‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut’ model shop photos

April 13, 2015

I went to see Blade Runner: The Final Cut at my new, awesome independent cinema The Lexi last Friday.
Wow – what an amazing movie to see on the big screen. I’m just gob-smacked that three decade-old VFX can still look that good when everything was done with optical compositing, miniatures and matte paintings.

Afterwards I ended up down an internet rabbit hole, reading up on everything from the original concept art to the additional VFX work that Lola and The Orphanage had done in the 2007 remastering. I came across this album of amazing photos from the model shop and had to post them here (I had said from the outset that this blog would try to only post original content rather than just recycling other posts, but I have to make an exception here).

I have nothing but admiration and respect for these incredible artists who can create actual real props and miniatures.

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