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David G.

Giger's Alien: The Xenomorph

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I dug this one out and started on it while I was waiting for the enamel paint to cure on the 51 Chevy.

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This should be an interesting build. I can see that there will be issues that I'll need to address regarding the seams and joints.

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Although it wasn't required, I put 1/4oz of weight in each of the feet to keep him from getting too tipsy. Alien leadfoot 1f603.png:D

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Basic assembly and painting. There was flash to remove, gaps to fill and a little re-sculpting but here they are in shiny basic black.
 
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As always, thanks for taking the time to look and please feel free to comment.
David G.
 

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2 hours ago, David G. said:

Although it wasn't required, I put 1/4oz of weight in each of the feet to keep him from getting too tipsy. Alien leadfoot 1f603.png:D

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Heavy boots of lead

Fills his victims full of dread! 

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4 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Heavy boots of lead

Fills his victims full of dread! 

Too funny!

David G.

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Basic assembly and painting. There was flash to remove, gaps to fill and a little re-sculpting but here they are in shiny basic black.

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I have the body halves glued together and I'm working on smoothing out the seams. I also found a suitable dark green for the main body color, Tamiya Black-Green XF-27. I painted the arms with the green. It's very subtle but it's there.

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I also got some more detail painting done on the head. I hope to put a light gray tint on the "helmet" to add some depth and mystery.

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Yeaaaahhh, the teeth are a work in progress. I'll get them looking much better by the time this I'm done with this.

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As always, thanks for taking the time to look and please feel free to comment.

David G.

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On 9/6/2019 at 6:54 PM, Belugawrx said:

One of my favorite movies..the kit looks great!

Keep up the good work👍

Thanks Bruce! I've made a bit more progress on this one and should some more snaps uploaded soon.

David G.

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I spent some time detail painting various bits and getting the head pretty much completed.

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I finished up the skull detail and further defined the teeth with some chrome and black paint.

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As always, thanks for taking the time to look and please feel free to comment.

David G.

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Does this kit come with a Sigourney figure?  Doing good work with this, ummm, different kit.

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On 9/9/2019 at 7:23 PM, bisc63 said:

Much improved head, and a neat build over all!

Thank you Rusty. I was able to work out a tint for the helmet. I'll have more photos to upload soon.

23 hours ago, TarheelRick said:

Does this kit come with a Sigourney figure?  Doing good work with this, ummm, different kit.

No Ricky, unfortunately no Sigourney Weaver figure. I'm sure that there is one out there somewhere. But I am glad that you like the Alien one though.

David G.

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Using Pledge Floor Care Acrylic and black paint, I also mixed a translucent gray tint for the head carapace.

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I think it looks much better tinted than clear. More like it should.

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I also finally got the seams on the body taken care of and sprayed it with the basic gloss black.

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The next step is detail painting the body and organ pipes, or pipe "organs" and installing them.

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Thank you for taking the time to look, I always appreciate comments, hints and suggestions. In the ten years that I've been a member of this community, the feedback I've received from all of you has been a tremendous help in developing my model building skills.

David G.

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Here is the final update.

Throughout the entire build cycle, this model has been rather difficult to photograph. GigerAlien_16.thumb.jpg.a51e0be85dd0d4fa8a492d4fd7826410.jpg

Placing it against a somewhat darker than usual background seemed to help a little.

 

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Although it doesn't show very well, the color is actually a dark black-green (Tamiya XF-27) over gloss black with Tamiya XF-63 German Grey highlights. The claws are Molotow chrome applied with a brush.

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I used some RTV silicon to add "dripping saliva" to the jaws.

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It took a little bit of effort to bring this kit past the point of just looking like a plastic model kit of The Alien but I'm rather pleased with the way it came out.
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The classic Alien Profile. 
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And of course, my obligatory Display Case shot.
 
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Thanks for taking the time to look and as always, please feel free to comment.
David G.
 

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I'm digging this David, nice work on the upgrades. Any plans for a dio? 

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3 hours ago, Rider said:

I'm digging this David, nice work on the upgrades. Any plans for a dio? 

Thank you Curtis. No, no plans for a dio, at least not in the immediate future. I do have enough plexy lying about to fashion a custom display case for it. If I go that route I will make a proper base. I guess that that would serve as a diorama of sorts.

David G.

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20 hours ago, David G. said:

Thank you Curtis. No, no plans for a dio, at least not in the immediate future. I do have enough plexy lying about to fashion a custom display case for it. If I go that route I will make a proper base. I guess that that would serve as a diorama of sorts.

David G.

Totally, even something simple with a back drop can add a ton to the visual. It's a great piece not to have some sort of base. 

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