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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2019 2:58 p.m. PST

"The Sulaco is named after a fictional town in Joseph Conrad's novel Nostromo, which is also the name of the ship from the original Alien. A number of other names in the franchise are based on Conrad's work as well.

Some scholarly research into the symbolism of the Alien franchise has considered it significant that Sulaco in Conrad's Nostromo is the home of the owners of the silver mine figuring in the book, while the Sulaco in Aliens transports soldiers to investigate unknown troubles at a corporate outpost of Weyland-Yutani and to protect their investment—drawing parallels between the "corporate" owners in Conrad's work and the shadowy business entity forming a central part of the Aliens franchise…"

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Legion 425 Apr 2019 3:13 p.m. PST

thumbs up I love the little Dropship flying under the hull too !

Torquemada25 Apr 2019 3:32 p.m. PST

Beautiful … but worthy of better basing

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Apr 2019 4:25 a.m. PST

Cool! you never really get a good look at it in the movie. I'm guessing that the two large 'arms' projecting from the middle and parallel to the hull are really big weapons? The smaller turret on top is just point defense :)


Always struck me as strange that a big, heavily armed (nuke 'em from orbit) warship didn't have any dedicated crew. :)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2019 11:39 a.m. PST

Happy you like it guys! (smile)


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ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa27 Apr 2019 2:15 a.m. PST

Sulaco has always been one of my favourite ships and that is really a rather nice modelling job. But the carpet is rather odd..

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2019 11:24 a.m. PST

Glad you like it too my friend!. (smile)


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Lion in the Stars27 Apr 2019 7:48 p.m. PST

Cool! you never really get a good look at it in the movie. I'm guessing that the two large 'arms' projecting from the middle and parallel to the hull are really big weapons? The smaller turret on top is just point defense :)

According to the Colonial Marines tech manual, the top and bottom turrets are railguns, the side turrets are lasers, and the big 'arms' are (very) large particle beams. Plus, there is a small missile bay 'topside' with a mine rack and orbital-bombardment rack on the belly.

Always struck me as strange that a big, heavily armed (nuke 'em from orbit) warship didn't have any dedicated crew. :)

That was written off as an effect of their FTL drive, just like time goes slower as you approach the speed of light from below, once you're FTL subjective time passes faster. So you can't have a conscious crew while FTL. This makes the ships very reliant on AI and automation.

Plus, the Sulaco is still technically an armed transport, not an actual warship.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Apr 2019 12:44 p.m. PST

I wasn't talking about the crew during FTL travel, but once they got where they were going. The idea that the marines would go dirtside and that there is NO ONE left aboard the ship seem very strange. I mean what if they need fire support? Or a rescue? :) So a ship crew that goes into suspended animation like the marines during FTL and then wakes up with the marines and crews the ship.

Of course I know why it is done that for the movie, but it really doesn't make any sense. Still, Aliens is one of my favorite movies and the Sulaco is way cool :)

Kirk Alderfer Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2019 7:17 a.m. PST

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"Cool! you never really get a good look at it in the movie. I'm guessing that the two large 'arms' projecting from the middle and parallel to the hull are really big weapons? The smaller turret on top is just point defense :)

According to the Colonial Marines tech manual, the top and bottom turrets are railguns, the side turrets are lasers, and the big 'arms' are (very) large particle beams. Plus, there is a small missile bay 'topside' with a mine rack and orbital-bombardment rack on the belly."

Wiki says(I know, wiki) the arms are 800 MeV neutral particle beam weapons (disable electronics, range of 100,000 km)

Paracas skulls are Atlantean05 Mar 2020 5:41 a.m. PST

That's a fine looking model! Is it 28mm? ;-)

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