It’s Friday, and that means a new update from Dave. This week it’s two new behind the scenes pictures of the new Red Dwarf model. The first of these shows the top side being filmed, presumably for the end credits sequence. The second shows model man Steve Howarth in Bill Pearson’s workshop painting the underside before reattaching the asteroid to the hull, as seen in a picture tweeted by Richard Naylor the other day.
Once again, whatever our misgivings about the length of the nose (which is a consequence of using the movie model), these pictures once again to reaffirm why we were so pleased to hear that models were being used again. The ship is eminently more tangible when presented as a physical construct rather than a CGI one, and it should hopefully create some fantastic looking shots in the finished shows. You can view the pictures below:
The gent in the photo is not me (Bill Pearson) – but, Steve Howarth. It is however my workshop.
Thanks Bill!! (I was just about to say)
Whoops, sorry Steve. In the rush to get this up I somehow confused the two of you, which is quite embarrassing as looking at it now I can see its clearly not you Bill. Fixed now.