Posted: Mar 10, 2018 11:53 am
by Mike_L
Enjoyed those vids and links. Excellent craftsmanship! :thumbup:

Not Star Trek, but of related interest.
The 'nzpetesmatteshot' blog is mostly dedicated to 2D matte painting. However, it has a page featuring movie miniatures (models). And it's a very big page, showcasing several dozen photographs of model aircraft, ships, buildings, automobiles, etc., all of them used in special FX shots for the cinema and television. In many of the on-set photographs, the model appears with the film crew, allowing one to see the scale.
Here are just a handful...

Filippo Guidobaldi with ship miniatures for Christopher Columbus (1949)
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Giant man? No, it's model-maker Emilio Ruiz del Rio with some of his superbly crafted buildings and cars.
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The Warner Bros. model shop in the 1940s...
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Howard and Theodore Lydecker with model train in a model canyon, and painted backdrop...
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Model ship in a studio tank (with 'wind machine' at left)...
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Filippo Guidobaldi, at left, poses with a model suburb. From A Place of One's Own (1945)...
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Model buildings from War of the Worlds (1953)...
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A model warship from In Harm's Way (1965) is big enough to float the movie's director...
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Much more at:
http://nzpetesmatteshot.blogspot.co.za/2014/12/magicians-of-miniature.html