With the Aliens finished, it was time to work on the other half of the Aliens vs Predator title.
The faction has quite less minis, but they are, of course much more individualised. They are true monsters in the game, and all of them are characters on their own.
These are the three Predators from the core box (from the original KS)
The skin was pretty tricky. The base is German Fieldgrey from Vallejo. After generously inking it with Agrax, all the different highlights and skin tones were done adding browns and ochre/yellow to the base colour. It doesn't really show in the pic (grunt), but trust me, they are not monochrome :D
A pretty cool thing from the KS is that you could get cloaked Predators. I mean, clear resin ones:
|The very same sculpts, yet transparent|
In order to keep transparency, the minis came in hundreds (well, not as many, but they looked as hundreds!) of spare pieces. These were the first I glued of all the Predator batch, so I didn't notice they were exactly the same sculpts than the others! If only I had had the others as a visual reference, I guess the assembly would have been easier!:D
More Preds. These are the Warriors:
|Power Rangers dressesd up as Predators, I would say|
|Intense opera singer dressed up as a Predator|
As I'm painting my pal's minis along with mine, I have several of these minis repeated. I think I can save you from identical pics, hehe. The only new thing is that I spared a few Predators of my own and gave them different bases, just in case I want to play something (yet to be determined!) on a jungle based board, which I think suits these guys as well.
|More than enough for my purposes|
The KS also included these Hounds. I'm afraid I'm not as familiar with the Yautja fluff to know anything about them, so I painted them this way. As the horns/spikes/whatever look horrible to me, I made a few slight variations on a couple of them, so they don't look so over the top.
|They are over the top no matter what|
So this is the Predator faction. But I'm not done yet!
I have also painted the objective markers, both the generic from the core box and the Alien ones. If you look closer, you'll see the synthetic is not really Bishop, but he's as close as he can legally be (licenses and copyright issues, you know :P)
|Those skulls look awkwardly out of scale|
This is it for now. So I only have the Marines to do, I tink I can be reasonably optimistic about the project... :)