These guys give me the creeps Simon, well done. Once again you've added a lot of detail and texture to shiny mostly mono-colour figures. Great stuff and 20 points.
Monday, 8 February 2016
From SimonM - 28mm "Horrorclix" Aliens (20 Points)
This rather oversized 40mm pre-painted plastic "Wizkids" model of the Alien Grid (also known as Nethead) is from the "Horrorclix" AVP Alien Verses Predator: Aliens Collector's Set. The sculpt is based upon the "alpha-Alien" which kills the predators Chopper and Celtic in the 2004 science-fiction horror film "Alien Verses Predator" and carries the distinctive head injuries caused by its being momentarily incapacitated by a net launcher.
I initially gave the vicious extra-terrestrial an undercoat of "Citadel" Abaddon Black before simply dry-brushing the model with "Vallejo" German Grey. Grid was then washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil before I applied a second, significantly lighter dry-brush of more "Vallejo" German Grey over its more prominently raised surfaces. 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. Finally I picked out its ‘bleeding’ head injury with some “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and “Citadel” Thrakka Green. As the fresh lacerations were very fine, I tidied up my brush work by dabbing a face blusher pad with some Abaddon Black on it over the area. These helped cover up any stray areas of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and restrict the bright green paint to just the deepest recesses of the wound.
In addition to Grid I have also painted three more of the Xenomorph drones born inside the pyramid found beneath Bouvet Island. These Aliens were all painted in the same way. Although one of them, which was depicted having had their tail partially severed required its leaking acidic blood to be painted using a combination of “Vallejo” Heavy Khaki and “Citadel” Thrakka Green.