APC Armored Personnel Carrier / for NECA figures (Aliens) Custom Vehicle
Custom #:98239
Name:APC Armored Personnel Carrier / for NECA figures
Custom Type:Vehicle
Toy Series:Aliens
Creator:Herbert  
Date Added:October 20, 2018
Base Figure:Scratch made
Height:12.50 inches
Critiques:Requested!
The M577 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) is a troop transport used by the Colonial Marine Corps in the Aliens movie.
Designed as a multi-role vehicle within a lightly-equipped rapid-reaction force, the M577 is mobile and well armed. The APC is a beast of a machine that barrels onto the surface of LV-426 and functions as a mobile command post for the Colonial Marines.
This was a project that I had in mind for a long time. I started to collect materials like my LED TV box, but the real trigger was to find the right wheels. The wheels should be lighter enough to not damage the carton board structure and with 7 inch size. Finally I found a Mega Bloks jeep that matched the specifications.
Most of this vehicle was done using recycled materials like carton board and plastic warning signs to cover it. Six bottles of Tamiya spray paint were used (this was the higher material cost of this project). And other materials like mosquito net, tic tac boxes, galvanized wire, markers, free sample perfume bottles, different kinds of cable, playmobil parts, old computer circuits, a hair gel bottle, windshield wipers and many pieces that I collected during the process. (the garbage of a man is the treasure of other).
The main door opens and close like the movie. The plasma cannon in the ceiling and the machine gun in the front rotates as well. There's a formal lighting system for the front lights and the ceiling lantern. I made the plasma cannon rails with windshield wipers, the flexibility of this material allows me to remove and put the rails easily using magnets and gives me access to all the vehicle's interior. This vehicle is 35 inches long, 12.5 inches high and 14.0 inches wide.
During the last four months, I dedicated most of my free time to accomplish this project, I am very pleased with the final result. Hope you enjoy it.

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APC Armored Personnel Carrier / for NECA figures
APC Armored Personnel Carrier / for NECA figures
APC Armored Personnel Carrier / for NECA figures
APC Armored Personnel Carrier / for NECA figures
User Comments
ClanElderPredator -
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
So hypothetically...if someone contracted you to make this for them, would you?
Herbert -
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Hypothetically...is probable.
ClanElderPredator -
Friday, December 28, 2018
That is an answer I can live with. The question would be price? While I'm sure most of the materials are cheap, a lot of man hours went into investing in this monster. But consider me very, very interested. It's something I would like to know more about. This would be the grand prize of any alien collection. 😍
Herbert -
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Hi friend. I thought about your question. I made this vehicle cuz I had a huge desire to play with it, not for some economic interest. Sincerlly, I don’t have any idea of how much ask for a work like this one. Send me a IM’s to continue our conversation overthere.
Master Chief 117 -
Friday, November 16, 2018
The scale is perfect for the figures !! this is stunning a totally epic piece of craftsmanship.
Herbert -
Friday, November 16, 2018
Thank you very much Master Chief 117 !!!
Skullface -
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Great job. I love it.
Herbert -
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Thank you very much Skullface! I like the custom Spider-man (uncle Ben) you made.
Mattttt -
Saturday, November 10, 2018
INCREDIBLE! I WANT ONE ! Well done, Dude !
Herbert -
Saturday, November 10, 2018
I'm very happy for your comment Mattttt !!! Merci beaucoup Ami !!!
Dark Jaguar -
Monday, November 5, 2018
This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! And I was blown away by the interior as well. Excellent job, y muy buen trabajo! Do you by any chance have some photos or a tutorial to document the steps you took, what items/materials you used for what? If so, I would LOVE to see it. If ot, I will cry a little and then attempt to make something similar.
Herbert -
Monday, November 5, 2018
Thanks Dark Jaguar !!! I have many WIP pics that I’ll be glad to share you, just send me your email address using the IMs of this page.
Cabal22 -
Monday, November 5, 2018
Oh boy I love it! It would be perfect for my custom Aliens team... If only the cannon could slide on the back like in the movie it would be perfect. Inmensamente grande trabajo!!!!!
Herbert -
Monday, November 5, 2018
Thanks a lot for your comment Cabal 22 !!! Unfortunately at the end, the plasma cannon was to heavy to sustain it with magnets in that position as my original plan. But is a problem I'm going to solve in the nearest future.
MARVELOUS_CUSTOMS -
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Herbert -
Monday, November 5, 2018
Nuevamente muy agradecido Amigo MARVELOUS !!!😄
Ivory Towers -
Monday, October 29, 2018
Whoa. Jeez. That's some God tier level heavy stuff man. Beautiful!
