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8 deviants said Doctor Who
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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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Thunderbird 4: Armed and Dangerous by Chrisofedf
Thunderbird 4: Armed and Dangerous
Double pun :)
Companion piece to:Into the scene... by Chrisofedf

And part of the set of:

Thunderbird 1 - Firebird by ChrisofedfThunderbird 2: Man and Machine by ChrisofedfThunderbird 5: A Breath of Fresh Air by Chrisofedf

Gordon desperately attempts to defuse a deadly hydromic missile while Thunderbird 4 carries it away from a vital under arctic research base.

Have to say, really impressed with the new TB4. It's a great design with several new kinks including large folding interchangeable arms and a glass floor which isn't actually as bad an idea as it sounds.

One of the biggest things that has impressed me about the new show is how the underwater FX sequences are executed. The subtle glare and distortion as the craft move really sells the effect. The Sea lab rescue from episode 1 has to be one of my favourite rescues yet.

Made in Blender, Rendered in Vue and Photoshop. :)

Triple pun, TB4 has demolition missiles.
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Frozen Titan by Chrisofedf
Frozen Titan
Go to space they said... It will be fun they said.

I really don't do a lot of Star Trek art, which is a shame as i'm a big fan. The reason it's never really appealed to me is that looking at the vast galleries on deviant art, it's easy to think that almost everything has been done. (though i'm glad artists like :iconrobcaswell: and :iconjetfreak-7: consistently prove me wrong.)

The only two pieces I have done where of Concept Enterprises that never got made: 
The Enterprise that never was. by ChrisofedfStar Trek:Planet of the Titans by Chrisofedf

What got me thinking about doing stuff however was a sudden urge to play "Star Trek: New Worlds" again. For those not in the know, STNW is a strategy game made by Interplay during the 90s and gave fans their first experience of Star Trek on ground level. Admittedly, the game had many problems, levels where long with no save function, the AI wasn't very bright and would rarely attack, no Skirmish feature for those of us with no friends, etc.

What the game was though, was epic looking. It was very nicely designed and really felt like it fitted within the TMP world of Trek. You could track your units, from tanks to tiny worker bees, and watch them build your base, the music was also great. Pictured here is the Federation APC, designed by :iconvauxhallviva: 

The defining image of the game, right there on the box art, was a crashed starship, half buried in the sand and that's what I wanted to capture here. It's a TOS connie so I could combine my two favourite era's :) 

Made in

Blender
Vue
Photoshop
Yet more images I took in Iceland.

Also included is an image I started but lost faith with, but it's here, I try to learn from my mistakes so i've included it here. New World by Chrisofedf
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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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Info-dump

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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:iconmrwonderworks:
MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Please Do ThunderBirds 3 & 6 Next Chris!
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:iconhugeben:
hugeben Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav! Feel free to check out my gallery for anything else you may like. :)
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:icondoctorwhoone:
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Hey Chris,

Just spotted your upload 'Here's to the BBC' in the gallery on this website. A couple of mine have been added as well reddwarf.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Dw…

Would have nice to have been asked to have our uploads featured . . . . cheeky smeggers :D

Jason B-)
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Ahh those guys, i'll take it as a compliment :)
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:icondoctorwhoone:
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
Yeah. I spotted some other Deviant Art users uploads too so I told them as well. Just thought they should know.
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Cheers for the heads up.
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SpecialWeaponsDalek Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Happy birthday!
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:iconchrisofedf:
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D
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:iconmister-games:
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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