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15Sep/04Off

“The world according to H.R.Giger” – Paris

The train model was delivered to H.R.Giger and Leslie Barany on the 15th of September 2004 at the opening of "the world according to H.R.Giger", a retrospective of his artwork at the Museum Halle St. Pierre in Paris, France.

IMG_1518.jpg Leslie Barany - H.R.Giger - Ruben Marcos

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18May/04Off

Grey primer undercoat

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18May/04Off

The cockpit!

The cockpit is now done. It has 2 little men in it, and it's covered by a clear plastic dome. The inside will eventually be black and the people wont be very detailed, so that it doesn't distract from the train it self, the main element.

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This is where I've fixed big blobs of body filler, which I then shaped and smoothen them. 77DSCF0009_4.jpg

The aluminum rods and the white plastic bits, I used as some kind of frame to start building with body filler on top. That way I also had the rods as reference to make sure I have the general shape "under control" and knew where to carve away and keep the piece symmetric. 77DSCF0007_5.jpg

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17May/04Off

The base

The base was done by covering it with a layer of PVA glue and pour sand all over it. Once the glue dried I blew the loose sand off the base, I repeated that process 3 times in total. Later I painted it black and sanded the top of the rails to show the shiny metal again, contrasting it nicely with the base. I still need to take that dull black away, by giving it some quick weathering effects to enhance the 3 dimensionality of the ground, with a few paint washers, chalk pastels in powder and some dry brushing...

I went to London to get some 1:50 scale people which I am going to attempt sticking them in the train's cockpit, with the purpose of showing the scale of the train. It's supposedly a very big locomotive, and the little people will show that effect. I'll do the cockpit tonight...

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16May/04Off

Nearly finished

I think that by tomorrow, both the train and its base will be finished, ready to paint. The weather has been pretty good, so I'll paint the model outside.

All I need to do now is finish up the back/top "bubble" which will be the cock pit. And resolve the end (back) of the predominant pipes that run horizontally along the train.

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