ABOUT THIS PROJECT
I grew up watching the "Aliens" movies, and while the first one is no doubt one of the best Science Fiction / Horror movies ever made. It's sequel, "Aliens" from James Cameron is superior in almost every way.
The list of movies I've seen more than 50 times in my life is fairly short, but "Aliens" is definitely one of them (the others would be Die Hard, Predator, Terminator, Lethal Weapon and probably The Thing (What do you want, I was born in 1980!) Anyways..... it doesn't really matter. What does matter is that the Sci-Fi / Military designs of "Alien" & "Aliens" are dope as fuck.
I always liked the APC's simple, yet practical design and it was one of the first vehicles I ever tried to model. That was way back in 2006 or something and I never finished it. Fast-forward 10+ years to today, and I'm back building the APC from scratch. This time with a better skill set and a lot more reference to work with. Luckily I happen to have "Aliens" on Bluray, so I was able to pull most of my reference directly from the film, which was great.
Although you never see them in the movie, I decided to add rocket pods under the body's two top panels. Is it accurate? Not at all. But it gave me a chance to add a little more detail overall.