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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2004 7:57 pm    Post subject: question bout model Reply with quote

I'm new to this board you guys seem cool, I was wondering if anyone knew what colors to use on a full size vinyl chest burster model. I really want it to look like the face hugger from critters but have no idea as to what colors were used. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what I did on my face hugger,first off it's all Tamiya acrylic colours and I used an airbrush and brushes.
First job was to clean the model in a light soapy solution of water to clean any release agent left on the model,this is important as any wax left on the model will prevent the paint from adhering properly,when dry it's prime time,I used a grey acrylic primer(spray) to fully coat the model( you could use white but grey will give a more realistic undertone for flesh).
The next thing I did was buy some bog standard flesh colour mix with the appropriate amount of thinners then spray the whole thing in this one flesh tone(quite lightly) and leave dry.
Now here comes the fun part,buy loads of gloss clear coat and the relevant shade colours for the job,I used a biege like brown that was a bit darker than the flesh a bit of yellow even pale blue(there's actually quite a lot of blue in flesh tones) and like Pretty'' said reds,white and any other colour you think might suit the job in hand.
For the best results when applying your colours mix a bit in first to the clear gloss and use this as your medium building on layers of lightly coloured gloss coat will give it that translucent palid look,also use the tried and tested wash and dry brush techniques for hi and low lites and of course the best tool is your imagination so don't be afraid to experiment.
One major tip though is when it's finished and you are definately happy with it don't think "maybe if I just add a bit more here it will make it look even better" DON'T,keep it subtle and you should get the best results

Hope this helps Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2004 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you so much for the tips guys, your face hugger looks truely awesome. I'm gonna do one of them next if I have any luck with my burster. I'll let you all see how it turns out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey witmen , welcome to the board, always good to have new members Very Happy

cant wa8 to see how your model turns out buddie
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Witman,just out of interest where did you get you burster from and how much 'ya pay for it??
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I paid 10 bucks for it from a place on-line called hobby warrior, he has the full size vinyl kits and quite a bit of others. all re-casts of course but there all around 10 bucks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's really good value,I paid about 30 for mine,what's that about 50+bucks?? Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well if your just after a model to paint! re-casts are very afdfordable and a great alternative to the collectable origionals, which cost quite alot
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is a recast!,thing is they're not that common on these shores,you'd be hard pressed to find a model shop that sells the face hugger or chestburster,and the only thing different abount recasts is that you don't normally gat the original box and the detail on my one is amazing Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah! i bought my worrior from www.comet-miniatures.com

10 quid! very reasonably priced indeed! with over night selivery!

and there UK based Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a real one to comapre with or nothing, but looking at my recast kit I think it'd be hard as hell for any body elses kit to have more detail. I dunno for ten bucks I'm bout as happy as can be with the quality of it the model. only thing generic box, no instructions and one little picture card for paint details, but it really isn't like any of that is needed I just wanted something to do during my insomnia fits.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This pic is from the same place I got my face hugger,I'm betting your's is the same as this one,It's priced at 19.99 and they're recasts so you really do have a bargain!! Very Happy


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