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This document is a pictorial guide on how to convert your Kango 426 drill case into a motion tracker (MT) from the movie Aliens. You will need other accent pieces in order to complete the prop. These pieces are presented in the appropriate sections below.
First you need to acquire a Kango 426 hammer drill. You can find them on ebay from time to time. Once you get it, you have to go through the messy task of gutting the drill. You will need circlip pliers and other tools to remove the drill motor and other mechanicals from the drill casing. What you are after is all of the drill casing and screws for the case.
Once you have gutted the drill and cleaned up all the grease from inside the case (and there is quite a bit), then you will have a hollowed out drill case. This tutorial assumes you have finished this task.
Here are quick links to each section (in order of assembly):
Section A) - Cutting the extension
Section B) - Routing out the screen area
Section C) - Creating and installing the washer
Section D) - Mounting the Hama viewer hardware
Section E) - Installing the rotary switch
Section F) - Gutting the Vivitar flash unit
Section G) - Finishing the bottom side of the Hama viewer
Section H) - Mounting the top side of the Hama viewer
Section I) - Mounting the self timer
Section J) - Mounting the Jobo mini light
Section K) - Mounting the Hama remote release
Section L) - Mounting the self timer box
Section M) - Installing the sling swivels
Section N) - Screen mesh
Section O) - Mounting the transformer
Section P) - Mounting side panels
Section Q) - Installing pump widget
Section R) - Mockup
Section S) - Various pieces
Section T) - Paint
If you are planning on installing electronics, we also have a guide on how to fit our kit into your tracker.
Pictures © 2004 Stephan Dörger
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Assembly guide created by S. Dörger and J. Shima
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