Herbert -
Monday, October 29, 2018
Glad you like it Ivory Towers !!! Thank you so much !!!
MantisAbbey -
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Superb craftsmanship Herbert! I am completely blown away by your attention to detail, and your use of everyday items to make such a perfect replica of the APC. Truly amazing work my friend. Wish I had one for my NECA figures!
Herbert -
Saturday, October 27, 2018
My friend MantisAbbey!! Thanks for all your support. The wish you have, it’s all you need to make it reality. That’s were everything starts. And whatever you need please feel free to ask me.
riseROBOTrise -
Friday, October 26, 2018
Wow!! I literally just watched ALIENS again about two hours ago then log on to see this beauty! Totally blown away! Great photography too. That movie holds up so freakin' well, one of my top ten of all time!! Great job!!!
Herbert -
Friday, October 26, 2018
This is amazing, riseROBOTrise !! During the last months I have seen Aliens many times to catch details about this vehicle. And is a so good movie that I can see it more times enjoying it. Glad you like this vehicle. Thanks.
Rudo13 -
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Beautiful work, brotha!
Herbert -
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Thank you so much Brotha !!! And thanks for your great support!!!
VicVeinz -
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Serious bro, neca should hire you to design the vehicles and aircraft for their aliens line. Top notch work!
Herbert -
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Thanks a lot Friend !!! I would be more than happy to be part of the NECA’s team, if you had any recommendation please let me know.
He-Man -
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Impressive custom vehicle !! I want one !! how did you make the floor?
Herbert -
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Thanks He-Man !! The vehicles floor was made with two covers of cardboard and one of texturized foamy.
He-Man -
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Very interesting. Thanks
Gearman -
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Marvellous work my friend !!!
Herbert -
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
It’s great to hear from you my friend !!! I know we share the same passion for create things that doesn't exist, your comment makes me so happy. Thanks!!!!!!!
Jedi Master 1 -
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
AWESOME!! I never would have guessed this was made from those kinds of materials! What is the tamiya color you used?👏🏻👏🏻
Herbert -
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Thanks again Jedi !!! I used Tamiya TS-28 Olive Drab 2
Jedi Master 1 -
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Ok Thanks Herbert.
William Kirk -
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Absolutely amazing! WOW! I also have this vehicle in mind for years, but I didn´t do it yet. Yes, finding the right wheels is real challenge.
Herbert -
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
My Friend. I know you appreciate perfectly well this vehicle, since you are a creator from scratch as me. That is why your words are so valuable for me. I'll be looking forward for your APC version’s. Many thanks.
William Kirk -
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Thank you Herbert. Yes, I like creating from scratch the most If I do the APC in the future, I´ll happily show you here the result. You have great customs with so many details!
Herbert -
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Thanks again Friend.
Red Wolf -
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
I know I use this word a lot but I always meant it when I use it but this time I have to capitalized it....EXCELLENT Work!
Herbert -
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Red Wolf Friend, Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your support always encourage me to go further.
Staley -
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Like it’s interior, this whole vehicle is ABSOLUTELY FAAAAANTAAAASTIC ! I‘m really mindblown and awestruck ! By far, the most EPIC custom, I‘ve EVER seen on the realm, so far. CONGRATS on this BRILLIANT WORK ! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
I bend my knee and bow my head, oh great custom-king Herbert, the great vehicler ! 🙌🏻🤴🏻
Herbert -
Sunday, October 21, 2018
WOW Staley !! This is a compliment I never thought to receive. Thank you so much for your kind words.
Edgy 3 -
Saturday, October 20, 2018
WOW....Just WOW !!!! So Damn cool !!!!!!! Worth every minute !!!!! I want one !!!! LOVE IT !!!!!
Herbert -
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Hi Edgy 3 Friend !! Thank you so much !! Please let me know when you plan to make your own, I will be pleased to advise you in whatever you need.
Dr. House -
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Another spectacular item!!!!
Mi siempre estimado amigo Herbert, no cabe duda que eres el mejor en este hobby, simplemente está impresionante!!!
Muchas felicidades amigo
Herbert -
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Muchas gracias Amigo !! Ya estaba desesperado por terminarlo, sobre todo porque llegué a un punto donde ya estaba casi listo pero todos los detalles me consumieron como el triple de tiempo del que esperaba. Que bueno que fue de tu agrado.
KoolMisfit -
Saturday, October 20, 2018
wow! Amazing!
Herbert -
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Glad you like it Friend !!! Many thanks !!!
alien$75 -
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Very cool once again Herbert.How many hours?
Herbert -
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Hi alien$75 !!! I made this vehicle in a 4 months period. 15 hrs per week arround 240 hrs total.
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