The Movie Iconograph by Mark Ayling

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The Movie Iconograph by Mark Ayling

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:46 pm

The largest of the Discworld sculptures made by Mark Ayling this is based on the descriptions in the book Moving Pictures and is clearly influenced by early film cameras in use in Hollywood at the time of the black and white classics. Unlike the normal iconograph there has to be more imps here to deal with the speed at which pictures are being painted to create the illusion of movement. So there are two painters and to go with them 4 blowers to blow the pictures dry before they are rolled up. At the time of the model being made there is obviously a break in production as one of the blowers looks as though he can barely do any more. The imps are all loose figures and the reels are removable for easier packing but all the rest of the model is a single peice.

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Re: The Movie Iconograph by Mark Ayling

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:03 pm

That's great, Mad. I seem to remember seeing one of these back a few years ago at the last Clarecraft camping weekend. :)
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Re: The Movie Iconograph by Mark Ayling

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Nov 07, 2013 2:20 pm

Excellent, though the red band looks suspiciously like the ones the Royal Mail drop all over the pavements!
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Re: The Movie Iconograph by Mark Ayling

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:28 pm

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Re: The Movie Iconograph by Mark Ayling

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:17 pm

That's an excellent piece of work, seen it at a DWCon a few years back.
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Re: The Movie Iconograph by Mark Ayling

Postby chris.ph » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:55 pm

:shock: :shock: very good :D :clap: :clap:
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Re: The Movie Iconograph by Mark Ayling

Postby Penfold » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:45 pm

Very nice! :D
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Re: The Movie Iconograph by Mark Ayling

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:52 pm

Interestingly after emailing me to say

I'm really struggling to get things made at the moment as my day job is taking up far more time than I'd like, to the point where I think I'm going to have to put any future orders for figurines on hold until things calm down a bit


the movie iconograph is no longer pictured on Mark's new website so I guess this might be the last one of these for a while so I'm glad I contacted him when I did.
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Re: The Movie Iconograph by Mark Ayling

Postby Catch-up » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:24 pm

Oooo! So very, very cool Mad. Thanks for sharing pictures and I'm so glad you got your order in when you did! :D
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Re: The Movie Iconograph by Mark Ayling

Postby michelanCello » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:52 pm

Brilliant! :D
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