IF YOU CAN'T BUY IT, BUILD IT!!
Jean-Louis Bergeret, the creator of this awesome example of time and dedication, presents to us his home made version of the legendary spinner. What amazed me more was the size of this model! it has to be the biggesthome grown spinner i have ever seen, and the amount of detail Jean-Louis has put into the cockpit. A true worthy addition to the Bladezone gallery.
"My name is Jean-Louis Bergeret and I am a fan and decided to build my own version of the spinner. The model is 40"x 15" and various materials were used. It took about 3 months to complete and here are some pictures of it.I am originally from Brussels, Belgium and grew up watching Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds and UFO, etc., and Derek Meddings was my idol! My father too was involved in making low-budget independent movies (costumes, set-building, props, etc.), so I have always been fascinated by the behind-the-scenes' aspect of movies, especially with model-making. Making models is one of my hobbies (I try to reproduce in my own way studio models from sci-fi movies and T.V. shows). "Blade Runner" is my favourite sci-fi movie for many reasons: Ridley Scott's direction, Bill George, who made the original spinner, is a great model-maker, I like the look of the film, it's thought-provoking in a philosophical way, and it's still relevant. I decided to make the spinner because I wanted to have it in studio-scale and I wasn't satisfied with the models that have appeared on the market over the years. I also like the challenge of making my own, since everything is done from scratch."
You've done a man;s job sir.
Edited by Gary Carden