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Tommy
The Trench
The Cemetery
Additional Filming Images
 
 
 
The Poster
 
 
Sketches
Credits
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Still from the Film

Still from the Film

Still from the Film

Still from the Film

Still from the Film

Still from the Film

Tommy - The Armature

Tommy - The Armature

A very early photo of Tommy, not long after I've built the armature (which I purchased from Animation Supplies - Link below) and added blue foam to build the head and flesh out some of the joints.

Tommy - The Armature

Tommy - The Armature

A very early photo of Tommy, not long after I've built the armature (which I purchased from Animation Supplies - Link below) and added blue foam to build the head and flesh out some of the joints.

Tommy - Cotton Wrapped Hands

Tommy - Cotton Wrapped Hands

In the early stages, I tried silk cotton wrapped around wire for Tommy's hands. As you can see, the results not only looked bad, but they didn't animate very well either.

Tommy - Cotton Wrapped Hands

Tommy - Cotton Wrapped Hands

In the early stages, I tried silk cotton wrapped around wire for Tommy's hands. As you can see, the results not only looked bad, but they didn't animate very well either.

Early, blurry headshot

Early, blurry headshot

Early shot of Tommy's bags

Early shot of Tommy's bags

Early headshot

Early headshot

Tommy - Blue Foam Hands

Tommy - Blue Foam Hands

I had to trial many different types of hands for Tommy to find the perfect pair for working with. The blue ones weren't used in the final build of the Tommy puppet.

Tommy - Blue Foam Hands

Tommy - Blue Foam Hands

I had to trial many different types of hands for Tommy to find the perfect pair for working with. The blue ones weren't used in the final build of the Tommy puppet.

Dressing Tommy in his new Putties

Dressing Tommy in his new Putties

I went through many variations of putties for Tommy until I found some ribbon that looked good enough for the film

Tommy's new putties

Tommy's new putties

I went through many variations of putties for Tommy until I found some ribbon that looked good enough for the film

Testing magnetic tie-downs

Testing magnetic tie-downs

Testing magnetic tie-downs

Testing magnetic tie-downs

Testing magnetic tie-downs

Testing magnetic tie-downs

Tommy on set

Tommy on set

Tommy on the set of the opening scene of, A War to End No Wars

Tommy with his new rifle

Tommy with his new rifle

Tommy with his homemade Lee Enfield rifle (SMLE)

Tommy with his new rifle

Tommy with his new rifle

Tommy with his homemade Lee Enfield rifle (SMLE)

Ready for action!

Ready for action!

Prepping in the trench

Prepping in the trench

Reading a letter from his sweetheart

Reading a letter from his sweetheart

Reading a letter from his Sweetheart

Reading a letter from his Sweetheart

Sat in the cold

Sat in the cold

Sat in the cold

Sat in the cold

Sat in the cold

Sat in the cold

Sat in the cold

Sat in the cold

About to go over the top

About to go over the top

Setting Tommy's body up before he goes over the top in the penultimate scene of the film

Tommy on set

Tommy on set

Walking out into No-Man's Land

Walking out into No-Man's Land

Walking out into No-Man's Land

Walking out into No-Man's Land

Tommy in the Somme

Tommy in the Somme

Tommy, as we now know him, standing in front of a CWGC grave in Dantzig Alley Cemetery, Somme, France.

Tommy Collage

Tommy Collage

Tommy

Tommy

Relaxing with a Woodbine

Relaxing with a Woodbine

Early trench completion

Early trench completion

Rats Alley

Rats Alley

Alternative shot of Rat's Alley

Alternative shot of Rat's Alley

Close-Up of trench

Close-Up of trench

Duck Boards

Duck Boards

Bernadette exploring the trench!

Bernadette exploring the trench!

Ready to dust the snow

Ready to dust the snow

Dusting the snow in the trench

Dusting the snow in the trench

Snow dusting and atmospheric light

Snow dusting and atmospheric light

Setting the lighting up

Setting the lighting up

Lighting reference

Lighting reference

Getting ready to shoot

Getting ready to shoot

Making CWGC Headstones

Making CWGC Headstones

The outline was drawn onto foam board and then carefully cut out using a scalpel

Cut CWGC Headstones

Cut CWGC Headstones

Sketching the headstone details

Sketching the headstone details

inking the headstone details

inking the headstone details

Inking the headstone details

Inking the headstone details

Inking the headstone details

Inking the headstone details

Inked headstone

Inked headstone

Partially inked headstone

Partially inked headstone

Inked headstone

Inked headstone

Inked headstone

Inked headstone

Inked headstone

Inked headstone

Completed headstone for Captain May

Completed headstone for Captain May

Captain May, is my war hero who died on the first day of the Somme offensive in July 1916. He is buried in Dantzig Alley Cemetery, France.

