Time to clean the O'l Tyrell Building panels

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djrees56

MemberNoobOct-13-2014 4:16 PM
I have two Tyrell Building panels used to create the 32 foot miniature from the original Blade Runner. I recently noticed they were looking a bit glum after being displayed in my living room for several years. So I researched the best (and safest)ways to clean brass. First you have to check if its "real" brass or brass coated using a magnet.If the magnet doesn't stick then its solid brass. The Tyrell Panels are solid brass !! :) The way I chose(and safest)after researching was to gently wash in warm water with dish washing liquid(in this case Sunlight) and a soft sponge. My research told me you don't want to use anything with bleach or chlorine in it but dish washing liquid was fine. After rinsing and drying polish with Olive Oil using a soft cloth. So here they are again after a little buffing up. I've learned how to use my macro setting on my camera so I've included some close ups of the detail. [img]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z292/djrees_2007/S1890078_zps859e49fd.jpg[/img] [img]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z292/djrees_2007/S1890048_zpsb69bcc3e.jpg[/img][img]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z292/djrees_2007/S1890039_zpseb2c5f88.jpg[/img] [img]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z292/djrees_2007/S1890007_zps2467b67d.jpg[/img] [img]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z292/djrees_2007/S1890009_zps1bbdafb5.jpg[/img] [img]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z292/djrees_2007/S1900011_zpsc5bbc4e9.jpg[/img] [img]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z292/djrees_2007/S1900031_zps76119932.jpg[/img]
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fishkettlebanana

MemberNoobOct-14-2014 12:49 AM
like.........want.......... :) FKB :D

djrees56

MemberNoobOct-15-2014 6:17 PM
Thanks Fishlettlebanana 😃

Sawa

MemberNoobOct-17-2014 1:04 PM
LYXfES3.gif SLICE OF LIFE (fan-shorty in-progress) by Luka Film

 

Scratch_build_Lobster_Spinner_by_Collekter.jpg Scratch-build Lobster Spinner by Collekter

 

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Mark Stetson once mentioned, that the Lobster Spinner was a design inspired from Syd Mead (1969 painting). He had Chris Ross do some rough sketches, and with the task to make it more Spinner-like. The art-book pictured below is what landed Syd the job with Ridley. Also where Mark plucked-out an idea for the Lobster-like Spinner.

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SENTINEL (art-book) by Syd Mead

 

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Bonus links:
Nails BR-vibe
Syd on Smart Cars
Chronicle Collectibles
The Snow White Spinners
Back in the New York Groove

 

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djrees56

MemberNoobOct-19-2014 11:43 PM
Nice post Sawa!! Here's a long overdue exclusive...your profile pic in front of my Nostromo...and one of the Tyrell Building panels...and a chunk of the Spinner Floor windows :) [img]http://i192.photobucket.com/albums/z292/djrees_2007/S1910031_zps99b72f1b.jpg[/img]
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