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Dalek Stainly by Chrisofedf

So... This happened! Defiantly one of the highlights of this year. I got to design a new Dalek for Big Finish. How cool is that!? And here is something even weirder, I heavily redesigned a Dalek and the fandom actually liked it.

Admittedly, that is probably more down to the fact that it is a one off medieval stylised creation and also its stain glass and quite ornamental, but still, very pleased with Simon Holubs cover and how its been recieved. I'll put a better picture in the main section later.

In a weird twist, the overwhelming positive response to Dalek Stainly (Our little injoke name) has made me start thinking about the Gerry Anderson fandom which i'm heavily involved in.

I have helped run the Fanderson Facebook group for the last 4 years and for the last 3 months I have co run the social media presence for Anderson Entertainment. Particularly of late it is starting to feel like an uphill struggle keeping people happy. Gerry himself was quite fond of saying "you can't keep everyone happy, just try to aim for most people." At the minute its starting to feel like no-one. If it wasn't my job i'd probably give it a break.

I kind of went into this knowing it's a barely functioning broken fanbase of people, who most of which are over 50. it's full of egos, old fueds, elitists and simply people who can't let go of nostalgia, so anything new is simply terrible.

I've been working with a team of awesome people on various projects who are committed to keeping the old style adventure of Ga's shows alive. We are producing some really cool stuff based on classic shows and brand new concepts. I just hope people check it out when it comes out and just don't bury their head in the sand because its not Thunderbirds...

If there is a moral to this ramble, I guess it's just keep making cool things and try not to let negative people drag you down.
  • Listening to: The Star Trek Beyond Sountrack
  • Reading: Back over this.
  • Playing: Age of Empires 1

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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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Order of the Daleks by Chrisofedf
Order of the Daleks
So... This happened! Defiantly one of the highlights of this year. I got to design a new official Dalek for Big Finish. How cool is that!? And here is something even weirder, I heavily redesigned a Dalek and the fandom actually seem to like it. We call him Dalek Stainley :)

Here is a link to Jamie Anderson's blog www.jamieanderson.me.uk/design… where I discuss my thought process in making it.

Order of the Daleks is out later in the year. www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/o…

Made in Blender and Photoshop:)
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Dalek Stainly by Chrisofedf

So... This happened! Defiantly one of the highlights of this year. I got to design a new Dalek for Big Finish. How cool is that!? And here is something even weirder, I heavily redesigned a Dalek and the fandom actually liked it.

Admittedly, that is probably more down to the fact that it is a one off medieval stylised creation and also its stain glass and quite ornamental, but still, very pleased with Simon Holubs cover and how its been recieved. I'll put a better picture in the main section later.

In a weird twist, the overwhelming positive response to Dalek Stainly (Our little injoke name) has made me start thinking about the Gerry Anderson fandom which i'm heavily involved in.

I have helped run the Fanderson Facebook group for the last 4 years and for the last 3 months I have co run the social media presence for Anderson Entertainment. Particularly of late it is starting to feel like an uphill struggle keeping people happy. Gerry himself was quite fond of saying "you can't keep everyone happy, just try to aim for most people." At the minute its starting to feel like no-one. If it wasn't my job i'd probably give it a break.

I kind of went into this knowing it's a barely functioning broken fanbase of people, who most of which are over 50. it's full of egos, old fueds, elitists and simply people who can't let go of nostalgia, so anything new is simply terrible.

I've been working with a team of awesome people on various projects who are committed to keeping the old style adventure of Ga's shows alive. We are producing some really cool stuff based on classic shows and brand new concepts. I just hope people check it out when it comes out and just don't bury their head in the sand because its not Thunderbirds...

If there is a moral to this ramble, I guess it's just keep making cool things and try not to let negative people drag you down.
  • Listening to: The Star Trek Beyond Sountrack
  • Reading: Back over this.
  • Playing: Age of Empires 1
Beyond the Horizon by Chrisofedf
Beyond the Horizon
Hey guys, haven't seen me in a while. I've been busy. Designed a new Dalek for Big Finish, done a ton of concept work and now currently producing and writing for a new top secret project!

I did however need a break, so I made this image, it's not particularly great, but it was therapeutic. Back when I was learning 3d programs, the Daedalus Class was always my test project. A simple shape thats easy to make. However, it occurred to me i'd never done it properly, so here she is.


Made in Blender and photoshop. :)

:thumb598441899: Previous Trek work!
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Old workhorse by Chrisofedf
Old workhorse
A part of a series of pictures i've been doing for official Gerry anderson. Taking some of the fantastical vehicles from the show and presenting them in realistic situations. Here we have the TX204 from Thunderbirds (Trapped in the Sky and The Mighty Atom), an ugly but endearing little plane.

Made in Blender, photoshop and real life.
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CaptainWHaddock Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
I it possible for you to do something related to Gerry Anderson's the secret service?   
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional Filmographer
I did do a picture a while back of the minimiser, (would be near the start of my gallery I think.) :)
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CaptainWHaddock Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
sorry I meant the ford model for the Secret Service. 
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CaptainWHaddock Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
Well we I rote this comment I was thinking of the dinky and not gust eny thing. But eny way thank you for letting me now. 
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MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy F.A.Birthday Chris, I'll Hope You Know About This.

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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :) , yes I heard.
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MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You Could Comment About It On My Farewell Sylvia Journal OK?
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WLynx Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! Good luck :)
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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Captain-Draco Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Happy birthday :cake::hug::D:tighthug:
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