Much of Drab future will take place on board the KRAWLR, so I knew I’d need a good interior set, so early on I started transforming my studio into it.
I looked a lot at the genre and some of the amazing production design work done and gathered reference/inspiration, as well as submarines, space ships, inspiration “set” blog
I even went on a field trip to see one of the last WW2 battleships, the USS Iowa
I knew a few things I needed a few scenes; workshop, OP room, hallway, control room… and I had to find a way to work in a limited space, part by part, and using any thing I had on hand.
The first step was to start moving unrelated items away and create the walls I had, I knew I needed textured panels and a basecoat, so after a trip to the hardware store I added peg board panels and started covering everything with a dark grey. I figured this would work well for shining a light through to create a sense of depth.
Slowly it spread to the whole room…
As the KRAWLR is a scrap collector, It makes sense that the whole thing would contain bins of parts, so I gathered a rack of milk crates and enough robot parts to fill them, along with many of my sculpting supplies and materials
The peg board also gives me a good way of storing props 🙂
I found a bunch of sheets of plastic grid from a remodeling office building, which provided a good texture for the ceiling, after I hit it with a bit of paint for weathering.
And this hanging lamp was donated by my friend Webster Colcord who’s wife worked for a lighting company
I extended some supports to add ceiling panels across the room, and hung sump tubing.
I mounted a partly disassembled fan into some packing foam on the ceiling for a vent. The best part it, it still works!