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Offline TripleBackflip

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2020, 03:45:26 PM »
I was about to get a bunch of astronauts from alternate armies, these'll make perfect enemies, I was hoping that you'd be able to buy the stuff seperately from the main game.

Offline Silent bob

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2021, 05:40:43 PM »
Hi

Has anyone got their filthy paws on any of the figures yet?

I keep looking and drooling at the internet photos but would like some ones opinion on the figures.

It could just be the photo but they appear to be a little flat (at least some of them)

Thanks

SB

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2021, 07:36:25 PM »
Oh my...

That characters box looks like a better sculpted, more extensive set than the one I was drooling over back in '91 or '92, in the plastic carrying case (can't recall the manufacturer right now). But we were still playing Space Crusade at the time, and I wouldn't have known what I would have done with them anyway (yet  ;) ).

I still have a gaggle of clicky aliens and queen lying about, so with the one box, I'd have both factions...  ::)



+++EDIT+++ I just found the old metal ones I mentioned (not knowing me bugged me since I posted this ::) ), and they're from Leading Edge.

What intrigued me a lot at the time was the fact those sets came in small plastic cases lined with foam; actually very convenient for away-team skirmish lists.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2021, 11:47:55 AM by Daeothar »
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Offline Gunner Dunbar

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2021, 07:05:22 AM »
Just ordered a box of marines a box of aliens and a queen.

Offline dwartist

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2021, 11:35:38 AM »
I have them (painting for a 'client'). Pretty nice for injection moulded miniatures but, personally, I'm not a great fan of the material (bit soft imho). My 'Apone' has a badly moulded cigar attached to his lip and cheek other than that they all come out pretty good. Best are the Ripley, Gorman, Newt, Bishop minis (the powerloader is nice too). Just a little shorter than the 1st gen Prodos marines but a good match for the 2nd gen multi-pose. I'm just in the process of painting 'Vasquez' and 'Gorman' so will post pics when finished. Can't give an opinion on the 'aliens' as I'm not building/painting those.

Offline dwartist

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2021, 05:47:23 PM »




Offline Silent bob

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2021, 05:49:37 PM »
Thank you

Offline steders

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2021, 06:03:01 PM »
Great looking stuff dwarty!
Now do a tutorial you talented bastard!!

Offline dwartist

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2021, 06:04:12 PM »

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2021, 06:05:28 PM »
Great looking stuff dwarty!
Now do a tutorial you talented bastard!!
Thanks, stedy...too busy painting!

Offline Tom Reed

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2021, 07:59:42 PM »
Really great looking figures...though I think you should consider drilling out the end of the big machinegun.
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Offline dwartist

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2021, 09:09:55 PM »
Really great looking figures...though I think you should consider drilling out the end of the big machinegun.
I did consider it, Tom, but the plastic is a bit soft and the friction caused by drilling into it might slightly heat and distort the barrel

Offline DivisMal

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2021, 10:08:50 PM »
Awesome painting!

Offline Daeothar

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2021, 07:51:24 AM »
Great brushwork, as per usual 8)

One thing about your very precise work, is that it always brings out the sculpts really well, and your WIP pictures say more about the actual sculpts than the official, bare plastic (or render?) pictures.

They sure are a leap ahead of the Leading Edge 25mm ones!

I did consider it, Tom, but the plastic is a bit soft and the friction caused by drilling into it might slightly heat and distort the barrel

And that's why you do those by hand ;)

Offline dwartist

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Re: [GF9] Aliens (1986) Plastic Multi-Part Figures
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2021, 09:35:41 AM »
Thanks D! Always by hand with a pin vice. I cut the stubs from the feet so I could use generic bases but drilling into the leg through the foot to insert a pin caused a little distortion so didn't even consider drilling the weapons barrels.

 

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