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 Post subject: Re: MOOSH's Costume Builds [Updated Feb 2018]
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:27 am 
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While we attended the Saskatoon Expo in September 2014 we met with my friend Chris Fischer who is an artist/film maker. He's the one who is building my Monsterroom Alien Warrior suit. We dropped the raw kit off with him as well as a black wetsuit to attach it to. When I met him I asked him to take his time and not to rush it, as I didn't need it right away and it was mostly for display anyway. He's done a really great job and is nearly finished. Just need to finish the head and mounting the tail. He's taken inspiration from the original '79 Alien as well as Alien 3 for the texture, which looks really cool!

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Photo of Chris wearing the suit to test it:
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The head in progress:
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I am purchasing a mannequin to display it on. His wife has requested we finish it soon because she doesn't want it in her house anymore hahaha, I'm pretty excited, as are my brothers!

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 Post subject: Re: MOOSH's Costume Builds [Pg. 7 Updated Feb 2018]
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:55 pm 
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Looking great, Moosh !

Where did you buy the Monster Room suit ? I am currently looking for an Alien Warrior head, but had no luck so far...


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:40 pm 
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Monsterroom actually approached me, so that was easy! They are on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Monsterroom-Pr ... 022034073/

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:19 pm 
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Moosh89 wrote:
Monsterroom actually approached me, so that was easy! They are on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Monsterroom-Pr ... 022034073/


Yeah, I contacted them via Facebook two months ago. Sadly no reply........... :(


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 Post subject: Re: MOOSH's Costume Builds [Pg. 7 Updated Feb 2018]
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:24 pm 
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Moloch wrote:

Yeah, I contacted them via Facebook two months ago. Sadly no reply........... :(


That sucks! I just dug through my posts and found where they offered us a kit:

monsterroom wrote:
Hi I love to see bugs at the shows ,drop me a line at monsterroomprops@comcast.net
and remind me it for your ''mom" and I would like to help you out on a kit
PS hi Gareth
From Jay & Ann


Hopefully this address works? Let us know!

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 Post subject: Re: MOOSH's Costume Builds [Pg. 7 Updated Feb 2018]
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:34 pm 
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During the last few years I've been collecting parts for various props/outfits I scored a fantastic deal on the "Bay of evil". I found a Seiko S234 Pulsemeter listed for "Parts/Not Working", except it did work - kind of! I took a gamble and bid on it, since it started at $40. It had "missing segments" on its display and me being absolutely watch-dumb figured I could fix it myself somehow.

Now, prior to this, like a year or so before, I mistakenly bought an S229 Pulsemeter, thinking it was the correct model. It too was about $40 listed as "Parts/Not Working". I thought maybe it just needed a new battery since it appeared dead and was listed as an "estate find". I deduced perhaps the seller didn't check to see if all it needed was a new battery. Well I ordered a strip of 5 batteries and attempted to change it in the S229... my gosh... A job NOT for the faint of heart! Those screws are ridiculously tiny! I nearly lost one UNDER MY FINGERNAIL! Alas, the new battery did nothing.

So when I got the S234 with missing segments, I figured "OK, it needs a new LCD". I figured I'd buy a new LCD module and take it to a watch repair place in the city. I found a new-old stock replacement LCD for the S234 on eBay, but I had been watching it for just over another year because it was really expensive. I finally had the money to get it when I checked and found that it sold! I was pretty disappointed. I wrote the seller to ask if they had any more and they said they did not.

After some googling, I read that perhaps the cause of missing segments was dirty contacts. I YouTubed Seiko Pulsemeter teardown videos and I came across a YouTube channel with a video on replacing the LCD on a Seiko S234... Turns out after some messages with the creator, "Tibi" from VintageDigitalWatches, he was the one to purchase the LCD on eBay! We kind of laughed about the small world we live in, and he mentioned that he could test the LCD module he just installed in his S234 with mine to see if it really was the LCD or another issue. I carefully thought about it, and the possibility of potentially losing my Pulsemeter to a random, seemingly "kind" stranger in a far away land... I said "Sure!" thinking at worst, I lose a $40 watch and I can sound off publicly on his channel if it goes sideways.

