Fast and Furious 6

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Fast and Furious 6

Post by armourerdoug » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:17 pm

well have been working on this movie for 16 weeks already! on my last of 7 weeks in tenerife then back home to blighty for 2 1/2 weeks of cold night shoots! then I'm free again to play at my workshop for a while :yahoo:
if you look on you tube under fast and furious 6 theres lots of the shots i have been involed in on there, i cant put links up but as its public domain am sure you will find plenty of videos from Glasgow and tenerife ;)
ahh sod it,,,,,this is so good it may have been done profesionally not buy public onlookers,,,,,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUBsFbnz ... re=related
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Re: Fast and Furious 6

Post by armourerdoug » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:19 pm

i got to drive the MK 1 rally preped escort the other day! :good:
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Re: Fast and Furious 6

Post by magnarider0 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:28 am

Whats you roll armourerdoug, look more intresting than being stuck in an office?
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Re: Fast and Furious 6

Post by armourerdoug » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:36 am

Special effects, it's interesting but bloody long hours, and no social life being away from home, it's not the glamorous life people think :blink:
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Re: Fast and Furious 6

Post by armourerdoug » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:38 pm

On a cold runway for a few nights then off on locations around the Capitol and up north before finishing in 2 weeks, not used to this cold after 7 weeks in Tenerife! :lol:
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Post by Falstaff » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:26 pm

Oh I don't know! It sounds OK to me and it certainly beats putting up steel frame buildings in West Africa and elsewhere even considering the Guinness brewery in Benin with its obvious benefits. I did a job in Elstree once and managed to get my 10 year old daughter onto the Star Wars set where, completely by chance, she had a half hour conversation with the very amiable and friendly Luke Skywalker. So, sorry AD; it is better than working in site cabins surrounded by chemical works, three waste transfer stations, a concrete batching plant, a blacktop plant, an incinerator and sundry industrial plants, which as you've already guessed, is where I am now when forced for financial reasons to leave my cattle for the day, every day. I'd also very much like to have your metal bashing skills.

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Post by armourerdoug » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:21 pm

I learned my basic metal skills at Rolls Royce 1983-6 during my apprenticeship, but became an engine fitter/tester/inspector, so diddnt really do any until 1993/4 making armour for films, then in to SFX which is 90% engineering so have kept my hand in.
I did 4 years of water treatment for Shell UK/ Nat west and other big companies so know where you are coming from.
It's the 13/14/15 hour days 6 days a week for 6 months that are the hard bit doing this, but to be honest I have no idea what else I could do to make reasonable money, so will keep on doing this for at least another 10 years, am 46 this month so will start to look in to something a little les dangerous :lol:
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Re: Fast and Furious 6

Post by Falstaff » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:27 pm

You are right, you just have to battle on; at least with “7 Day” weeks you don't get that “Monday Morning” feeling. They say the “Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side Of The Fence” I was astonished to learn that they had grass. Whereabouts in the north are you filming? (or is kept closely under wraps).

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Re: Fast and Furious 6

Post by armourerdoug » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:33 pm

Where they used to film the liver birds ;)
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Post by oddball » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:37 am

armourerdoug wrote:Where they used to film the liver birds ;)
Yes in my home town this week :wave:
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Re: Fast and Furious 6

Post by armourerdoug » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:34 pm

Sorry not been able to see you mate, long nights and short days I'm affraid, Alex came here last night, was good to see him.
Last night tonight then driving home in the morning!
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Re: Fast and Furious 6

Post by armourerdoug » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:26 am

All finished! :good:
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