First test for animated chest-burster prop. Prop controller first sets off the windshield wiper motor which shakes the body and then triggers an air ram to pop the little baby Alien out the chest. Very happy with the first test. Now some fine-tuning and sound (and of course to skin the baby Alien).
Ripley's Flamethrower T-Minus 34 Days
Other than some finer details (if I have time) I consider this build complete too. And its humble beginings:
Alien Eggs T-Minus 34 Days
Other than a little slime and the ultimate positioning in the haunted house, these are done. I do have green LEDs for them as well as blue LEDs to light up the fog from the fog machine. There’s one closed, one opening, and one open.
Alien Xenomorph Head T-minus 34 days
Since I have some followers because of a few re-posts from the Aliens and Predators tumblr (thanks guys!) it’s only fair that I post a few updates to my multiple Alien-themed builds for this Halloween’s haunted house. Text will probably be scarce in these posts because of time, but after Halloween I get into the “how’s” of these. Anyway, here’s the progress on...
Building a Wearable Facehugger
1963 Studebaker Avanti 63R-1290 For Sale
Clean 1963 Studebaker Avanti R-1 289 V-8 automatic for sale. All numbers match frame/body/engine So many newer parts/repairs. Just needs finishing touches. Bodywork and paint (Avanti White) Fawn and Elk interior (new headliner) Transmission rebuilt with less than 300 miles on it New exhaust (2 years ago) New Power steering hoses Newer front bushings and tie rods Newer...
Chest Buster Prop - Week 1
This will be a animated prop - meaning that the chest buster will be attached to an air ram that will pop the little guy out of the chest. Here are the first pics. This is using a homemade torso that has been re purposed every year for different props. This face hugger will be removable and be able to be worn on someone’s face.
"Queen" Face Hugger
I call this thing a “queen” because it is a bit larger than the standard face hugger. I am going to use it as a “hero” prop and wanted something that will startle and be detailed, so I got a little bigger than normal. There will be a more to scale face hugger created for the chest buster prop. I still need to do the underside. Here is the chronicle of creating it in 2...
Alien Xenomorph Build - Week 1
One of my most ambitious builds is to see how much of a full-size Alien Xenomorph I can build by the October deadline. It’s almost embarrassing to post some of these pictures because I doesn’t look like much - but I can see it all in my head. I am continuing to massage the shape but it starts out with chicken wire and duct tape. This is based off the original Alien design which had a...
Haloween is right around the corner...
Until October, I am hijacking this tumblr blog (like I was writing on it anyway) to chronicle my Halloween haunted house build for 2011 - The theme is the movie Alien. This is just a warning.