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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:45 pm 
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WILLIAM D. RIDDER wrote:
Why is the xeno that's included with the ke Carter figure not screen accurate? This is only forcing me, that much more, to adopt the smooth covered head = younger day old xeno theory.



It is being billed as a "concept" figure, like the albino alien and the translucent Big Chap. Cameron did at one point want smooth domes, so there you go.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:52 am 
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Just my opinion, but if that's the case, they should've packaged this particular xeno individually and provided Burke with the more screen accurate version like Hicks and Hudson, or packaged him solo. Now I shall go with the youngster theory in my display.

Btw, I have no idea why these photos were posted upside down. I wish I could fix them. :roll: :|

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Personally I think Burke and the Hadley's sign were enough of a draw. Adding an alien wasn't necessary, but (as you said) a standard one would have been better. Burke has one of the most iconic close encounters with an alien in the whole film so it is frustrating that you can't *quite* recreate it with this set. Oh well, alien figures don't interest me half as much as the humans.

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I wanted to make a simple display for my Marines that would be cat and kid proof. I also didn't want to spend much as toys aren't really my passion. I settled on a collapsible storage bin, a narrow sheet of ProVent attic insulation, two sheets of plastic loom (like kids use at summer camp for crafts) and some model kit sprue for foot pegs. I cut down a spare sheet of plexi for the front and there we go.

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Now the floor isn't secured down yet as I'm still working out the placement (keeping in mind any future additions), but eventually I will use 2 part hardening putty to make the pegs permanent and to even out the floor. I gave the loom a quick coat of silver and painted the ProVent white to increase the contrast. The details really get lost with a dark background.

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When I'm done I'll get a better shot with my actual camera but I hope you like how it is shaping up!

I just realized you can see the reflection of my 1/4th scale Big Chap looming over them!

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Turned out it was easier to just add a sheet of thin wood that I can then drill into. When I'm done I'll paint it and glue the loom down.. I'm still figuring out the foot pegs though. Any suggestions? My sprue solution wasn't as good of a match as I'd hoped...

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[quote="retrogarde"]Turned out it was easier to just add a sheet of thin wood that I can then drill into. When I'm done I'll paint it and glue the loom down.. I'm still figuring out the foot pegs though. Any suggestions? My sprue solution wasn't as good of a match as I'd hoped...

you can fit small magnets in the pegholes in the feet and use a metal underground, but it wont help with the weak ankles some aliens suffer from.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:00 pm 
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Here is a diorama I´ve made from wood, the albino alien (repaint) and plastic river drops. The top grates are from an old vcr.

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Epsilon wrote:
Here is a diorama I´ve made from wood, the albino alien (repaint) and plastic river drops. The top grates are from an old vcr.


Newt in the water and the Xeno dio is AMAZING!

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Retro and Epsilon, both stellar displays. Great creativity and look amazing.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:32 pm 
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Thanks TECKNO VIKING and Bigbisont :)
Here are some more pics

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ANd an older dio made from a monitor and resurrection alien (repainted)

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That is some next-level stuff right there. Love it.


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Like the two level Newt Diorama. Well done.
The "water" looks great!

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love the philips monitor, what a great idea. Any more recent progress?


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I have one extra "ADIOS" decal for a smartgunner Vasquez if anyone needs it.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:51 am 
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Anybody have pictures of the James Cameron Marine in person? Also anybody know where to get him?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:36 pm 
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Anybody have pictures of the James Cameron Marine in person? Also anybody know where to get him?


Unfortunately he was a Toys R Us exclusive. Bootlegs from china and the secondary market (ebay) are most likely the only ways to find him.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:55 pm 
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This is a custom Helmet for Neca Marines. Does anybody have it?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:33 am 
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Would 3D printed at that scale be smooth?


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It would require work unless you have access to a top quality, industeial machine/materials.

From that site, ever their "smooth/fine detail" option needs SOME finish work.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:10 am 
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Some detail close-ups (since the light in my oven/my camera isn't all that great):

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What heads did you use for those Marines? They look great!


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Very cool!


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