It should also be noted that this is a casting of the ALIENS narc and not the ALIEN. Two VERY different models in details and dimensions. I agree with you Paul, this is a very poor rendering of the model.
I didn't pass judgment. I didn't need to. The pictures spoke for themselves. I just agreed with Paul's statements.
First the nose of this model is horrendously wrong. It is offset and far to small. Details are missing. The engine nozzles are incorrectly installed/back wards. The original casting off of the stolen Narc had a cockpit interior, as did the original. The landing gear pods seem incomplete/broken or they have been added incorrectly. The sides seem warped from your pictures.
Your casting may kick ass but the master you used was pretty much crap, there is no way it was an original pull, someone was blowing a lot of smoke up your ass man, sorry but these are just the facts. I hope you didn't pay to much for it.
Here is how the ALIENS Narc should look.
As far as reference all I have collected other than the model pictured ,is of the original ALIEN Narc.
A poor rendering... Then your standards are just too high. It may not be "perfect" but its far from "poor". I agree that there are some things about it that could be corrected but to say its poor is a bit much.
I don't require a lecture on my standards son. I am not ashamed to call them as I see them. Why should an individuals standards be anything other than HIGH when shelling out a lot of money for a product? Your god damn right I have high standards.
I think what Darkside72 is saying/expecting is with all of the build up and hoopla and then the curtain finally drops it wasn't what he expected and since it's a WIP maybe you can post pics of the completed one later..when all of the clean up and rescribing is done.
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Darkside, step aside please. Honestly, what makes you the king of all that is grand and holy? This is a HOBBY for christ sakes. Lighten it up.
MAN...I agree, I owned a pull from the actual model that I got from Paul F. himself...and built 3 of them with full interiors, this version looks rather nice just a little soft. Just be happy thay Chaucer44 is offering it! although the engines are reversed and need fixed. The nose being too small?, mine looked like that also.
Paul, will these pictures actually point out some of these "tells" so that the casting could definitely be identified as a later generation casting of the one that passed through your hands? Surely now, when you are pointing out the lineage of the model would be the time to do so?
I am sure that Cris obtained it legitimately but it would be nice to nail down the heritage of such a piece. I only ask this as Moderator of the Aliens Prop Replica Board as I like to have such information available in case the members are interested in purchasing.
I noticed a large casting of the Narcissus sold recently on e-bay to Rcrobert, so it will definitely be on the re-cast production line soon as he recasts EVERYTHING he buys, but I think that was a smaller version.
Cris, I know you are a busy man, but it does you no favours when such an obvious thing as having the engine nozzles on backwards is shown on your first casting. I would suggest that even if it was cast that way on the version you got, you cut them off and reverse them. As for the rest, I don't know much about the detailing, but that blares out.
Excuse me if I'm wrong, but wasn't that ship stolen right after it was on display? And if it was stolen, weren't you worried about owning a stolen piece of studio Property....and then recasting it?????? Or is it a complete fan made replica? Wasn't sure when you say "Original" if it was the original screen used one, or the "original replica that was molded".... Just curious about it...
Also, just wondering... since you put "tells" into the piece, it's no longer screen accurate... that kinda sucks for collectors if you told them it was.
Ah once again an uninformed rumor posted about the Narcissus.
Let me spell it out for you one more time.
Back when they were doing Alien war they wanted to use some of the original props from the film. Just so happens that a container at Heathrow airport was storing most of the hero costumes and props from the film. These pieces were liberated by the Alien War people and some pieces were taken that they weren't allowed to take.
Regardless, Fox nor Jim Cameron never filled a police report and the container was later emptied and the contents shipped to Fox.
So you see the Narcissus was taken and is used in some of the video shots in Alien War, so it was on the allowed to be taken list.
After it was used, someone did liberate the piece and most of the props in private hands. In other words if the studio doesn't know you have that original prop, most likely it was liberated (stolen) by someone that worked on the film or dug it out of the trash.
Some have heard that it was stolen from Bob Burns. That is an outright lie and Bob burns will tell you that himself. He was promised the piece by Jim Cameron. When the piece was taken from the container, it never resurfaced.
So being promised something and actually owning it were two different things.
It was offered to Bob Burns before I even considered buying the piece, but he didn't have the cash to pay for such a high priced piece.
Once I bought the Narc I offered the piece to Bob Burns, but after paying $5000 for the piece, he didn't want to reimburse me for the prop.
Instead he wanted to give me some props in trade, which would have been fine, but what he wanted to give me was no where near what the Narc was worth or even what I paid for it.
Anyway, I bought the Narc way after the limitations had run out of the liberation of the Narc. Believe me I checked and even notified Fox and Bob Burns when I bought this piece.
And as for putting tells onto something, if I didn't do it some of the replicas I was making back in 95' would be passed off as originals.
Archive this thread, it's the last time I will tell the Narc story.
You can believe what you want, you can ask Bob Burns, but the piece was legitimate and was never stolen, unless you consider that original prop you got from a buddy under the table as stolen.