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  [ 22 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: USCM... masks...?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:18 am 
User avatar

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Not sure what the future holds for having to wear masks, but if we have to, might as well do it with some style... Any ideas/thoughts on a UCSM BDU pattern mask...?

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: USCM... masks...?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:26 am 

Service Number: A05/TQ2.0.32141E1
Country: United States
Given the era and stuff used in the film anything would have to date circa 1970/1980.

The GP-5 would have been a strong possibility:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GP-5_gas_mask
THough that would have fallen under the Russian confederation in the universe.

The M40 is the modern version:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M40_field_protective_mask

This would have been the most likely NATO mask in use during the time:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M17_gas_mask

This is one of the MSA variants in current use by the military as of the last time I reserched the subject. With the full bells and windows it is about a 1000 dollar mask:
https://us.msasafety.com/Air-Purifying- ... 1700001500

_________________
The impossible takes a while longer and goes over budget too...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:39 am 
Harvester of Sorrow
User avatar

Location: Lancashire (Wirral born)
Service Number: A04/TQ1.0.32156E1
Country: United Kingdom
You clearly haven’t spent much time wearing a gas mask.......

_________________
Image AKA: Simon


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: USCM... masks...?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:41 pm 
User avatar

Location: Wolfsburg Niedersachsen
Service Number: A12/TQ2.0.02132E1
Country: Germany
It's no fun i can assure you of that.

_________________
Cpl N.Storey A12/TQ2.0.02132E1
MARINE RAIDER


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:37 pm 

Service Number: A05/TQ2.0.32141E1
Country: United States
88reaper88 wrote:
You clearly haven’t spent much time wearing a gas mask.......


You mean the uncomfortable sweat boxes contained around your head. Makes your glasses fog up so bad you think your in a horror flick?


On one of my cosplays I was looking at getting a vintage pressurized space flight helmet and running AC and filtration through the air hose so I could wear it all day and be safe and cool.

Longer term I am hoping folks figure out that is a good way to go on the masks. Make them comfortable and air conditioned to where the environment is not felt by you.

As it stands right now the closest you will find to that are air conditioned helmet for motorcycle riders and water cooled vests that are in use by aero space industries and motorcycle riders as well. The comfort factor allows you to wear the protective clothing and not bust a head gasket from over heating in the hotter climates.

_________________
The impossible takes a while longer and goes over budget too...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: USCM... masks...?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:44 pm 
User avatar

Location: Los Angeles, CA
I was thinking of a simple cloth thing:

Image

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:00 am 
User avatar

Country: United States
Was about to take my 3m mask that i use for painting n stuff, and make it look similar to the marines face mask in blomkamps aliens concept drawings for alien 5. My armor is hicks design so i already pretend like its a found relic for my character. Maybe the 3m with the large trapezoidal filters on the side can be turned into a modular version is those new marine designs air filter. Paint it brown bess or something and add some blinking LEDs. Hicks himself used an old shotgun and even the predators possessed a flintlock pistol. mixing technology seems fine in the universe if there's a story behind it.


Last edited by seven on Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:22 am, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:38 am 

Service Number: A05/TQ2.0.32141E1
Country: United States
seven wrote:
Was about to take my 3m mask that i use for painting n stuff, and make it look similar to the marines face mask in blomkamps aiel concept drawings for alien 5. My armor is hicks design so i already pretwnd like its that isa found relic for my character. Maybe the 3m with the large trapezoidal filters on the side can be turned into a modular version is those new marine designs air filter. Paint it brown bess or something and add some blinking LEDs. Hicks himself used an old shotgun and even the predators possesed a flintlock pistol. mixing technology seems fine in the universe if theres a story behind it.


Agreed. Great idea.

_________________
The impossible takes a while longer and goes over budget too...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:11 am 

Location: Wellywood, New Zealand.
Service Number: A10/TQ0.0.82146E1
Country: New Zealand
knoxvilles_joker wrote:
On one of my cosplays I was looking at getting a vintage pressurized space flight helmet ...


Expanse? :) 8)

_________________
Cpl Aron "Septic" Williams
A10/TQ0.0.82146E1


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:37 am 

Service Number: A05/TQ2.0.32141E1
Country: United States
septic wrote:
knoxvilles_joker wrote:
On one of my cosplays I was looking at getting a vintage pressurized space flight helmet ...


Expanse? :) 8)


Desert Punk. I was getting a little squimish on mounting a fully functional winch with pneumatic launch assist...

_________________
The impossible takes a while longer and goes over budget too...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:42 am 
User avatar

Country: United States
not aliens related but ive been making an immortan joe mask from mad max fury road. I need to do a lot of layering and shading and stuff like that, but its gonna be functional and safe. A queen alien jaw could be pretty damn cool, could get translucent pla. Maybe a sort of trophy mask like some of the predators had.

