Awesome model RR in Superman Returns

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  1. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

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    Well, the title says it all I guess. Near the beginning, in the basement of the mansion Lex Luthor has inherited is a massive-looking model railroad. Of course, this is the movies, so there were a lot of tricks using forced perspective - and not just the trains (they used several scales) but also the "basement" room itself, with smaller pillars at the back and larger at the front.

    A quote from Production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas:
    "The model train set was like a miniature playground and my crew had a wonderful time assembling hundreds of model kits to create hyper-realistic towns and landscapes". You can read the rest of the quote here.

    Some pix:
    http://www.darkhorizons.com/2006/superman/super34.php
    http://www.jimhillmedia.com/mb/images/upload/trains-web.jpg

    And if you can believe it - the whole thing was built to be destroyed!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:

    Oh well - that's Hollywood!

    Val
  2. Cornreaper

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    I almost cried when that sucker got destroyed.
  3. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    I wonder if they sold that stuff used at a discount, lol