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Chris Thompson
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United Kingdom
My name is Chris Thompson, I am an Artist and Filmmaker living in Belfast Northern Ireland.

Check out my Youtube below.
www.youtube.com/user/TB1fan

And My Facebook
www.facebook.com/profile.php?i…


I am quite a big Sci-fi Fan enjoying most things by Gerry Anderson, Star Trek Babylon 5, Space Battleship Yamato etc.

I enjoy creating fantastical worlds, epic spacecraft and blowing stuff up....
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Mothra: Wing Woman by Chrisofedf
Mothra: Wing Woman
モスラ
It's ok guys, Mothra's got this!

In the big bad world of monsters and evil aliens, it's great that one of these creatures is actually on our side, unfortunately though this creature is a moth and highly flammable. But you really have to hand it to Mothra, she really tries, even if she does often die in the process. So here are some hastily built 3d models of F15s riding into battle along side a giant colourful insect that can't tell if its emulating a moth or a butterfly. :)

This is my take on a slightly more aggressive looking design while retaining the main look of the original.

Still teaching myself new stuff in Blender and for the "Lols" I decided to tackle fur. Combined with a photo of the sky I took on the way back from Iceland. The foreground plane is actually a composite of about 3 reference pictures and a lot of added decals as I wanted to explore Photoshop more.

Made in Blender, Photoshop.
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Thunderbird 1 - Firebird by Chrisofedf
Thunderbird 1 - Firebird
Companion piece to: The Getaway by Chrisofedf

And part of the set of: Thunderbird 5: A Breath of Fresh Air by Chrisofedf Thunderbird 2: Man and Machine by Chrisofedf

My favourite Thunderbird in action, with explosions. Thunderbird 1 usually ends up being my favourite in every iteration of Thunderbirds and the new series is no different. Weta did a very good job on this one from the slight streamlining to all the extra features. Still don't know why the back rotates but not going to complain. :)

While I am enjoying the new seres, one thing stands out as missing from the tried and tested formula, stuff blowing up. I had heard rumours prior to release that ITV had put out a no explosion rule as they where deemed too violent and to be honest I didn't really believe it (there was stuff exploding in the test reels.)

That said, nothing in the series so far has actually needed to explode so you never know I guess. :)

Have been really pushing myself to learn more about blender and 3d modelling, this model of TB1 required virtually no touching up in Photoshop which is a huge step forward for me. :)

Made in Blender, Photoshop Vue. 
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Balls of Steel by Chrisofedf
Balls of Steel
Sargent Major Zero leads his "men" on a combat drop into battle. One has a moustache, deal with it.

The Zeroids are by far my favourite aspect of Terrahawks, they are just so awesome. :) 

I am ill, nothing serious, just a bad cold , unfortunately stopping me from getting any real work done. Luckily Big finish's new Terrahawks CD arrived so I doodled this out while listening. In many ways the new audios actually improve on the show and is is a good mix of great humour, a little horror and action.

Check it out :)

Made in Blender vue and Photoshop.
Model based on Dave lows Zeroid model
STROLL ON LADS!!!!
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Thunderbird 2: Man and Machine by Chrisofedf
Thunderbird 2: Man and Machine
Because i'm really great at doing things in order. :)

Continuing the set of : Thunderbird 5: A Breath of Fresh Air by Chrisofedf and a companion piece to: TB2, Angel of Mercy by Chrisofedf .

I ave grown to like the new TB2 quite a bit, yes she is blocky and may not win as many beauty contests as her older sisters, but using the familiar silhouette and applying different shapes helps to rediscover the design in a different way.

Seeing her come out of the clouds at the start of "Ring of fire" sent shivers up my spine and I cant help but think people would have been more accepting of her if that was how she was revealed. (as opposed to the turntables that where released that really didn't do the designs justice).

I am quite taken with the way the craft can now be remote controlled by the individual Tracy bro's uniform (hence the title of this piece) It helps make the ship feel more like an extension of the character.

The thing that has been causing the most controversy on the forum I run (i've actually had to ban like 5 people for fighting) has been the special effects of the new show, particularly the decision to give the fx a deliberate model look. ( decreasing the depth of field and adding wobbles to the cg elements).

I must confess while I found it jarring to begin with but I don't mind it now. Looking back on classic Thunderbirds, the fx was exciting, imaginative and told the story but was never quite realistic, but no one cared because it didn't have to be. If I wanted realistic Thunderbirds i'd use my imagination. I'n todays era of photorealistic special effects, people have grown rather desensitised to seeing fantastical things and just pass it off as "bad CGI" (even when it's a model).  Thunderbirds are go's technique is engaging and it gives me a chance to use my imagination again which can be no bad thing. :)

Made on and off over a week long run of "Sister Act" to keep me sane.

