The discussion of the Alien series of films and the props used in them is the aim, but if it's got Big Bugs and Big Guns, then they are welcome too!





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Mini armor build (s)! - evolution of set 3 years later (pg2)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:12 pm 
THAT guy
User avatar
Online

Location: Virginia
Service Number: A03/TQ2.0.02146E1
Country: United States
Making great progress here and loving it. This is very much like my very first armor build, but one big difference. Or...I guess I should say one very small difference :lol:

Attachment:
20141011_161347.jpg
20141011_161347.jpg [ 75.75 KiB | Viewed 8098 times ]


Attachment:
20141010_194432.jpg
20141010_194432.jpg [ 68.84 KiB | Viewed 8098 times ]


Attachment:
20141011_161356.jpg
20141011_161356.jpg [ 80.98 KiB | Viewed 8098 times ]


Attachment:
20141011_161422.jpg
20141011_161422.jpg [ 53.2 KiB | Viewed 8098 times ]


Lots of flower pots and some 'found' items. Of course I will update as things progress!


Last edited by bigbisont on Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:08 pm, edited 5 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:15 pm 
Miscreant and Foukérre
User avatar

Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Service Number: A05/TQ1.0.32151E1
Country: United Kingdom
Child-sized?
Nice!

_________________
MSgt Steve Fletcher, UKCM 42nd Reg., 1st Batt. : Hadrian's Wall.
ImageImage
UKCM


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:49 pm 
Prop Churner Outer
User avatar

Location: Bath, Maine
Service Number: A03/TQ1.0.12143G1
Country: United States
That's awesome!!

_________________
Image

:delta: My entry-level prop and costume tutorials: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12751 :delta:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:05 am 
Perfect Organism
User avatar

Location: Hampshire
Service Number: A96/TQ1.8.34962E2
Country: United Kingdom
:D Nice one!

Getting the whole family involved!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Tons of fun with a new armor build! (WIP)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:34 pm 
THAT guy
User avatar
Online

Location: Virginia
Service Number: A03/TQ2.0.02146E1
Country: United States
Scapey wrote:
Child-sized?
Nice!


YEP! 8)

Thanks guys! I got some great work knocked out this week.

I am going a tiny bit simplified on the body armor. He'll like outgrow the main body pieces before he gets a chance to wear it twice, so I am not going toooo crazy. But I got it riveted together.

Attachment:
20141012_164018.jpg
20141012_164018.jpg [ 176.03 KiB | Viewed 8013 times ]

Attachment:
20141012_153819.jpg
20141012_153819.jpg [ 231.69 KiB | Viewed 8013 times ]


Not a bad fit either!
Attachment:
20141012_154025.jpg
20141012_154025.jpg [ 120.54 KiB | Viewed 8013 times ]


I think I am going to go with the "Hicks" angle when I paint it up. I will trompe l'oeil the ridges and details in when I paint it up too.

I've put quite a bit more work into the helmet since he won't outgrow that instantly. I should have decent pictures tonight.

The main thing is he actually thinks its cool (whew!!! Thats a relief!) so the fun continues!

Attachment:
20141012_154325.jpg
20141012_154325.jpg [ 208.19 KiB | Viewed 8013 times ]

Let me see your war face!!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Most fun armor build! (WIP for the 'lil man)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:09 pm 
reload
User avatar

Location: Hamburg
Service Number: A03/TQ3.0.12136E1
Country: Germany
Glad he didn’t just wanted "to get out of that ch*ck sh*t outfit".
Again great job on the costume and on the recruitment.

_________________
Sgt. Frank Peters 'reload' Smartgun Operator
A03/TQ3.0.12136E1 "It will be no picknick!"
UKCM Foreign Legion: The Deviant Dragoons

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:14 pm 
Prop Churner Outer
User avatar

Location: Bath, Maine
Service Number: A03/TQ1.0.12143G1
Country: United States
What a cutie-- err, I mean Badass!

_________________
Image

:delta: My entry-level prop and costume tutorials: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12751 :delta:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Most fun armor build! (WIP for the 'lil man)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:25 pm 
THAT guy
User avatar
Online

Location: Virginia
Service Number: A03/TQ2.0.02146E1
Country: United States
577_ops wrote:
Glad he didn’t just wanted "to get out of that ch*ck sh*t outfit".
Again great job on the costume and on the recruitment.


lol, thanks.

retrogarde wrote:
What a cutie-- err, I mean Badass!


Yeah, I have the same problem too. Too cute for my own good! :lol:


So anyways, the upgraded helmet is nearly done.

Key bits here are a 2x $6 kids 'army helmet' items from any Halloween section, a set of old 'on-ear' earphones, a pen, and other crap I find laying around that I can cut up and apply with liquid nails, and of course the smaller 24mm Pentax lens.

