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    Mar 5, 2013, 9:01 PM - ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #1

    I've been super-inspired by Adam's latest Tested videos where he builds and weathers some beautiful cases. I especially loved his Bladerunner case. It;s a beautiful non-canon piece that totally honors the BR universe.

    Videos are here is you haven't seen them:
    One Day Builds: Adam Savage Demonstrates Weathering Tricks - Tested

    One Day Builds: Adam Savage Makes a Blade Runner Blaster Carrying Case - Tested

    So, I set out to create my own non-canon case from a movie I love (ALIEN). I also wanted to use the project to push my weathering techniques to make an original piece that looks authentic to the ALIEN universe.

    Here's the final product. It is a biological specimen containment case used on the Nostromo and ships of that era. This case was used to collect and transport alien biological specimens – under a strict quarantine. This case was abandoned in the bowels of the Nostromo after the alien samples were collected.

    The main case is a old plastic military surplus case found at a surplus store. It's big, (18" tall) and has beautiful character. Bonus is much of the "weathering" is done for me.

    The graphics are a combination of painted graphics done with frisket, and labels printed out on a laser printer. The fonts and graphics are based on known Alien/Weyland graphics with a bit Promethius thrown in for good measure. My favorite is the green winged-figure Weyland Megacorp label I found online. Following Adam's lead I set to scuff, scrape, sand, stain and age every label. The entire case has been scraped, stained and treated with several washed of acrylics bringing out every detail in the white plastic surface.

    Undo the rusted butterfly latches and you'll find four cataloged containment cylinders inside. The cylinders were created from PVC parts. Similar aging and graphics were used on the cylinders.

    The end result is immensely rewarding. It feels so REAL! And it was a fairly simple and quick project. Thanks, Adam for the inspiration.
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    Mar 5, 2013, 9:04 PM - Re: ALIEN Containment Case inspired by Adam Savage #2

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    Mar 5, 2013, 10:16 PM - Re: ALIEN Containment Case inspired by Adam Savage #3

    Ah really nice!

    Try carrying that through the airport some time
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    Mar 5, 2013, 10:24 PM - Re: ALIEN Containment Case inspired by Adam Savage #4

    Damn. That. Is. PRETTY.
    Now I feel like doing something similar too =D
    Only thing that bugs me is that the label reads "Weyland Corp" while, AFAIK, it was Weland-Yutani already in the Alien too (I think it was spelled "Weylan-Yutani" on some screen, without the d.) But even then, that is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.

    _A
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    Mar 5, 2013, 10:35 PM - Re: ALIEN Containment Case inspired by Adam Savage #5

    Well done!
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    Mar 5, 2013, 10:39 PM - ALIEN Containment Case inspired by Adam Savage #6

    Yep it's simply my preference for the Weyland logo over the Weyland-Yutani logo. Plus, all we know is that "sometime after Promethius", Weyland acquired Yutani. So it's plausible that these cases were still in circulation. Plus ... I just like it better
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    Mar 5, 2013, 10:41 PM - Re: ALIEN Containment Case inspired by Adam Savage #7

    That's a very good point, considering that Nostromo propably wasn't all that new a ship, and could be issued with older equipment.

    I take it back, I have nothing bad to say about it =D

    _A
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    Mar 5, 2013, 10:43 PM - Re: ALIEN Containment Case inspired by Adam Savage #8

    Somebody should make a little dinosaur cage like the one that holds a compsognathus in Jurassic Park 2.
  9. RPF Premium Member Valor's Avatar
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    Mar 6, 2013, 4:46 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #9

    Thanks for the compliments guys.
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    Mar 6, 2013, 5:18 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #10

    Thats pretty neat. I like how this is made from ordinary things and still looks so creepy haha
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    Mar 6, 2013, 5:40 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #11

    Fantastic!
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    Mar 6, 2013, 5:51 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #12

    Very nice
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    Mar 6, 2013, 6:10 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #13

    You sure that's not screen used? You picked up some deep background props didn't you? Excellent work!!!! That video is inspiring, isn't it? So is your build!
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    Mar 6, 2013, 7:49 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #14

    Awesome...and I see you used the blowtorch on the butterfly latches?
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    Mar 6, 2013, 7:55 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #15

    That looks fantastic. But why on earth did you open one of those cylinders. Who knows what you have unleashed
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    Mar 6, 2013, 7:55 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #16

    Dude that is awesome. I check tested pretty much every day, although i'd pretty much bet that almost every other member here does too. Adam Savage is just blindingly awesome
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    Mar 6, 2013, 10:45 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #17

    This is beautiful work!
    I'm green with envy. And turquoise with I-really-want-one-of-those.
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    Mar 6, 2013, 10:59 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #18

    Great job on your technique. Those one day build videos are great. I hope he keeps making them.
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    Mar 7, 2013, 9:23 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #19

    Like the engraved plate, riveted to the case. Can you share how you make it?

    -Skyler101
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    Mar 7, 2013, 9:30 PM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #20

    Not engraved at all. Printed out on a color printer with a piece of plexiglass over the top.

    Simple, cheap.
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    Mar 8, 2013, 12:40 AM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #21

    Valor said: View Post
    Not engraved at all. Printed out on a color printer with a piece of plexiglass over the top.

    Simple, cheap.
    Amazing, looks so real.
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    Mar 8, 2013, 5:16 AM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #22

    Very nice work! I'd love to find a case like that sometime. I really enjoy finds like that.

    When I was a lot younger I found some military-ammo cases buried in the ground, full of sand. We dug up three and they scattered amongst friends and slowly disappeared. No one has one anymore.
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    Mar 8, 2013, 6:23 AM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #23

    I found a possible inconsistency that you might want to fix.
    In the story behind this containment case, were the cylinders inside it the whole time, with the lid closed? If they were, then the cylinders should be as clean as the inside of the box (it looks pristine).
    But if the box was open, allowing the cylinders to become grimy, then the inside of the box should be grimy too (but it's pristine).
    The grey foam looks dirty, but the inner walls of the plastic box are too clean.

    Btw, what do these cautionary symbols mean?

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    Mar 8, 2013, 7:22 AM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #24

    Wonderful, beautiful work.
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    Mar 8, 2013, 10:57 AM - Re: ALIEN Weyland Containment Case (inspired by Adam Savage) #25

    This is awesome.

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