My Alien hatchet

Palantirion

Active Member
My first literal prop replica: Creating my own Alien (1979) emergency hatchet. Referencing from a PropStore listing I was able to track down the vintage ESTWING hatchet they used in production. Cleaned it up, masked and painted it, filled a hole in the butt and re-sculpted the damaged welds, then weathered it (sanding and faux via paint). A quick build, but particularly fun as I was doing pretty much exactly what the prop makers for Alien did back in 1978. A bit of experiential time travel.

Vintage:
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Sanding the rust off:
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Sealing the leather:
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After 2 coats of Rust Cap:
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Butt hole and damaged welds:
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Apoxie Sculpt to fill and rebuild the welds:
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Sanded and painted faux rust and metal (Tamiya paints), the rest was done with a file. Also not tiny maker's mark, so it can't be confused with a real prop.
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Finished:
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And on my weapon wall:
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septic

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Very cool!
This prop is on my list of things to recreate also; who couldn't love a "Space Axe!" :D
 

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