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Space Jockey
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks awesome sitting there on the table! It's cool that this kit stands like that. The original Halcyon kit wouldn't do that, the vinyl was softer, and I had to put coat hanger wire in all the legs so I could stand it up.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It must be a different material than the Halcyon model.. I have never seen one but this one is rigid and with heat you can form it a bit. and the parts are easy to trim
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good so far.
Others that have put these beasts together have used Magic Sculpt of Aves Epoxy putty on the seams.
Bondo may pop off if you flex it to much.

Most also put wire inside so they can be positioned, that's what I plan to do with mine when I get around to assembling it.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Division 6!

actually I dont think mine is vinyl, it seems more rigid than that. it may be a different type of vinyl. To position it I ran the desired peice under hot water and held it in place for a few seconds. this version is so stiff, there is really no need for wire, and simple bondo seems to adhere perfectly to it.

I am going to make a display which consists of a black subfloor structure with a sheet of foam cut like the medlab floor tiles place over it. then I will pour a little MEK or Acetone onto the foam so it simulates the acid. then just place the monster next to that with a medical tray, and a couple tools.. wallah! cheap alien prop
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good so far JT...I'm sure you'll make it look cool when finished Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtparker wrote:
Thanks Division 6!

actually I dont think mine is vinyl, it seems more rigid than that. it may be a different type of vinyl.


Maybe its because it has a funny habit of shedding its cells and replacing them with polarized silicon which gives it a longer resistance to adverse environmental conditions.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Space Jockey wrote:
jtparker wrote:
Thanks Division 6!

actually I dont think mine is vinyl, it seems more rigid than that. it may be a different type of vinyl.


Maybe its because it has a funny habit of shedding its cells and replacing them with polarized silicon which gives it a longer resistance to adverse environmental conditions.


What does it mean?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eh? heck I dunno. It's what Ash says on the movie. Sounds good though!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you were supposed to say "well its an interesting combination of elements making it a tough little sonofabitch" Laughing Laughing Laughing

here is a cheap airbrush and paint set i picked up at our local Arizona K-mart.. wooohoooo!!!!!



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtparker wrote:
you were supposed to say "well its an interesting combination of elements making it one tough sonofabitch" Laughing Laughing Laughing


Hey man, that's why I just run the ship! Ash has the final say! I just do what the hell they tell me to do!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Started painting.
just need to add the greenish-yellow hue fleshtone paint. In these two pictures are 3 different colors before adding the final greenish flesh color ( I had to order the base color 'cos I live in the middle of nowhere)

I will mix a base Tamiya fleshtone with a bit of yellow, drop of green and drop of grey to make the final wierded out color of the face hugger.





Steve's Helmet and unfinished facehugger... (with my bitchin' parker jacket of course )

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Alien display is getting greater by the day JT; first the jacket, then the helmet, the Nostromo model, the flamer and finally the face-hugger Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stunning work, JT!
The paint job is especially nice. Love it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another excellent project growing as fast as a chestburster in an astronaut chest... JT, at this pace your collection will be as impressive as Tim / offworld66's BLADE RUNNER prop collection in a few months !!! You'll need another house very soon I guess !



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SKIN JOB 66 wrote:
Another excellent project growing as fast as a chestburster in an astronaut chest... JT, at this pace your collection will be as impressive as Tim / offworld66's BLADE RUNNER prop collection in a few months !!! You'll need another house very soon I guess !



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yeah no kidding. good thing my wife is totally intoit as well, or I would be divorced LOl! she is nagging me now to get the last engine insert done on the Nostromo and get your kit to you and more made. actually I will post some close ups of your parts for our new member havoc so he can see it in more detail tomorrow when I get back home, Im on the road now trying to teach computer illiterate people how to set up Unix and IBM/AIX netowrks LOL! aint life fun!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to say in my last posting thanks by the way, and also, I bought a small piece of K&S square rod from the hardware store...

Now the plan is to heat up the end of this rod with a candle, and before I airbrush the final modified flesh tone to the face hugger, I am going to indent the to small divots in each face hugger knuckle the way it should be like in the original movie. It is not on the halcyon kit, But I will do it on mine, and then send the little tool to Spacejockey for his model.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never noticed that before.... you have eagle eyes, JTP
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work JT; by the way, how's that airbrush working?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joberg wrote:
Good work JT; by the way, how's that airbrush working?



Thank you joberg!

I am very surprised how well it works. I had one similar to this about 11-12 years ago, and it seems they have improved the quality of them. the tip adjustment allows one to make different spray patterns. It just takes some getting used to.

I also shipped in 4 more 16 ounce cans of propellant I will use someday I suppose... They will probably go bad before I can use it all..unless I do my house lol! But for the price, it is a pretty good deal.! for the money I would recommend it!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this kit, the facehugger is a mean little bugger! I started trimmming the parts on mine last night, will probably get to the assembly later today...
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