Monday, 28 March 2016

"...And They're Gonna Come In Here And They're Gonna Get Us!"

"Oh yeah, sure! With those things runnin' around? You can count me out."
These five 32mm scaled resin "Prodos Games" miniatures of H.R. Giger's Aliens are from the company's "Alien Verses Predator: The Hunt Begins" board game. But can also be bought separately as AVP Alien Stalkers. Each model comes in a number of separate pieces, presumably in order to provide different poses, and are predominantly designed to be positioned somewhat forward facing, as if they are moving at speed. However as I wanted the Aliens to stand a little more upright than advertised, I simply repositioned their limbs in order to make them lean over less.
"Let's just bug out and call it even, man!"
I initially gave these "different kind of animal" an undercoat of "Citadel" Abaddon Black before simply dry-brushing each model with "Vallejo" German Grey. The Stalkers were then washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil before I applied a second, significantly lighter dry-brush of "Vallejo" German Grey over the figures' more prominently raised surfaces. Each Aliens' mouth was painted using a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey and "Citadel" Nuln Oil, whilst their head carapaces were treated to a thick coat of Abaddon Black.

The "Alien Verses Predator: The Hunt Begins" board game comes with another ten Aliens in the shape of Infants, which I hope to have finished within the next few weeks in order to sue for "Zombicide". However if you want to get a proper feel for all the miniatures within the game then I'd strongly recommend visiting "The Angry Lurker" and seeing all of Francis' hard efforts; as he's painted all of the figures which come with the box set already.
"Pulp Figures" WIPs - Just some inking to do on the Hooded Minion
With Bob Murch March drawing to a close, and my latest three Evil Hooded Minions simply waiting for their grass flock to dry, I thought I'd try and squeeze in some painting on a final few of the sculptor's "Pulp Figures". As a result I have finished block colouring the tenth (and last) of my Cultists from Bob's Weird Menace range and made some more progress on a couple of miniatures I've still outstanding from his Kojar And The Forest Tribe packet; a Tarzan-inspired blister which currently is currently only available as part of the Heroes & Personalities catalogue.

20 comments:

  1. What's not to like about those Aliens? What are they made of (metal, plastic or resin?) and how easy were they to make?

    The cultist with the shotgun is possibly the best one you've shown yet. I really like him.

    I look forward to seeing not-Tarzan and not-Jane painted up, especially as I've just been reading about Lady Greystoke in my "Swords of Sorrow" TPB.

    A very good post, Simon, full of great figures!

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    1. Many thanks Bryan. The Aliens are resin and come in five pieces Bryan; four limbs and its torso. They're very easy to super-glue together as long as you don't try and rush things (i.e. one-two sessions putting them together and then another painting them etc). The shotgun cultist is the last of my Hooded Minions (until I get some more) and should be finished soon following some washes... Not-Tarzan and not-Jane will be a bit longer but I have "Zombicide" BatRep in mind for them all, so I want to get them completed sooner rather than later.

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  2. There is nothing more terrifying than a glistening Xenomorph! Cracking job Simon.

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    1. Cheers Michael. I plan to get another set of these at "Salute" and probably position them a bit lower than these, so I'll have a nice little horde :-)

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  3. I've had a look at Bob Mulch's pulp figs and I don't even know where to start on how much I want them all!! Thanks in part to your excellent hooded minions my wallet is gonna take a beating...... ;-)

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    1. Ha Ha. Nice to be costing you some dosh Andy :-) I've previously painted the Cops, Yeti and Gorillas, and they've all been great fun to paint. I look forward to seeing what you decide to start with.

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  4. I think your cultists look very menacing! Aliens well of course the are menacing as well!

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    1. Cheers Clint. I totally agree Cultists and Aliens - a menacing combination indeed :-)

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  5. The Aliens have turned out really well and I like the variation in stance you 've acheived too.
    It#s sad to see the culitists reach their final number, but he is an excellent sculpt.

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    1. Thanks Joe. Glad you approve. Yes it is a shame to be close to seeing the end of the Cultists. But plenty more "Pulp Miniatures" to come ;-)

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  6. Love the xenomorphs Simon.!
    Only 10 cultists? Are you sure it's enough dude! ;)

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    1. Cheers Bob, and ten cultists are certainly not enough. But have plenty of other "Pulp Figures" on the go at the mo.

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  7. Nice stuff as always Simon, Jane looks a bit "miffed" in the photo, has Tarzan been out with his mates all night, those guys are just animals!!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger. Jane does look a bit grumpy doesn't she? Hopefully I can paint up her looks a bit with my brush!!

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  8. I seem to remember there being a Tarzan vs Predator comic, but not Tarzan vs Aliens...
    Nice work, Simon. You just need some Khurasan Demon Trolls to round out your forces... ;-)

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    1. Cheers Jez. I have the entire "Marvel Comics Group" run of Tarzan comics tucked away to review on http://thebrownbagaeccb.blogspot.co.uk at some point, as well as a few "Dark Horse" titles too. I'm planning on picking up a few of "Prodos Games" bigger Aliens at "Salute". But do intend to pay "Khurasan" a hefty visit once I turn my attention back to 15mm :-)

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  9. Aliens, aliens everywhere. Good looking blighters too.

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    1. Thanks Dai. They're simple to paint too :-)

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  10. Loving the aliens, who doesn't like aliens, or predators or futuristic marines for that matter great work dude

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    1. Cheers Damon. All of the above will be coming to this blog courtesy of "Prodos Games" and "Horrorclix" ;-)

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