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Aliens Armada: Darkhorse Custom Statue / Bust

 
 
Custom #:63090  
Name:Aliens Armada: Darkhorse
Custom Type:Statue / Bust
Toy Series:Aliens
Creator:N TT  
Date Added:June 30, 2014
Base Figure:recipe
Height:10.00 inches
Took some time off from doing home renovations and worked on this lil guy. Got this resin kit a few years back from Thailand, and never had the compulsion to complete it till now. A relatively easy kit to assemble, decided to modify the pose with the arms apart rather than placed together. It shows more of a pounce stance, like being engarde, instead of following the fetal position (as the kit photo suggests).
There's a smorgasbord of colors going on, different shades of green, some browns and added thin traces of purple. Some of the paints make certain parts look necrotized, while other areas may appear almost like nebulae. Started with the darkest color for base and went a lighter tone with every increment of color. There is such a thing as "over painting" a work of art, and usually projects such as these will tempt those over zealous brushes. The trick is to paint lightly, and really look at the effects each stroke/application makes. Try to let the colors breathe, and don't be shy to let "mistakes" occur - sometimes winging it delivers the best results.
Diehard Alien fans have often made their protest of the Predalien design, in particular criticizing those ridiculous fangs on the exterior of the mouth. Although the fangs do comply with the Predator's design, many fans insist that they appear too large on the Predalien and distracts from the pure aesthetic appeal of Giger's original Alien head. So here is a new series of Alien customs that will explore other interesting hybrids without incorporating the Predator. Instead, using elements from insects, crustaceans and even parasites for host, the diversities become pretty limitless - consider it sans fangs for the fans. With each custom hybrid, another level of "diversity" will emerge, hopefully without repeating any previous designs. Some of them will come with back stories, and even hail marys, but one thing's for sure, every one of them will be adamant on being...ALIVE!
Thanks for checking them out.


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BaconSoHard - Thursday, September 11, 2014
That is very cool! Well done
NeCrollector - Tuesday, July 1, 2014
This is gorgeous! I am so looking forward to your future hybrids!
Bacchus - Monday, June 30, 2014
Awesome paint apps!
Buff - Monday, June 30, 2014
Awesome work! (couldn't live in my house or I'd have nightmares) but awesome!
ToyArchitect - Monday, June 30, 2014
The paint apps on this truly are a work of art, beautiful. My favorite feature from this piece based off the photos are that head with what looks like the galaxy & stars... can't believe how this turned out... amazing
mr.fenrir - Monday, June 30, 2014
pretty cool. I'm a die hard alien fan and I never understood all the predalien hate from fans. granted I don't approve of the movie design which was dealt in one of my customs, but I do very much like the old games design(anything to come out of the franchise post 2001 is awful but the books and first 2 games were great)
1andonly5711 - Monday, June 30, 2014
Very nice work
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