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Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:00 pm

My son Inlaw is a huge Alien fan as am I and he asked if i would build this figure for his collection
How could i refuse :) Alien is one of my favourite film franchises and H R Giger one of my favourite surrealist artists
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby Mustang » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:22 pm

Nice looking kit.

I've got the Halcyon kit, which has the Alien warrior standing next to a egg. :)
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby Mustang » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:25 pm

Have to agree about the films, I've got the Blu-ray box set with extended footage worth every penny.

Love watching them when everyone one else is out, just switch on the sound system and just turn it up. :D
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:27 pm

Hi mustang :)
thanks for looking in matey
Just a bit of fun really but as its for my bro inlay (Inlaw) predictive text :angry-banghead: i couldn't resist. I have a massive Hulk kit that i will be starting after other projects are finished but this is a very basic kit and shouldn't take long to put together.
think the hardest part will be painting. I fancy using a green candy coat over black base coat, not sure yet :think:
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As you can see from the instructions its vary basic and not that well detailed, looks like a guy in a suit :laughing-rolling: Oh yeh, it is :oops: :roll: :lol:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:29 pm

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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:02 pm

Parts in three bags

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left and right arms
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Tail and Inner jaw
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby Mustang » Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:12 pm

I'll be watching your painting process, mine's been sitting in it box for about +20yrs.

Built the model but stopped at the painting stage, as back in the days I wasn't sure how to paint it in order for it to look great Alclad paint wasn't around at the time nor was Valajo paints.

I just had enamels and I never got on with using enamels, so the model was reboxed until I found some better paints and then I just forgot about it until you posted your one :lol: :lol:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:20 pm

Hi mustang :) group build ;) :lol: mine was a gift at first :roll:
I don't like enamel paints either even though i have quite a few i never use them. Looking on the internet he should look like dark toffee with the clear head cover in transparent brown :think:
The parts all have flash and sharp edges and after gluing the head first I can see some filler and careful sanding will be needed especially on the head

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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby Mustang » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:27 pm

Hi Casper.

Group build :think: :think: no I'll sit and watch got to many on the go at the moment. From what I can remember of mine it was a black with brown.

I've found a link to the one I have, http://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/index.php?topic=48293.0 it's the second photo down if I remember right.

Yours is the first photo.
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby Mustang » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:31 pm

I did have the Class II Power loader but I can't remember what happened to that one. I remember building it and finishing it.
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:46 pm

wow they look amazing, love the egg. thanks for the link :)
I think yours is much better by far, the arms and legs are much better and it looks more natural if you know what i mean. Mine sort of stands funny :think:
the stand with the egg looks really good in this photo, all wet and sticky. I decided to glue the inner jaw just inside the mouth instead of having it go in and out
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby Mustang » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:52 pm

I see what you mean about the way yours stands.

To me it looks like the belly area is wrong and could have been bent a little forward and slimmed down.

It looks like he's had a large dinner :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:10 pm

yes it does :laughing-rolling: must have been a Roger Dicken suit :)
transparent black with bones showing through :think: The top of the Aliens head doesn't look much like a human skull
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:47 pm

Nice pic of Bolaji Badejo the guy the suit was made for.
Ridley wanted the suit to be "as thin as a contraceptive and as strong as nylon"
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby royjess » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:57 pm

Can't wait to see what you do to this, It's going to look great when finished. I too love the films. :D
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:59 pm

Mustang wrote:I did have the Class II Power loader but I can't remember what happened to that one. I remember building it and finishing it.

That would be a good one to make. I like the Hot Toys Power loader :mrgreen:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby Mustang » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:58 pm

Will you be using aclad paints :think:

I'll dig mine out and show you a photo if you would like with the normal OXO cube.
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:42 pm

Mustang wrote:Will you be using aclad paints :think:

I'll dig mine out and show you a photo if you would like with the normal OXO cube.

Hi Ian :)
Sorry for the late reply, had a flu bug :cry:
I don't think i will use Alclad with this one :think: I was thinking bone colour for the human skull and ribs and some transparent black. I was thinking of using Tamiya smoke. The GAIA clear black looks interesting :think:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:55 pm

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Postby casper » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:00 pm

Kotobukiya ArtFX Plus BIG CHAP looks nice

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