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 Post subject: Hadley's Hope colony toolbox (Retrogarde Edition)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:52 pm 
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So right off the bat I have to give props to Dropshipbob for doing this exact project way before me:

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I wanted one of these puppies from the first time Willie pointed it out a few years back, but I didn't know how to go about finding one. Well, Moosh mentioned she had a spare so I made her an offer and now it's mine! I got some stencils made at the same time as Moosh is awesome at these.

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I gave it a coat of grey and then weathered it with charcoal and matte spray. The irony is that the thing was already pretty weathered, but once I painted it grey it looked too pristine for a tool box. I added one of Willie's awesome WY stickers, but I'm not sure it is the right size for this prop. When I look at screengrabs of the one in Operations the carry handle is less wide than the tops of the light grey Y on the sticker. On mine the handle is even with the far edges of the yellow W. But that's a monor quibble.


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I've only just begun decorating the inside, but finding "space tools" is fun! I've got a few more bits to add and I want to find a good blueprint for either the colony or the processor.

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What else should I add?

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Maybe a civvie version of the welder? Catapiller yellow perhaps?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:58 pm 
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If you can build sth like the hacking device from Alien: Isolation that would also be cool:

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Other stuff I could think of being in there:
-WY coffe mug
-big ol wrench, maybe also the one from Alien Isolation
-some screw driver with bits

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:35 pm 
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Great ideas! Caterpillar yellow for sure.

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I knew I spelt that wrong! ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 3:37 am 
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Cool project. I feel like some sort of electronic diagnostic device is needed. Maybe nothing as elaborate as a 'hack kit' but something with a screen and some interface cables for sure.


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WD-40

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:37 pm 
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every tool box should have a big hammer in it!

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88reaper88 wrote:
WD-40


Or WY-40. 8)

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Now I just need to print it out and find a suitable container to put this on!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:45 pm 
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Maybe a civvie version of the welder? Catapiller yellow perhaps?


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(built out of stuff from my junk drawer including a compressed air "gun", part of a laser and some model helicopter pieces)

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(a coat of caterpillar yellow)

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Here it is dirtied up. I still need a piece of tinted plastic for the screen and maybe a few other small details. Maybe a CAT logo sticker... What do folks think?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:17 pm 
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Great tool box idea. The civvie version welder looks great.
If you do a CAT logo I would say only a ver small one already damaged matching the overal weathering.

Now only a civvie headset and a civvie belt tool. ;)

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Lydecker has the kind of headset worn by the SmartGunners on his desk!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:47 am 
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Pretty cool man. Damn practical and fitting


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Your creations always amaze me Retro!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:59 pm 
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Thats fantastick mate well done :D

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Love that welder!

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Cool stuff Christian.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:26 pm 
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Thanks folks!
I've just found a good substitute for the glass screen, and I may give the thing a two tone repaint. We'll see!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:48 am 
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Latest additions to the toolbox!

The flare box is a little project Graham and I are working on. It isn't the exact box used in Alien3, but it's close enough for this.

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I repainted the welder and added the "glass" (actually a piece of an old cassette tape cover and a disposable pair of sunglasses I found on the beach).

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I'm still planning to go two tone with the paint job though.

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If you can build sth like the hacking device from Alien: Isolation that would also be cool:

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Very interesting, I've not played A:I but that 'hacking device' is clearly modelled after PRC90 [or similar] radio -

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Boom! Shiny stickers have arrived to complete the Flare Box prop:

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This reminds me though of Apone's line about the colonist's using seismic survey charges (or somesuch). It would be fun to extrapolate from this prop and make a box of those too!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:56 pm 
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Another possible addition to compliment your welder :delta:

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