Thursday, 12 January 2017

From SimonM: "Copplestone Castings" Grey Aliens (25 Points)

"Not every discovery has been announced."
These five 28mm metal models of Grey Aliens are produced by “Copplestone Castings” and can be bought as code FW36 from their Future Wars range. Supposedly the extraterrestrial beings responsible for "forty-three percent of all reported alien encounters in the United States", these aliens are named for their unique skin color and were made famous "from earlier depictions of the Roswell UFO incident from 1947."
"I have no idea what it could be. It was greyish in colour..."
Smoothly sculpted and somewhat diminutive models, the figures were initially undercoated with two coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey and washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil. The aliens were then dry-brushed with more "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, before receiving a second heavily watered-down wash of "Citadel" Nuln Oil.  Finally the gun-toting 'leader' had his space weapon painted using a combination of "Vallejo" Brass and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.
Non-Human Rooftop Encounter - Grey Aliens verses Terminator Robots
Nice work on the greys, Simon! You've had a very productive time with the Galactic Citizenry for this week! Which one insulted Arthur Dent though. You know the fellow who became immortal by the freak accident involving an irrational particle accelerator, a rubberband and a half eaten sack lunch?
These are quite the fellows and very useful too,I like the one practicing American sign language best. He seems to have grasped it quite well! ;)

30 comments:

  1. Fantastic work Simon! Way to bring a level of depth to what could have been a very flat paintjob.

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    1. Thanks Bill. Very much appreciated :-)

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    1. Splendid play on words there Jonathan :-)

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  3. That first alien clearly has the "nether probe" that has become so connected with encounters with these "Visitors" :-) Nice job Simon

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    1. Thanks Paul. I actually wish a few more of them had such probes - they'd be a bit more interesting for the tabletop.

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  4. Nice work Simon! Great looking sculpts as well. But what's with all the probing that's going on with the aliens...

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    1. Cheers Samuli. Much appreciated. As above I don't think there's not enough probing with this set's sculpts personally.

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  5. About 5 years ago I painted a few grey aliens. With no false modesty I just need to say yours are better!

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    1. Thanks Clint. Very much appreciated praise indeed :-)

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  6. Nice work Simon, if only all figures could be painted this colour, it'd save a whole lotta time!!

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    1. Thanks Ray. Not a cuff-link or button in sight is always good in my books!!

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  7. These [redacted] are completely brilliant! They remind me of some [redacted] I encountered in [redacted] back in [redacted].

    So good to see that the USAF has finally gotten over its silly insistence on[redacted]!

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  8. Nice work Blax. The truth is out there!

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  9. Menacing buggers aren't they, nice work

    Ian

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  10. Is the alien on the top right giving us the finger? Friggin' aliens. Build the space wall, and make the aliens pay for it!
    Nice work, very creepy and threatening.

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    1. Thanks Michael. yes the alien is!! :-)

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  11. Classic! Love the 'rude' grey!

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    1. Cheers Barks. He is a fiery fella isn't he ;-)

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