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This lot will be sold on Thursday August 27th (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.
A Tanker Bug maquette from Paul Verhoeven's science fiction action film Starship Troopers. After Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) joined the war between humans and the alien Arachnids, he encountered several giant Tanker bugs on the battlefield with his regiment of mobile infantry soldiers.
Tippett Studio created maquettes of the film's various bugs as a three-dimensional representation of the creatures that were largely digitally animated; they were tools for shot planning, lighting reference, and other purposes. Phil Tippett is credited as Creature Visual Effects Supervisor for the film and was nominated for Best Visual Effects for his work on this film at the 70th Academy Awards. This Tanker Bug maquette was sculpted by Peter Konig and is cast in resin with articulating joints. Maquettes were used in the conceptual stages of production as well as during filming to give scale and as a reference for lighting on set. It is in good overall condition with wear from use, such as scratches and paint chipping throughout, one loose leg and one leg which has separated at the first joint. Includes a letter of authenticity from Phil Tippett.
Dimensions: 24" x 19" x 7 3/4" (61 cm x 48.5 cm x 19.75 cm)
Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000
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