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Thursday, 15 February 2018

On Location the swamp

Me & computers are like apple sauce & roast beef we just don't go together, while trying to add another link to the blog roll I somehow manged to delete the whole lot & try as I have I can't get it set up again : ( so my apologises but for the time been I can't link to your wonderful blogs, to add to the problems the fecking computers is on its last legs & working now & again.

The crew where on on the set of the next Perilous Island movie today going through the final perpetration & we get our first look at it.
Now to say things wented a bit pair shape when building this set would be a bit of an understatement.
Isn't it funny after you've just done something how you  nearly always think I should have done it this way ? well that was the case here, first I should have cut out the shapes before making up the tiles & second I should have glued a sheet of paper over the insulation to give me a smooth surface.
Anyway I over came these things only to then fine that I hadn't enough of the grass matting I used on the other tiles to cover them all & as the one I was using is very old the chances of matching it was slim to none.
The old & the new, the cameraman is going to have to pull out all the stops on this one.
Our director goes through things with the cast.
While the film crew  are getting set up.
Trying to find the best angles.
Over all I'm happy with the way the swamp boards turned out, despite all of the problems
The picture above is from the last time I played this scenario  a couple of years back, now I don't know about you guys but I think the new swamp looks a lot better.

That's a rap for this post, as always my thanks for dropping in & if you'd care to leave a comment it would be welcomed : )


8 comments:

  1. Yes, the new swamp looks better.
    ...and nothing ever goes to plan when I build anything either.

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    1. Thanks Will, plans are what we make of them : )

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  2. Frank I much prefer the old one - naw only joking the new one looks really good, well done mate, in spite of the trials and tribulations it's come out great.

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    1. Thanks John, trials & tribulations are sent to test us mate : )

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  3. I'll give the new swamp an A+, far superior to the old one, but I would do something to 'the join' either a paintjob or some rushes etc.

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    1. Thanks Joe, a very good point my friend, the rushes I'd thought of only they have to be free standing for stacking reasons.

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  4. I agree, the new swamp location looks much better than the old back lot swamp.

    I know what you mean about thinking you should have done something another way. I do that all the time when I am making something. With some of my current projects I am trying to do little test bits to try out various techniques. These aren't pieces I can use for anything, but just scraps I am trying out ideas on.

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    1. Thanks Fitz, yep I would think that's some that happens most of us, the little test pieces is a good idea & a little time spent at the start can save a lot of time in the end.

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