Attachment:
20141013_200841.jpg
20141013_200841.jpg [ 115.25 KiB | Viewed 7969 times ]

Attachment:
20141013_200909.jpg
20141013_200909.jpg [ 290.98 KiB | Viewed 7969 times ]

Attachment:
20141013_200848.jpg
20141013_200848.jpg [ 78.09 KiB | Viewed 7969 times ]


Barring any setbacks or sidetracks I should get the whole project painted up tonight and weathered tomorrow.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mini armor build! (fun WIP for the 'lil man)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:57 am 
You tell me man, I only work here.
User avatar

Location: Los Angeles
Country: United States
That is Hot!!!!

I need to do something like that.

Excellent job!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:01 am 
User avatar

Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
VERY, VERY COOL!!! Great build. Reminds me of the mini armor made by Terry English.
-Ed

_________________
TheSpyBoys.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:11 pm 
Prop Churner Outer
User avatar

Location: Bath, Maine
Service Number: A03/TQ1.0.12143G1
Country: United States
Stephen210 posted pictures of the mini set he made years back on this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14138

But now I want to see the Terry English version too!

_________________
Image

:delta: My entry-level prop and costume tutorials: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12751 :delta:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mini armor build! (fun WIP for the 'lil man)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:57 pm 
THAT guy
User avatar
Online

Location: Virginia
Service Number: A03/TQ2.0.02146E1
Country: United States
thefudds wrote:
VERY, VERY COOL!!! Great build. Reminds me of the mini armor made by Terry English.
-Ed

TE original mini-armor?!? This I need to see (see, but absolutely never buy! He already got Dog Tags before I did, I'll be darned if he gets some TE armor :wink: )

For now my youngin' needs to be happy with this. Finished with a whole day to spare!
Attachment:
20141016_195655.jpg
20141016_195655.jpg [ 274.19 KiB | Viewed 7856 times ]

(havent sorted out the lock yet. May skip it)
Attachment:
20141016_195703.jpg
20141016_195703.jpg [ 171.69 KiB | Viewed 7856 times ]


Side by sides
Attachment:
20141017_065642.jpg
20141017_065642.jpg [ 321.78 KiB | Viewed 7856 times ]

Attachment:
20141017_065442.jpg
20141017_065442.jpg [ 133.97 KiB | Viewed 7856 times ]

Attachment:
20141017_065316.jpg
20141017_065316.jpg [ 237.06 KiB | Viewed 7856 times ]


Tomorrow morning before the drop I'll hit the flea market and hit him a little suction dart pistol-grip shotgun and we are ready to roll!
(He does have Grieves, not pictured, but I skipped the ab-pad and cod piece. No reason to make using the restroom any harder for a 3 year old than it has to be!)


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:24 pm 
Prop Churner Outer
User avatar

Location: Bath, Maine
Service Number: A03/TQ1.0.12143G1
Country: United States
The funny thing is he'll make your sister-in-law look seven feet tall, (kinda like SRS did with putting his kids in mini space suits in Alien).

Great work my friend!!

_________________
Image

:delta: My entry-level prop and costume tutorials: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12751 :delta:


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:49 pm 
Perfect Organism
User avatar

Location: Hampshire
Service Number: A96/TQ1.8.34962E2
Country: United Kingdom
Love it! Nice work mate. :D


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:51 pm 
Victim
User avatar

Location: BIRMINGHAM/LICHFIELD UK
Service Number: A86/TQ3.4.49421E3
Country: United Kingdom
Excellent, fantastic job. 8)

_________________
Martin 'Victim' Victory
A86/TQ3.4.49421E3
UKCM 13th Regt. 1st Batt. Freebooters


you can't take the PUNK outa Spunkmeyer


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:03 pm 
Ready to Rock & Roll!
User avatar

Location: Rochester, Kent, U.K.
Service Number: A08/TQ2.0.72136E1
Country: United Kingdom
retrogarde wrote:
Stephen210 posted pictures of the mini set he made years back on this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14138

But now I want to see the Terry English version too!

Here it is:

Image
Cimg1270 by PVBuk, on Flickr

Next to full sized:

Image
Cimg1271 by PVBuk, on Flickr

_________________
Steve
Corporal in 69th Regt. 1st Batt. Homer’s Heroes.

"I'd like to die at the age of 80 in my own bed, with a belly full of wine and a girl's mouth around my c**k."


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mini armor build! (fun WIP for the 'lil man) DONE!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:14 pm 
THAT guy
User avatar
Online

Location: Virginia
Service Number: A03/TQ2.0.02146E1
Country: United States
Finishing off this thread here with some action shots.

