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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:25 am    Post subject: Tyrell pyramid parts Reply with quote

Finally, I've got these two nice pieces. A recast from original moulds, as the written letter said...

Anyway, are a very interesting toys to juggle with!











and reference pictures:





Update: the companion letter received:



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To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is to state some background information on the Blade Runner Tyrell building castings. The molds for both of these pieces came from Mr. Eric Stohl who had worked on films such as Armageddon, Broken Arrow, Total Recall, The Hudsucker Proxy, among other films. Mr. Stohl had worked with Mark Stetson at Stetson Visual Services p.n. a number of films and it was from Mark Stetson (Blade Runner 1982 Chief Model Maker) that Mr. Stohl had acquired these molds. Extra Blade Runner castings were also used by the effects crew to decorate many of the Mars buildings in the film Total Recall.

I personally worked with Mr. Stohl at mattel inc. between the years of 2000-2003. He had at the time brought into Mattel all of his castings and molds from his time with Mark Stetson. The 2 Blade Runner pieces you have purchased came from Eric Stohl's personal collection. We had intended on building a replica of the Tyrell Building with Spinner models and these parts were never used. They were painted and weathered very accurately to the real Tyrell miniature model made for the film Blade Runner.

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Dave Martis
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1999-2004
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent Joan! Lot's of repeated pattern on the Pyramid where casted into many pieces and affixed onto the model (saves hours). What's the size?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Excellent Joan! Lot's of repeated pattern on the Pyramid where casted into many pieces and affixed onto the model (saves hours). What's the size?


Yeah, a nice technique.

Sizes:

big one: 368x130 mm
2nd one: 60x155 mm
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too cool, Joan!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great find. Are you going to display it on some kind of illuminated base so the light shines through it?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Loyalizer wrote:
That's a great find. Are you going to display it on some kind of illuminated base so the light shines through it?


A good idea.... Some lightbox or so will be nice. Perhaps a double lighting box, with optinal sources. One in the base, the other over the piece, to be able to see all the details.

But I'm not a master in this kind of things... will need some advice about... or go to appropiate store.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info Joan! Very cool indeed Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beautiful stuff Joan! Tyrell's Pyramid is probably one of the coolest props of all-time - such detail.

i understand it was mostly destroyed after catching on fire and also Ridley was keen on trashing everything so it didn't end up in another film.

we all know this didn't quite happen and there are some interesting pieces kicking around. i think i may have one - i picked it up here at the Summit from one of the gang - no COA or anything, but i had no reason to believe it wasn't.

thing is ... i saw your photos of your recast - specifically where it fit into the building. that made me very jealous as i would like to know where mine might have been (if it is the real deal). the last 2 photos you posted - especially the one with the fella working on the pyramid ... can you please tell me about these? are they in a publication? i can not seem to find good drawings or close-ups of the prop building to try to determine where my piece came from...

nice find again Joan!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

photek wrote:
beautiful stuff Joan! Tyrell's Pyramid is probably one of the coolest props of all-time - such detail.


I agree. If I must decide between blaster or pyramid... or spinners.... well, the Tyrell pyramid is the one, no doubt!

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we all know this didn't quite happen and there are some interesting pieces kicking around. i think i may have one - i picked it up here at the Summit from one of the gang - no COA or anything, but i had no reason to believe it wasn't.


I have no COA at all, only the companion letter. But... comparing the large piece with the picture you mentioned, I have enough.

I found these reference pics in the auction itself.... The B/W one probably are published in Future Noir (I must ehck it). I remember this picture, but I'm not sure the source. Perhaps the souvenir magazine.... mmmm.. must check all my printed stuff! I will collect all the pictures about pyramid I can find to share here and probably we will find correspondences between your piece, my second piece, etc.

Now, thinking about how to build an inexpensive shadow frame to put the pieces and build some lightbox...

Regards!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

photek wrote:
beautiful stuff Joan! Tyrell's Pyramid is probably one of the coolest props of all-time - such detail.


I agree. If I must decide between blaster or pyramid... or spinners.... well, the Tyrell pyramid is the one, no doubt!

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we all know this didn't quite happen and there are some interesting pieces kicking around. i think i may have one - i picked it up here at the Summit from one of the gang - no COA or anything, but i had no reason to believe it wasn't.


I have no COA at all, only the companion letter. But... comparing the large piece with the picture you mentioned, I have enough.

I found these reference pics in the auction itself.... The B/W one probably are published in Future Noir (I must ehck it). I remember this picture, but I'm not sure the source. Perhaps the souvenir magazine.... mmmm.. must check all my printed stuff! I will collect all the pictures about pyramid I can find to share here and probably we will find correspondences between your piece, my second piece, etc.

Now, thinking about how to build an inexpensive shadow frame to put the pieces and build some lightbox...

Regards!
Joan
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

photek wrote:
the last 2 photos you posted - especially the one with the fella working on the pyramid ... can you please tell me about these? are they in a publication? i can not seem to find good drawings or close-ups of the prop building to try to determine where my piece came from...


Both photos are in the CINEFEX / BR issue...

Page 17 for the color photo
Page 15 for the black & white photo

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKIN JOB 66 wrote:


Both photos are in the CINEFEX / BR issue...

Page 17 for the color photo
Page 15 for the black & white photo

Fred


Thanks Fred! Too lazy to check it before! hehe..... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great find Joan,
Im sure you will find the best way to display it.
Can i borrow it for the background of my diarama If i ever finish it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the info Fred!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

offworld66 wrote:
Great find Joan,
Im sure you will find the best way to display it.
Can i borrow it for the background of my diarama If i ever finish it.


Working in a shadow box.... but for now results are not so good... Sad

Diorama? jeje.... Maybe I decide to recast them.... who knows!!! Very Happy
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