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32 deviants said Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet etc)
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7 deviants said Doctor Who
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4 deviants said Obscure Sci-fi (Blake's 7, Dan Dare, Moonbase 3 (Bet you havn't heard of Moonbase 3 HA! thats how Obscure i go!))
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4 deviants said Original art. (Damn-it Chris actually think up something yourself for a change)
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1 deviant said Pictues of cute things. (Im a dude that likes cute things, i'm not a Pansy).

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Chrisofedf
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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5 Star 5 - Stealth transport. by Chrisofedf
5 Star 5 - Stealth transport.
Here is one of the latest developments in the current adventure that is my life this year. Some of you may have heard of "Five Star Five", a feature film Gerry Anderson was set to make hot off the heels of Space 1999. Sadly the film didn't make it past pre-production. I remember finding out about it from a book and I always wondered how it would have turned out. 

Turns out very little of the film remains, just a few rough study models and props and of course the script so as a pet project I decided to create some scenes from the film and needless to say it's been mad fun. If you want to read the full article and see more of the designs then follow this link. :)

www.gerryanderson.co.uk/design…

Pictured here is the Zargonian staelth transport from the films pre titles. Anderson Entertainment published the first few pages of what would have been the film’s opening sequence. We see a hypersonic stealth craft hurtle through the sky,  this craft is our first look at Zargonian technology and it needs to look dark and aggressive.

For inspiration I looked at the lockheed Blackbird and gave it a sort of alien make over, it is variable geometry so smaller scissor like wings fold out and its midsection lowers to reveal the boarding ramp. Just imagine a model of this cruising along to a composited pre-filmed sky, (Ala “Firefox”).


Made in:
VUE
Photoshop
Blender
The color purple
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For Science! by Chrisofedf
For Science!
Another spacecraft to populate the growing "Life on the Edge" universe.

The Cassandra is A United Earth Alliance science vessel designed  for research within known Space. She is about 180 meters long, with two shuttles and a crew of about 20. 

The script called for a military science vessel, so here she is, not quite as flashy as the HerculesHercules Rising by Chrisofedf  I went down a more 80s/70s inspired route for this one, I felt the AWACS pod made it more "sciencey"

This ship marks a breakthrough for me in blender, while the final shot was vue/photoshop the ship was modelled and textured in blender. Still getting the hang of the cycles renderer but nearly there :)

Made in Blender
Vue
Photoshop
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Mach 6 in 60 seconds. by Chrisofedf
Mach 6 in 60 seconds.
Wow im on fire, or bored verry verry bored. 

Officially the second  image done in my new flat. Fun exciting fact. I finally worked out UV texture maps. In the past my models had to either be colored by adding different shapes or in photoshop. Needless to say this is much better as while it adds to model making time it cuts down on the post production time.

So someone needed a Hawkwing model, interestingly I already had a Hawkwing model, it looked like this. tumblr lyny188RSX1qka8b1o1 1280 by Chrisofedf  I got better...

Hawkwing was an interesting design, top marks for concept but the problem with it was that it was quite delicate looking and would often wobble in flight. I always felt sorry for Hawkeye who has to fly in the bomb section. :)

Made in Blender, Vue, Photoshop.
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Sea Snake by Chrisofedf
Sea Snake
Another vehicle from the Japanese version of Firestorm, designed by Steven Begg. Launched from Ocean storm these craft can either operate as submarines or skim the surface of the water at high speed.

There is a Kick-starter campaign www.kickstarter.com/projects/1… to fund a pilot mini-sode that can be used as a pilot to show companies that the series is possible. :)

Made in Blender, Vue and Photoshop.
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Crash of the Titan by Chrisofedf
Crash of the Titan
"The wheels! They've collapsed!"

Watch this space for an upcoming time-lapse video!

Remember that episode when the World Navy broke Thunderbird 2? Terror in New York City is easily my favourite Thunderbirds episode, mainly because it really shakes up the formula, it gives us a rescue which normally would be quite straight forward, except in this case, the World Navy ship "Sentinel"  picked up TB2 on their radar, couldn't figure out what it was so they decided to blow it up, gits...

The resolution is pretty cool and the final rescue is pretty tense, the episode is also full of iconic imagery, The Empire State building collapsing and of course Thunderbird 2 crashing.


I felt it would be nice to come full circle for my 200th deviation and do an image of Thunderbird 2 again. Funnily enough, as I have been working quite a bit with the new Thunderbirds, it took a while getting used to working on the older 'birds again as in many ways the designs are pretty similar.

I have been following the fan reactions as more of the new series is being revealed and unfortunately the Facebook group I manage is once again devolving into the same arguments as always. My advice, it is different in many ways, but different doesn't = bad. Expect it, go in with an open mind and you might be pleasantly surprised. :)

Also welcome to my new flat / Studio!

Kudos to Andrew Clements for coming up with the title.

Made in 4 days with.
Blender
Photoshop
Particle illusion
Cannon 600d
Lots of "Woodkid"
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Featured on the anderblog!

Mon May 6, 2013, 1:51 PM
Woohoo! I was asked to write a blog post for the Official Gerry Anderson site. Mega chuffed.

My entry can be viewed here: www.gerryanderson.co.uk/inspir…

In other news i'm saving for some new filming equipment so I am now open to do a few commissions. Note me if your interested, :) I'll say provisionally 50 per picture unless any major new model work is required.

  • 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
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:icondoctorwhoone:
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Morning Chris,

Just decided to add you onto my list of 'Awesome Deviant Art Users' shown down the right hand side of my Deviant Art page which makes you the 27th on it B-) :peace:

Jason :iconhappyfellaavatar:
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Aw I thank you sir :)
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:icondoctorwhoone:
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Your very welcome :)
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Robbie18 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hey have you heard of thunderbirds return to the TV next year
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Maybe ;)
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Robbie18 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
;) I see
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Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Hell of a gallery - some superb stuff.
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Cheers man, much appreciated :)
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EvilCilan Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, fantastic work, I discovered you purely by accident, I would favourite all of your work but it would take ages. I had 2 questions.
1) Have you considered doing a Stingray/Thunderbirds Crossover?
and 
2) Have you heard of Hyperdrive?
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Hi Thanks :) Much appreciated :)

I've never gone in for crossovers myself (though I do make subtle nods to other shows for fun in my work). I find the world of Thunderbirds far more down to earth than the others so no aliens.

Yes, I caught series two on its initial run and i've seen one episode of series one. It is good :)
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