I finished up the rest of the "Hicks" look with the armor. Maybe in 5 years when he actually watches the movie he will say "OHHHH...yeah, awesome".
Attachment:
20141018_141140.jpg
20141018_141140.jpg [ 248.35 KiB | Viewed 7758 times ]

Attachment:
20141018_141232.jpg
20141018_141232.jpg [ 177.39 KiB | Viewed 7758 times ]


Attachment:
20141018_133613.jpg
20141018_133613.jpg [ 200.44 KiB | Viewed 7758 times ]



I was a proud pappa that day! Well, I'm always proud, but just saying. He did great and had a lot of fun.

This last one is when he ran out of gas. Its just so surreal that I love it. Armor is not really meant for hugging, so had to hand him off to momma.
Attachment:
20141018_151710.jpg
20141018_151710.jpg [ 222.76 KiB | Viewed 7758 times ]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mini armor build! (fun WIP for the 'lil man) DONE!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:24 pm 
reload
User avatar

Location: Hamburg
Service Number: A03/TQ3.0.12136E1
Country: Germany
Nice work mate.
It’s great to see that you managed to turn this into an adventure for the whole family.
Does your son even have his own Dog tag?

_________________
Sgt. Frank Peters 'reload' Smartgun Operator
A03/TQ3.0.12136E1 "It will be no picknick!"
UKCM Foreign Legion: The Deviant Dragoons

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mini armor build! (fun WIP for the 'lil man) DONE!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:30 pm 
THAT guy
User avatar
Online

Location: Virginia
Service Number: A03/TQ2.0.02146E1
Country: United States
577_ops wrote:
Nice work mate.
It’s great to see that you managed to turn this into an adventure for the whole family.
Does your son even have his own Dog tag?


Yes he does! And he actually loves em. I showed them to him a a couple weeks ago and he started wearing them all the time. We had to put an end to him bringing them to preschool because they became a distraction and he wanted to twirl them around...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mini armor build! (fun WIP for the 'lil man) DONE!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:36 pm 
reload
User avatar

Location: Hamburg
Service Number: A03/TQ3.0.12136E1
Country: Germany
bigbisont wrote:
577_ops wrote:
Nice work mate.
It’s great to see that you managed to turn this into an adventure for the whole family.
Does your son even have his own Dog tag?


Yes he does! And he actually loves em. I showed them to him a a couple weeks ago and he started wearing them all the time. We had to put an end to him bringing them to preschool because they became a distraction and he wanted to twirl them around...


Cool!
You really paid much attention to details. And as a result a happy family.
Well done.

_________________
Sgt. Frank Peters 'reload' Smartgun Operator
A03/TQ3.0.12136E1 "It will be no picknick!"
UKCM Foreign Legion: The Deviant Dragoons

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:04 am 
User avatar

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Service Number: A11/TQ2.0.82149E1
Country: Hungary
Best Dad ever!

_________________
"12 Cheeseburgers and a Light Coke please!"


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mini armor build! (fun WIP for the 'lil man) DONE!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:18 am 
User avatar

Location: New Jersey
Country: United States
Ok, this was AMAZING!!!! The care and attention to detail was at the least...SUPERLATIVE!! One day he'll look back at these pics and truly appreciate what a great Dad you are. You gave him the best thing you could have...great memories of a fun time he spent with his Dad....VERY well done!!!
Ed

_________________
TheSpyBoys.com


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:51 am 
Mobile Mayhem
User avatar

Location: Rapid View, Saskatchewan
Service Number: A10/TQ1.O.32157E1
Country: Canada
These pictures are amazing! Nice work T!

What a cute little bad ass! State of the bad ass art!!

_________________
Cpl. Melissa L. Klassen, ALG
AL Colonial Admin. - Sergeant at Arms (SgtA) -- 2019-2020
UACM (Canada) - Commanding Officer (CO) -- 2019-2020


Read the Aliens Legacy Charter for Rules & Regulations here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i3gd9QUyIqI_6rfk8kpxspbKU-JT4MBAjLPxfCkvGJ8


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:37 am 
User avatar

Location: long island , NY
Country: United States
Awesome work !!! So cool

_________________
Cpl Matthew Rendar. M56 smart gun operator. 2nd bat 7th colonial marines "Rendars Raiders "
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mini armor build! (fun WIP for the 'lil man) DONE!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:30 pm 
THAT guy
User avatar
Online

Location: Virginia
Service Number: A03/TQ2.0.02146E1
Country: United States
Thanks a ton everyone.

Def the most fun I have had in a while with any project. The helmet I think will stick around a while. I guess time and growth will tell how long the armor fits. Hopefully we can get a couple more uses out of it!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 35 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next



You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: