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Author:  nick-a-tron [ Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:32 am ]
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Ive seen replica hicks crotch guards with "non-toxic" written on them. Is this screen accurate?

Author:  bigbisont [ Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:39 pm ]
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nick-a-tron wrote:
Ive seen replica hicks crotch guards with "non-toxic" written on them. Is this screen accurate?


I'm going to lean toward "no", but I'm not sure what color/graphic I'm looking for.
I just scrolled through the DVD I leave at work (just in case of such emergencies!) and snapped some shots. Do you have a pic of the supposed "toxic"? Is it a color or size that could still be present? This pic isnt super duper clear, but I don't see where it could be.

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Author:  nick-a-tron [ Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:12 pm ]
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Here's the replica set ive seen it on.

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Author:  bigbisont [ Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:24 pm ]
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Veeeerry interesting. Well, the medlab scene from the first pic I posted I think is the best "bright" view of it (rest of movie is all pretty dark). Watching it over and over again I do think something might be there but its just a dark gray blur on top of a slightly darker gray/black. This may require the ol' bluRay investigation this weekend!

Author:  Dropshipbob [ Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:32 pm ]
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Nick-A-Tron, forgive me if I'm wrong here, but I don't think that's SU Hicks armor?

Author:  nick-a-tron [ Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:54 pm ]
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Oh I know that's a replica set, its just thats where i saw the "non toxic" on the ab pad and wanted to know if it was accurate.

Author:  retrogarde [ Fri May 10, 2013 3:28 pm ]
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Shots of the kanji on either side of the sun on Dietrich's Samurai headband/hand wrap. In Sharpie are "corrected versions" and translations from a friend of mine from Hong Kong. I think this pretty clearly shows what Cynthia wrote and what she might have meant to write.

Author:  bigbisont [ Sun May 12, 2013 5:52 pm ]
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nick-a-tron wrote:
Here's the replica set ive seen it on.


Just watched the Blu-Ray... verdict is in.

100% CONFIRMED. The Vinyle above Hicks' "cup" absolutely undoubtedly says "NON-TOXIC". I can't get clean screen grab of it, but when Frost says "Yo Hicks" in the medlab (prior to discovering Newt) and Hicks walks over to look at the tracker screen, its clear as day on the Blu Ray. On the DVD not so much, but BluRay shows it pretty clear when you know what your looking for.

Author:  bigbisont [ Sun May 12, 2013 5:56 pm ]
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retrogarde wrote:
Shots of the kanji on either side of the sun on Dietrich's Samurai headband/hand wrap. In Sharpie are "corrected versions" and translations from a friend of mine from Hong Kong. I think this pretty clearly shows what Cynthia wrote and what she might have meant to write.


Sweet man. So as a Dietrich nut, any clue what is on her bag? For some reason I thought it was just the red cross, but the pre-filming polaroids dont show anything at all. This grab from the "reference shot" thread showed something that could be more interesting. ...or more boring (if its just weathering 'crud' they added).

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Anyone know for sure what is on Dietrich's bag and/or have a better pic of it?

Author:  Mudshark [ Sun May 12, 2013 8:29 pm ]
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retrogarde wrote:

Shots of the kanji on either side of the sun on Dietrich's Samurai headband/hand wrap. In Sharpie are "corrected versions" and translations from a friend of mine from Hong Kong. I think this pretty clearly shows what Cynthia wrote and what she might have meant to write.

The band around Dietrich's hand certainly does appear to be a Japanese hachimaki judging by the rising sun emblem next to the kanji characters in both pics. One thing that's confusing to me is that the rising sun is to the left of each kanji in relation to her hand position... :?: That said, it's possible she used more than one hachimaki wrapping during filming, because normally the kanji would either be written together, or on either side of the rising sun emblem. Look closely and you'll see what I mean. :wink:

The kanji 信 (shin, meaning fidelity, faith, sincerity, etc. in Japanese) that your friend identified is clear as day, however the other one isn't, especially the inside part. Judging by the position of her hand and the direction of the character, to be 正 (sei, meaning righteousness in Japanese), the character would have to have been written sideways by the looks of it. I searched but couldn't find any Japanese words in the dictionary with both 信 and 正 combined.

It looks to me to be either 風 (as in 神風 = kamikaze) or possibly 用, which I think is probably what it is. The combined characters 信用 (shin-yoh) is a Japanese word for confidence, trust, faith, etc., which might fit the bill nicely in Dietrich's case. I did also find 風信 (fuushin, which means news or wind direction... not likely! :)

Unless somebody else beats me to it I'll try to look for another shot of it. Maybe in the scene where she's just finished examining Newt it might reveal a clear enough view of it to make a positive ID with Blu-ray resolution.

Till then, my best guess would be: 信用 based on what's visible in the pics.

Anyway nice pics, and great job identifying that one character for certain! :mrgreen:

Author:  SSgt Burton [ Mon May 13, 2013 12:49 am ]
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bigbisont wrote:
So as a Dietrich nut, any clue what is on her bag? For some reason I thought it was just the red cross... Anyone know for sure what is on Dietrich's bag and/or have a better pic of it?