CC2BB010-E9F3-41CD-89F3-B747BA66E832.jpeg
CC2BB010-E9F3-41CD-89F3-B747BA66E832.jpeg [ 670.33 KiB | Viewed 1738 times ]

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: USCM... masks...?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:23 am 
Galaxy-hopping garbage man

Country: United Kingdom
knoxvilles_joker wrote:
Given the era and stuff used in the film anything would have to date circa 1970/1980.

Given the typical sources of kit used in the film, you would likely want an S6 respirator, or maaaaaaaaaybe an S10 but they'd have been comparatively rare.

However, you'd be better off with a more screen-accurate outfit:

Attachment:
TGOSG.jpg
TGOSG.jpg [ 71.41 KiB | Viewed 1720 times ]


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:08 pm 
User avatar

Location: Tucker, Ga.
Service Number: A12/TQ2.0.22147E1
Country: United States
seven wrote:
Was about to take my 3m mask that i use for painting n stuff, and make it look similar to the marines face mask in blomkamps aliens concept drawings for alien 5. My armor is hicks design so i already pretend like its a found relic for my character. Maybe the 3m with the large trapezoidal filters on the side can be turned into a modular version is those new marine designs air filter. Paint it brown bess or something and add some blinking LEDs. Hicks himself used an old shotgun and even the predators possessed a flintlock pistol. mixing technology seems fine in the universe if there's a story behind it.


I thought about that exact thing a decade or so ago, but back then I was paycheck to paycheck & could never get enough cash together to try it. If you do it, I hope it goes well. :)

Also,
Image

_________________
Hey now, don't be mean. We don't have to be mean, cuz remember..No matter where you go, there you are.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:15 pm 
User avatar

Location: Scappoose, Oregon
Service Number: A08/TQ0.0.42136E1
Country: United States
Amazon has these.

Screenshot_20200408-041418_Amazon Shopping.jpg
Screenshot_20200408-041418_Amazon Shopping.jpg [ 522.27 KiB | Viewed 1655 times ]

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:18 pm 
User avatar

Location: Scappoose, Oregon
Service Number: A08/TQ0.0.42136E1
Country: United States
As well as these

Screenshot_20200408-041653_Amazon Shopping.jpg
Screenshot_20200408-041653_Amazon Shopping.jpg [ 524.87 KiB | Viewed 1653 times ]

Screenshot_20200408-041653_Amazon Shopping.jpg
Screenshot_20200408-041653_Amazon Shopping.jpg [ 524.87 KiB | Viewed 1653 times ]

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:48 pm 
User avatar

Country: United States
jesus that is such a random thing to exist. feel like i need one. not 10 though.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:00 pm 
User avatar

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Ohh, nice!

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: USCM... masks...?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:38 am 

Service Number: A05/TQ2.0.32141E1
Country: United States
Ttaskmaster wrote:
knoxvilles_joker wrote:
Given the era and stuff used in the film anything would have to date circa 1970/1980.

Given the typical sources of kit used in the film, you would likely want an S6 respirator, or maaaaaaaaaybe an S10 but they'd have been comparatively rare.

However, you'd be better off with a more screen-accurate outfit:

Attachment:
TGOSG.jpg


I was looking through things and it appears that the mask setup is more akin to an SCBA air supplied hood setup like this:
http://approvedgasmasks.com/scott-scba.htm

The MSA3000/4000 has side filters.

_________________
The impossible takes a while longer and goes over budget too...


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:44 pm 
User avatar

Location: Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire
Country: United Kingdom
Something based off the Berserker/Frenzy mask could be interesting too!

_________________
Image
Alien vs Predator Galaxy on Facebook - All Your Alien & Predator Needs on your Facebook wall!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: USCM... masks...?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:58 pm 
User avatar

Location: Tulsa, OKlahoma
had some left over MAA 3rd pattern cloth.
I'm doing my part. Willie one coming your way brother.

received_251640792550551.jpeg
received_251640792550551.jpeg [ 558.43 KiB | Viewed 1498 times ]

received_837170783425877.jpeg
received_837170783425877.jpeg [ 149.93 KiB | Viewed 1498 times ]

received_916359145491822.jpeg
received_916359145491822.jpeg [ 111.15 KiB | Viewed 1498 times ]

received_600263330699038.jpeg
received_600263330699038.jpeg [ 139.88 KiB | Viewed 1498 times ]

Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:21 pm 
User avatar

Country: United States
excellent sewing


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: USCM... masks...?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:05 pm 
reload
User avatar

Location: Hamburg
Service Number: A03/TQ3.0.12136E1
Country: Germany
stephen210 wrote:
had some left over MAA 3rd pattern cloth.
I'm doing my part. Willie one coming your way brother.


Excellent work! Stay healthy and safe!

_________________
Sgt. Frank Peters 'reload' Smartgun Operator
A03/TQ3.0.12136E1 "It will be no picknick!"
AL Colonial Admin. - Sergeant at Arms (SgtA) -- 2020-2021
GERCM - Executive Officer (XO)
UKCM Foreign Legion: The Deviant Dragoons

Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ] 



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: