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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

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

To start with i carefully sanded the area around the human skull and lightly primed the head to make sure the nasty join was gone.
I was thinking of replacing the skull for a better one but for this model its not worth it. The teeth are really bad and will need some attention but apart from that its not that bad for an old kit.
It will need a little filler and some delicate sanding here and there to get it half decent
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:16 pm

Not that bad underneath but after trying the head in the torso I found the head would,t move down much so this will be looked at :think:
Giger had an unusual sense of humour :roll:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:20 pm

Side views with clear part dry fitted.
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thanks for looking and all comments welcome
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:25 pm

Can anyone give some tips or point me in the right direction for paint for the bones, I believe games workshop do bone colour but never used these paints. I was thinking of doing the bones first and then add trans coats of brown or black :think:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby remrafian » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:04 am

I am too a big fan of all things horror related! Alien being no exception.
I'm guessing that you are not looking for the "traditional" metallic black xenomorph (if you are, mix silver paint with black) as your colour choices point to the Alien Dog soldiers.
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If I was to paint this (using my Games Workshop set) I'd prime it with medium brown (Snakebite leather), wash it with a 50/50 chestnut/water, heavy dry brush cream (bleached bone), wash it with a 25/75 brown/water, light dry brush cream (bleached bone) and finally pick off extreme details with a white (turned ghost white).
Some of my paints are pretty old and have been named something else, but if you write these down and take them into a GW shop they will translate them for you.
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:00 pm

Hi remrafian :D
thanks for showing me your superb Alien and giving me an insight into GW paints.
Its about time I visited the GW store in Chester and this time go inside rather than look through the window. I never got into gaming but always loved there figures and have always wanted to have a go.
I will take a look around the GW web site for inspiration. I was thinking of painting it similar to yours but with darker trans coats to darken it up a little :think:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:23 pm

I had to trim around some edges of the back centre part for it to fit and when that,s dry I,m sure the two other parts will be the same

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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:58 pm

Two other back pieces added and the ends filled with Tamiya putty

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The arms held in place and the body parts glued together. when dry the arms will be loose but stiff for positioning.
I decided not to add the head at this point so it can be painted separately, it will then be glued in place. I decided to do it this way so i could position it better.

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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:02 pm

some sanding and a little filler needed here and there
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:03 pm

Live long and prosper :roll: wrong film :lol:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby Mustang » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:22 pm

Don't know why but the way it's standing look wrong. :think: and the hands look to big
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:54 pm

Mustang wrote:Don't know why but the way it's standing look wrong. :think: and the hands look to big

I agree mustang :) the feet are very uneven and need some attention to get the figure to stand correctly, I think i will be making a stand of sorts to put him on
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:05 pm

this is how bad the feet are
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:39 pm

I personally think this model more portrays the suit worn in the film by Bolaji Badejo than the monster created for the third film (bellow) created again by Giger
the dog Aliens look awesome and very dangerous

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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby steve131 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 9:14 pm

:o Those feet are bad, hope you sort them :think:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby Mark » Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:02 am

How about a diorama, with hm up to his ankles in mud :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:57 am

Mark wrote:How about a diorama, with hm up to his ankles in mud :laughing-rolling:


:laughing-rolling: :lol:
up to its neck would be better :lol: this kit is so bad :roll:
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:02 am

The shoulders are just as bad :think: lots of sanding and filling
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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:32 pm

Few light coats of primer to see what else needs attention

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the back pieces need a little filler around the edges

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Re: Alien 9" figure by MPC

Postby casper » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:35 pm

There are two small horns to fit to the back of the feet but one fell off and now i can't find it :angry-banghead:

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