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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pic!
Even though the yellow one isn't in the movie, i really like it, might even be my favourite.
These models are soo cool to see, love the detail.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the yellow version too but I think Sir Ridley was right when he asked for a colour change... Not sure the yellow would have sticked to the general mood of the film, it has a kind of THUNDERBIRD look that's so odd...

Fred

PS : It also makes me think of the Beatles, but instead of singing "we all live in the yellow submarine, yellow submarine, yellow submarine" it would have been "we all die in the yellow Nostromo, yellow Nostromo, yellow Nostromo" !


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh, maybe yellow wouldn't have looked so good. Still love it though, lol.

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Nice singing once again Fred.
I must admit though, not as catchy as the original Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i JUST GOT CONFIRMATION FROM Jon Sorenson regarding Ash's Blister.... We nailed now guys....So Space Jockey can finish his diagrams

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREAT NEWS (and pic), bravo Joseph !!!



Let's celebrate with more blister and landing gear pics !

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the really cool thing about the shot here is if you look in the distance to the left out Ash's blister, you can see the VTOL / jump jet thruster drooping down
What a cool shot here Fred. The only thing out of perspective is the rear strut should be way further back where on could see it if leaned way forward in the blister, then they could see it. But this was done to make this scene more visual....Very cool pic here!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - the blister's a long way from the landing leg on the model. So where does the lift/elevator go?

It would be cool to replace the blister with a clear acrylic version and light it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knightjar wrote:
Wow - the blister's a long way from the landing leg on the model. So where does the lift/elevator go?

It would be cool to replace the blister with a clear acrylic version and light it.


I noticed, also the legs in the Blister shot are too close together.. In real perspective they would be 100s' of feet apart, probably would not even see the other legs in the blowing wind and ice...but it looks cool..
The lift and the airlock are just forward about 15 meters from the front strut.


Jon Sorenson gave me a personal message to everyone here to keep the flag of the original ALIEN flying!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jon Sorenson gave me a personal message to everyone here to keep the flag of the original ALIEN flying!


I think he already noticed we all tend to turn to "love mode" when thinking about ALIEN !



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="jtparker"]
Knightjar wrote:
I noticed, also the legs in the Blister shot are too close together.. In real perspective they would be 100s' of feet apart, probably would not even see the other legs in the blowing wind and ice...but it looks cool..


Yeah, that's something that confused me the first time I saw the Nostromo model. It surprised me that it had only three landing legs as I'd assumed from the exterior shots that there was a lot more going on under the ship - multiple landing legs, lifts etc since you could see so much in that relatively small area. (You need to remember that this was a first impression way back when I'd only seen the movie once or twice!)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totaly agree with you, really thought there were more than 3 legs the first time(s) I originaly saw the film...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtparker wrote:

Jon Sorenson gave me a personal message to everyone here to keep the flag of the original ALIEN flying!


I'm sure we can do that Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talking about details on the hull, here is the Narcissus bay area...

Fred

PS : Where does those circles with cross inside come from ? There're plenty of them on the models and props (gun, emergency helmets, motion tracker) and I can't remember where I already saw them ?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Circle Cross decal is I am pretty sure a Letraset rub off transfer marker used for aligning flat artwork for making photostats and print plates.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy wrote:
The Circle Cross decal is I am pretty sure a Letraset rub off transfer marker used for aligning flat artwork for making photostats and print plates.

Andy


OF COURSE !!! (Letraset... Damn...)



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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good eye Andy! I just looked at my collection of lettraset and...bingo! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where would I find the letrasets? I'm gonna need a few of those cross circle thingies. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where would I find the letrasets? I'm gonna need a few of those cross circle thingies. Smile


Any serious art store should have them. Usually those cross markers are crop marks left over from the transfer process. But I think they used to make entire sheets of crop markings and the such for drafting. They're easily transferred to just about any surface with a burnishing tool that has a little ball roller on one end. Just be careful with them, they are very delicate even transferring onto paper, let alone painted plastic/resin

I've got a drawer full of those old sheets somewhere in my materials closet, I'll let you know if I find any that have the cross markings on them. Modern computer printing has kind of killed off that form of typesetting.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I didn't find any with the cross markers. Quite a few with the '>>' markings from the esper photos. I did however turn up one set of transfers from a different manufacturer that had an interesting design on them:







I might scan these into Illustrator and turn them into vector shapes.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I have an extensive collection of Letraset characters I can assure you that I've never seen an entire sheet of those markers. They're simply used to keep the transfer of letters parallel (or straight) to your work. Another trick I use (with much success) is simply tranfering the lettraset onto a piece of clear tape and then applying that tape (with the letters/design) on the model...that way you can basically transfer anything to any kind of surface with ease (try to transfer lettraset on a vertical/fragile surface: good luck!)
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