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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:25 pm 

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Did you shorten the clear tube on your stasis tubes?

I didn't, but it does kind of look like they're a little shorter! I think this is due to the angle I'm taking the picture from. I have thought about cutting them down a bit; (they do stand a little on the tall side, don't they?). Problem is, I'm concerned about accidentally cracking the tube. Has there been anyone here that was able to cut the stasis tube down, or considered it?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Yes, they do look a little tall and yes, I considered buying them and cutting them shorter to remedy the problem, but never did. I wasn't sure if that would be enough to fix them.

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Yeah those tubes are actually very very large. The real prop was something in the neighborhood of 35" tall (so should be roughly 3.5 inches in 1/10 NECA scale).

Instead of considering that the marines looked into the tubes while they were not only on a table, but also on a stand of some kind, NECA scaled them so the marines could look into them while placed on the floor. It bugged me for a while and I did consider cutting them down, but decided not to in favor of just sticking them in my 1/6th displays. I stuck the slightly larger mcfarlane facehuggers that came with their 12" alien in there.
They aren't perfect, but they are a heck of a lot closer to 1/6th than actually being 1/10th, so I like them better displayed that way.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:59 am 

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That is precisely my thoughts on things, bigbisont; the stasis tubes are shorter and sitting on a platform, so Neca compinsated the overall size of the tube to factor it all in!

I don't have any 1/6 figures, but I can definitely see them being scaled more accurately! I wonder what was used in making the stand they sat on?
What I may end up doing is getting another stasis tube set, and sacrifice one to see if I can cut it down without ruining it. I do have a dremel and a few cutting wheels that could work for the tube, and my trusty pair of wire cutters for the support frames.

I always cringe when I have to potentially destroy a figure, accessory or model in order to make it look better or add to something else, but when it works, it's worth it.... and if it doesn't, you know what NOT to do in the future! :D

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I wonder what was used in making the stand they sat on?


I've been wondering the same thing for the last while, whatever these are, they are found in the Stasis Room, MedLab and the APC.

Even if someone can figure out what they're meant for, I can probably track it down. I've been slowly trying to identify set pieces and this continues to stump me.

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Hi Moosh89!
I thought all day about what the platforms might be, and they really look like a lab jack of some kind. It makes sense, but I don't know if the frame around it was fabricated for the movie or not, and I also couldn't tell you the make or model either. Here's a pic, what do you think?

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Looks like a tablesaw stand so me (minus the motor etc)

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88reaper88 wrote:
Looks like a tablesaw stand so me (minus the motor etc)

It does look like possibly some wood shop equipment, doesn't it?
I was thinking to myself "they DID use the headrest covers from an old Volvo in the APC scenes, so maybe they used other parts as well for set dressing". I looked at Volvo bell housings and transmission gears from the 70's and 80's. I also even looked at car jacks as well (the inside of the stasis tube platform looks likes here's a butterfly jack in there). At the end of the day, I thought to myself that the logical explanation would be to look for medical/lab equipment as thats where they are primarily seen.
I bet it is some kind of lab jack that is possibly motorized, what with the black curly cord attached to it, though it could also be set dressing as well. I could be way off as to what it really is, but I think I'm looking in the right direction! :D :delta:

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Great work guys!

I'm in agreement that it's some type of lab test equipment, as I've identified several units of test equipment used en mass around the colony and APC, so it's most likely the case here. I've made a post on a test equipment forum asking the minds over there for help, I will report back if I get any leads/info.

In the meantime, I will be covering this in the new Set Dressing Identification thread: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17126

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Does NECA Customer Service have an actual email address - aside from Twitter?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:23 am 

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Hi Willie! I'm not sure if NECA has a customer service contact in the traditional sense. As far as I know, it's only via Twitter. They are very good about responding quickly though! When I reached out to them for Vasquez's "Adios" decal, they got back to me within a day and sent out several decals for her smartgun!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:43 am 
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Yeah, that's the issue - I don't have a Twitter account, so was wondering if I could just email them?

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Well, how about this- I'll see if I can find an email address for you. If I can't, maybe I could relay a message for you? I have them on my Twitter. Heh, truth be told, they are pretty much the only reason why I have Twitter in the first place!

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Willie, are you looking for the "Adios" decal for Vasquez by any chance?

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Catling, that would be awesome... Thanks! DSB, no, my issue is with the sentry guns, one is decent, but the other looks like this:

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Ouch. I'd say you might be out of luck and have to take it back to the store. I've never heard of them replacing something themselves.

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 Post subject: Re: New NECA Colonial Marine action figures and more
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:43 am 
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I picked up the NECA Covenant Xenomorph today along with a NECA Jim Raynor space marine figure. They're both pretty sweet.

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Just Loving the workmanship your doing to the NECA figures and also for dioramas.

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Taking a different approach with mine.
Going for cloth Uniforms ie HOT TOYS style but for 7" figures.

The Urban cammo pants on the WIP figure are for a Spec Ops type Marine or WY Operative.

The USCM BDUs are commissioned.
Everything else I will be doing ie restrapping, dremelling etc.

I plan to still use NECA for background forces however. Just waiting on a few orders of NECA goodness to arrive to really get stuck into this project. Plus hoping to tackle Dio building.

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I dremelled out the HUDSON head for the helmet to fit other heads.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:34 pm 
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Oh Yeah just to show same scale as NECA ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:34 pm 
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Getting there.

Fiddly strapping done and Buckles for the armour added.

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Jason, where did you find working buckles at that scale?

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that is INSANE. You are an insane person!!! Very impressive.

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Bob ebay and look for "green-tiger" Item Number 152695942814

Get the 3mm, 5mm and 8mm to work at this scale. These are 1/6th but hey when it works for other scales, Do IT!

@bigbisont, Not the first time I have heard that LOL Always nice to try something New and 1/12 Clothed figures has become something of a hobby now. Who knew my hand sewing skills actually existed LOL

Slightly smaller than NECA USCM as these are 6.5 inches high.

Fully articulated and all cloth.

Captain Price and Commander Rogers with a Military twist.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:49 pm 
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First One is clearly a custom as BDUs are urba/greys.

Has a kind of WY PMC look I'll give him that. Though I am leaning to either Black Armour or Dark GREY camo armour with Black Suspener webbing set.

Q hired him and the Sentry guns to protect the DBS lol
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