Monday, 25 January 2016

From SimonM - 28mm "Horrorclix" Alien and "Heroclix" Crimson Dynamo (10 Points)

This somewhat oversized 40mm pre-painted plastic "Wizkids" model of an Alien is from the "Horroclix" AVP Aliens Collector's Set: Aliens Verses Predator: Whoever Wins, We Lose boxed set. Based upon the "highly aggressive extraterrestrial creature that stalks and kills the crew of a spaceship" in the 1979 science-fiction horror film "Alien" and designed by "Swiss surrealist artist" H.R. Giger, the success of this creature has "spawned a media franchise of novels, comic books, video games and toys."

Unsurprisingly, considering the simplicity of the monster's colour scheme, I initially gave it an undercoat of "Citadel" Abaddon Black and then simply dry-brushed it with "Vallejo" German Grey. The model was then washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil before I gave it a second, much lighter dry-brush of more "Vallejo" German Grey. Finally the Alien's mouth was painted using a combination of "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. Whilst its head's carapace was given a coat of Abaddon Black.
This 28mm pre-painted plastic "Wizkids" model of the Crimson Dynamo is miniature number 52 from the Marvel "Heroclix" Xplosion range. "Considered to be the definitive version of the character", Dmitri Bukharin was the fifth man to don the Soviet power armour and made his debut within the pages of Issue One Hundred and Nine of "Iron Man" in April 1978.

Having given the figure an undercoat of "Vallejo" Heavy Red, Tony Stark's nemesis was treated to a heavy wash of "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson, before being dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Heavy Red. I then gave the Russian super-villain a glaze of "Citadel" Bloodletter.



Simon you've pushed well beyond the bounds of my comic book knowledge, but I like these figures.  Once again you've worked wonders with monochromes.

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    1. Thanks Martin. A load more Aliens to come too.

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  2. Another nice one from you Simon!

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    1. Cheers Anne. Simple stuff this week.

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  3. Nice repaints - much better than the original

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  4. Both are well done, Simon! I like your alien more though as he has that slimy shinniness from the movies! ;)

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    1. Thanks David. The Alien was a test piece for more of his kind to come :-)

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  5. Lovin' the Soviet Iron Man. Very cool!

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    1. Cheers Curt. Another simple red mini :-)

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  6. I hadn't come across the Crimson Dynamo before, thanks for showing me something new!

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    1. Cheers Barks. A few more lesser known superheroes to come too.

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  7. Really cool, I dig the slick sheen on the Alien a lot!

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    1. Thanks Sander. More aliens to come ;-)

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    1. Thanks Michael. Slimy is good imho.

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  9. Great post and painting. Thanks for sharing your technique Simon.

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  10. That Aliens colours are perfect, the work put in was worth it

    Ian

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