Archive for the 'comicon' Category

28
Aug
12

The Batmobiles from Comicon 2012

This was one of the greatest comicons solely because all of the Batmobiles were there and close enough to touch….  It took forever to find them on opening night, and we had to ask at least 10 con crew where they were.  The 11th guy knew and directed us to a dark tent way outside and to the back of the convention center…not many had found them yet so it was easy to get great pics without throngs of people all around the cars.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more from Comicon 2012.

The George Barris classic from the 1960′s

more of the Barris-mobile

the gorgeous curves of the front view

Anton Furst designed this 1989 beauty for the Tim Burton Batman films

Tim Flattery’s design for the Val Kilmer’s Batman forever

Harald Belker’s sleek design for the George Clooney Batman and Robin film

Nathan Crowley, Chris Culvert, and Andy Smith’s Tumbler, for Christopher Nolan’s Batman films.

20
Jul
12

It’s pin up friday with Miss Chelsea Rea

Chelsea and the f-14

Howdy there and welcome to Pin-up Friday.  It has been a long time since I’ve posted one of these, and today I am so pleased to share some pictures from last week’s shoot aboard the USS Midway with the lovely Miss Chelsea Rea.

It was the week of (July the 11-15th)…the big weekend of Comicon down in San Diego and one of the most anticipated weekends of the whole year!  My buddy Nelson Broskey and I have been attending the con since the mid 80′s, and it sure grows in leaps and bounds every year.  We arrived at the con for both Wednesday & Thursday’s exhibitions on the dealers floor, and on Friday we spent the day aboard the USS Midway, CV-41, for our annual Navy themed pin-up shoot.  My friend Scott McGaugh cleared the way for us to shoot on the ship and we were ready to go….

This year we were very fortunate to work with Miss Chelsea Rea.  Chelsea is a San Diego native and is very new to the modeling world, only just joining Model Mayhem last month.  One of her life long dreams is to become a model, and I have to say that those wishes are so coming true.  I saw her portfolio a week before the con; it was pure luck that both our schedules worked out on such short notice.  Chelsea brought along her friend Scott as an escort, and we shot for close to two hours.  Surprisingly, the ship’s flight deck was wide open, there were very few visitors on deck which opened up a lot of areas that are normally swamped with crowds and impossible to shoot at.  As always, the magic of Photoshop helped to remove all of the folks that were in the background but on a smaller scale this time.

Chelsea was awesome and she has such an easy-going and natural talent with her style of posing.  Full of confidence and a beautiful smile, she made every shot great.  Before the shoot, she studied pin-up and discovered that to make the best facial expressions you silently say the vowels, A, E, I, O, and U.  I had never heard of this technique before  but man o man she was right on and nailed it!!!  We had time for three costume changes, and each one she tackled with sleek elegance and vintage flirtatiousness.  She was a fearless acrobat climbing in and on everything on the deck.  I am sure you’ll agree Chelsea Rea is well on her way to greatness!!!!  Tons of fun, and I so can’t wait to work with her again.  So without any further chatter enjoy some of the pix from the shoot and be sure to check out her MM page by following the link below. BE SURE TO STAY TUNED for all the pix from Comicon coming next week.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/2699844

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24
Aug
11

the wrath of Comicon #4

Here are a few more pics from the show…

QM's firefly

QM's enterprise

a pewter piece also by QM

some very cool prints from the ACME archives booth

woooo I loved this huge map room from Raiders piece

one wicked comic version of the joker

one of the original batman costumes from Chris Nolan's continuing series

the Jokers outfit, Love those suade shoes

just some neeto charecter

one of the many cool costumes

this gals outfithad a bit to do with inspiring Kendell's scifi outfit

one of the costumed promotional girls working her booth

she almost looked artificial,

SUPERGIRL,,,, she was about the only supergirl I saw all day Thursday.

a well done Hell Raiser costume and cube

Doc Brown's toy car from back to the future

It's Wonder Woman!!!

more Steampunk, I LOVE IT!!!

this print is a masterpiece,,, I laughed so hard

another laugh out load print

a beautiful trio of steam punk

if your familiar with a series called "Mandi" by Dean Yeagle, you'll be amazed at the uncanny resemblence of the model and the print behind her is!!! unbelievable likeness

one incredible full sized sculpt of SUPERMAN

the girls of Batman, Poision Ivy, Cat woman, and Harlequin

It's Toadie

there were a lot of these black clad assign girls running around

just down the street from the Con was a gallery dedicated to the Conan O'Brien comic charector, pretty cool stuffthe ecto mobile cruising down the boulavard,, what a smoker she was too!!!

I loved this steampunk Doctor and his gal!!! way cool

woooooo what a pose

a huge F-14

It's Barf from "Spaceballs"

this was the last of the steampunk couples I saw at the show!!! gotta love that pilots hat

and here's the last picture from the con, it's the new police druiser from the new "Total Recall"

17
Aug
11

the wrath of comicon, 2011 part 3

Wow what a week!!! had our big garage sale, making the final pack for Wyoming, getting ready for the fair, and just started on Star Trek Monday morning, life is good but a bit blurry in the high speed lane, HAAAA anyways I’m takeing a coffee break and trying to get up as many con pics as I can this morning,,, there will be a part 4 if I don’t make it today.  OK one n all have a great day and enjoy the pics.

a pin up style movie ticket, cigerrette girl

direct from disneyland, a pair of evil queens

it's mickey's bones

an awesome star wars poster

komodo king

ol scratch

just cool

full view

staem punk thrives at the con

the dream machine from "Inception"

the bat mobile

the original, my favorite martian ship

James Bond props from "the Man with the Golden Gun"

props from, Men in Black

a very cool MIB rifle with a special detail

there's a real octopuss inside!!!!

