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    Jul 4, 2014, 8:25 AM - Finished The Eighth Passenger #1

    Hello everyone. With this new thread starts a new replica of the ALIEN HR Giger version. This time I will try to be more technical than the previous ALIEN built by me. This new alien will have a trellis that runs the full height, which will allow you to mount / unmount ALIEN, legs, torso, arms, head, tail, rear tubes. Some of these parts will be assembled by means of magnets. I'm still undecided on the height. The original should be around 233 cm, but I'd like to get about 260 cm. It will support on a wooden base with a thickness of only 2 cm, with the ability to add wheels. The previous base was 20.5cm high. The pose will be like the one on display at the museum, because other poses that I had suggested in the previous thread are bulky and, in my humble opinion, less disturbing.

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    This new sculpture will be more faithful to the original, with regard to the proportions, with head and feet large, and hamstring deflated. The fill volume will be polystyrene, coated with clay / cellulose-based that air dries.



    To align the model to the original, I used this picture, I had to change by turning the chest and head, because it seems that these original parts are a bit 'drooping toward the rear.

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    To be continued.
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    Jul 7, 2014, 7:39 PM - Re: New lifesize Giger Alien Version #2

    Here you gentlemen a first draft of the frame.
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    Dec 3, 2014, 6:56 AM - Re: New lifesize Giger Alien Version #3

    Hello everyone,
    I took some time off.
    Now resume the project ALIEN bis.
    I designed a cutter for polystyrene and now I'm building.
    In previous sculpture of ALIEN, I used a red-hot blade manual, but I had to leave 1 cm more material, because it is difficult to cut orthogonally and the excessive heat created holes. So, very earnest rasp, to achieve the correct size.
    With this cutter, everything should be more comfortable and precise and allow me to cut the finite size + 1mm.
    It can cut a maximum thickness of 570mm. is adjustable in height, through a vertical register and a horizontal recovery of harmonic steel wire 0.5mm thickness. Will have a potentiometer and a 100 vatt transformer.
    The base is of plywood 1000x1000x15mm, on which pennellato three coats of primer and two protective wax.
    It's nothing incredible, but perhaps someone may be interested to build one.
    Here are some pictures...


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    Greetings and see you soon.
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    Dec 3, 2014, 8:32 AM - Re: New lifesize Giger Alien Version #4

    WOW! this is all looking very precise
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    Dec 9, 2014, 4:10 AM - Re: New lifesize Giger Alien Version #5

    It works !!!
    I can use any section of harmonic steel wire and any length in the range from 150mm to 550mm, because I can adjust the amount of electric current with the potentiometer, from zero up to melt the wire. Size also fit the extruded polystyrene XPS, that with the normal cutters from 0.2mm would be very slow, due to the density of XPS. The first thing is done. The next step will be to build the mask frame assembly.

    Until next time.

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    Dec 17, 2014, 3:41 AM - Re: New lifesize Giger Alien Version #6

    Hello everyone,
    the frame is almost finished. It remains to fix the graft by the tail.
    The next step is to cut the extruded polystyrene (XPS) based on the silhouettes of alien, and create the grooves to accommodate the frame. I thought I would do this by heating a tube and melt the polystyrene. If I use a tube smaller than that which will be hosted, I think the most accurate measure of jaundice. This method is faster and less strenuous manual cutter.

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    Dec 18, 2014, 11:15 AM - Re: New lifesize Giger Alien Version #7

    Hello everyone,
    here is the full frame with graft tail.
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    This, however, is the support for comfortably operate on the bust when it is not mounted on the legs.
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    Dec 28, 2014, 4:02 AM - Re: New lifesize Giger Alien Version #8

    Hello everyone,here is some progress. I cut the boundaries of the parts on transparent sheets,that will help me bring the details on polystyrene. I used a hot iron to make the channels that house the aluminum frame. Then I packed with glue the frame inside the panels. The electric cutter allowed me to cut the pack of glued panels,also in the lateral direction,putting under a thickness and two aluminum bars to equalize the discontinuous profile and to obtain orthogonal cuts. This is a bust and I will do the same for the other parts of the body. See you at the next progress.

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    Dec 30, 2014, 12:19 PM - Re: New lifesize Giger Alien Version #9

    Alien wip...
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    Dec 30, 2014, 3:20 PM - Re: New lifesize Giger Alien Version #10

    You don't hang about do you!
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    Jan 4, 2015, 2:53 PM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #11

    here is some progress,some embroidered with tape.
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    Today the department store I found these parts used to Giger alien. when I needed I found them not even cry. Today I do not need,I find an avalanche.
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    is the fate that makes fun of me?
    I forgot, someone can give me a picture of the front of the skull Giger Alien. If that there are different versions,like that of Rambaldi,but I do not know which is the original Giger (possibly in front view) thanks.
    See You Soon
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    Jan 14, 2015, 8:28 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #12

    Looking good!
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    Jan 19, 2015, 3:56 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #13

    Clutch said: View Post
    Looking good!
    Thanks Clutch.

