as ugly as everything else seen in the movie, this model of the scout craft
from the 1984 David Lynch film "Dune" was researched and mastered by Small
Art Works for production by another manufacturing company called "Acme
360 Models", where it is sold as a kit.
show the prototype assembled kit which is made from Urethane Resin with
sheet styrene wing sections. The above photograph is a composite shot to
incorporate the model into the background. Digital motion blur was also
added to the model. The photos below are unretouched.
is painted with metallic automotive laquers in a desert camouflage pattern
and weathered with a light "wash" of heavily diluted flat black acrylic
for weathering. The crests and symbols are printed "peel and stick" decals.
is a machine that flies by flapping it's wings. In the Frank Herbert novel,
the craft were operated in this manner, but that feature was (correctly!)
considered far too comical for the big screen, so the ships ended up with
fixed but retractable stubby wing designs. The name unofficially stuck,
but I'd argue that some of the bizarre and unconventional hardware that
ended up in the film was not necessarily an improvement however!
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