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LastBattlestar's 1/16 Aliens APC

Post by LastBattlestar » Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:42 pm

Hi guys, yep, another side project away from the ongoing Galactica build! I've always been a massive Aliens/s fan and admired the realistic hardware and vehicles from those movies. But one vehicle I just HAD to have was the APC from Aliens- the toughest, meanest, coolest troop carrier ever seen on the screen. Again, it was supposed to be a quick build, but you know how it goes... :P

I hope you like it. I'm tickled pink with how it has turned out.

http://www.resinilluminati.com/showthre ... rd&page=13

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Re: LastBattlestar's 1/16 Aliens APC

Post by Cylon-Knight » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:11 am

BOWS DOWN!
You have some skills now, by golly! :)

I love the base you made to display it too. Spot on! Thanks for posting it, share more builds if you have em.
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Re: LastBattlestar's 1/16 Aliens APC

Post by Red Eye » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:41 am

Perfect build as usual!

How about building a studio-scale Nostromo next? :wink:
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Re: LastBattlestar's 1/16 Aliens APC

Post by Hand-Schaub » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:46 am

You really cover the bases well! Great build!

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Re: LastBattlestar's 1/16 Aliens APC

Post by GoldCylon » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:54 am

I love Aliens, and the equipment used, an I agree the baddest troop carrier ever. The build is outstanding. Question is this SS or was the SS larger?

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Re: LastBattlestar's 1/16 Aliens APC

Post by LastBattlestar » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:39 pm

Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind comments. Not studio scale I'm afraid. That would be nice, but the R/C model is quite a bit larger. My friend 'Raytheon' in England has built a number of APCs and was able to supply me with castings of the tricky parts like gun turrets and rails, so I drew up my own blueprints to the same scale using all the reference I could find. It certainly wasn't an easy build, not by a long shot. I definitely underestimated this subject. It's a deceptively trick shape with lots of intersecting angles.:shock: But it looks so cool that I just HAD to build it!

I've just worked out that you need to be registered to see the in-progress pics hosted on the site. Sorry about that, but I highly recommend that you join up and check out the pics of my model bench hell!

Mike
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Re: LastBattlestar's 1/16 Aliens APC

Post by LastBattlestar » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:06 pm

I whipped up a video of the APC build over the weekend- I hope you like it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-B6Rod8Uyg

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Re: LastBattlestar's 1/16 Aliens APC

Post by GoldCylon » Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:19 pm

That was great, and loved the opening credit work also. A awesome video, and a awesome APC. Thanks for sharing, and keep up the work on the Galactica.

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Re: LastBattlestar's 1/16 Aliens APC

Post by Cylon-Knight » Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:39 am

WOW - love the vid LastBattlestar. The Galactica is so cool next to the APC... it could fall over and squish it, it looked like! :twisted:
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