    This weekend I completed the fixing system of "exhausts" and the rear fin. In fact, even if it would be enough, would add little magnets that will block those small oscillations that may be moving the statue, caused by the small space between the square tubes (male / female). I also created a fastening arm, which is more complex, because the arm has two angles and most distances to be checked while making the fixing.

    See you next.

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    Jan 19, 2015, 10:14 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #14

    Wow, another build? Loved the first one and can't wait to see this one too.

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    Jan 21, 2015, 9:38 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #15

    Excellent!
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    Jan 21, 2015, 10:28 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #16

    Daredevil665 Wow just wow! I mean i thought the last one was amazing and you are already making another epic. Well done sir!
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    Jan 22, 2015, 6:56 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #17

    Leigh said: View Post
    Excellent!
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    Daredevil665 Wow just wow! I mean i thought the last one was amazing and you are already making another epic. Well done sir!
    Thanks guys,
    Hello everyone,
    I would like to know your opinions about the fingers of the alien hand.
    In the film, the fingertips of the alien are joined, instead the model made by HR Giger, that I believe was used to get the molds, the tips are separated, as can be seen in the reproduction of Yoshihiko Sano. Like you the favorite? In your opinion, why they joined in the film? anyone knows their history about it?

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    Jan 22, 2015, 10:12 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #18

    They glued them together to give the actor the ability to move all 6 fingers, of course with his hand only in 5 'glove' fingers.
    Still, If you're asking for preferences, personally I prefer the glued fingers to the spread open hand. Feels right probably because they were like that on film. The on film and as seen on film is always my preference...but that's just me.
    Keep up the great work.

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    Jan 22, 2015, 11:48 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #19

    I agree with David "as on screen" looks best they also continued this idea with the alien from ALIENS. If it were up to me, I'd go with the stuck together fingers


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    Jan 22, 2015, 12:36 PM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #20

    DAVIDYR1 said: View Post
    They glued them together to give the actor the ability to move all 6 fingers, of course with his hand only in 5 'glove' fingers.
    Still, If you're asking for preferences, personally I prefer the glued fingers to the spread open hand. Feels right probably because they were like that on film. The on film and as seen on film is always my preference...but that's just me.
    Keep up the great work.

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    I agree with David "as on screen" looks best they also continued this idea with the alien from ALIENS. If it were up to me, I'd go with the stuck together fingers


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    I too agree, even though I like them both. I think the look "Xenomorph" (xeno = unusual and morpho = form) befits better with a form that does not make sense in nature, because they are two separate fingers at the base but united in the tip. Never seen in nature. It might seem similar to the chameleon, but those of the chameleon are not formed by two fingers together. Then Alien is similar to the human, has a tail with sting like the scorpion, wove like a spider, comes from eggs like cockroaches, have exhausts on his back, and nerve fibers are exposed without skin and resembles death. Xenomorph is just one!

    Yesterday evening I had tacked the form, but I did not want to influence your choices.
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    Thus, I needed to have greater peace of mind.

    Thank you very much participation.
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    Jan 22, 2015, 4:38 PM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #21

    Woo hoo! Another Alien sculpt! Can't wait!
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    Jan 28, 2015, 5:14 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #22

    nick daring said: View Post
    Woo hoo! Another Alien sculpt! Can't wait!
    Thanks Nick.

    Hello everyone,
    I tried to make the teeth from a supplier which owns professional 3D printers. The material is ULTEM, incredibly hard and with excellent surface finish. He estimated the tail of ALIEN, 2.75 meters long, 400 . I will spend more to make it manually, including material and labor, and not be completely accurate as rapid prototyping. I fear that we sculptors ended, unless we learn to sculpt on the computer?


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    Jan 29, 2015, 2:11 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #23

    Awesome! but it looks sooo familiar
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    Jan 29, 2015, 2:45 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #24

    Leigh said: View Post
    Awesome! but it looks sooo familiar
    Thanks Leigh, is, indeed, as always, you have inspired me, because if I want to make the molds of the jaw with teeth, it becomes more complicated and could not be good. So your method is the best. But this was also a test to see the quality of this technology, which in that area must be especially precise. Given the relatively low cost, I could replicate the entire jaw, using rapid prototyping, and make molds fiberglass only for larger volumes.

    This is the part above, made with two different materials and different printers: ULTEM with high mechanical properties and weighing over from professional printer; Corn extract from home printer.

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    Feb 2, 2015, 3:40 AM - Re: The Eighth Passenger #25

    Hello everyone,
    here is the inner jaw. Failed of good quality, but I knew, for the settings of the 3D printer. However, sanding a bit ', I can improve them. These pieces are good for a dimensional and functional verification, but not for the definitive, for which will be made with 3d laser printer, or sintered.
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