This lot will be sold on Wednesday 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 set of six Chariot Bug maquettes from Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi satire Starship Troopers. Scurrying Phaetons known as Chariot Bugs transported Arachnids and Brain Bugs from place to place, and appeared throughout the film. This lot comes from the film's creature visual effects supervisor, Phil Tippett, who was nominated for an Academy Award® for his work on the film, including the construction of the Bugs.
These heavily-detailed resin maquettes are hand-painted red and black with white underbellies. They have six legs, four front antennae, two mouth pincers, and two back antennae. The set is in good overall condition with various legs and antennae chipped off and some clay residue from use during production. Includes a letter of authenticity from Phil Tippett.
Dimensions ( each): 3" x 2 1/2" x 1" (7.75 cm x 6.5 cm x 2.5 cm)
Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.