Perfect for the conspiracy theorist in us all!
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The Big Bang Theory! (as seen on CBS)
"Encounter at Hangar 18" is part of our favorite sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS!
First, we come up with an idea, make a pencil sketch then scan that drawing into the computer. In a graphics program we add colors, textures and further details. Once that is done, the drawings are sent to a sculptor who brings the drawings to life in clay in 3D. The models are approved, then the hand coloring is added. Each piece is a one-of-a-kind work of art.
The final sculpture:
"Moon Landing Conspiracy"
Close Encounters Studios is a company dedicated to making the most creative and thought provoking extraterrestrial gifts that have amazing detail and high quality materials.
We are located in upstate New York and personally inspect and ship every item. New designs are always being made. Check back often.
Roger L. Phillips is a product designer and illustrator with over 19 years of experience working in the creative field. The idea for the Close Encounters Series came from his father who is an avid astronomer and science fiction enthusiast.
Close Encounters Studios was born on July 9, 2010. To celebrate, we had a cake made just for the occasion:
A few years ago, the artist wrote a science fiction novel this is available on Amazon called "Divine Providence"
"Thank you again, I think that they are awesome. I got Hangar 18 last night, and it is awesome.
I have always been a sci fi fan, and I do appreciate the time and effort that went into these sculptures.
I truly hope that people get on board and start purchasing these."
A big fan,
St. Louis, MO
“Morning Roger. We get a lot of compliments on your alien themed sculptures here at the Sci Fi Cafe. We love them!”
"This is awesome! I love the sculptures, the website and the youtube video! I just ordered the moon landing sculpture and would love to have the whole set one day."
"I love these sculptures. Kudos. (:>"
- Megan P.
St. Joseph, MO
"I received the sculptures and am delighted with them. I especially like the numbering touch"
"Hi guys, love the sculptures. first saw on Boing Boing and just love the humour in them. the prices are astonishing for limited editions, is there any chance you know how much shipping to the UK would be, or indeed if they will be available from a UK gallery/distributor? keep up the fantastic work."
- Paul D.
South Yorkshire, UK
"Just wanted to let you know that I received the sculpture and I love
it! It came some time ago and I'm just getting around to writing you
now. It has pride of place in my living room where I'm sure it will
elicit many comments. You have a wonderful talent and you should be
very proud of your creations."
"Just writing to let you know everything arrived safe and sound. The sculpture is Awesome! I'm very impressed, and also very happy to see it was signed and numbered!
- Thanks again,
"Great looking series!"
- Jim D.
Los Osos, CA
"Love your work, everybody LOVES the mystery on UFO/Alien legend & folklore. You've found a great little 'niche' around your art. Detail is amazing"
- Chris R.
"Received this a few days ago Roger, thanks very much. My wife thinks I'm mad but it'll be sitting proudly on my desk once I clear a space. I'll be back to buy Moon Landing Conspiracy in a few months, for the other side of my desk."
"Hello Roger, thank you very much, it arrived! Its sweet, and I am really loving it. Now I cant wait for Moon Landing to be sold, put me down for one =)"
- Liam B.
"I received the the 5 sculptures, and they arrived in great shape. I am already enjoying them. I don't know if the aliens really exist, but for some reason I am really drawn to the image. The sculptures are really fun pieces of art. And my favorite is the man on the moon. Thank you for "The Gray Zone". It was enjoyable and made me laugh. The postcards were an added treat which I also enjoyed. And, thank you for the great service."
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