1:1 Facehugger

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Techuser, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Techuser

    Techuser New Member

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    Got this vinyl kit as a first attempt to build one of these things, I finished building some days ago and started painting yesterday, took me the entire night to get the colors right but then I realized it's too dark, today I'm gonna try to fix it.

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  2. Big_Weld

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    Holy crap! If that's wrong, I can't wait to see it right!!

    Nice work!!
     
  3. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Is that the rubber kit or a plastic one?

    Back in 1992 (when Alien 3 came out?) there was a 1:1 face hugger and 1:1 chest busters of both the alien that came out of both human and the dog. Each was about $200 and very detailed. I've not seen them since.
     
  4. Trilogy

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    Looks nice already. I look forward to seeing it with the "fixed" paint.
     
  5. cavx

    cavx Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Why do you think it is too dark? I think it looks great :)
     
  6. Techuser

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    Plastic, it's a cheap recast and doesn't have the name of the original one but I think it's the same you're talking about (maybe Halcyon), as the seller also has the long nailed and chestbusters. There's also a queen chestbuster which I was tempted to buy, but thought it would be too complicated for a first kit, so went it something with just a few big pieces.

    The movie one has a lighter tone than my beige, I think I saw them in pink too (one place I remember for sure they were like this was in Alien 3 for Sega Genesis), but I want it closer to the first movie, not necessarially that bright, but brighter than it is now.

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    I just don't know if I should spray a overall brighter color or only over the highlights. The paint I'm using is common acrylics, not the special transparent ones for airbrushing.
     
  7. Techuser

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    Some build up pictures in case someone stumble across this for help in the future (mine didn't had instructions)

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  8. cavx

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    Will you paint its 'icky' bits too? The one is that screen grab from the original ALIEN was also under medical lab lighting, so why it might seem lighter than yours. I think yours looks great.

    EDIT: Is that a wire hanging out the tail in that shot? If so, I'd never noticed that before and another one of those things HD seems to reveal from these older SPFX films.
     
  9. Spengler28

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    Disgusting! Nice Job!!!
     
  10. thegreatgalling

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    That looks absolutely gorgeous. You did a great job. Love the little wave in the tail. Looks very much alive.
     
  11. Nwerke

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    Looks good to me! These are Thai or other east Asian knockoffs of the Halcyon kits in hard white vinyl. The originals are in flesh-coloured soft vinyl, quite flexible and poseable. They're also a lot bigger! The recasts must be fairly multi-gen since they've really shrunk. I have a couple of Halcyon queen chestbursters from A3 (a great kit made from the original prop's sculpt) and I have one of the knockoffs too since it was a cheap way to get a tail for another project. The knockoff is about 30% smaller!
     
  12. PHArchivist

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    I think it looks fine... Leave it.

    Painting a facehugger was the single most difficult paint job I've ever done.
     
  13. nick daring

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    Looks nice so far. Is that Apoxie sculpt you're using to fill your gaps?

    Also has anyone ever made a fleshy silicon version with internal jointed bones before? That would be some creepy stuff to handle.

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  14. Techuser

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    Thanks

    the grey putty is epoxi
    there's a version with flexible tail but never saw jointed bones, would look awesome

    I think I'm finished now with the mouth too

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  15. PHArchivist

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    I like it. Mine too came out a bit dark, but works. Actually, yours looks a lot like the one I did years ago.

    Very well done.
     
  16. Interceptor6

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    Absolutely revolting! I love it! Colors look GREAT to me!
     
  17. Clutch

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    I think it looks very good! Here is a queen chestburster I did a while back. I wish I knew who ended up with it.

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  18. allosaur176

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    Thats a sweet paint up!

    I went a different route with my queen chestburster

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    In time, I would like to make a stasis tube for it to put next to my hugger

    and I still have this badboy to start yet

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  19. Techuser

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    Clutch you made it on comission?

    Allosaur is that the queen hugger or just another version?
    I've seen pictures of a tube made from a trashcan as a base, it only didn't had water inside. Would look great with water and a led stripe lighting from the top.
     
  20. allosaur176

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    Its a resin version of the Queen Facehugger..I've havd it for about 8 years now

    I have Brundlefly's Hugger and stasis tube, which I would love to duplicate, just smaller to fit the baby queen..
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  21. Nwerke

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    Hot *, Allosaur...where'd ya get the queen hugger? DO WANT, lol.
     
  22. allosaur176

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    I picked it up from Ebay actually..Its a pretty decent cast too..a few air bubbles here and there, but nothing that can't be fixed


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  23. division 6

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    The Halcyon is an A2 version not the A1 so there are differences especially on the underside.

    The A1 used fresh sea creatures (oysters etc) for the details and a sheeps intestine for the tube.


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  24. dfchang813

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    Man, those shots remind me how disgusting that scene was . . . LoL
     
  25. Clutch

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    I painted it for an article in Amazing Figure Modeler and then sold it. I wanted to get the teeth cast in clear, but my casting guy couldn't do it for some reason or another.

    That queen looks like a recast of Grey-Zon's queen. I have one of the originals and it was cast in a dark gray resin.

    I like that queen cb pose!
     
  26. BrundelFly

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    It was also cast in Red.
    I have one too.

    In fact, I have enough materials for ONE more tube.
    Im gonna put the Grey Zone in it.
     
  27. Clutch

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    Good to know. That tube gonna be big enough? :lol
     
  28. Nwerke

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    I will give you tree fitty for it! :D

    Gawd, yet another Alien thingie I was completely ignorant of. Been wanting a queen FH since 1992; had no idea GZ had done one. Must track one down. Thanks for pics!

    On topic, Techuser, that's a job to be proud of. Not one to obsess over minor differences in shading - painting these things allows for plenty of variation IMO, it's not as if the movies match too closely anyway. Bloody nice job.
     
  29. nickc

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    I think it looks awesome, you must be proud. :)

    I picked one of these up at a garage sale last year, in a plastic bag without any packaging etc. and was wondering if anyone has the instructions for it. I think it is a Halcyon model from what I can find out.

    I hope to get working on this during the summer and it'll give me a reason to learn to use my airbrush. I will definately use these pics for inspiration.

    Thanks
     
  30. Monster Dave

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    After all this time, that thing still creeps me out!!!
     

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