Aliens M577APC Full size build discussion thread

Luv4Filmz

Active Member
Cool. My 1:18 build might provide some reference for the interior.

I've looked at your 1:18 model and it's given me a few ideas for my lifesize build project, right now I'm looking at the "monitors", (with the movie on "pause"), whether a simple back-lit plastic screen of their "readouts", or individual screens with "looped" footage of the characters from the Aliens movie. Those screens in the movie are obviously dated by today's standards, I'll figure it out when the time comes. My scrapbook right now is full of notes, drawings, plenty to keep me busy.
 

joberg

Master Member
You probably saw the YouTube vid about Tony Chaney's APC (36"Long X 12"Width)?
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Luv4Filmz

Active Member
Building a lifesize mock-up of the Aliens APC will take time and money, but since my version would be built out of mostly plywood, it'll be cheaper, but it's still just a "prop" and what to do after it's built, and where to put it, hence my childhood dream of a "Movie Museum" here in the UK.

I've looked into financing it, the whole "crowdfunding", investors, and all that, and then I thought to myself, "why not specialise in custom-made movie car replicas", start small and gradually build my way up in order to fund my other replica projects, especially a lifesize Aliens APC.

Today I've been on the Chefs Creations website, looking at the Colonial Marines uniforms and armour etc. My idea is to use it in a "fan-based" movie on YouTube, with a green screen behind the APC. I've added that to my scrapbook, my "wishlist" of projects, and we'll just see what happens in the near future. Remember, if you don't have a dream, how do you expect to have a dream come true?
 
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Compo

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Building a lifesize mock-up of the Aliens APC will take time and money, but since my version would be built out of mostly plywood, it'll be cheaper, but it's still just a "prop" and what to do after it's built, and where to put it, hence my childhood dream of a "Movie Museum" here in the UK.

I've looked into financing it, the whole "crowdfunding", investors, and all that, and then I thought to myself, "why not specialise in custom-made movie car replicas", start small and gradually build my way up in order to fund my other replica projects, especially a lifesize Aliens APC.

Today I've been on the Chefs Creations website, looking at the Colonial Marines uniforms and armour etc. My idea is to use it in a "fan-based" movie on YouTube, with a green screen behind the APC. I've added that to my scrapbook, my "wishlist" of projects, and we'll just see what happens in the near future. Remember, if you don't have a dream, how do you expect to have a dream come true?
Where abouts are you in the U.K.?
 

Luv4Filmz

Active Member
What I would like to do is actually create a lifesize diorama, yes it sounds "mad", but it's worth the challenge. I just Googled "Aliens Diorama" to see what inspiration I could find, I saw these images, and that's what I would like to do, combined, and yes, create it lifesize. It'll be a lot of hard work, time and money, but worth it when complete..."it's game time".
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Luv4Filmz

Active Member
I've come up with another idea for the lifesize mock-up of the APC. I have a "fan-based" movie idea, it's called "Wing Cadets", and set here in the UK, it's a story about the RAF, set in the future.

Some scenes include "Combat Training", so I want the APC in the background, and if permission is granted, training with replica Pulse Rifles and Smartguns, so not the Colonial Marines obviously, but as a "homage" to the Aliens (1986) movie.

This allows "value for money" in building such a vehicle and finding uses for it, I want it in my museum, never give up on your dreams.
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