May 6, 2012

Avengers Sets part 1

If there ever was such a thing as a dream job, it would be a lifelong Marvel comic book fan getting to work on The Avengers live action film. Well, that's me.
I was one of a crew of sculptors sent to Albuquerque, NM to be part of set construction.

First bit of business was making polystyrene parts to be molded and cast (parts in above photo were only used in one spot so these were the final pieces) for use on the Helicarrier bridge. The Helicarrier, how cool is that? Very cool.

Parts installed on the bridge.

Next build was for the Thor / Loki confrontation on a rocky cliff dubbed The Promontory. The following are progress photos from start to finish. It also is an example of many big budget movie sets these days that are a small section of real surface that get extended digitally.

Jamie Miller's scale model.

Block up.

Blocking and carving.

Almost done.

Just knowing that this was going to lead to epic battle between Thor, Iron Man and Captain America was enough for me to know that this was a movie I already couldn't wait to see.

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