USS Sulaco / Aliens

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Alien99, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

    I ve started this thread because Im working at the 3D model of legendary ship TheUSS Sulaco from Aliens movie right now.
    It is a reaction to the questionnaire at my pages

    What would you like to build from sci-fi theme as a next papercraft?
    you can find it here ->

    And the winner is Uss Sulaco followed by the endoskeleton.:thumb:


    I must build it competely from zero.
    The 3d model from D.Proctor´s long lost Movie Mesh site is looking good, but there are some major differences between the 3d model and the prop photos from the movie. Second thing is that the Derrins 3d model is completely unuseful for unfolding.wall1
    ...but I still have it for dimensional reference..:rolleyes:


    Starting with top structure of the front part of the ship....By the reference pictures it is more rounded than the D.Proctor´s model


    hangar doors and main front sructure


    the hard part is coming...the antennas.....most difficult thing I ´ve ever maded,
    The reference photos ale not too clear...damn....Must see the whole bonus material from Quadrilogy:curse:


    antennas......the nightmare:cry:

  2. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

    now something from below...

    front array-section is How will I unfold such a thing...:mrgreen:


    I´ve pasted the uss Sulaco text for more acuracy and added some minor details into front section.


    different angle
  3. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

    I´ve rendered my work for better imagination...


    one with some reference photo...


    started the belly section of the ship


    some structures behind the front shields

  4. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

    more structures


    front belly section is finished and some structure looks like some sort of crane or so......well its there sign1


    well the fist 1/4 of the 3d model is finished....announce1


  5. NYC Irish

    NYC Irish Member

    ooooh how spectacular...

    Is this Jan K. by the way...I love his models

    John John
  6. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    jawdrop jawdrop jawdrop jawdrop jawdrop
    !!!WOW!!! this work in only 10 days -> Awesome!!! Love to see your work progress, Jan! what do you think would be the size of the SULACO? Can´t wait to see the texture:cool:

    Greetings from Germany

    ARMORMAN Guest

    Impressive.....most impressive......
  8. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    I wet myself. :eek:
  9. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

  10. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    thank you for continuing your alien papermodels...

    i have been hoping to see you continue your good works

    best regards

  11. Mousemuffins1

    Mousemuffins1 Member

    Between this AND the MP40, folks will start to belive me incontinent.
  12. This looks veeeeeery promising!
  13. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

    another day passed and i have a little update but first:

    NYC Irish: I am Jan R.:wave:

    D-WHALE: I don´t know how big it will be ,but i think it will be between 1 and 1.5 meter:eek:. the texture is a nextstep ..far awayfrom this point :mrgreen:
    by the way...the progress in those 10days is impessive because I worked on it 8 hours per day...:cool:

    ARMORMAN: I hope it will be more impressive If u will see the finished model:rolleyes:

    Stev0,nothing,Mousemuffins1: try to watch this thread with pampers on.:thumb::mrgreen:...anyway the 3d model is nothing if u will see textured papercraft....someday....wall1..i´m working hard on it.

    The Hermit: thanks for support.

    Marco Scheloske: hope there will be more soon.

    thanks to all for your reactions...and now..some new progress.

    first picture shows the continuing of the belly structure...

    second picture shows top structure of the ship...the place where is the base for the railgun.

  14. NYC Irish

    NYC Irish Member

    Hey Jan...Your work is amazing...beyond amazing..

    I hope you get this one done soon...

    John John
  15. Paladin

    Paladin Member

    :eek: WHOAH that is incredible. I guess I shouldn't be so surprised though, all your work on the site is quite impressive. The other models, especially the dropships are very awesome!!:thumb::thumb:

    Are you independently wealthy? How can you spend so much time on these? God bless you for all the hard work you do.
  16. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    jawdropperhaps inclusive a dropship in the same scale?:rolleyes: or the other way - the Sulaco in the same scale like the "Hadley´s Hope" stuff (1/148):eek:

    NO, NO! Take your time, Jan! a good model is nothing without a good unfold and a good texture! And you know this! All your models are more than COOL

    C U:thumb:
  17. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    Jan .... If I may be so bold in asking.

    Would it be possible to design internal formers for thick card for your new 'larger' bodied works much like ship models have for the hull?

    ps. Can't wait to see more CG. :D
  18. jeanma

    jeanma New Member

    yahoooo !!!
    wonderfull ! Your models of dropship was the first model i done when i really start paper models. I choose it for his colour so "real"(it's very important for me)... and the movie (of course).
    I wait since this time, watching on your site from times to times if you start or no your project.
    Good job !! and thank you :wink:
  19. Alien99

    Alien99 Papercraft Member

    hello again :thumb:

    at first some reactions

    Stev0: the model have no skelet but dont worry, i´m designing it as a cubic blocks.So If u glue them together , they will make a a skelet by their own.

    D-WHALE: I´ve done some calculations about the scale...If the dropship will be included :twisted:....interesting numbers appear....:eek:

    first is your way: same scale as the colony 1:148(1:150)
    look at the sulaco lenght:eek:...the dropship is taken from the colony btw.

    second step is...everything in a is 1:300 scale..half scale of the colony.:rolleyes:....dropship can be scaled down from the colony scale wthout loosing some details

    last and possible way is the 1:600 scale. uss Sulaco is in suitable scale now...but must rebuild the dropship....6 centimeters is not much.wall1

    that´for the reactions today:cool: for the progress:twisted:

    i´ve completed the top was really hard work


    rendered image is the best :thumb:



    [​IMG] evening...

  20. Hot4Darmat

    Hot4Darmat Member

    OMFG! I've been away for a few days then then THIS! I may have just joined the ranks of the incontinent crowd.

    Jan I'm a HUGE longtime fan of your work (the EEV was my first paper model EVER, and I was instantly hooked). This is some incredibly impressive work. I will definitely be building it (I already have the other version on my TBL [to-build-list], but was awaiting the detail panelling/texture revisions).

    I'm like a kid in a candy store! Keep it up.

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