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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:08 pm 
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GREAT thread!!!!

The dummy lenses could be lens caps.


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This is truly valuable source material ... archiving would indeed seem called for!

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This is a great reference thread. Thanks!


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Hi there... Great thread... Great pictures...

A few questions... I've never seen the Boom Stick... Is this visible anywhere in the movie?

The sentry gun... What working weapon was used for the internals on this? They look awesome...

The Incinerator... The top carry handle seems to be very 'M16'... And is the perforated barrel sleeve / vent from an M203 grenade launcher frame?

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A few questions... I've never seen the Boom Stick... Is this visible anywhere in the movie?


Unless it was on a rack somewhere in the background of the Sulaco armory (that we couldn't see) it was never seen in the film. (It is an ARWEN 37 riot "tear gas" gun by the way.)


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The Incinerator... The top carry handle seems to be very 'M16'...


The flame unit had the upper receiver and lower receiver of an M-16 placed one in front of the other (with I believe the upper receiver turned backwards):

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And is the perforated barrel sleeve / vent from an M203 grenade launcher frame?



Pretty sure it is:

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The sentry gun... What working weapon was used for the internals on this? They look awesome...


Believe it or not, the exact same MG-42 used for the Smart Guns.

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A few questions... I've never seen the Boom Stick... Is this visible anywhere in the movie?


Unless it was on a rack somewhere in the background of the Sulaco armory (that we couldn't see) it was never seen in the film. (It is an ARWEN 37 riot "tear gas" gun by the way.)



They were seen VERY briefly in the background on the 2nd drop ship. Ripley runs past a rack of them on the way to her seat as she was carrying newt right before the big boom. Its real dark and its real quick, but they were there.

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Thanks all...

I'm wondering if the MG42s were indeed WW2 stamped and dated MG42s or whether they were the West German post war MG3 in 7.62mm... Not that it really matters...

The sentry guns are a brilliant design and actually, are their mounts actually tarted up MG42/MG3 tripods?

There's a brilliant download online for the green screen program which is used on the laptops to control/arm the sentry guns if I recall. It's very well done...

I love the way the detail was done for this film... There's detail everywhere that was either never seen or never set into any context or explained... But it was there anyway...

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On looking, the tripods aren't anything like original MG42 ones...

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There's a brilliant download online for the green screen program which is used on the laptops to control/arm the sentry guns if I recall. It's very well done...

At least one version was created by members on here. :)

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I've read somewhere that some parts from the MG42 tripod were used for at least part of the sentry gun mount, but it's pretty hard to determine which parts were actually used. In the scenes following the dropship crash, when Hicks is going over the weapons salvaged from the wreckage, you get a brief glimpse of a dismantled sentry gun in its crate, and a part which looks like it might be part of a heavy MG42 mount.

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