Saturday, 4 January 2014

Aliens Vs Predator Project the Return!

Happy New Year all normality is beginning to return to this Brummie household the kids are due to go back to school Monday and so things are getting back into the normal routine!

As the title suggests my mind has slipped back to Sci Fi again strange how it does that this time of year as it was this time last year this project started off with my first purchases of Exterminators and Space Demons from Khurasan.

Well work has started again. The first 12 Alien Drones are nearly finished as is the Queen. I've started work assembling my space colony out of pots and scrap plastic bits and bobs.

I'm also doing a bit of sculpting mainly having ago at some of the creatures and tech from the movie Predators this being the Tracker Predators hounds and the Predator Falconers robotic bird/drone. The bird is the hardest as it had like 3 seconds of footage in the movie and is hard to find pics of.  The one below of the bird is a fan made one and there is another with two blades on. With how individual Predators equipment is I think I can have a creative licenses with it :-D I don't recall seeing blades on it and the only footage online is this snipped you see it land on the predator on the left hand side.





The Hound mine will have less spines but it will create the impression.


Predator Falcon by Raiyuri



The Hounds I haven't started but I've found I think a good body to start from and will need to just putty on some spines when they arrive from the guy I've bought them off in Finland. The Bird/drone is completely from scratch as I could find anything similar enough to start from there is a few pics below again WIP but its needs more filing down and detail etch into the hardened putty. The first attempts whilst the putty was a little bit cured was no good as I kept destroying bits when trying to apply pressure so I decided to make it bigger and the file it down when hard.

The Drone Side on


Above

Scale shot shows you how small it is.. Its supposed to mount on a predators wrist so still a bit more filing to go yet.

Front of the houses with Bob the Grunt to show scale.

Decide five was a nice number to start.

I have some more buildings to make but I need some bigger bases to mount them on before I can start them properly.

I also hope to make a ship of some kind not a big ass mother ship but a small sort of predator shuttle/craft. Thinking of a small hunting party either carrying 3 perhaps up to maybe 12-15 hunters. I have some ideas about what to start from its not set in stone. I have two maybe three ideas for the main body of the ship but if that doesn't work then there are some GW model kits which I could also use to kit bash into ships again there are no standard Predator ships comics and movies all have massive variety between them.

43 comments:

  1. That's it Simon, come on over to the dark (15mm) side!

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    1. lol the recent new AVP ks had me back reading the books again so this has been resurrected.

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  2. Cool! I look forward to seeing more.

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  3. Looking good, I love the houses. They look like some sort of worker's huts. But in space. Colony! :D

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    1. Thanks yeah that is the intention for them to be civilian type buildings. I need to putty the holes in the doors and do something on the roof's as theres some markings from the pots which I reckon will stand out like a sore thumb when painted and scraping it off doesn't really work.

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    2. PVA for the doors, making it a "glass"? For top, cut small pieces of plastic or whatever and put smaller stripes on it - making a simple solar panel that fits in the hole? That's futuristic and practical.

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  4. Yes, cool! I'm watching with interest.

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  5. Cool. Look forward to seeing your progress.

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  6. I like everything you have done here. The banner is very good, the buildings are great.

    I am excited to see this project develop.

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    1. Thanks Clint. I need to make some smaller bits, jungle rocks etc as well to scatter about.

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  7. Hey, those are pretty nice! I got into the AvP KS, so I'm interested in seeing other people's projects, no matter the scale ;)

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    1. Awesome to close to Xmas for me to get in on it plus I wanted to see more photo's of the actual figures before pledging into something like that. No Doubt I'll be jealos when it starts shipping lol

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    1. Thanks mate very wip. Terrain making is my Kryptonite though so we'll see how it turns out lol

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  9. You're off to a good start, Simon. I'll be following your progress with interest. Oh, and I love your new blog banner.

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    1. Thanks Bryan, I'm quite into it at the moment need to find some rules though!

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  10. Cool project ahoy!
    You've probably seen this but just in case...

    http://dawnofthelead.com/2013/01/14/from-scratch/

    Certainly looks the part and should fit a good sized hunting party :)

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    1. No that is good Thanks for the link! On my google searching that didn't show up!

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  11. Ah, another project?! Good luck :-) .

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    1. Not really another I started this last year but got distracted with others lol

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  12. Crikey! That is a big looking project! Scratch builds, conversions, scenery, painting! Looking forwards to seeing your progress. :)

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    1. lol yes plenty going on with this one.

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  13. I've always had an interest in this project of yours Simon, and what a great start to the scratch building - can't wait to see the hounds!

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    1. Thanks I can't buy what I want so going the scratchbuilt route lol we'll see how it turns out!

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  14. Very nice mate, loving the buildings. This year is going to see me embark on my first 15mm project, Tomorrows War sci-fi.

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    1. Brilliant what sort ranges have you been looking at?

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    2. The majority will be from the GZG Stargrunt 15mm line. A few others like critical mass and Khurusan as well.

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    3. Sounds good, theres a few more race's mentioned in the various aliens books besides the engineers in prometheus. I mat include a few for fun. I quite like the idea of alien mercs being hunted ala Predators and theres plenty of choice.

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  15. This looks excellent. The huts are ingenious. I'll be fascinated to watch this develop.

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    1. Cheers. I hope to get the first batch of bugs finished by next week.

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  16. what's a space colony without an alien intruder :)

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    1. If I get into it properly there will be many intruders lol

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  17. Simon they are looking good and I am enjoying your AVP stuff

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    1. Thanks glad you like what I've started PK.

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  18. Nice project ! AVP is so cool.

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    1. Thanks Yes I've loved Predators and Aliens since the movies and then the novels.

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  19. This is starting to look good Simon!

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    1. Thanks. Did a bit more work last night the Pred shuttle is taking shape

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  20. That's a great start! Beautiful figures and fantastic buildings!

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  21. Looks like a great project! The houses look a bit like the Star Wars ones!

    Greetings
    Peter

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