I decided to send him both the watches, the S229 and the S234 because he refused to let me pay him to look at my watch. I figured he could use the S229 for parts as payment. He also told me he knew about ALIENS too and he said he would put my Noble strap on and paint my buttons black if I sent it too. I told him he could keep the original S234 bracelet since the velcro strap of the S229 was in really rough shape.

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Off to Romania for my watches! A few weeks later I got a really cool email from him! He said "Good thing you didn't waste money on the LCD! Your LCD is fine, but at one point either the module got wet or the battery leaked and badly corroded the contacts." He sent me some amazing images! He said with a bit of TLC he could get it working again by rebuilding the contacts. I felt relieved that this guy was THE best person to send it to. I had tried before to contact a few watch repair shops in Saskatoon but never heard back from them.

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A few days later he wrote back and shared the great news! My watch was fully functioning, customized as the USCM Pulsemeter and on its way back to me! He laughed at my tiny strap I had Noble make in my size which was funny :D He also mentioned he was able to make a new video for his channel on the repair process of my watch, which was REALLY cool to see!

Watch my S234 get fixed (Super cool!): https://youtu.be/nyaB-KamX4k
*Note: check out his other videos, there's some ALIENS love!

I asked him if the S229 was of any use to him at all, and he was pretty happy! He said he managed to get it working as well! So that was a relief that I didn't give him a really poor condition dud!

I asked him if it was OK that I shared his information with our community for future watch repairs for others. He said it was fine but he didn't offer services normally. He would see on a case-by-case basis if he was able to help.

Now I wear my Pulsemeter daily. Its the first "adult" watch that fits me. (As a kid I had a small Simba watch from Disneyland) Everything works, even the backlight! I need to alter my Noble strap so the back cover of the watch touches my skin so I can use the Pulse function. Tibi says despite the S234s age, it's extremely accurate. It will be handy for me as once a month I have a nurse come out to the house to check my vitals for my records. It will be cool to at least get a daily pulse reading, as well as compare it's results to the nurses finger meter.

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 Post subject: Re: MOOSH's Costume Builds [Pg. 7 Updated Feb 2018]
PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:29 pm 
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Xeno looks great. Happy to see that the Pulsemeter repair went so well.

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The alien is looking awesome and that watch story rules! Yay for good people!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:36 pm 
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Moosh89 wrote:
Moloch wrote:

Yeah, I contacted them via Facebook two months ago. Sadly no reply........... :(


That sucks! I just dug through my posts and found where they offered us a kit:

monsterroom wrote:
Hi I love to see bugs at the shows ,drop me a line at monsterroomprops@comcast.net
and remind me it for your ''mom" and I would like to help you out on a kit
PS hi Gareth
From Jay & Ann


Hopefully this address works? Let us know!


Thanks for the help Moosh ! Sent an Mail and will report what happens (also mentioned you of course).

Also great story with the Seiko ! :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:59 am 
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Great stuff. You are really on a roll. I don't know that I can pull off the warrior on display in my own house. (I have the 5 mannequins, all human, but I think the warrior may be the 'line' :wink: with the misses.)


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That's an awesome story, Moosh! :D


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I would go with green, the grey looks great but i think the green sells it as more military and its easier to see the cuts and angles/pockets..
also reember that every costume in the movie was taylored. sometimes youll see someone in costume and it just looks silly compared to movie because its not as well fitting. so female shirt is gonna look more appropriate on a female then if she wore the same shirt in mens, even if the mens shirt was more screen accurate. Theres a thing where paul riser is talking about having many many meetings about that mandarin collard suit he wore. and also, with the brighter green itll pop in photos more and wont just be a dark wash that looks solid like a blank tshirt. even the green if it were on film could end up looking black or grey. hope that makes sense, Im tired. oh also you could get both and do different patches on each. but i vote green.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 4:03 pm 
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I would go with green, the grey looks great but i think the green sells it as more military and its easier to see the cuts and angles/pockets...


Is this referring to the female USCM service C shirt? If so we finished that a few years ago :)

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Moosh89 wrote:
seven wrote:
I would go with green, the grey looks great but i think the green sells it as more military and its easier to see the cuts and angles/pockets...


Is this referring to the female USCM service C shirt? If so we finished that a few years ago :)


haha crap, yeah I dunno how i stumbled onto it, didnt read the date. but i just saw the one you made, looks good


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No worries! Glad you found my thread. Not much new on the costume front these days but I've got a lot on the hardware front coming along!

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