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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:00 am    Post subject: ALIEN Rexim-Favor Nostromo pistol Reply with quote

This gun was very hard to glimpse in the original theatrical cut of ALIEN. Mostly it was just visible in the holsters on the space suits.







The Director's Cut restored a few seconds of Kane pulling the pistol, moments before the facehugger strikes.



Photos of a prop in Bob Burns' collection have surfaced



I own an early Shawn Morgan replica, which was built by Jason Eaton.



A later replica by Shawn is more accurate.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am liking this gun more and more Very Happy

Thanks for posting those Karl,
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn't this pretty much the same gun used in the Cantina scene in Star Wars, albeit with a scope mounted to the bottom of the gun?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:57 am    Post subject: Re: ALIEN Rexim-Favor Nostromo pistol Reply with quote

phase pistol wrote:
This gun was very hard to glimpse in the original theatrical cut of ALIEN. Mostly it was just visible in the holsters on the space suits.


Yep, but it was displayed on the cover of STARLOG #26 and in THE BOOK OF ALIEN (in France it was released as a special edition of METAL HURLANT, with a different cover... and all texts translated into french, of course), that's where if first saw it... and immediately fell in love with it !

Here is my NOSTROMO GUN, a second generation Shawn Morgan kit built by him. I've replaced the bottom scope with a screen accurate Star Wars / rebel blaster scope from Master Replicas. I still have work on this one to make it look closer to the screen-used gun(s) but I think it's a good start !





BTW, Steve and Richie (ALIEN EVA SUIT project) told me a 3rd generation Nostromo gun was currently on Shawn's bench... Can't wait to see it !!!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive never seen that gun in such detail before, cheers guys Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I wants me one! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like on the prop they closed the bolt opening and ejection port and removed the bolt handle.From the script they were supposed to be rail guns so they were not necessary.Cameron's weapons are kind of low tech next to railguns but I guess he didn't think anyone would know any better.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes. Now isn't that in my old magazine box somewhere...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I have to agree with Andy! Me like
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He he, thanks Amish... Looks like this one's going to be the next "gun addicts" favorite on propsummit !!!



OK, here is a close-up of the belt and "holster"... could be useful for those interested in adding it to their EVA suit !

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hm.... looks like Kane is a lefty! He has his gun holstered backwards.



In the actual scene where he draws it, he uses his right hand.

Also I've never seen a pic of just the holster by itself, but it kind of looks like just some sort of clip with a strap to hold the gun in place...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Similar pic from the same shoot, but it's in color off the DVD and less detailed.



Weapons on the breakroom table.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the pics, Karl !

Here is another one I've found on jyphen's blog... (hope it's OK to post this pic here)

http://www.jhyphen.com/scrapbook/



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, why not... Hyphen posted my Worldcon pics without my permission on HIS site, so why not return the favor.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know what the story is with the smaller one in that photo? Would it have been the ones the Ridley's kids would have used?

(Sorry if it's a dumb question, i'm still learning about these weapons in ALIEN Smile )
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, the small one is for the little kid astronauts.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a newer one that i plan on using for a Stormtrooper pistol. Very cleanly cast and hollow. Weighs nothing.

The main difference between the old and the new is the chekering on the grip and end caps and it has a 'plate' on the top right side.

I definitely need to get another one and make an Alien pistol.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this gun.... that is absolutely FANTASTIC.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, Graham !!!

It's good to see you here !!! Welcome !!!



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never noticed this before... Lambert too had a pistol !
This means that 3 of those were actualy made for the film, not 2 like I've ever thought... interesting...

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