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Re: Alien v Predator...the painting begins.
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2016, 04:40:47 PM »
Yeah, very tempted to buy another myself to do in an alt camo, You mean the space sharp puppetwars model? I just painted it as normal, nothing fancy

Haha sorry...by 'glaze' I meant windows!

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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2016, 02:22:44 PM »
Ah yes, just some old clear plastic I had knocking around
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« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2016, 02:23:18 PM »
I like the version of the dropship with the vectored thrusters on the rear fuselage so quick and simple mod here, 1/48 harrier thrusters, you can pick them up on ebay, nothing fancy, just slap 'em on with a bit of glue and it makes those flat side panels look a little more interesting


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Re: Alien v Predator...the painting begins.
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2016, 09:09:19 AM »
What the hell, I bought another! Cheyenne '02' reporting for duty! magnetised this one to allow for gear up/down options. Also make some air brakes that simply plug in or out depending on what look you want, was an afterthought to add a little interest to the plain fuselage and I didn't want to dremel away at an already finished model!

Camera tripods make excellent adjustable stands that can drop over existing models in play rather than having to shift everything around ;)

I was going to do this second model in the 'official' Brown Bess then thought 'F87k it, it's my toy and I like green'...so here you go!








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Re: Alien v Predator...the painting begins.
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2017, 10:40:58 PM »
OH MY GOD!!! ...these are HUGE!! I've always admired your work but having received my Cheyenne today and now having an understanding of the amount of work you've had to put in to make these look as good as they do...astonishing!!

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« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2017, 10:02:24 PM »
Aye, beasts aint they!

TBH they are simple so it didn't take much work, 2 - 3 afternoons tops for each one as they go together quite well and are pretty much boring flatness when you look at them, hence the reason I added the few extra interesting bits.

I actually purchased a third and would have been happy to paint it up which is quite strange for me as I absolutely hate painting the same thing more than once, alas I sold it on eBay as I simply don't have the room!

The cockpits are nice aren't they, even have a smaller pilot to represent Corporal Ferro, nice touch

Anyhow, looking forward to seeing what you do with it mate, these sort of things are your area of expertise, I'm still winging it ;)
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Re: Alien v Predator...the painting begins.
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2017, 10:15:50 PM »
" ...these sort of things are your area of expertise" - don't know about that but I'll be happy if mine looks anywhere near as good as your two. Interesting when you say "...they go together quite well" my one is a pig of a kit with poor fit between the major hull parts, lots of resin flow marks (some quite thick in parts) and a quite badly warped missile swing arm (looks okay when open but fits poorly when closed even after several attempts to reshape in hot water). About what I've come to expect from Forgeworld or Puppets War (PW such good value I'm willing to overlook the extra work needed to correct) but had higher hopes for Prodos.
Still I've persevered and now it's starting to look okay - lots of sanding still to do. Cockpit is excellent, yes and about the best of the castings.

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« Reply #32 on: January 07, 2017, 05:05:52 PM »
Guess I just have lower standards! It's a good rule I find that expect little from most things and you are often not disappointed :P
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Re: Alien v Predator...the painting begins.
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2017, 02:22:04 PM »
That's generally my attitude too but having recently received two of Antenociti's expertly and immaculately cast Azure Dragons dropships the Cheyenne does fall short in comparison. Still, built and fixed now and as soon as I can rid myself of this coughing virus I'll drag the primer out!

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« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2017, 10:25:20 PM »
Blimey been so busy lately not had time to update anything on here so let's start with the AvP stuff...TONS of things done since I was on here last...brace yerselves!

Prodos APC done and dusted...








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« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2017, 10:35:47 PM »
Khurasan do an excellent looky likey for the Marine M22 Jackson!




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« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2017, 07:10:03 AM »
This one is from Clear Horizon. I figured it would make an excellent marine Scout!





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« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2017, 07:12:55 AM »
Dreamforge APC, been under the desk for years now, finally cracked it open and used it for a special transport for the Wayland Yutani Commandos :)

Didn't bother with all the fantastic internal details as it's only for gaming and those bits are better put in the bits box for later ;)

It's a bloody fantastic kit, all the hatches open and the way that MG mount moves around is pure art!




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« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2017, 07:21:13 AM »
'If it bleeds...we can kill it'...



'Get to da chopper'! picked up a cheap model from Ebay to take them into the jungle!



The team are sent to investigate the crash site of a Russian Satellite....


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Re: Alien v Predator...the painting begins.
« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2017, 02:20:00 PM »
Good to have you back...I was suffering withdrawal symptoms! Love the rethink on the Dreamforge Keilerkopf APC (might have to steal!), Prodos APC looks great (just received the decals I was waiting for so will push on with mine); I thought that too about the M22 Jackson (from the technical manual?) - I have one of the khurasan tanks but I have to find the turret hatch I've misplaced! Marine Scout Car works too (I have one - Clear Horizon btw  - so might have to steal that too - just off to try it on the dropship ramp...

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« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2017, 08:05:42 PM »
Spotted your thread on the APC, as always your dropship and APC will be beyond museum quality and a pleasure to gaze upon :)

Ahh yes, clear horizon, I get through so much stuff I forget myself..have edited the post to give proper credit ;)

yes the M22 is from the technical manual, I am half tempted to scratch a marine razorback up next after seeing some concept sketches on one of the FB forums, its very marmite tbh but I like marmite!
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Re: Alien v Predator...the painting begins.
« Reply #41 on: September 22, 2017, 08:20:26 AM »
Razorback! Do it! Cast it! Sell me one!
There was a 1/35 resin model which has sadly been OOP for some time now. I very rarely miss the opportunity to buy 'Aliens' related garage kits but alas...
I think the concept vehicle was created by Ron Cobb for Aliens but was considered a bit too complicated to model so they settled for the one we know and love.
FATC made a range of not-Aliens vehicles in 15mm which are excellent but again OOP (I do have these!) and would be great if resized to 28mm.
Nice find with the Clear Horizon 'Nemesis' - fits perfectly!

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« Reply #42 on: October 04, 2017, 09:25:45 AM »
Quick fiddle on LenFX again..I love this app!


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« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2017, 10:11:41 PM »
Here is my play on the original concept APC from the Aliens film. I don't like doing direct copies so somewhere between carving the polystyrene and casting the resin I injected my own little touches  :)






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« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2017, 10:15:08 PM »
Also created a turret kit that allows you to create 5 different variations. Phased Plasma, high velocity cannon, heavy flamer, anti-aircraft and command and counter-measures pod!






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Re: Alien v Predator...the painting begins.
« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2017, 11:58:52 AM »
Oh my...are you casting?

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« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2017, 02:35:55 PM »
I may have PM'd you then again I may not have, it seemed to disappear :P

Drop me a line via my email on the contact menu of my website if you are interested :)
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« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2017, 02:52:59 PM »
Got your pm and replied. Thanks

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« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2017, 05:48:57 PM »
Not all the monsters out there have sharp teeth and acid for blood!

Decided to paint up an APC in 'company colours' for the Wayland Yutani Commandos to ride in :)




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« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2017, 10:26:21 PM »
Damn...that looks bloody good too!