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RICHARD DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK

Welcome to Richard Dixon's Showcase Website The Home of Supermation PhotoArt Images , Miniature Set Production Design and Creation , Toy Advertising Photography and Sci-Fi PhotoArt .

This site features my work from 1985 to the present day in Children's Media , Comics and Magazines together with Toy Industry Product Photography , Advertising Toy Photography , PhotoStory Imagery , Miniature Set Design for Exhibitions and Displays , Feature Film Miniature Production Design and lots more from my Studio based in Lancashire , England.

THE WEBSITE COUNTER  - THIS IS THE RUNNING TOTAL OF VISITORS TO THE WEBSITE SINCE 2016 WHEN THIS SITE WAS CREATED .

THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY WEBSITE .

 

STUDIO EMAIL ....tpdnorthwest@outlook.com 

SUPERSONIC SUBMARINE SCI-FI ADVENTURES FROM RICHARD DIXON NOW IN PRODUCTION

PUBLISHING AMAZON KINDLE IN JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2023....

First advance preview images for SEASTAR 5 here.......

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Matthew Adams and his power boat the SEA MIST.....a Supermation Image from SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS - BOOK ONE - "STRANGE ENCOUNTER "....Available on AMAZON KINDLE as a download from January / February 2023 . 

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Matthew Adams makes a close encounter with a strange craft....a scene from SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS - BOOK ONE - "STRANGE ENCOUNTER".....A new sci-fi adventure series of fully illustrated storybooks with supermation images .

A new series of supermation sci-fi storybooks will feature the saga of SEASTAR 5 undersea adventure stories created by Richard Dixon at TPD STUDIOS in the UK .

 

They are being made in a fully illustrated supermation art serialized story style format .

 

With the first Season of SEASTAR 5 is being released across three books  on Amazon Kindle in 2023 .

 

Book One " STRANGE ENCOUNTER " , will release in January / February 2023 , to be followed by Books Two and Three later in the year .

 

Season Two and Season Three of SEASTAR 5 Adventure Series will release across five books and arrive in 2024 . 

Please check out the website for more details coming soon.....

"THE ART AND MAKING OF SEASTAR 5"......a new Magazine release.....SUMMER 2023.......

A behind the scenes look at the creation of the undersea adventure supermation storybook creation....fully illustrated ....is due for release in a magazine format in summer 2023.....

SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS THE UNDERSEA ADVENTURE SERIES WITH THE FIRST THREE SUPERMATION STORYBOOKS WHICH WILL RELEASE ON AMAZON KINDLE IN JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2023.....HARDBACK BOOK VERSIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE DIRECT FROM THE STUDIO LATER IN THE YEAR.....

" IS THE TRUTH DOWN THERE IN THE ABYSS "

" LETS FIND OUT TOGETHER WITH SEASTAR 5 "

"POWER UP FOR SUPERSONIC SCI-FI ACTION ADVENTURE FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA "

Richard  Dixon's  TPD  STUDIOS  ....My History.......

From the Past , through the Present , to the Future 

My work career in visual media started in 1970  following a College Photography Course which took me into Commercial Photography , Entertainment Industry Photography in Theatres , Wedding and Portrait Photography , Motor Sport Photography of Formula One - Formula Two -Touring Cars....and Advertising Product Studio Photography .

 

I entered the World of Toy Photography in 1988 and added Children's Comics and Magazines  to my work in the following years .

Over the next thirty three years my work in the Toy Industry , Children's Comics Photographic Illustration.....and now in the TV and Film Industry with Miniature Set Production Design and Model Making....has taken my visual media work across England , Europe , United States of America and around the world .

 

My two previous websites have been brought together with my Toy Industry work since this site was created in  2016 .

This new website features a showcase of my visual media work from my career , covering most of the last thirty five years .

The studio based in Lancashire , north west England is the home of my supermation photo art style of realistic model animation creations .

The studio website has received over 177,000 viewers , with over 2800 visitors  to the site each month looking in on my latest work creations .

 

My Toy Industry Advertising work has featured across many leading products over the years.......

ACTION MAN  - THE BRATZ  - LARA CROFT  TOMB RAIDER -  ZERO HOUR  - G I JOE  ACTION FORCE - MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE - MIGHTY MAX  - JOHNNY QUEST  - MEGA FORCE  - POWER RANGERS  - GHOSTBUSTERS - NINJA TURTLES - M.A.S.K. - TRANSFORMERS - BUTT UGLY MARTIANS - JUNIPER JUNGLE - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN - DANGER GIRLS - DIGIMON - POWER PUFF GIRLS  - QUAKE 2  - BETTY SPAGETTI  - WARNER BROS LOONEY TOONS  - ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES - DANGER GIRLS and lots more .

