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Author Topic: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)  (Read 18306 times)

Offline YIU

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Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« on: October 08, 2011, 05:50:15 PM »
Hello,

You will probably think "another Aliens project"  ;)

I have to admit that some existing threads inspired me but I had this project ages ago and didn't find the time to start it.

It might be a bit different this time as this project covers characters from three of the movies : Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection. The last part should be a crossover between Aliens, AvP and The Thing...you will see later on. It should include miniatures, the USCM APC (scratchbuilt), some vehicles, colonists, terrain and of course aliens (Horrorclix and some Eureka or LEG aliens for the dog aliens).

I started with the USCM colonial marines, trying to respect the Colonial Marines Technical Manual platoon formation. The miniatures are from EM4 as they are the closest USCM miniatures on the market IMHO : same armor, same helmet...the Woodbines ones are too chunky and the Copplestone ones have a different equipment (but I used 3 of them).

I replaced the rifles by Hasslefree pulse rifles when I could, and converted some others.

The platoon will consist of 26 miniatures (plus some alternate weapons such as scope rifles, a bazooka (M82A3 SADAR), a flamer, shotguns, or plasma rifles). I am still waiting for some miniatures I ordered such as the synthetic human (Heresy miniature) and the dropship pilots (Hasslefree).



Here are pictures of the WIP.
















« Last Edit: October 18, 2011, 09:42:32 PM by YIU »
I wish I were an octopus to paint more miniatures...Cthulhu must be a great painter

Offline Hauptgefreiter

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2011, 05:52:06 PM »
I'll be watching this with interest ;)
per aspera ad astra

Offline Comsquare

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 06:03:12 PM »
Hei Eric,

very good start on that project, nice conversions on the gun.

Have to just disagree on one thing, the EM4 minis have not the same armour as USMC, but they are very close  ;)

Will follow your thread with interest :)

Oh, do you have some pics of the Eureka Aliens, never saw them.
Are they going well with the LE ones?

I for myself go with the Denizen minis as USMC ;)

Offline YIU

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 06:32:43 PM »
Oh, do you have some pics of the Eureka Aliens, never saw them.
Are they going well with the LE ones?

I for myself go with the Denizen minis as USMC ;)

I'll take pictures but don't expect finding any : I bought them a few years ago and had to send an email to Eureka as their aliens miniatures were not in the shop. They used to make eggs too.

The Denizens ones are nice but removing the base to rebase them on a resin Fenris base is a real pain...that's one of the reasons why I didn't use the Copplestone miniatures but I keep them for a Jungle Bug Hunt project.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2011, 06:35:58 PM by YIU »

Offline Comsquare

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2011, 06:41:48 PM »
I'll take pictures but don't expect finding any : I bought them a few years ago and had to send an email to Eureka as their aliens miniatures were not in the shop. They used to make eggs too.

The Denizens ones are nice but removing the base to rebase them on a resin Fenris base is a real pain...that's one of the reasons why I didn't use the Copplestone miniatures but I keep them for a Jungle Bug Hunt project.

Would be great.
They list some Aliens in their shop, but without pics, don't know if they are the same ???

And yes, removing the base will take some time, want to put mine also on Fenris bases.
I'll even remove the bases from the LE Aliens :)

Offline Mr.J

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2011, 08:22:13 PM »
I'll most definitely be keeping an eye on this one. Looks like you've got off to a great start.

Offline TheMightyFlip

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2011, 08:44:13 PM »
Have you considered adding some of the Hasslefree marines? they have a nice selection of female troopers, and dont forget, each platoon needs a corpsman.

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2011, 09:40:36 PM »
Very nice GS work on the pulse rifles Eric, very impressed. Good use of the colonial marines handbook too ;) Yeah I've based mine on that org chart too.

Subtle conversions re: shotgun, (nice for close encounters, EAT THIS!!) ;)

Just to say I've got some DS sulacco bases I won't be using so drop me a pm if you need any more.

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Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2011, 09:44:37 PM »
Have you considered adding some of the Hasslefree marines? they have a nice selection of female troopers, and dont forget, each platoon needs a corpsman.

He's got some pilots on order from hasslefree bud.

Offline YIU

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2011, 09:53:14 PM »
Yes I already bought all Hasslefree Marines and some more HF miniatures such as Ripley, Newt,...

I also have Sabotage miniatures for my colonists (they were sculpted by Kevin White and so are totally compatible).

Thanks Mark. I ordered more Fenris Bases from Ian and they are on the way. BTW did you finish your Aliens project ? I don't see more photos in your thread and I really like your facehuggers conversions.

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2011, 10:02:57 PM »
Bubbling away under the surface mate, will return to it at some stage. I'll make doing with living vicariously though yours for the moment. ;)

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2011, 10:05:57 PM »
Hei Eric,

very good start on that project, nice conversions on the gun.

Have to just disagree on one thing, the EM4 minis have not the same armour as USMC, but they are very close  ;)


Little differences like the helmet light rather than the shoulder light and other minor bits and pieces, but pretty damn good and the weapon of choice for a lot of these projects it has to be said.

Eric: terrain and scenery plans?

Offline Comsquare

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #12 on: October 08, 2011, 10:17:58 PM »
Little differences like the helmet light rather than the shoulder light and other minor bits and pieces, but pretty damn good and the weapon of choice for a lot of these projects it has to be said.

Eric: terrain and scenery plans?

Yeah, and wrong codpieces, missing shoulderlamps etc ;)
Even the LE ones are not 100%.

The only "real" USMC out there are from Phebus, but they are 1:35.
Will get some of these as soon as he made some Aliens too

Offline YIU

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2011, 10:26:41 PM »
Terrain plans...the hardest part. I wish I could make this kind of terrain Braz did :

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=20983.0

But with the lack of time and room I'll forget it. I am thinking about a simple corridor system in 3D (like Space Hulk). Or simple buildings without detailled interiors. I have to think about it. The action could also take place elsewhere....on earth !!

But if I win at the casino :

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Offline Comsquare

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2011, 10:57:39 PM »
Nice stuff, think I also have to win in the casino.
Just need a casino now :?

 

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