Completed headstones

Completed headstones

Constructing the Cross of Sacrifice

Constructing the Cross of Sacrifice

The Cross of Sacrifice is seen in any CWGC Cemetery with over 40 graves. It was designed by the architect Sir Reginald Blomfield to represent the faith of the majority. I added this to my very small cemetery model as, to me, it is part of the experience walking round the many CWGC cemeteries.

Making the bronze sword

Making the bronze sword

Making the bronze sword from foam to mount to the Cross of Sacrifice.

Painting the bronze sword

Painting the bronze sword

Mounted sword

Mounted sword

Mounted to the Cross of Sacrifice, with green residue detail on the cross

Cross of Sacrifice

Cross of Sacrifice

Mounted to the Cross of Sacrifice, with green residue detail on the cross

Cross of Sacrifice

Cross of Sacrifice

Mounted to the Cross of Sacrifice, with green residue detail on the cross

Mapping out the cemetery design

Mapping out the cemetery design

A sheet of hardboard was used as the base of the cemetery

Mapping out the cemetery design

Mapping out the cemetery design

A sheet of hardboard was used as the base of the cemetery

Mapping out the cemetery design

Mapping out the cemetery design

A sheet of hardboard was used as the base of the cemetery

Mapping out the cemetery design

Mapping out the cemetery design

A sheet of hardboard was used as the base of the cemetery

Cutting out the cemetery design

Cutting out the cemetery design

Adding grass to the cemetery

Adding grass to the cemetery

A roll of model makers static grass was used to turf the cemetery

Adding grass to the cemetery

Adding grass to the cemetery

A roll of model makers static grass was used to turf the cemetery

Adding mud to the cemetery

Adding mud to the cemetery

A mix of brown emulsion paint, PVA glue, compost and small broken twigs was used to add mud to the borders and graves of the cemetery.

Creating the Entrance Columns

Creating the Entrance Columns

Creating the top of the columns

Creating the top of the columns

Entrance Column

Entrance Column

Completed Entrance Columns

Completed Entrance Columns

Entrance Columns in place

Entrance Columns in place

Marking out the place of the graves

Marking out the place of the graves

Making Remembrance Crosses

Making Remembrance Crosses

Made from small pieces of wood

Remembrance Day Crosses

Remembrance Day Crosses

Made from small pieces of wood, with card detail for the poppies.

Adding mud to the cemetery

Adding mud to the cemetery

Adding mud to the cemetery

Adding mud to the cemetery

Adding headstones to the mud

Adding headstones to the mud

Holding headstones in place

Holding headstones in place

Headstones in place

Headstones in place

Headstone in place

Headstone in place

Some completed headstones

Some completed headstones

Adding flower and cross detail

Adding flower and cross detail

Adding flower and cross detail

Adding flower and cross detail

Flower and cross detail

Flower and cross detail

Cemetery wall construction

Cemetery wall construction

Cemetery wall construction

Cemetery wall construction

Cemetery wall construction

Cemetery wall construction

Cemetery wall construction

Cemetery wall construction

Cemetery Register

Cemetery Register

Cemetery Register mounted on column

Cemetery Register mounted on column

Reference for gate

Reference for gate

Simplified gate design

Simplified gate design

Simplified gate design

Simplified gate design

Simplified gate painted

Simplified gate painted

Completed gates ready for install

Completed gates ready for install

Gates installed in cemetery

Gates installed in cemetery

The cemetery

The cemetery

The cemetery

The cemetery

Headstones and Cross in place

Headstones and Cross in place

The cemetery

The cemetery

Headstones in place

Headstones in place

The cemetery

The cemetery

The cemetery

The cemetery

Painting the background

Painting the background

A bit messy!

A bit messy!