a wicked bike sculpt, (GROWN)

CAPTAIN A

the leg lamp in miniature

OK have to go so there will be a part 4

10
Aug
11

the wrath of comicon part 2

As promised here are more pics from the show!!! be sure to check out pin up model Valerie at the end of the post and stay tuned for part three of the con coverage coming tomorrow!

iron man

the full size T800

the big suit from iron man

one cool iron man model

chromed!!!

captain America

the original alien

full size predator bust

hey, there's a hidden mickey in Jessica's dress!!

one very cool Star wars display

this one blew me away

from Sucker punch

the pan am stewardess's

what ever this is it's cool

coolness

I bought an art book in the 80's called sexy robot by Japanese artist Soriama and it featured pin up girls rendered in gold and chrome and this is the first relly good sculpt I've seen of his work, INCREDIBLE!!!

lots of great costumes started hitting the floor come Thursday

creepy

a lot of the sculpts are grown now, it's an interesting mix to see grown pieces and hand sculpts!!

this is a very cool

arrrrrrrrrr!!!!

awesome home made steam punk costumes everywhere!! this was a fav

way cool retro rockets!!! i wanted these bad

and one more pic of the bewitching Valerie to end todays comicon special, stay tuned for part 3 coming tomorrow!!

10
Aug
11

2011 and the wrath of comicon, part 1

AHHHHH!!  I am finally home! Directly from the con, we spent a week packing for our first big, long drive to Wyoming to get our first load of stuff from CA to our new home.  It took a week to drive there and back and then another week to get the truck ready for trip #2.  It’s early in the AM and I have an hour to myself, so here is part one to followup the story from this summer’s COMICON!!!!  Way too many pics to load in one post so more tomorrow.

Wednesday afternoon my buddy Nelson Broskey flew down from Northern California for what was about our 20th trip to the con.  We started the trip off with a stop off at the Chiodo Brothers studios in Burbank and then hit the road for San Diego for the premiere opening on Wednesday night.  Traffic was awful like always and took a couple of extra hours to get there; once in town the crowds were everywhere and mood from traveler to line warrior switches into high gear.  There is always great anxiety about getting to the right door to get your pass and get in, and if you do it correctly the first time it takes about 45 mins to to go the the process.  Once your tag is on, you enter the big doors to the multiple acres of booths and a glittering cornucopia of scifi  books, sculptures, posters, soundtracks, games, movies and everything else imaginable.  There are movie stars from the past and present, as well as all of your favorite artists doing their thing in the artist alley.  The crowd at the door and the main back isle is always thick so a quick jet to the middle isle and over to the far west wall starts the glorious hours of wandering up n down every row searching for all the must have items while making sure you don’t spend all your cash at the first booth you come to, HAAAA!  The sad part about opening night is that the floor is only open for a couple of hours, not nearly enough time to do anything but wet your appetite for the next day.

The second best part of the adventure about the con is what restaurant  do you want, and do you think you’ll be able to get in… The gas light district is a street of old San Diego architecture and is double sided with bars and food joints to meet every style of meals from around the globe. Nelson and I have discovered the Rockin Baja Cantina which is an awesome place to eat and for some reason we have always gotten right in.  MMMMMM a way good place with steak n seafood coming to your table literally  in buckets.

Day two is the long day and it does take the whole entire day to walk all the isles.  Meanwhile there are panels, screenings,  and feature presentations in every side room or hall of the place.  That is where the big crowds are, and those lines start anywhere from the day before to somewhere in the middle of the night to see the really big events.  I only went to one or two before and it was the closest I have ever been to losing my mind and being put into a strait jacket…WAY to much to handle for my little brain and crowd tolerance so I just stick to the floor, HAAA!

Friday comes as the last day for us and we finish the morning with gliding by our favorite tables one last time just in case we missed anything.  The cash is all gone by now and Friday is as close to the weekend as you want to get, for that is when the real crowd comes.  It’s getting to be a yearly tradition to end the con adventure with a trip over to the USS Midway and a pin up shoot. This year we worked with a very beautiful young lady named Valerie Neff.  We had just met on the model mayhem site a day earlier and set up the shoot the evening before.  Nelson and I met Val at the dock and her incredible modeling presence stood out in every casual gesture and stance she took even while simply talking to her.  After a quick history we learned that Valerie had come to the states from Peru where she is known as one of the greatest models the country has ever seen;  she recently moved to San Diego to try her talents here which only means she will soon conquer our modeling world with her sleek grace and beautifully poetic style.  We only shot for a little over an hour, but in that time we shot well over a thousand pictures and went through 4 different costume changes.  From my end I have never worked with such a professional, and every picture she posed for turned out incredible.  I’m still in awe of her talent and on top of it all she is a very sweet lady with a contagious smile and a love for laughter.  I will be writing a much longer post about her soon so today is only a teaser.  SO with all that said enjoy the pics and look forward to reading all your comments.

the crowd crossing the street to the convention center

the turbulent sea of geeks n nerds,, Awesome fun,, many of these folks desperatly need deoderant and in a major way, HAAA!

a huge sculpt of Vader with an illuminated light saber!!!

a huge 7 foot tall display of a game board piece

the Quantum Mechanix Viper

the QM 1/350th scale Enterprise with fully lit shuttle bay, does anyone have $3000

another view of this beauty

the world of Star Wars products never ends and only gets better and more extravagant with every Con

more cool SW stuff

Thanks to the digital world, extremely accurate likenesses are finally available

always a fav, Bobba Fett

a miniature solo

a full size Vader bust

from clone wars

bobba

terminator 2

the terminator, from the assault on the police station

an incredible Christopher Reeves sculpt

FULL SIZE!!!!! Does anyone know people that have these things in their homes???

incredible

the ever lovely Valerie

Valerie 2

Valerie 3




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