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  1. RICHIES ARMOR

    RICHIES ARMOR Sr Member

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    I have access for 2 days to the original ALIEN motion tracker , the cat box and the Emergency helmet. Anyone need any specific pics??

    I will sign back on Sat night or Sun AM. Please be specific.

    Thanks

    Richie
     
  2. T2SF

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    Wasn't that cat cage from Bob Barkers collection? Can i request 360 degree angle views of all items :lol
     
  3. darendoc

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    Um... Bob BURNS, actually. ;)
     
  4. T2SF

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    I get my Bobs confused, and remember to spay and neuter your pets at LV-426. :lol
     
  5. Birdie

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    Can you Id any of the parts from the tracker other than the Ice Tray, vernier dial, slider switches, and gully cover?

    Would really like to ID the parts I've ringed. Are those parts metal or plastic?

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    We theorised in the past that the front 'probe' was a metal CRT cover, and the part on struts some kind of cycle milo, or similar. Any thoughts?

    Would love to see decent pics all round of this prop, particularly the front panel details and those parts I've ringed. Any help much appreciated :)
     
  6. Birdie

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    Some good shots of the disks next to the ice tray would be very welcome too :thumbsup
     
  7. RICHIES ARMOR

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    Ive taken many pics. ll focus on those details today. I do beleive all the top details youve circled are white plastic but Ill try to confirm today.

    Richie
     
  8. clanger68

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    Wow, you lucky devil Richie!

    All six sides of Jonesy's cat box would be most appreciated. :)

    If it's not too loate.

    Cheers,

    Andy
     
  9. aliensarchive

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    Emergency helmet please!
     
  10. Harry Harris

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    Everything please! :)

    Harry
     
  11. slave1pilot

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    If you don't spend at least 12 hours shooting pics of every conceivable angle, then you aren't worth your salt.:lol
     
  12. Alan Cross

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    I need you to shoot the motion tracker in the hands of a naked, slender, and shaved, female model. i'll need coverage of every conceivable angle -- even angles that include the motion tracker. Thanks.

    Alan
     
  13. Clutch

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    That thing sure looks like a piece of crap in person. lol!

    Oh, and very cool!
     
  14. SSgt Burton

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    What is the original colour of the Tracker? Some pics it looks like it could be light gray or even silver- others it looks brown or OD.


    Kevin
     
  15. Clutch

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  16. Gigatron

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    a few shots of the * piece under the drain cover, the CRT cover/ "probe" and any macro shots of the tach/speedo thing on top as well as those parts that Simon circled. Anything that might reveal a part number/manufacturer/country of origin. Sometimes you get lucky like that. I discoverd a manufacturer AND part number on the emitter part of the funky jawa blaster just by taking a close-up picture of the piece.

    Hey Simon, any progress? 2 years of looking for an ice cube tray and STILL nothing :cry:lol.

    EDIT: In the pic that Clutch posted, if you look at the side of the CRT cover (right side of tube as we're looking at it, about 2:00 position), there seems to be a uniform discoloration that looks like it might be a manufacturer's mark or part number. See if you can verify anything that might be there.

    -Fred
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2009
  17. HAL9000

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    Boy that Jonesy cat transporter sure looks like a Sewing machine case
    my mother had! (in the 70's)
     
  18. phase pistol

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    Now that's an impressive ALIEN display. :thumbsup
     
  19. Birdie

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    No, but I probably have the largest collection of vintage ice cube trays in the north of England.

    I use them to mix paint in ;)
     
  20. Gigatron

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    :lol:lol Now that's funny :lol:lol

    My tracker keeps taunting me. It's on the display shelf, next to the MR tracker, with all the loose parts sitting next to it :cry:lol.

    -Fred
     
  21. nick daring

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    Very cool!

    Can't wait to see pics of everything!!

    Nick
     
  22. RICHIES ARMOR

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    I havent had time to read thru the thread yet. Just walked in the door. Ill try to get detailed pics on this thread and answer any questions that I can in the next few days.


    Thanks

    richie
     
  23. RICHIES ARMOR

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    Ok heres soem pics. I do have many more up close details and will postb all asap.

    Please knowthat I have not studied this in any way so Im not too familiar with the names of the details. If anyone wants to snipe these and add any kind of commnets , manipulate them etc please do.

