on]

Here is a great entry by Bread who brought some top class digital fabrication atmosphere with their Egg.

“Fragile was a pretty daunting construct, fabricated from just over 1 Kilogramme of selectively laser sintered nylon – donated and manufactured by the DMC – thats quite a small amount of material for an elliptical volume over 750mm tall and 450mm wide. Not to mention that the majority of elements are just a few millimetres thick. Due to its complexity, the shape had to be split into separate shells which were assembled in a negative mould. Each shell was joined by ‘tapping’ using a soldering iron (not all to dissimilar from how you would locate metal panels for welding) and then fixed with epoxy resin.

It’s always difficult to appreciate how the complexity one can create in the digital realm will manifest in the physical, so it was a rather nerve racking process watching the egg take shape. Suffice it to say, everyone was pretty pleased with the final result.”

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Meanwhile in L.A there is some “show me the money” action ^^

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Models, sets, dolls and cameras

I know how excited you all are when realizing that many scenes from your favorite movies have been shot in physical models (SS example : Coraline)

Lets take it back to oldskool references on this topic

1) Dolls Replace Drawings in Film Cartoon (Jun, 1938)

Dolls Replace Drawings in Film Cartoon

THOUSANDS of carved wooden dolls give a three-dimensional effect to a new type of animated-cartoon film developed by George Pal, Hungarian photographic expert. Instead of using pictures drawn and photographed in sequence to provide movement, the new cartoon-film technique employs numerous doll figures carved and painted to represent the various movements and facial expressions of a single cartoon character. As many as thirty different carvings of one figure may be photographed in sequence for one simple change in a facial expression.

2) Lilliputian’s-eye viewer puts you inside tiny model (Aug, 1964)

This makes those dorky 3D walk-throughs seem a lot more useful doesn’t it?

Lilliputian’s-eye viewer puts you inside tiny model

A slender optical tube fitted with 18 miniature lenses provides realistic views inside architects’, landscapers’, town planners’, and other scale models. With a camera and adapter on the eyepiece, you get photos like the circular ones at left.

The British-made Modelscope is a combination microscrope, periscope, and telescope with an aperture at one side .3 inch from the end. On the floor of a 1:200 model, this corresponds to eye level at the same scale. At other heights, it shows vistas from windows, balconies, and other points. Made by Optec Reactors, Ltd., of London, the unit is distributed in the U.S. by H. C. I. Sales Corp., NYC.

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