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Valor



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: ALIEN Containment Case inspired by Adam Savage Reply with quote

I've been super-inspired by Adam's latest Tested videos where he builds and weathers some beautiful cases. I especially loved his Bladerunner case. It;s a beautiful non-canon piece that totally honors the BR universe.

Videos are here is you haven't seen them:
http://www.tested.com/art/makers/453524-one-day-build-adam-savage-makes-blade-runner-blaster-carrying-case/

So, I set out to create my own non-canon case from a movie I love (ALIEN). I also wanted to use the project to push my weathering techniques to make an original piece that looks authentic to the ALIEN universe.

Here's the final product. It is a biological specimen containment case used on the Nostromo and ships of that era. This case was used to collect and transport alien biological specimens under a strict quarantine. This case was abandoned in the bowels of the Nostromo after the alien samples were collected.

The main case is a old plastic military surplus case found at a surplus store. It's big, (18" tall) and has beautiful character. Bonus is much of the "weathering" is done for me.

The graphics are a combination of painted graphics done with frisket, and labels printed out on a laser printer. The fonts and graphics are based on known Alien/Weyland graphics with a bit Promethius thrown in for good measure. My favorite is the green winged-figure Weyland Megacorp label I found online. Following Adam's lead I set to scuff, scrape, sand, stain and age every label. The entire case has been scraped, stained and treated with several washed of acrylics bringing out every detail in the white plastic surface.

Undo the rusted butterfly latches and you'll find four cataloged containment cylinders inside. The cylinders were created from PVC parts. Similar aging and graphics were used on the cylinders.

The end result is immensely rewarding. It feels so REAL! And it was a fairly simple and quick project.



















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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, amazing! Lovely work!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too cool! Cool Love it. I want to make one myself now.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Valor...nifty case and vials; love the weathering you did on that baby.
Fits right in a Alien world Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like it.

Very cool. Very real.

..........and in a way, very creepy. Would be very very creepy if you'd labeled it as coming from Prometheus and the canisters contained black goo.........

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hauptmann wrote:
Like it.

Very cool. Very real.

..........and in a way, very creepy. Would be very very creepy if you'd labeled it as coming from Prometheus and the canisters contained black goo.........

Shocked


Oh .... THAT might be a reason to change a few things Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: ALIEN Containment Case inspired by Adam Savage Reply with quote

Valor wrote:






Cool idea... even if this side looks a lot like a robot head out of STAR WARS ! (see the eyes and mouth ?)

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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent work, Valor. A nice dirty look from an otherwise pristine Prometheus. All the detail work pays off.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great piece of work Valor!

The graphics and the weathering are perfect and make it a very believable prop.

You've inspired me to have a go at something - thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool.

Great work and really top weathering.
Congratulations!


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