Alien / Nostromo Uniforms


Mechanized

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Little bit of progress now that my knock off Cons made it in. Lugz we’re way too big. So they went back. Ideally, I’d like to use some PF Flyers but haven’t had any luck yet.

Onto the fun.

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I had a lot of zip-ties and so I used Mike J.’s method in painting the D-rings. Worked well.

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Faux leather here but got some more accurate looking material on the way. I should finish up the lacing tabs tonight then onto the front toe bumpers. Lastly paint and weathering :)

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Also made sure I didn’t forget about that third eyelet on the inside;) Didn’t come out identical to the others, but hey. It’s there, haha.

Depending on how they look finished, I may remake the D-rings with some others I have. ‘Till the next one.
 
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Mechanized

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Shoe update:

All the tabs for the bumpers have been cut and ready to glued on. Once glued in place I’ll paint them to match the color of the shoes.
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I also ordered a cheap Brett hat to beat up and weather. Looks decent enough. I plan to make something a little more to my liking sometime down the line.
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Finished the first shoe and it looks…okay. Probably should have made the tabs a bit more skinny. Learning what to-do and what not-to-do on the next ones:)
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More to come.
 

Jason1428

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Shoe update:

All the tabs for the bumpers have been cut and ready to glued on. Once glued in place I’ll paint them to match the color of the shoes.
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I also ordered a cheap Brett hat to beat up and weather. Looks decent enough. I plan to make something a little more to my liking sometime down the line.
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Finished the first shoe and it looks…okay. Probably should have made the tabs a bit more skinny. Learning what to-do and what not-to-do on the next ones:)
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More to come.

Shoe update:

All the tabs for the bumpers have been cut and ready to glued on. Once glued in place I’ll paint them to match the color of the shoes.
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I also ordered a cheap Brett hat to beat up and weather. Looks decent enough. I plan to make something a little more to my liking sometime down the line.
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Finished the first shoe and it looks…okay. Probably should have made the tabs a bit more skinny. Learning what to-do and what not-to-do on the next ones:)
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More to come.
The toe taps look great & look the right size, well done , what did you cut them from ?
 

Mechanized

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The toe taps look great & look the right size, well done , what did you cut them from ?
Thank you very much. To cut the rubber I used a rotary fabric cutter, ruler, and calipers. Clear Gorilla Glue gel to attach them.

I have a pair of PF Flyers on the line which are my ideal shoe. Both for comfort and looks. Hopefully I can snag those:)

joberg, thanks mate. I should have some cool updates soon. Not just shoe related either;)
 

Mechanized

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Decided to give the watch a-go. Went with the Casio F-91 because of its size. Fits me wrist a bit better. I also went brushed metal because it’s different and curious how it would look. I like it.

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Surround from Shapeways. Ima clean it up more and then repaint. In my excitement I rushed to piece it all together:) Just based on how cool this looks, I may still get a couple of the A-100(s). Lol. Slightly more accurate too.
 
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Mechanized

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Lovely details like the watches are a must for that costume:cool::cool:
Agree. I’ve always liked the watches of Alien and Aliens. Excited to have something like the original.


I went ahead and bought a couple Casio
A-100 watches (one off eBay for $30!) and another surround from Shapeways. Version 2 should be a little more accurate.

Have some new final completion pictures my V.1 shoes soon. Happy Halloween to everyone :)
 

Mechanized

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As mentioned, here is the progress on the Casio a-100we.

I bought the chrome/silver one. Very shinny. Didn’t like that so I decided to dull it down with a flat clear coat.
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After the clear coat I forgot about the buttons. No problem. Grabbed some tape and a leather hole punch.
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Finished results and the watches are, well, more dull. Lol.
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I am considering painting black to be more accurate. However I’m going to try this look out first and move forward from there. Next post will be the finished a-100s and PF flyers:)

Before I go, here are the finished v.1 shoes (pre weathering).

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I’d really like to put a WY water slide decal on the heels or something like that. So if anyone knows someone or you yourself can help me, I’d be very grateful.

Take care, everyone.
 

Mechanized

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Rare find. Looks like it was modified(?)
I’m in just as much shock at finding it as the rest of you. Which is why I’m not worried too much about the condition.

As for as the modification, you’d probably know better than me. Lol. It did say 1960s so maybe there is some differences.

Here is a couple more pictures I saved
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I’ll be sure and post some more whenever the jacket arrives.

Edit*
NostromoCrew, you were correct. Looking off the measurements and I actually emailed the company, the sleeves are much shorter than originally. About 2 inches shorter.
 
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joberg

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Very lucky to find that type of jacket(y) Love the shoes, but it's begging to have the "used look"; it's too white (or maybe it's the lighting in the pics:unsure:). Eager for the next update!
 

Draco Wolfsbane

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Those look amazing septic Great work.

No updates for myself. Still waiting on my shoes to arrive and need to buy different d-rings. Although seeing the d-rings on your finished shoes (I think I got the same ones), they actually look pretty good. I may keep the ones I have. At least for now.

Also for the general community, I was curious about Ripely's jacket. Any information on what's show below?

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I have only seen this jacket in green before, did they make them in this brown colour also? Or dyed for the film?
 

Mechanized

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I have only seen this jacket in green before, did they make them in this brown colour also? Or dyed for the film?
So far in my short research I’ve only seen it in olive. NostromoCrew mentioned to me, and I’m inclined to agree, Ripley’s was dyed brown.

For the one being made I think im going to just go w/ a brown fabric. In my experience dyeing a garment that size evenly can be difficult.

The original one I ordered will stay as-is.
 

joberg

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So far in my short research I’ve only seen it in olive. NostromoCrew mentioned to me, and I’m inclined to agree, Ripley’s was dyed brown.

For the one being made I think im going to just go w/ a brown fabric. In my experience dyeing a garment that size evenly can be difficult.

The original one I ordered will stay as-is.
I think that everyone agrees that the jacket was dyed for production;)
 

Mechanized

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Finished the watch

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I’ll may keep this look for awhile and then paint black later down the line. Time will tell.

Also with the help of smagda64 I got some decals printed up. Tested on my AirPods. Worked well. So I threw a couple on my shoes. Looks…okay. It’s a detail that won’t get seen much anyways.

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PF flyers are done but I got lazy with taking photos. That’s also why everything is on my work table. Hahah.

Till the next one folks:)
 

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