You thought right-


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It's just a red cross. This is from the BTS disc of the Quadrilogy- a screenshot of what must be a rehearsal of entering the colony.

You're right that the cross isn't in the Polaroid continuity pic:


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I guess it was added after the pic was taken.


Annnnnnnnnd... anyone else think that her bag (along with Frost's) is NOT an S6 respirator sack? Because I sure don't think it is. :wink:


Kevin

Author:  Noble [ Mon May 13, 2013 2:25 am ]
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It is not.

Respirator bag is used by Ripley gearing up at the end.


I am 99% percent sure these are simrad rangefinder bags.

There was someone on the RPF selling a rangefinder and bag a few years back.



Recently, I got dimensions of a rangefinder for my bag build..... and some OD 3/4in camlocks on the way.

Author:  nick-a-tron [ Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:41 pm ]
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bigbisont wrote:
nick-a-tron wrote:
Here's the replica set ive seen it on.


Just watched the Blu-Ray... verdict is in.

100% CONFIRMED. The Vinyle above Hicks' "cup" absolutely undoubtedly says "NON-TOXIC". I can't get clean screen grab of it, but when Frost says "Yo Hicks" in the medlab (prior to discovering Newt) and Hicks walks over to look at the tracker screen, its clear as day on the Blu Ray. On the DVD not so much, but BluRay shows it pretty clear when you know what your looking for.


JUST saw it for myself! Had the blu-ray on looking for other costume details and saw the "non-toxic" text. Well i never!

Author:  Mudshark [ Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:53 am ]
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Some recent Blu-ray searching turned up a few more detail pics of Vasquez, including her gold crucifix & chain, the Sharpie penned "skull" graphic on her tank top, and previously unseen "VIVA" finger tats (look like they were cut into her fingers). Posted here for your viewing pleasure/reference. :mrgreen:

Gold Crucifix & Chain:
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Author:  retrogarde [ Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:25 am ]
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Outstanding! I love when little details like those knuckle tats have been staring us in the face for nearly thirty years yet we're only just seeing them now.

Author:  Mudshark [ Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:47 am ]
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Absolutely! Looks like Jenette held her hand up for a moment in that scene just to show them off, too. I was trying to get a good shot of Hudson's barbed wire & skull tat and just happened to spot something on her fingers while I was advancing frames. Never knew they were there because she wore gloves through most of the film, and without HDTV & Blu-ray they'd be pretty easy to miss!

Author:  SGM Baldwin [ Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:01 pm ]
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That's at least one confirmed kill.

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Author:  Mudshark [ Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:25 pm ]
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Which reminds me, I forgot to add another pic of the teardrop tat clearly visible during the same filming sequence.

Teardrop Tat - another view:
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Author:  88reaper88 [ Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:08 pm ]
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A tear drop can also be the sign of a snitch, can't imagine Vas being one but it's an option.

Author:  SGM Baldwin [ Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:21 pm ]
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Her backstory involves being in the USCM as part of a prison early release program, so, murder may be it.

Author:  Winch [ Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:43 pm ]
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I seem to recall when I mentioned the teardrop tattoo in the context of being a murder/killing mark. Someone also commented it is also used if a gang member is imprisoned when a fellow member is killed and they are unable to attend the funeral!

Author:  PVB [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:15 pm ]
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From an interview with James Cameron:

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"Drake’s tunic is cut off to a vest and has ‘Eat the apple and fuck the Corps’ stencilled on back. ‘Peace Through Superior Firepower,’ ‘Pray for War’ and ‘I’ve Served My Time in Hell: Cetti Epsilon NC-104′ are some others.”


http://alienseries.wordpress.com/2012/1 ... the-corps/

Author:  Russ Krook III [ Tue Jul 23, 2013 6:38 pm ]
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Winch wrote:
I seem to recall when I mentioned the teardrop tattoo in the context of being a murder/killing mark.
Someone also commented it is also used if a gang member is imprisoned when a fellow member is killed and they are
unable to attend the funeral!


I've actually seen these in real life in my area. Often on the wife/girlfriend, but sometimes on a guy as well.

*shudders*

Russ

Author:  Valdez [ Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:13 am ]
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I always thought that Frosts greaves were, well frosted. :wink:

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Author:  Moosh89 [ Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:06 am ]
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bigbisont wrote:


Drake

-Hat: “This side up” in marker & some kind of bead/chicken bone necklace through brim.
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-Neck/weapon: Another beeded necklace with feathers/bones that is around his neck


I just noticed this while skimming through the bluray on my computer, forgive the iPhone pics, I need to get a program that can grab stills of blurays!

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A small silver set of scales. Could mean he is a Libra, like me. I can't seem to make out what is hanging over top. Whatever it is, it's gold and appears to be squished flatter... :[

Apone is also wearing a large ring on his right "ring finger". I will work on getting some stills of it. I first noticed it at the breakfast table, but you may be able to see it better when he says "Look into my eye" to Hudson after waking from cryo. I'll check after a bit

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