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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:07 pm 
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Awesome, YEAH, there you go! :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:11 pm 
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Make it as a Large print ... or a Large decal to apply on a sheet of perspex ? 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:32 am 
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Sorry to interupt guys but im almost 100% positive that there is a colonoy lay out map in the leading edge Aliens book the one that came out to go with the table top game many years ago i know i have a copy of it somewhere ill look for you guys if its any help ????

Y'mean this one? :wink:
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I've had a look through and the only map is a star-map (on page 59)
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So what format is that colony map? AutoCAD? (Sorry if you have already said, I've butted in half way through a thread without reading it all first :oops: ) If so I have a nice big A1 plotter at work and I'd love the file so I can print myself one (when the boss isnt looking)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:38 am 
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Cooper wrote:
Sorry to interupt guys but im almost 100% positive that there is a colonoy lay out map in the leading edge Aliens book the one that came out to go with the table top game many years ago i know i have a copy of it somewhere ill look for you guys if its any help ????

Y'mean this one? :wink:
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I've had a look through and the only map is a star-map (on page 59)
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So what format is that colony map? AutoCAD? (Sorry if you have already said, I've butted in half way through a thread without reading it all first :oops: ) If so I have a nice big A1 plotter at work and I'd love the file so I can print myself one (when the boss isnt looking)


Thats the book mate :wink: sadley i too looked and found nothing weird thing is i know ive seen one as i used it for the table top game when i made the expansion colony version i did find some other random stuff that i forgot i owened tho 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:08 pm 
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Do you knwow what would be cool ?
To engrave the map on a glass/plastic sheet and light it up with blue leds ! :shock:
Man I have to stop or I will soil my underwear...


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Do you knwow what would be cool ?
To engrave the map on a glass/plastic sheet and light it up with blue leds ! :shock:
Man I have to stop or I will soil my underwear...

Saw this on Castle the other night and thought it would look good with the map on it:

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:03 pm 
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you could still do that with a large sticker

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Or, make a reverse sticker of the image and sandblast/glass bead it onto a piece of plexi or glass and then backlight with LED's.

Probably the same effect either way, but with sand blast/glass beading, you won't have a sticker trying to peel off after a few years.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:24 pm 
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Svenza wrote:
Do you knwow what would be cool ?
To engrave the map on a glass/plastic sheet and light it up with blue leds ! :shock:



That would be VERY cool. And is probably how it looks when the colonists use it and actually switch the thing on. 8)

Thanks also to those that looked at the roleplaying book to see if that had any further info.


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From memory I think Red Dwarf used a slightly modified & up to date version of the pallets; I use the same version as bases for my mannequins when I display the collection.


I stand corrected - I'm just watching an episode of Red Dwarf from series II and they do use the 'Aliens' style pallet quite a bit. I'd imagine they either belonged to the BBC scenery department or were hired in.

I know that in later episodes they used the other kind like the ones I have.

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If it helps, here's the part where the marines are moving to the colonists.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:32 pm 
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I´ve digged trough the whole discussion here about the colony layout and must say few things :wink:
Space Jockey done a good job with the colony map situated in South lock lab.
If someone here want to build Hadley´s Hope colony allmost same like that-one created for the movie
Must do lots of major corrections...I´ve done them 3 years ago. :D
The main reference for me is the model of the whole complex (1:60?) and after that the detailed boulevard with bar&grill (1:8?scale)
and the 1:1 North Lock scene.
There are lots of fotos about the colony model and less about the landing grid so, in my 3D model is this location partially my fiction.(the fuel tanks and the structure on the other side of the landing pad - building 39)

My 3d project page:

http://aliens.humlak.cz/aliens/aliens_papirove_modely/aliens-lv426-project_gb.html



and my addon into the allmost correct model :lol:

Red - my fiction stuctures because of blur or no reference pics.
Green - The place and route where marines enter the colony
Yellow - The place and route where Ripley and the rest of the crew enter the colony


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any questions about the colony exterior?....i know it very well :lol:

And some action in the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5DbyQKw3go

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:46 am 
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I´ve digged trough the whole discussion here about the colony layout and must say few things :wink:
Space Jockey done a good job with the colony map situated in South lock lab.
If someone here want to build Hadley´s Hope colony allmost same like that-one created for the movie
Must do lots of major corrections...I´ve done them 3 years ago. :D
The main reference for me is the model of the whole complex (1:60?) and after that the detailed boulevard with bar&grill (1:8?scale)
and the 1:1 North Lock scene.
There are lots of fotos about the colony model and less about the landing grid so, in my 3D model is this location partially my fiction.(the fuel tanks and the structure on the other side of the landing pad - building 39)

My 3d project page:

http://aliens.humlak.cz/aliens/aliens_papirove_modely/aliens-lv426-project_gb.html



and my addon into the allmost correct model :lol:

Red - my fiction stuctures because of blur or no reference pics.
Green - The place and route where marines enter the colony
Yellow - The place and route where Ripley and the rest of the crew enter the colony


http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj274/tv1rj070/sulaco/HADLEYSHOPELAYOUT.jpg

any questions about the colony exterior?....i know it very well :lol:

And some action in the end.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5DbyQKw3go

Wow that's pretty freaking awesome. Which 3D modeling program do you use?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:35 am 
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I´m using the old AutoCad 2000 Mechanical ......and for visualisation (like the video) 3D Studio Max 5.1

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:47 pm 
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Hmmm - love it! :D

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Any update on this amazing project? I'd really love to make a modestly sized version using some plexiglass I have kicking around...

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that rpg book is a great wealth of extended universe material . that 3d maps awesome im going to do it in minature for aliens wargaming one day ;)

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you could still do that with a large sticker

Rob's right - they make etched glass or frosted glass vinyl that would work for this... shame I don't work in a sign shop anymore.

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 12:26 pm 
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I'll post something up by the end of Monday, can't find my cable to my backup drive right now. Know it's around somewhere.... :oops:


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That's great! Thank you sir!

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interesting, if a vector outline existed or someone was to create one i could cut this in etch vinyl myself, apply it to some perspex and edge light the panel to give it the glow as im still in the sign game


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Who45: I would love to see that! Would it be pricey?

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for me no ;) - perspex, polished edges is the easy bit, the messing around for the best result will be trial and error - first trying vinyl, then possibly engraved. i dont see why my perspex supplier could not cnc the map and engrave onto the perspex to be honest - first things first id need a vector outlined or map suitable for a cnc machine before i went any further to try this.


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This is a brilliant thread and I've no idea how I haven't found it before... Frustratingly enough I can't see the image posted by Willie...

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Sandy / PadsBrat is good with the vector drawings... Maybe give him a PM?

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