Back again on the Alien vs Predator project! Today we'll have the (almost) final installment on this adventure, the Colonial Marines.
The basic games comes with a 5 men strong Squad, to which I added a Sergeant. Due to licenses, they are not the marines from the Aliens movie, but generic Colonial Marines. Any similarities with those is merely coincidental.
|Hapone, Hips, Hoodson, Blake, Frest and Verbovskee|
The minis are really cool. Awesome sculpts and fantastic casts. But remember, I'm painting my set and my pal's too. Besides the above, he also got another squad and a few bits, so I used them to make some minor conversions, in order to avoid having repeated minis.
|I believe the running guy belongs to a different sculptor, feels a little bit out of scale|
|Conversions are pretty simple and subtle|
|I converted both of them. And left the Sgt untouched, no need for conversion here|
He also got some more candy:
|Well, these were to be expected|
|And of course this was to be expected!|
You may remember I painted some special minis some weeks ago, including a Dutch Shaeffer and a Linn Kurosawa, both in video game aesthetics. Well, my pal also got these other 'regular' versions of the characters:
|Looks like kind of Schwarzenegger in Commando, but with the bionic arm|
|Bases are oversized, yes, but it's the same size the other minis had, so I kept it this way|
More stuff! This time it's a thing out of the Kickstarter. Precisely this pal I'm painting these minis for gave me an APC some time ago. I believe it's from Khurasan, now a discontinued item. As it's not a licensed piece, it cannot be an exact replica, but it's more than close enough for me:
|Most glorious brick of resin|
|Three layers of highlighting and you could barely see them. Sigh.|
As these are not the Marines from that movie, I thought I should change the adscription of the APC, and not enlist it as part of the USS Sulaco.
Given that both Nostromo and Sulaco obviously come from Joseph Conrad's Nostromo, I followed the same path and thus created the USS Costaguana.
|Due to my poor skills you can read Costagoana, but I don't dare to touch it anymore|
So here you have them all:
|All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps!|
I've tried to take a pic of the complete project, but I'm afraid I've already given my pal significant parts of his batch (storage at home is quite an issue these days!), so please accept my apologies and have this disappointing, incomplete shot, just to give an idea of what's this all about:
|I've painted like more than the double of both Aliens and Predators|
Is this the end of the project? Well, the end of the main body of the project indeed. But there's still a final installment of this whole AvP project! I'm already working on it, so I hope I can unveil the mystery soon!
Great work on the marines and vehicles Suber, you've really captured the feel of them from the movies, and great conversions and camoReplyDelete
Thanks! I've been revisiting the classic movies, so I was quite in the mood! :DDelete
Very nice indeed! I'm surprised that they could have the franchise but not the individual characters. I like the APC very much. I know what you mean about highlighting on vehicles: somehow it seems to disappear, especially with green. Quite a project!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I believe the licensing was quite a legal nightmare in this case. Gale Force Nine got the rights over the characters, so their ranges do have Ripley, Hicks, Bishop etc. I Haven't tried their games, but the minis look sweet too.Delete
Y tanto que es un día glorioso..., madre mía la cantidad de tiempo y talento que has invertido ahí. Con una de tus entradas, tengo yo para hacer entradas durante un mes y medio 😅.ReplyDelete
Las miniaturas te han quedado geniales y respiran esa atmósfera que generaba Alien 2.
Enhorabuena por otro grandísimo trabajo, me quito el sombrero, maestro.
¡Gracias! Así me pasa, que me quejo de que hago una entrada al mes, jajaja :DDelete
Excellent work on these guys, as Dave says the camo paint and the conversions are really well done.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I think I wasn't fully aware of how tricky that camo was! It's really from the 80's, one can tell! :DDelete
Took some time, but I have a soft spot for these guys, so it was worth of it! :)
Splendid looking colonial marines! Love the APC too,sometimes it's difficult, you do lots of layering work and you can't really see it,but it's a great finish!ReplyDelete
Thank you! It's kind of a conundrum; you are trying it to look functional, dull... well, doing what a green camouflage is supposed to do! But on the other hand you want it to look nice and stand up as the gaming model it is! Ahhh, the painter's dilemma...Delete
Te han quedado geniales. a la espera del proyecto grande :)ReplyDelete
¡Gracias! La verdad es que he disfrutado un montón con estos :DDelete
Great work on all of these models... the camo in particular is looking awesome. I also love how the power loader stands out. Though I have to say I'm a little partial to the APC! Love that look you have going there.ReplyDelete
Thanks! The camo is quite from the 80's, I hadn't really noticed until I had to paint these!Delete
I'm in love with the APC. In fact my pal gave it to me some years ago and I jumped onto this KS precisely because of it. I only had the APC, I was in need of Colonial Marines... :D
Noooooooo way! This is SO good. Always loved Aliens and you have nailed it with these glorious paintjobs. Ace work!ReplyDelete
Haha, I don't think I had realised how important this movie was in my youth, I loved it, but in kind of a subconscious way. The lines in the script, the character building, the setting... It's been quite a pleasure to paint these.Delete
Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade!
Super cool ALIENS stuff on display here! ^_^ReplyDelete
Great work Suber :)
Thanks! They were trickier than anticipated, but I'm so happy I finally have my own Colonial Marines! Yay!Delete