Not really much to update you on. Things aren’t progressing as fast as i had hoped, but that can’t really be helped thanks to the terrible British weather we are having at the moment, but more on that later….
The 3d printed hangar lights have now all been removed from their printing supports and sanded down. One thing that has taken a long time has been wiring all the LED’s , not only for the hangar lights which need to be wired in sets of 4, but also the wall lighting and the floor lighting. Not an easy task i tell you. Thank god i will be moving well away from 1/72 scale and onto 1/48 scale , at least, for the next films.
Now, why is the British weather holding things up? Well i need to be able to spray all the bits and bobs outside for all the priming. The smell is just way too much to do indoors. Now the stuff is all ready to be sprayed, all we have had is rain and storms. bloody typical. lol. Also there is the Wampa. I need at least 3 or 4 days of good weather to do this. I need to be able to clean the mold out with the pressure washer outdoors and left to dry. can’t really work with the weather we are having. But the other thing is that i need to time the sculpt so i can cast the mold and clean all within the space of a few days. can’t really do the sculpt, make the mold and then wait for days in the hope of good weather before cleaning out all the remaining clay. With both the face and the hands to do i would estimate at least a week.
Luckily i have been able to postpone the shooting of the pilots for ROTJ:R until next year now, so that takes a lot of pressure off me. I think it was wishful thinking that i could possibly get the cockpits and the costumes, amongst other things, done in the space of 2 months. So i no longer have to worry about getting things finished by July. As long as i have at least one whole day of good weather, i can get all the priming done on all the hangar parts ready for the airbrushing and weathering. Then its just a case of assembling everything ready for shooting. So, even though i no longer have the july deadline, it is still being released this year.
A trailer will be posted closer to the release date and this will reveal the actual release date of ESB:R.
It won’t be long now…………