Monday, 25 April 2022

Captain China 1950

 This film has a couple of shots of a model ship in a storm. Most of the shots are just crashing waves. The image is so murky it is pretty hard to see anything. The effects were by Alex Weldon.















Monday, 18 April 2022

Malaya 1949

 There are a few miniature shots of a cargo vessel as well as sampans and a small sailing craft that looks like it could have been a simple cutout as it is only seen in silhouette. There are also some stock miniature shots from They Were Expendable from 1945 of a Japanese cruiser exploding used as rear projection plates.

The miniature work was supervised by A Arnold Gillespie with matte paintings supervised by Warren Newcombe. 






This appears to be a simple flat cutout.

Matte painted village.







Shot lifted from They Were Expandable.

Exploding Japanese Cruiser shots lifted from They Were Expendable.












 


Sunday, 23 January 2022

Tug Boat from Tora Tora Tora for sale on EBAY

 This just popped up on Face book.

 

It is a Tug model from Tora Tora Tora 1969 about 10 feet (3m) long.

It has just been posted on Ebay for sale.

The asking price was $5500.00 but has recently been dropped to $5000.00 Link below

https://www.ebay.com/itm/275112976408?hash=item400e02e018%3Ag%3AFBYAAOSwcaNh4boY&fbclid=IwAR0bPmoQ1rOfOVzFi4NrKvjIOkVbbnXQM597sGfRWSKA8LwOmyviKLkiPNc

 

Some more pics from the listing.










 If any reader of this site is lucky enough to snap this up please let me know. I would love to know more details about its construction and internals.

 

 

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