Made in, Blender, Vue 10 Photoshop
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Thunderbird 5: A Breath of Fresh Air by Chrisofedf
Thunderbird 5: A Breath of Fresh Air
A companion piece to: The Watchtower. by Chrisofedf

I am so predictable... new series of Thunderbirds means a brand new set of Thunderbirds to play with. :)

I first saw this Thunderbird 5 as a sketch 2 years ago and I must confess it took a we while to grow on me. I have to say it's now probably my favourite of the new vehicles and has a lot of great character to it. I also like the way there seems to be no definitive "up" meaning you get to see it at all sorts of angles.

Much in the same way, I think John is my new favourite Tracy Bro, he just seems an awesome chilled out guy that you'd love to watch Stingray with.

Made in Blender, Vue, Photoshop.

Earth Is a mix of cg and a nasa photo. 
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Mon Apr 6, 2015, 1:24 AM
Hello!
Been a while since I used this, been working on a lot that I can't actually post art about,  so I figured i'd update everyone with a journal.

Gemini Force 1 by Chrisofedf
 
You might remember a while back I was sharing information on an upcoming book series called "Gemini Force 1" created by Gerry Anderson and written by MG Harris. Well it's out in the shops in paperback now and i've been working on artwork based off legendary designer Andrew Probert's concept artwork for the project. Check out the new website here: www.geminiforce1.com.


Another project i've been keeping under my hat is "A Christmas Miracle", another Gerry Anderson Legacy project, still can't say much but you can read about it here, in the Telegraph (how cool is that) with artwork attached. www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/fi…

The new "Big finish" audio series of Terrahawks is out, with my Spacehawk on the cover, also check out this snazzy trailer from Tom Saunders, with some of my models. Give it a shot, it is actually pretty good.


Finally, I caught Thunderbirds on ITV on saturday. It really is a lot of fun and on target to be a great show. Lot of people on the Fanderson Facebook group I run tearing each others hair out over the technical details, its going to b a long year...

If your on Facebook then you can keep up with me here,  www.facebook.com/ChrisThompson… or drop by my personal page and say hello. :)

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: The Space Battleship Yamato soundtrack.
  • Reading: Back over this.

Shoutbox

DoctorWhoOne:icondoctorwhoone:
Oh is that why F.A.B. stand for then ?. I tried to find the answer once on the Internet - DITTO :(
Thu Sep 25, 2014, 11:43 PM
Chrisofedf:iconchrisofedf:
FAB as in fabulous, F.A.B as in Full Acknowledgement of broadcast or F.A.B as in Fully Advised and Briefed :)
Fri Sep 19, 2014, 3:49 AM
DoctorWhoOne:icondoctorwhoone:
We know that S.I.G. means 'Spectrum Is Green', but what the heck did F.A.B. from Thunderbirds ever stand for ?. Fight Against Bronchitis ????? :D
Thu Sep 18, 2014, 11:41 PM
Chrisofedf:iconchrisofedf:
Which riot in Belfast? We have a lot of them :)
Sat Sep 7, 2013, 12:13 AM
eric-despacetraveler:iconeric-despacetraveler:
did you hear about that riot in belfast
Fri Jul 26, 2013, 1:11 PM
Chrisofedf:iconchrisofedf:
MISTER TAMBOURINNNEEE MANNNN!!!!!!!!!
Sun Jun 12, 2011, 1:56 AM
DalekMercy:icondalekmercy:
KKHHHAAAAANNNNNNNN!!! Aye! I agree
Tue May 24, 2011, 9:44 PM
Chrisofedf:iconchrisofedf:
It was the day before International Talk like William Shatner day :)
Fri Apr 1, 2011, 1:02 AM
Raax-theIceWarrior:iconraax-theicewarrior:
Khan: What?
Thu Mar 31, 2011, 10:10 AM
Chrisofedf:iconchrisofedf:
KHHHHAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!
Fri Mar 25, 2011, 3:22 AM
Nobody

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:iconspecialweaponsdalek:
SpecialWeaponsDalek Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Happy birthday!
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D
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mister-games Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy birthday :D
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Cheers, much appreciated :)
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mister-games Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student General Artist
God bless ya ^^
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Kanjilearner3309 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Happy birthday!
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Happy Birthday Chris, and on Doctor Who's New Series 10th Anniversary too :)
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Cheers, I timed it well :)
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DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Nah, sheer coincidence, that's all :)
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