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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great research on the cap, Dave... Can't wait to see your next posts...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job finding the cap visor on its own, looking forward to seeing your version of the cap. Dont fall into the same trap that many, including myself fell into, the patch on the cap, I always thought it was the dark one as seen in the famous pic just before the Alien strikes Brett but its the lighter blue officers one. You probably already knew it but I thought, just in case.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: A PATCH OF ANOTHER COLOR Reply with quote

Thanks OffWorld. Yes I knew . . .or thought I did. From what I've gathered here, with Ridley at the helm, there is no right or wrong, only change, and that sometimes led to continuity problems. Although Brett's patch seems to have the lighter blue-gray background at center in the stills as well as in the movie, as you said, it was switched at least once for the close-up when he faces the alien - no doubt so that it would read better to the audience.



As most here knew (and Tom Southwell confirmed), Ridley was always been notorious for changing things. Tweaking. Improving.

However, I do plan to stick with the lighter gray center, unlike the darker patch used on my old Thinking Cap version.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "close-up cap" logo is photo paper with the logo: they discovered real fast that the embroided logo was too strong for the gag to work. The extended teeth were to go though the logo (they made a hole in the cap) and into the false head...paper worked better, but the colour were off Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:13 pm    Post subject: REPLICANT LOGO Reply with quote

Yea, Joberg. You can tell by looking at how glossy the patch appears, no doubt the result of a layer of plastic or possibly the tape adhering it to the cap . . .

Methods were so crude back then, it's a wonder they did such amazing work.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outstanding editing also helps with those little issues.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave, the photo paper used was a glossy finish (water and other stuff present for the gag). I'm sure that a few line made by a razor blade would rip the logo in a few pieces also Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:58 am    Post subject: FLY PAPER Reply with quote

I know a lot had to be improvised on the spot, moreso back then. With Ridley it seems much was and is "done on the fly".

Makes me wonder if even the flatter patches, more recently produced, are that far off from the attack version.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Dave, didn't understand "flatter patches, more recently produced".
You meant in terms of colour?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:23 am    Post subject: FLAT, FLATTER, FLATTEST Reply with quote

Actually, no. I recently ordered a couple of patches from Intergalactic. I had done so years ago, back in the Thinking Cap days. As you know, back then patches were not quite as "perfect" and much heavier, with thicker stitching that sometimes tended to snag a thread or two.

Now, while Intergalactic claims to be selling the same "original" vintage patches, while they are cleaner - tighter and more perfect stitch-for-stitch - they are almost flat (lacking any dimension), with a less organic look and feel. Online pictures can't reveal this, but there is an obvious difference.

If that doesn't matter, that's your choice, but if you think you're getting the old, cotton-threaded TC variety . . . BUYER BEWARE! . Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.k. gotcha and thanks for the FYI (I do prefer the old stitching myself).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought this in 1979/80 and thought I had lost it. However, it turned up after last being seen in 1985!! Still in good condition but the peak needs reshaping.

Hope this posts OK...



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking very good...TFS with us Sliuman Cool
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