Aliens Corp. Hicks' Shotgun build (scrap & real parts combo)

bigbisont

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I decided my aliens 'weapons wall' needed an accurate replica of Hicks' Ithaca 37 Shotgun.

Recreating his 'sawed off' Featherlight with an MP40 grip seemed like a fun job.


Started with some 'scrap'. These were bits from a broken airsoft mossburg 500 and the the handle cut off from a cheap MP40
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Then set about to collect a few "real" parts from an actual Ithaca 37 (the forend isn't quiiiiiit right. The pattern is just a bit off. The forend slide assembly was pretty beat up too so I had to cut it in order to clean it up).
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The other odd bits were fabbed up from PVC pipe and plastruct
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Of course lots of bondo, steel stick, and contour putty!
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Now, most of the pics of the shotgun how it appears today look as if it has had the 'blue' completely stripped off revealing the shiny metal. The paint job I was going for is based on this prop shot during filming. The blue is obviously still present, just beat up.

The actual production prop photo:
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My final product:
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And here he is with his "buddies" (some more finished than others;) )
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So yeah, def a fun build. Thanks for looking!
 
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bigbisont

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Thanks guys.

Think I may try a 'real parts'/airsoft combo to make Vaz's pistol next. That one will be much harder if I want to keep the airsoft functionality. I just wish someone would make an accurate model 39, but alas no. I will need to heavily modify a model 59 or something.
 
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