Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Visual Effects Model Maker - Shark

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Used in Fight of the War Witch (or something like that - they all had funny names). Sean Casey built this model early in eh first season, then it sat till the last episode. There were so many shots, Sean made a mold and a second copy.
First Mold and Cast
The first pattern was carved in foam and a hard mold made. Then a cast was made which was detailed.
Mold
This contraption made a very good mold.
Second Mold
Because there were so many shots required for this episode, it was determined that a second model was needed. There was great concern about making a mold of a completed model, fearing damage. Once Sean removed the undamaged model from the mold late at night, he made this quick clay copy as a joke for us all when we walked in the following morning.
Assembly
Preparing to assemble the two halves of the casting. Showing the six mount armature.
Joined Halves
The two halves of the casting assembled, before detailing.
Panel
Making the rased panel in front of the tail fin.
Before Paint
Before painting. That's a man being eaten by the shark, not a hatch cover. The front and bottom hatch covers are on the stand.
Shark
The model as it exists today in the hands of a restorer.
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