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  1. After my Frankenstein based detour I'm back on familiar ground Dating from 1991 this is an original Halcyon Face-hugger undergoing a restoration due to less than stellar paint job(by me) and general "sagginess" and wear and tear. The original box art(Which I no longer have) Dissection Crude,but effective wire armature added to tail and fingers. Trying to run away! Bits of the chestburster in the background.
  2. Halcyon USS Sulaco,Purchased from a model shop in Hunstanton about 17 years ago,Quickly built,and just as quickly forgotten about,Actually got round to painting it up about 2 weeks ago. In the meantime,managed to lose the little drop ship that came with it,and the decals,Luckily,have the old AMT USS Enterprise kit with its fleet decal sheet ,so cut out the required letters from that. Model is about 12 ins long Cheers Andy
  3. A little vignette from one of my favourite Films,its a mash up of the film poster and that moment when Ripley realizes they are in the presence of "Her Imperial Majesty" The backdrop is from the figure packaging. Ripley figures about 7 inch tall.Base scratch built. Cheers Andy
  4. Having been pretty impressed with Necas range of Alien figures I'm afraid I couldn't resist the Ripley and Newt double figure set,So one trip to Forbidden Planet in Manchester later I have them in my grubby hands. Before surgery After choosing the pose i wanted,and glued,filled and primed. Base work,the eggs are made from Air drying clay,weapons re-painted flooring made from £shop bamboo sticks and clay work on the hive structure. Sorry about the Alien themed overload! I have just sourced a box full of used neca Planet of the Apes (1968) figures,So I might go Ape for a change.................................maybe Cheers Andy
  5. I didn't do a WIP for this build as it was relatively simple and quick, although the paint job took over a week of spraying, building up layers of small strips of masking tape and spraying again, only for when the final unmasking took place for the whole thing to look as if it had the measles or some dreadful skin disease!!! I was devastated after all that work, but then decided to spray one of the lighter grey colours (XF 80) over the whole lot to damp it down and voila, it worked! I then gave it quite a heavy dirt wash which finished it off nicely. A few spots of silver to bring up some highlights and I'm very happy with the result! The box says its 1:2400 Scale and it measures 12" long... it even comes with a tiny Dropship - so this is the initial frame in my scenic progression - the next scene was built a few years ago and can be seen here : http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234913827-aliens-dropship-and-apc/ and from back in April 2012, the next in the sequence...
  6. Hi Britmodellers, A quick intro - I'm Peter, I'm new here, and this is my first post. I've been around plastic and glue for 20+ years, and by far my favourite subjects to depict are Movies and Sci-Fi. I've built Batmobiles, USS Enterprises, Deloreans and Aliens. I have a strange pull towards the 1990s kits from AMT/Ertl and Halcyon. They're not the best moulds, or even the best plastics, but they were the things I lusted after when I was 15 - especially the Halcyon PVC kits like the Facehuggers and Chestbursters. In the last few years, I've dabbled in 28mm figures - Warhammer 40k and Fantasy, and I'd like to think I take the skills and techniques I've learned in painting tiny scales across to 'giant' models of 1/9th and 1/24th scales. I found this site via Twitter, and Rob's Aoshima Back to the Future build, which is coming along really nicely - I'm looking forward to seeing the final result! So - onto my own ambitious project! A few weeks ago I found a couple of my old Halcyon kits in the stash. A 1/9th Attacking Alien, and a 1/9th Predator from Predator 2 (the Danny Glover one in the city). My favourite moment in that film is a throwaway piece of scenery: in the Predator's trophy cabinet on the spacecraft is an Alien skull - a perfect universe connector, and one that has spawned the whole AvP franchise - but how can I get both of these kits to interact with each other? I started with the Predator. It's an awesome kit - standard brittle styrene, with soooo many mould lines and ejection pin marks to clean up. There are 43 separate dreadlocks, and when I fit them, they have to go in a specific order, and have a very small tolerance in angle. I'll be painting them well before I glue them on! The Alien will be involved as well, although at this point, I'm not sure quite how. There are two heads on the sprues, though, so that opens up some options. I'll be writing up the build here, and eventually on my own blog, with on-the-fly photo updates on Twitter. Please feel free to leave comments, advice and even criticism! See you next time.
  7. Hello all, Thought it was about time I signed up and posted up my WIP pics of my Halcyon 1:72 Aliens Dropship that I have been working on over the past few months. At the start of the year I was cleaning out an old cupboard at my folks where I came across my old Aliens Dropship from 1993, it was wedged for years (22 years to be precise) against the wall and a storage box, over the decades bits had fallen off and was looking pretty sorry for itself. After much searching for parts that had come adrift, I was only missing 2 minor components (will cover that later). So I decided to rescue it, strip it down and reassemble with a fresh paint job to become a display piece in my living room, seeing as i'm a massive Aliens fan, I thought it would be rude not to ( along with some other Halcyon kits I have). After browsing the web and seeing a few other Dropships (including one from here), it motivated me to take it to the next level, so I am planning on going full out with the hyper detail (so to speak) and realism. Not being a modeler, having only dabbled in the old Rogue Trader days of 40k/GW this should be a decent task, esp as there are no time deadlines to adhere to First of all let me apologise for the picture quality as they were taken on my 4 year old iphone for my own reference. So this is how she looked after 22 years of neglect January 2015 After collecting together all the piece, the time was now to see what parts of the plastic could be separated without damaging any of the parts and also to strip off any of the old paint, I remember I never undercoated this, just 2 base coats. Nail varnish remove (acetone) was used and did a pretty good job, including weakening the "most" of the glue in order to remove parts and to fill any gaps at a later stage. ..and all the parts stripped down and paint removed (majority of it anyway) you will notice the canopy has fogged, I made the mistake of using the acetone on it, my heart skipped a beat. ...HOWEVER all was not lost as I knew a trick to remove that (bottom right of pic). Everything in that pic was stuck, and couldn't come apart, so this build now will take place half assembled, as I would learn this had pro's and con's (but more pro's). After a check I was missing 3 missiles inc the panel, one of the 5x4 missile head panels that go in the from of the missile pylon and a wedged item that sits on the outer pylon to give it its angle when deployed. All these will be made up from plastic card and greenstuff. There was however collateral damage, one of the from landing gear panels had snapped, so plasticard will fix that. Next step was to tackle that hazed over canopy, so popped into the Garage for the trusty Megs headlight restorer, its basically a very mild cutting paste, rubbed this in with a lint free cloth, took about 20 min but came up a treat, so panic over and lesson learnt, Thanks for reading Sonny More updates to follow.
  8. HI,ITS A bit of a slow news day,but intresting in a wierd way? http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/08/17/oukoe-uk-usa-aliens-kentucky-idUKBRE97G09Y20130817 http://uk.news.yahoo.com/little-green-men-gunfight-fair-kentucky-raises-eyebrows-201303958.html#8t9tD5h why cant we have partys like that over here? cheers Don
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