Finished scene ready to film

Finished scene ready to film

Final scene ready to film

Final scene ready to film

Tommy's Tin Helmet

Tommy's Tin Helmet

The helmet was made from paper mache moulded and dried over an inflated water balloon; once dry the helmet had another water balloon stretched over the top and was painted with acrylics.

Fitting Tommy's Helmet

Fitting Tommy's Helmet

Tommy's SMLE Rifle

Tommy's SMLE Rifle

Tommy's Lee Enfield was made from thick card, which I cut to shape, covered in plaster and rubbed down once it was fully set. The rifle was then painted with acrylics. The strap is made from ribbon and the buckles are from painted bent paperclips.

Tommy's Tin Cup

Tommy's Tin Cup

Made from card, paper mache and painted with acrylic

Tommy's Tin Cup

Tommy's Tin Cup

Aged photo of Tommy

Aged photo of Tommy

From the souvenir sequence

Tin mug prior to ageing

Tin mug prior to ageing

From the souvenir sequence

The tools to age the mug

The tools to age the mug

Post ageing

Post ageing

The Souvenir Shot

The Souvenir Shot

Building the Photographers Studio

Building the Photographers Studio

I built a wooden frame and attached animation tie-down flooring

Making the wooden flooring

Making the wooden flooring

Card painted with acrylics for the photographers studio floor

Wooden Flooring

Wooden Flooring

Painted flooring completed

Marking out the wooden panels

Marking out the wooden panels

Marking out the wooden panels

Marking out the wooden panels

Both card sheets completed

Both card sheets completed

Attaching the card to the stage

Attaching the card to the stage

Attaching the card to the stage

Attaching the card to the stage

Background for photo in studio

Background for photo in studio

A quick background image for Tommy to pose against in the Photographers studio - This was acrylic on canvas

Background for photo in studio

Background for photo in studio

Background for photo in studio

Background for photo in studio

Background for photo in studio

Background for photo in studio

Background for photo in studio

Background for photo in studio

Background for photo in studio

Background for photo in studio

Setting up the studio

Setting up the studio

Setting up the studio

Setting up the studio

Ready for filming

Ready for filming

Light test

Light test

Watercolour & Pastel Background

Watercolour & Pastel Background

This was used in the trench scene where Tommy goes over the top. The whole scene was filmed green screen (Chromakey) and I keyed in this background in post production

Background for close-up

Background for close-up

Making the rotation stage

Making the rotation stage

Apologies to my cats for destroying their scratching post to enable me to crate this stage!

Tommy ready for 360 shot

Tommy ready for 360 shot

Tommy's feet tied down ready for the 360 degree shot of him

Tommy with rifle

Tommy with rifle

Tommy with rifle

Tommy with rifle

Ready to shoot 360

Ready to shoot 360

Ready to shoot - Light test

Ready to shoot - Light test

Action!

Action!

Animating Tommy

Animating Tommy

Making No-Man's land Stage

Making No-Man's land Stage

No Man's Land Stage

No Man's Land Stage

Compost+Paint+Glue = No-Man's Land

Compost+Paint+Glue = No-Man's Land

No-Man's Land

No-Man's Land

No_Man's Land

No_Man's Land

No-Man's Land

No-Man's Land

Ready to Shoot - No-Man's Land

Ready to Shoot - No-Man's Land

Shooting - No-Man's Land

Shooting - No-Man's Land

Background Test

Background Test

Poster Sketch & Ink

Poster Sketch & Ink

Inked Poster

Inked Poster

Fully Inked

Fully Inked

Adding the Colour

Adding the Colour

Colour

Colour

Adding the Colour

Adding the Colour

Finished

Finished

Close-up - Finished

Close-up - Finished

COMPLETED

COMPLETED

Ready for Posters

Ready for Posters

The Poster was inked with artists pens and coloured with Prisma Colour pencils

Some storyboard images

Some storyboard images

Early Tommy Sketch

Early Tommy Sketch

Early Sketches

Early Sketches

Tommy Sketches

Tommy Sketches

Quick Ink Sketches

Quick Ink Sketches

Quick Ink & Watercolour Sketches

Quick Ink & Watercolour Sketches

Ink & Watercolour Sketches

Ink & Watercolour Sketches

With Some Poems

With Some Poems

More Sketches

More Sketches

Tommy Sketch

Tommy Sketch

Adding the test to the slides

Adding the test to the slides

All of the Credit Slides

All of the Credit Slides

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Completed headstones