    Richie

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  24. clanger68

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    No Catbox piccies! :(
     
  25. RICHIES ARMOR

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    I have those as well. Ill post those asap.

    Richie
     
  26. Flix4Me

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    Thanks for sharing these, Richie. This is very cool. :)


    KC
     
  27. clanger68

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    You are now 'officially' my hero! :)

    Cheers Richie, thanks for doing and sharing these.

    Andy
     
  28. Gigatron

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    Great pictures, Richie.

    In picture 13, is there a way to get a more focused picture of that piece? It looks like there may be some kind of ID tag or something on the bottom of that piece and it's been driving us nuts as to what it may be.

    And the long probe thing sticking out the front (the CRT shield), are there any numbers or manufacturer's mark on that, as well?

    Thanks,
    Fred
     
  29. RICHIES ARMOR

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  30. Gigatron

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    Any and all help is greatly appreciated, Richie :cool.

    It does indeed look like the shoved a wood dowel down the CRT shield, most likely for support purposes. But if you say there are no numbers anywhere on the piece, we're no worse off than we were before :lol.

    Looking forward to pics of the speedo canister :)

    -Fred
     
  31. SSgt Burton

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    These pics rock! Thanks Richie!

    Kevin
     
  32. stephen210

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    I wanted to add that Mr. Bob Burns was so nice in letting us touch, feel, photograph this outstanding pieces of history.

    He is the coolest guy.

    S.
     
  33. RICHIES ARMOR

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    Double post.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2009
  34. RICHIES ARMOR

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    A Couple more:

    Key:

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    Richie
     
  35. Flix4Me

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    Excellent! :thumbsup


    KC
     
  36. Clutch

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    You had the gahones to pull the key out!? lol!
     
  37. RICHIES ARMOR

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    I would have turned it on had I known the batteries were still good!!!

    BTW: The sounds were operated by a mirco swith under the handle in the middle. I have a pic Ill post.

    Richie
     
  38. Clutch

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    LoL!

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  39. Birdie

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    That's a Vauxhall car ignition key.

    Speedo seems to have lettering CH 1 thru 4?
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2009
  40. Rik1138

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    This is cool... Not that we need proof, but I was going through some behind-the-scenes photos from Alien, and I found the first picture below. It shows two motion trackers sitting on a table on the set of the ship. The one with the egg tray facing us is clearly the one Burns had on display. There's a few scratches in the paint that match up perfectly... :cool

    Also note, the other tracker has a hole in the end of the 'tracking tube'... I don't have a shot of the end of the other one, so I can't say if it was like that at the time of filming.

    Also, a closer shot of the other side of the non-Burns tracker. You can see writing on the side of the 'tracking tube', and there's at least one piece of tubing missing from his which you can see here... The writing says:
    ELECTRO MAG FIELD TRACE
    And the detailing on the tube looks like pieces of black tape...
     
  41. mik

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    With all the renewed interest in the original Alien, I have to rewatch it again.
     
  42. Stilgar

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    So many firsthand ref-images after all these years... :thumbsup
    Just too cool what surfaces by time!
     
  43. Jonesythecat

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    Do you have more pictures the Nostromo jacket in the back?
    Thanks a lot
     
  44. stephen210

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    Little bits.


    Okay I cast up a bunch of these. Now to get the rest of the parts.

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  45. stephen210

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    If someone is working on a tracker or need some of these pm me.

    Best
    Steve
     
  46. Funky

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    Can I just come by and pick some up? :lol
     
  47. DerekStanley

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    Re: ALIEN:I have original in motion tracker/Emergency helmet in hand!! Anyone need pi

    Who the HELL cobbled that piece of crap together ? The Gaffers 4 year old son? They really didn't expect close scrutiny did they?
     
  48. DerekStanley

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    Mind you,Thinking about it Ash did ACTUALLY cobble it together in a few hours didn't he? Sorry mate......well done! ( for a synthetic).
     
  49. propologist

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    man i do like this , great pictures. Did we ever figure out which Ice-cube tray it is ?
     
  50. jasonw2112

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    Wow! I'm new to the board, and I'm very impressed! Nice pics!
     

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