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djblingbling1
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:32 pm    Post subject: The start to my motion tracker! Reply with quote







I got this for crazy cheap on ebay, but I almost dont want to mess with it because its in such great shape and very retro cool! Unfortunately I cant pick up any channels on it.

I may just collect parts and look for one more beat up so I can have a before and after Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the main part! Great catch
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've also got one in good condition and feel the same way you do about not really wanting to mess with it, silly really considering what we've both bought them for.
I also never realised there was a small compartment in the side for the ear piece.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote







Gutted!

I saved everything as well...Im telling myself one day ill build a wooden cabinet and make a retro tv for a NES or something out of this.

I plan to re-use the sling mounts as well for a pulse rifle sling....give it a bit of a crossover, and make it something I can really play around with....I think my kids are gonna love searching for xenomorphs when this is all done!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


3D greeblies I whipped up


Pretty sure I snagged this photo from Birdie

How does this look? I just set them on there to test fit...I think I need to double my thickness.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think 2.5 / 3 times as thick.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I think your right...I went 1mm larger and it still looks too thin. I doubled it to 4mm instead of the original of 2mm, and ill print again!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only thicker, but also larger. If you look at Birdie's pic, you'll see that these greeblies are closer to the sides than the ones you have Wink
Not by much though...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Started gluing them on. I printed all as one piece:



I prefer to go for "as intended" vs 100% as ghetto as it looked on screen, so this way they will all be nice and straight.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's good to see another Alien prop build djblingbling1.

Looking forward to seeing it's progress.

It's a dilemma choosing whether to go for that screen accurate wonky-ness in those details or to make it nice and straight.

Personally I think I'd go straight. If I remember all the the stuck on knobs and dials are all over the place!

But maybe that irregularity gives it more detail.


I like the idea of printing those details in a block. Makes them stronger.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a hard decision to make, but with so many knobs falling off on the screen used prop, I decided rather than make this look like a busted project and try to explain to everyone I show it off to that its supposed to look like that, I would go for a cleaner look. Still unsure of if this thing is supposed to be an OD green of a flat black. I also have no idea which knobs are those cylinder looking ones are, but there are a ton! I sourced some slider knobs which are in the mail, and have a drain cover added to my watch list on ebay, just waiting until I do some budgeting this month to grab it!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go straight also...seems to me that the original prop was built in about...a half hour, tops! Very Happy Anyway, those pieces look good.
Eager to see the next update.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





I designed some guides to help me lay my slider knobs out, really happy with it! I cant do anymore until I find the size of the round knobs, if anyone has dimensions it would be a huge help!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taking shape slowly but surely
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote







Lots more printed up...still need to do some cleanup and sanding on the 2 parts not attached. Anyone know what the piece is on the front that the wires from the pioneer gauge attach to? I need to find a ice cube tray, and order my grate, but other than that its all just hours of staring at reference photos and modeling the parts up!

I have a pretty good idea of how I will handle the lights and sounds, but thats a ways down the road!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good and yes, the ice-cube tray is the holy grail on that piece...no one seems to find the same as the original used on the movie prop Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FINALLY, all the little greeblies are on! The only part I need to find is STILL (after a few trys that wont work) the ice cube tray, and a few easy things to model and print, and a LOT of clean up work on prints I already have done.









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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, it's looking very good so far
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




I think my ice cube tray is a bit small Smile , the search continues
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