Model of Meritorious Mention: Jans ALIENS APC M-557

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  1. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Aliens M-557


    Thanks for looking in and the details are not over with yet, there are still more to come. This model has the most details I have done on a single subject.



    Here are the updates on the seats. This model has three different seat versions. The first one was done a while back while doing the drivers station. Here the construction will be on the commanders seat which will have a head rest and arm rest. The configuration is also different. The single seat version will adapt to multiple seating capacities. Next posting, there will be a build sequence on the troop seat construction. Enjoy and see you all next posting.

    I have an idea for making the wheels turn but that is for another posting. :thumb:

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  2. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

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    Man, you can't be serious! This is amazing, fantastic, beyond my wildest ALIEN dreams! One question, though: how did you manage to attach the bent paperclip on the single chair?
  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    NONONONONONONONO!!!!!!

    STOP THAT IMMEDIATELY! :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    I was about to shake my laptop to death when I saw this....

    jawdropjawdropjawdropjawdropjawdrop jawdropjawdropjawdropjawdropjawdrop jawdropjawdropjawdropjawdropjawdrop

    My God, that is damn cool! I think I'll be watching the thread without making any more posts now ... because I don't know what to say any more. I am speechless. Silver, that's beyond imagination! WOW!
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The longer I watch this thread to more I am AMAZED by the work that you are doing.
    The interior of this APC is BEYOND BELIEF!!! I like how you have made the all of the seats (especially the seat for the console and how you made it slide on the rail).
    With that being said, there really is only one thing that I can do at this moment, I am making this thread a "STICKY"!
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
  5. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Dang, I'd say your showing off, but it looks so great! (Show off!:p)
  6. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    And Ag2O SHOULD show off!!!!!:thumb:

    I have stapled my lips together to stop my jaw hitting the floor every time I look at this unbelievable build.

    I am gob-smacked!!
  7. Yenkee2

    Yenkee2 paper destroyer

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    Details are awesome... I`m feel realy as a little boy. Especialy chairs are beyond my reach.
    :eek::eek::eek:
  8. Danscrew

    Danscrew Danscrew

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    Heu.................this built is a joke right !

    The paper craft take a new lever here !

    Fantasmagoric job Sil'
  9. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    I start to believe that silver is indeed building a life-size APC with real seats and weapons and edits the pictures he posts in Photoshop to make all the parts look as if they were made of paper. :twisted:
  10. Rogerio Silva

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    Hmmmm...

    You know what? It doesn't sound that crazy, when you give it some thought... sign1sign1
  11. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    With the correct equipment and know-how it is quite simple to make real-life objects look like scale miniatures. Take a look the first half of Sherlock's opening sequence:
    [YOUTUBE]9ZABO1mNuSc[/YOUTUBE]
    :thumb:
  12. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Aliens M-557



    There are too many comments to reply to so as a whole, thanks to all of you for looking in and making your kind remarks. There is so much going on with this model and everytime I work on it, I find something new to make. I have to give thanks to Jan for his initial basic model, I just worked some of my skills into it.

    Here is a follow up on the seating arrangements. One thing I did not mentioned. is that I drill a hole near the top to insert the safety bar clip. The C-ration boxes are the old style, I will upload the MRE large box later on in the build. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:thumb:

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  13. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    well Silver it's official, you suffer from AMS. Advanced Modelers Syndrome.
    :p
  14. Rogerio Silva

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    New diseases...

    Well, and got me UADS: Unstoppable Admiration Drooling Syndrome!
  15. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    What Can I say, "Guilty as charged"

    Yes, that may be true, but it is due to the love of the hobby.

    Here are more photos of the seat building process. Not shown is the drilling of the hole on the pylon for the safety bar. When you drill the hole, make sure it is on a flat surface so that the part will not unravel when drilling. Go slow while drilling the hole. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:thumb:

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  16. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Aliens M-557

    More details to go for the inside before the rear is closed up.

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  17. Rogerio Silva

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    Man, what are you gonna do next? Ripley, the Lieutenant, Sarge, and all the others?
    If you keep on doing this, you'll probable end up making a way to remote control it!

    FANTASTIC!
  18. Revell-Fan

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    An in-scale Alien Queen would be nice. Or an in-scale Drop Ship...:cool::cool::cool:
  19. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Aliens M-557

    I do have some Tamiya military figures on the side that may fit the bill, but that is an option I am working on.

    An ALIEN queen is a bit hard to do but a full scale 1.35 Cheyenne is a possibility, but it would be too big, way too big. It would eat up my display space.

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  20. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Is this a build thread or a tutorial? :p