Jan 19 2007
This is the model of HMS Thunderchild that I built for Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds project, during the R&D phase of production at the end of 2004. Along with SS Empress, this model went on to be used in the final effects shots for Jeff Wayne's very successful touring production.
Some small images of her in action can be seen in this article: http://www.wondertouch.com/hilight_...tion.asp. She can also briefly be seen in the trailer for the touring production, here: http://www.mediastation.co.uk/twotw.htm. Some of the final footage can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvsb83Wl2NI.
The model is shown here sporting the basic materials I applied to demonstrate the final look, although final texturing was not done by me for this model.
The design was based heavily on the cover artwork for the original CD, and further detailing was inspired by the Royal Navy's Formidable-class battleships.