Blade Runner Car Diorama Update #8


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  1. Steve 4 years ago

    Extremely cool! I know you don’t like doing it but I love your smaller scale stuff like this and the Excelsior. The attention to detail is mesmerizing in this one in particular. My only critique is I don’t think the typeface used for The White Dragon really fits the style and time of origin of the film. Everything else, however, is excellent. Really nails that gritty future-city look, especially when you add a little smoke to the scene!

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      Simon Mercs 4 years ago

      OK, but not so, if you look at the first 20 minutes of the film, carefully, there is a “Dragon” motif sign, seen from the side perspective, in the upper right corner. It’s nearly identical to the one in the diorama…. I spend a lot of time studying films, for all my movie, or TV scene/prop reproductions. And I’ll be the first to admit I make mistakes at times, this isn’t one of them. But thanks for the positive comments on the diorama.

      • Steve 4 years ago

        I believe I didn’t explain my critique very well. I’m all about the dragon motif, heck, if you google search “Blade Runner signs” about 1 in 5 images have a dragon in them. And the name works great too. What I was referring to was the font Osaka sans serif, which definitely looks cool but is very 2000’s in design. And when English (or any use of Roman alphabet) is used on signage in areas with large Asian populations it’s pretty unusual to see “Asian-inspired” typefaces.

        Anyway, it was my sole critique, and it’s your creative license. You’re the artist. Who knows, if the font had been made in 1980 instead of 2004 maybe it would have been featured in the film!

        Again, love this and the rest of your work. Have watched your projects since the Enterprise E started showing up on YouTube. Looking forward to more of your stuff!

        • Author
          Simon Mercs 4 years ago

          Wow……you know your fonts…and it’s no problem. It just looked right to me, nothing more complicated than that. I do a lot of work instinctively, it’s the way I have a vision of the end product in mind.

  2. Richard 4 years ago

    End result is excellent Simon!!
    Very nice detail.

    • Author
      Simon Mercs 4 years ago

      Thanks very much Richard!

  3. J.R. Robinson 4 years ago

    Great Job Simon, you are the master.

    • Author
      Simon Mercs 4 years ago

      Master…of Disaster maybe? Ha! Thank you kindly, very nice…..

  4. Adrian 4 years ago

    This one came out awesome! The low-lighting shots completed the effect. 🙂

    • Author
      Simon Mercs 4 years ago

      Thanks Adrian….my goal was to make a small scale Diorama…appear to be a full scale one. The lighted Sushi kitchen, with the people inside, added credibility….along with the forced perspective….

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