Project Dropship 1:24 / Aliens

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Alien99, May 30, 2014.

  1. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    Little progress with the APC and some blínd steps...like thisone.:mad:

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    The front side angle is really wrong , if you look at the life size APC...there is barelly none in the nose section.

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    the USCM TM is wrong again (or the blueprint was made for the (1:10?..1:8? APC model )

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    one hour was wasted...
    after some ....break I´m back with rebuilding nose section...:)
    new mass for cutting..and modelling is on it´s place:rolleyes:

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    for better proportion the driver´s door was made:)

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    new side - front - nose angle is 4 degrees. Work is done within 2 hours (including those edge cuts)

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    ...and finally ..front lights :cool:

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    ..and whole thing in video capture from AutoCad.



    hope that the video is linked correctly ;)
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  2. zathros

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

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    The APC looks fantastic. I thought it did before but what do I know. ;) You video posted perfectly . All proceeds smoothly
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    The APC is coming along NICELY!
    I like the videos that you include to show what all you are doing and how you do it!
  4. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    WOW! Definitely no angle in the nose! :)
  5. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    today´s most important progress...finally the APC has a face:)

    ...The driver´s VISOR :borg:

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    and....turret base:cyclops:

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    ..and overall view :D

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    and thanks for inspiring comments from all of you ;)
  6. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    work continues with the front turret ;)

    rough shape.

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    Then I´ve noticed something...and I called " Shorter barrel issue"o_O
    If you look at the pictures of after shooting wasted APC prop, you will see in front one gun barrel shorter than the other one at the turret.

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    at first i thought, that the one of the barrels is crippled because of destroing the prop after filming, BUT....if you look at the APC in the movie, then... :eek:!?

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    this disharmony was probably some sort of purpose of special effects crew.
    (because of loading mechanism of each barrel maybe):rolleyes:
    you can write your reasons below...Iĺl be glad...;)
    anyway...I´m counting wit this anomaly in my model :D

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    and overall view - detail:cool:

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    and the whole thing...for now;)

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  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    It is AMAZING, how much detail you are pouring into this project!!!
    I am REALLY LOOKING FORWARD to seeing how this turns out!!!
  8. biggusdoggus

    biggusdoggus New Member

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    Awesome work. I'm kinda hoping at this stage that you complete the APC before going back to the dropship - I'm thinking (selfishly) that'll be much easier to tackle, and give me something to do while waiting from the dropship. Thanks for the work you're putting in - the results so far are outstanding and very it's exciting to watch progress. I find myself popping into the forum daily in the hope you've added more.

    Re the gun lengths, although they are "parked" - not firing - in the pics you have, could it be that they are intended to recoil one after the other a bit like this? It would be a short step from that idea to parking them one in, one out so as to speed up the initial shot ....

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  9. ASC Mclaren

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    Could be offset for loading and ejection chutes, like the .50 cals on a P-51.
  10. Revell-Fan

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    Eagle eyes! :)
  11. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    ASC Mclaren - exactly...something like this

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  12. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    For the "same lenght barrels fans" I´ll make exchangeable front covers:D


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    and today´s progress.....the rocket silos (or grenade launchers?!)o_O

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    towing (coupling) device is done..:cool:
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    overall view

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    and whole thing in videocapture :rolleyes:

  13. Alien99

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    todays progress....crew door:D

    the hole:rolleyes:

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    door layout

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    door created:cool:

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    things around the door (rails ect..);)

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    and opened door:eek:

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    small thing on the roof (flash light and some sort of holders)o_O

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  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This APC looks like it is going to be a work of art all on to its own.
  15. biggusdoggus

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    one thing I noticed that I think you might have missed ... (sorry if you were coming back to this part and would have done it, or if you'd already dismissed it as not important, but you do seem to be fairly OCD about details) ...

    On the gun turret, the thickest band, the bit directly below the two guns, is not a solid piece looking at the photos. It looks like it's actually in two parts with the split being about a third of the way up. I wonder if perhaps that joint is where the movement takes place - ie the bottom third of the band is the lower face of some sort of bearing housing, and that stays stationary while everything above it turns.

    Hope that makes sense, apologies if it's out of place.

    Work so far is brilliant - really loving the quality of this design.
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  16. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    biggusdoggus. I know about that. Ithough that this "stripe" on the turret will be done in texture because there is really small material mass difference between those two collars.:)
    ....Iĺl think about that.;)...this thing will be important in bigger scale of this model....we talk about 1:10, 1:8 scales...(in this time the model has no scale ...actually I building it in 1:1 scale with one thing in mind...this is a papermodel with paper parts and how can i make them after unfolding it into flat paper sheet ;)
  17. Revell-Fan

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    This is what I do. After modeling is complete I resize the model and unfold it.
  18. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

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    This is coming along great!