 

My Children's Media work has featured in the creation of fifteen photostory comics adventures for Hasbro's Action Man products using Supermation Photography techniques .

Selling over 700,000 copies of the Summer and Winter Specials for the Action Man Comic .

The studio also created over sixty cover shots for the monthly Action Man Comic  , together with over two hundred poster pictures during the eight years I worked for Marvel Comics UK / Panini Comics UK / Hasbro Toys UK .

In the Greetings Card Industry I created seven very successful supermation style Action Man Birthday Cards designs for the UK based Company GEMMA CARDS , together with realistic photography of Action Man for the Book Annuals published by PEDIGREE BOOKS .

 

My Exhibition Photography Media Advertising work has featured in the promotions for Gerry Anderson's "SPACE CITY EXHIBITION" and also BBC Television's "DR WHO EXHIBITION" in Blackpool , Lancashire , England in the nineteen seventies .

 

The TPD Studio's  Visual PhotoDesign work with my photography has appeared for the following Companies Products in Children's Comics and Newspapers / Magazines ......MARVEL COMICS UK , PANINI COMICS UK , HASBRO TOYS UK , MATTEL TOYS UK , TOONTASTIC COMICS , CARTOON NETWORK COMIC , WARNER BROS LOONEY TOONS COMICs , BUTT UGLY MARTIANS COMIC , TRANSFORMERS COMIC , NINJA TURTLES COMIC , GEMMA CARDS INTERNATIONAL , LUCKY BAG COMIC and PEDIGREE BOOKS ACTION MAN ANNUAL , THE BRATZ MAGAZINE for TITAN Magazines , FIRST LEISURE CORPORATION , EMI , The Blackpool Tower and Winter Gardens Company , Blackpool's North and Central Piers....together with many more....

 

In 2012 - 2014 following on from my work with Marvel Comics UK , Action Man Photostory Specials , I started the development work to create my own new SUPERMATION PHOTOSTORIES CONCEPT for an original story idea that would be made at my studio in Lancashire , England .

 

This new direction for my studio would be created over a six year period alongside my normal Toy Industry Advertising Product Photography .

The new concept would eventually evolve into SEASTAR 5 , following a pilot production photostory called SEASTAR ONE .

This work was featured in UK Film - TV Media Magazine "INFINITY" in three separate Editions and on their magazine website since 2017 .

 

More write ups with illustrations followed and appeared on the American website " Animation World " , the UK websites " Moonbase Central - Projectswordtoys " ,  " Small Scale World Blogspot " , " BBC Radio Lancashire Website " .

These all featured my original Photostory Series Concept "SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS .

 

The undersea sci-fi fantasy adventure series has also been featured since 2016 on a further twenty media sites across the web in a promotional model animation presentation version .

 

In 2022 a new version of SEASTAR 5 INVADERS FROM THE ABYSS  has now been created in a supermation images format , inspired by the original written concept story series that was made back in 2012 with a fully re-written and visual art illustrated version .

This new version will appear om the Amazon Kindle digital download platform with the initial three storybooks of the series in January / February 2023 .

The remaining ten parts of the adventure will be spread across a further five storybooks , which will release in 2024 on the same platform .

 

A limited release of special hardback book versions is also in development and will be available from the studio direct .

We are currently looking for a Publishing Company to release a hardback book version in bookshops in the UK and USA .

 

A fourth season of SEASTAR 5 at the present time exists only in a storyboard form with no images as yet created....only you the public will decide if it goes to production....so when the first season arrives next year...please get behind it and buy the down load on Amazon....the release date on Amazon Kindle will be placed on this website in the coming months .

 

I entered the UK Film Industry for the first time in 2020 to design and create eight individual studio sized  miniature spacecraft models for two new British Sci-Fi Feature Films currently being produced by Simon Cox called "Of Infinite Worlds" .

As Production Designer Miniatures on these two movies I have finally achieved a childhood dream of one day working on feature films in the UK .

The movies are currently in production with live action filming and special effects work being carried out in England during 2022 and 2023 .

Preview images for some of these miniatures can now be viewed on this website .

 

My studio continues to create Advertising Product Photography for the Toy Industry together with my Supermation Photography Story Book Creations at my studio centre in the north west of England .......

 

If you have a project and would like a quote for advertising product photography , please email the studio .

 

Thanks for reading my history......

 

RICHARD DIXON 

TPD STUDIOS UK .

 

Studio E/mail address......

tpdnorthwest@outlook.com

 

THE BRATZ MAGAZINE - CENTRE FOLD POSTERS - SUPERMATION IMAGES DESIGNED AND CREATED BY RICHARD DIXON - TITAN MAGAZINES UK - BRATZ DOLLS BY MGA TOYS USA - IMAGE IS COPYWRITE TITAN MAGAZINES - MGA TOYS USA .

