Directorial Selfies with the Newborn!

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Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet sent me an early Friday morning surprise taking some wonderful (and humorous) selfies with my Alien Newborn sculpt that will be on display starting this October at the Musée Miniature et Cinéma in Lyon, France.

https://www.museeminiatureetcinema.fr/en/

It will be part of a miniature version of the Caro/Jeunet expo that is currently being shown at the Halle Saint Pierre in Paris, France (ending July 30).

 

 

JP tells me the miniature expo will have over 150,000 visitors over its 6-month schedule. I’d hope sometime during those 6 months I may be able to make my way over and see it personally.

It’s an honour to have a piece on mine on display in a French museum, the only one in Europe. I don’t think it will fully hit me till I see it on display…

 

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Scary Monster, Silly Walk

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I guess if H.R. Giger’s Alien was to walk into the Minisrty of Silly Walks and ask for a government grant for it’s crab walk, it would be fully funded by Mr. Teabag….sorry, gotta be a fan of Monty Python to get that.

Well, the second of two semi-static posed figures I have completed involves this particular “silly” walk. This version depicts the creature as it appears in the deleted “crab-walker” scene from the 1979 film as Lambert and Parker make a desperate attempt to escape the Nostromo. This deleted scene however was thought comical, “silly” by many, not well executed on film and revealed too much of the creature…reducing it to nothing more than a man in a rubber suit…something Ridley Scott was avoiding by using smoke and shadow.

View the entire gallery on my FLICKR Photostream…

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When crouched or “crab walking”, the figure is approx. 3″ high from highest point on head to the feet. When standing, the figure is approx. 5.25″ high, still not fully erect as the leg and hip joints limit the full motion (again, this was originally meant to be a static posed figure).

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Fortunately I was able to add several articulation points to the figure: Ball jointed neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles. Vacuum formed PETG dome is removable. The tail is static but is attached using a revoltech joint and can be switched out with a longer tail option.

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Original was sculpted using Aves FIXIT sculpt, a two part epoxy. Parts were cast in resin and assembled to build this version. Used Model Masters Polly Scale and Tamiya acrylics.

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The “Alien79 Project” Continues…

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The first of two semi-static posed figures of the creature from the 1979 film, Alien.

Hand sculpted, hand painted.

This version depicts the beast as it would have appeared in several promotional test shots during the films pre-production, the air duct scene where Captain Dallas met his end as well as a deleted scene appearing within the corridor while Parker and Lambert were making their desperate escape.

Figure is approx. 3″ high from highest point on head to the feet. Articulated neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists. Vacuum formed PETG dome is removable.

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Original was sculpted using Aves FIXIT sculpt, a two part epoxy. Parts were cast in resin and assembled to build this version. Used Model Masters Polly Scale and Tamiya acrylics.

I’ve had the build complete for over a year now…it’s just in the past month I got around to painting it. Very happy how this piece came out.

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See the entire gallery of the finished figure here on my FLICKR Photostream! 

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#nostromo

#alien79project

#avesfixit

#avesstudio

#20thcenturyfox

#hrgiger

#miniature

#sculpting

#art

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#inspacenoonecanhearyouscream

 

 

The Newborn has Arrived….

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French Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet, confirmed yesterday that he received my Alien Newborn (Alien Resurrection) head sculpt!!!! He’s very pleased with it thank goodness! He will be sending me a selfie or two with it later this week as he is traveling back to Paris currently.

In the mean time, he sent me a few of his books, signed of course  It’s all in French but they are film production books jammed with imagery…I can manage 

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Just a quick recap for those that don’t know the details but long story short, Jean-Pierre saw the work I was doing on a 1:18 scale sculpt of the beast he created for Alien: Resurrection (1997, 20th Century Fox) and got hold of me to see if I would be interested in a commission to create one for the upcoming Caro/Jeunet exhibition that will be held in the Musée Cinéma et Miniature in Lyon, France.  This will be a miniature version of the Caro/Jeunet exhibition currently being held in Paris at La Halle Saint-Pierre.  OF COURSE I SAID YES!!!

I am honored for the opportunity to have a small portion of my work be on display in such a wonderful venue.  My work in a French museum….yep, that’s a bucket list check mark right there. ❤

More updates as the exhibit approaches.