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Author Topic: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)  (Read 18315 times)

Offline Calimero

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2011, 02:43:49 AM »

I think IP is very important but still I wonder which place wargaming figures would occupy in the sea of derivative Aliens products…
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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2011, 08:55:53 AM »
Eureka dropped their Aliens, Stargate and Planet of the Apes ranges after getting a Cease and Desist from Fox over the Apes.

Wait, what? They produced exact copies of xenomorphs, facehuggers and Stargate stuff, and the Apes are what they got called on? :D

Offline YIU

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (WIP 08/10)
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2011, 09:13:47 AM »
Wait, what? They produced exact copies of xenomorphs, facehuggers and Stargate stuff, and the Apes are what they got called on? :D

Being a former member of the Stargate Yahoo group I heard that they have been called on Stargate miniatures like other manufacturers, the new Stargate miniatures being manufactured by a new company (and sold by Cold War).

I ordered my Xenomorphs years before this mess and they were not in Eureka shop anymore : I sent an email to get them. Now they are oop.
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Offline YIU

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2011, 09:49:22 PM »
Some news. First I converted a Hasslefree marine with a home made M56.


I painted the bases of my Colonial Marines platoon and started to paint some miniatures.

The first ones to be finished are the platoon commander and the android (synthetic human).





More to come soon.

Offline Comsquare

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2011, 10:03:37 PM »
Pretty, pretty nice :D
Specially the armour

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Offline cdm

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« Reply #36 on: October 19, 2011, 01:11:59 PM »
They still sell the egg floors, they just don't describe it very well, or have pics.

http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Products/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_113_120

KKI-004 - Chamber Floor 38mm, 19mm
Chamber Floor 38mm, 19mm.

Offline YIU

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« Reply #37 on: October 19, 2011, 01:39:09 PM »
I already saw them and they are great.


Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« Reply #38 on: October 19, 2011, 04:01:51 PM »
Nicely done Eric, really like the armour flashes.
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Offline Rob_Jedi

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2013, 03:53:28 AM »
Thread necromancy  o_o

Just wondering what happened to this project? It was a big inspiration that pushed me to hack into my Copplestone/Future Wars marines.

Offline YIU

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2013, 07:28:52 AM »
As usual...too many projects at the same time. The miniatures are primed but not painted...shame on me.

Offline Commander Vyper

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2013, 08:15:38 AM »
Story of my life! :D

Offline cheetor

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2013, 09:33:39 AM »
That is really lovely painting on both of those guys.  The armour on the lieutenant is fantastic.  I would love to know how you did it if you didnt mind sharing.  The colours used on the rest of the uniform would be very useful too if you were willing.

The movie marine uniform has two types of camo which works in that context because the film is quite dark.  On 28mm figures I think that the two camo types look too busy and cluttered: it actually starts to disrupt the lines on the figure visually, like real camouflage.  Its interesting that it actually works but I dont want my miniatures to disappear on the table.  The opposite in fact.

Were you planning to use the lieutenants scheme on the marines too or were you going to add the second camo pattern?



As usual...too many projects at the same time. The miniatures are primed but not painted...shame on me.

Having a stalled Aliens project is almost a pre-requisite for posting around here ;)


Offline YIU

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2013, 10:40:24 AM »
Thanks Cheetor.

As far as I remember the uniform base colour is Prince August /Vallejo US-American Uniform.

I paint shadows mixing PA US Uniform with black (or use PA Olive Drab which is darker) and highlight it with PA Ivory or white.

The armour of the lieutenant (which should be the same for troopers too) is painted in green (such as PA olive green) The camo scheme is painted with stripes of Scorched Brown and Snakebite leather (such as GW paints) and PA WW2 german beige camo. This last colour will be used as the base for the sergeants and marines uniforms (not green this time).

As you can see I used PA paints (german and US ranges) as they are the best for military uniforms (and have a large choice of military colours).

A link to PA paints :

http://shop.princeaugust.ie/paints-and-brushes/?sort=featured&page=1

I hope it helps. If I had time I would make a tutorial...but I am painting Gladiators for now (same as Aliens project)...all were primed since ages but I decided to paint them this month and I know I won't finish them if I restart my Aliens project.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2013, 11:26:02 AM by YIU »

Offline cheetor

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Re: Aliens, Alien 3 and Alien resurrection project (update 18/10)
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2013, 11:47:00 AM »
Thanks for all the information YIU.  Very helpful.


I hope it helps. If I had time I would make a tutorial...but I am painting Gladiators for now (same as Aliens project)...all were primed since ages but I decided to paint them this month and I know I won't finish them if I restart my Aliens project.

I completely understand that.  Sticking with the gladiators right now is definitely a better plan.




 

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