M.A.S.K.   KENNER TOYS 1988-1989.......

MASK THUNDERHAWK - KENNER TOYS UK 1988-1989

My very first Toy Industry Photography Image.....a small four foot square baseboard , a realistic painted background created for me by Blackpool Artist Sheila Burnett....

......my entry to the Toy Industry in 1988 was about to begin....

VAMPIRE QUEEN...ACTION FIGURE.....Two early supermation photoart images designed and created in the studio by Richard Dixon.....

THE ADVENTURES OF STEAMBOAT JACK ARRIVES IN 2023....Designed and created by Richard Dixon in Supermation Images....A children's storybook , fully illustrated is now in development....more details coming soon.....

Welcome to a preview image for " STEAMBOAT JACK "....a Jungle model animation set , eight feet wide and six feet in depth.....TPD Studios , Preston , Lancashire in the UK .

STAND BY FOR ACTION INTERGALACTIC RESCUE.....GERRY ANDERSON........

The original space control room Puppet Set...."JIFF FRUITS CINEMA COMMERCIAL"....

GERRY ANDERSON SPACE CITY EXHIBITION , BLACKPOOL 1970's .PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICHARD DIXON .

The HAWK....Space Fighter / Interceptor....from Gerry Anderson's Space 1999 Tv Series....Original Space miniature photographed on a Richard Dixon Model Landscape in the early 1980's .

 

Image Below.....The original Moonbase Alpha Base model and moon landscape set....

Photography by Richard Dixon for ITC / EMI Exhibitions in the 1970's  .

 

GERRY ANDERSON'S "THUNDERBIRDS"....

The original puppet sized studio model of Lady Penelope's Rolls Royce from the 1960's TV Series .

Photography by Richard Dixon / EMI/ITC EXHIBITIONS .

 

Image below...

"SKY ONE". INTERCEPTOR from Gerry Anderson's UFO TV Series....The original studio miniature .

Photography by Richard Dixon / EMI / ITC EXHIBITIONS .

The Tales of Sinbad the Sailor.....a Re-imagined Supermation Story Book Series based on the Arabian Nights Stories of Sinbad created and designed by Richard Dixon's TPD STUDIO's....2019 - 2020 .

MAGNUS JONES AND THE STAR JET RANGERS

SCI-FI ACTION ADVENTURE STORYBOOK SERIES IN SUPERMATION IMAGES.....CREATED AND DESIGNED BY RICHARD DIXON.....A TPD STUDIOS PRODUCTION IN DEVELOPMENT . 2019-2020-2022 .

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UNITED STAR SHIP "CONSTELLATION" ARCADIA SPACE CARGO LINE - XRD990 .

Deep Space Freighter - Studio Miniature Design by Richard Dixon  TPD STUDIOS UK 2022 .

STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY OF USS CONSTELLATION BY MAT DIXON TPD STUDIOS UK 2022 .

Of Infinite Worlds.....A Simon Cox Sci-Fi Adventure Feature film in Production 2022.....in the UK....

Spacecraft Designed and Created as Miniatures by Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS - Lancashire UK .

MORE IMAGES FROM "OF INFINITE WORLDS" .....

A SIMON COX FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION

COMING TO THIS WEBSITE VERY SOON.......

 

ARE YOU PLANNING TO MAKE A SCI-FI FILM OR TV SERIES....AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TPD STUDIOS COULD HELP YOU CREATE SOMETHING SPECTACULAR WITH MINIATURES AND MODEL SET DESIGN.......even if your using CGI...miniatures can give you something more if you start your creative process with a scanned model before moving to CGI for the finished effects.....and it does not cost the earth !!

 

Please contact the studio for a quote and details......tpdnorthwest@outlook.com

 

 

ACTION MAN STEALTH SPEED BOAT.....These are the only pictures that survive of this creation....a prototype 1/6 scale miniature ....it was created for an Action Man Photostory Adventure , number 16 that was being filmed at TPD STUDIOS / Blackpool for Panini Publishing UK , but it was canceled before it was published.....due to the Toy Range being withdrawn from sale....

Only fifteen Supermation Action Man photostories were created by Richard Dixon TPD STUDIOS UK for Panini Comics / Marvel Comics UK over an eight year run of production on the Action Man Special Summer and Winter Special Editions .

Thank you for visiting my website.....

 

Please explore the rest of the website to see some more amazing images....

 

RICHARD DIXON

TPD STUDIOS

LANCASHIRE 

ENGLAND .

 

ON LOCATION IMAGE....2022 ....." THE PLANET DUNARIA "  FROM RICHARD DIXON'S IN PRODUCTION SUPERMATION PHOTOART GRAPHIC NOVEL ...." MAGNUS JONES AND THE STARJET RANGERS " .