Good base figure for Darkhorse-style ALIEN figure proj.
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Good base figure for Darkhorse-style ALIEN figure proj.

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Hi everyone,

I've been creating a line of six Predator figures (resculpted JAKKS figures + NECA/McF parts) that I'll be posting in the next month -- but I realized I didn't have a single ALIEN. heh

I want to use parts of NECA ALIENs, along with magnets to make swapable heads - but my major stumbling block is a well articulated body (or bodies) that is (are) thin (allowing for sculpting), and have a good range of motion. I'd prefer joints that are almost loose, as ALIENS are really kinetic monsters, and if handled, should pose fluidly.



I've really hated the decision by NECA/McF to do cut-joints on the hips, and to always follow the movie-style, single knee look. The comics always had a better look. AvP/r figures came close, both both still were a bit goofy in their articulation.

I'm looking primarily for a torso/pelvis/legs/clawed hands like those highlighted in the pics. Doesn't need to be exact - just something I can work from.

Any suggestions are appreciated. ^_^

Thanks,
-Blayne

Posted by blaynescott
on Sunday, February 6, 2011
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blaynescott -
Monday, February 7, 2011
I googled the figure, and it's feet/claws might work really well.
blaynescott -
Monday, February 7, 2011
I have experience doing that with a few figures - however, since I'm turning a human joint leg into a reverse joint leg (like a horses), it makes things a little trickier. I'd thought about useing Blackheart's joints (As I have one in the fodderbox), but wanted to see if there were articulation solutions I'd not yet considered.
leafman343 -
Sunday, February 6, 2011
If you like the sculpting on the figures already out there, you could use one as a base and add joints from ML blackheart or similarly articulated figure.
Darththomas -
Sunday, February 6, 2011
How's about a house of the dead hydrophant I'll get you a pic if you don't know it
blaynescott -
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Actually, the witchblade figure has more of an organic look about it, rather than the Darkness - I googled both after posting. ^_^ The scale would be a bit off I'm afraid... those NECA parts are HUGE (the Aliens are close to 9" tall when standing).

What I may end up doing is creating a NECA-scale one somehow, and another ML scale using Kenner ALIEN warrior parts and a Witchblade somehow.

Suggestions/brainstorms still welcomed.

-Blayne
50percentJoe -
Sunday, February 6, 2011
oot! I have an idea, how about one of the neca or mcfarlane aliens, then use the Darkness figure from um... I believe the legendary comic book heroes line. His arms and legs have a similar scales inlaid into a smooth body look, you might be able to salvage him into an alien with a mixture of parts?

Not the best suggestion I know, but the style popped into my head, and it'd be highly posable.
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