ID4 Alien attacker - found at last ! :)

natty15d

Well-Known Member
After years of searching i finally got my hands on an ID4 Alien attacker 2 ft model from Icons.


Won it on Ebay last week & had to wait on it arriving from the good old US of A.


Well it almost arrived unscathed.
As soon as i picked up the box i could hear something rattling inside. Never a good sign when you know there is a one piece resin model inside.

Anyway opened the box to find that the front of the mandibles had snapped off.
One was in one piece & a clean break, the other was in 6 pieces.

Considering how these large boxes get handled at airports & post offices i suppose i should think myself lucky nothing else was broken.
10 mins later & a bit of superglue & it was all fixed up again.
Now i just need to fill a couple of tiny gaps & touch up the paint work.










Nathan
 

roymanns

New Member
Yeah those are hard to find I got mine when Icons was still in business.I had to send it back a couple times.I got mine around the time UPS was on strike.When I got the first attacker it was broken one of the guns was snapped off.The lower crash cage was broken.Then the plexiglass was shatterd into a million pieces.The second one they sent out the plexiglas was fine it had a little crack in it though.The second attacker icons sent out it had a chunk missing out of the upper weapon pod,the weathering looked like bad graffiti,I sent that one back then third time is a charm.A perfect alien attacker I still have mine to this day.It has a base of the mothership that the attacker sits over like it was flying and a numbered plaque with certificate also.How much did you win it for on ebay?
 

natty15d

Well-Known Member
WOW

Looks like i ended up no too bad after all considering how far its come.

Do you have a pic of the base.

Im going to have to make one for mine.

I managed to pick it up for $405.

Nathan
 

Libbeyman

New Member
You beat me out this auction by $5, arggggh!!

I forgot it about it as I bid under my AOL account navy2010. Too bad about the breakage though. I won a 33" Typhoon sub a couple of weeks ago on Ebay that USPS thoughly destroyed in shipping.
 

Guardian

New Member
Thats a one piece model
Sweet,ever thought about a little retooling, and recasting W/interior ? i know its wrong to recast right off but would it be so bad to re-tool, create an interior, and then mold for you and a few friends ?LMK,

Mike
 

misterfusion

Sr Member
Hey! Nice grab!

There are few things in the world better than getting that box in the mail. It's liek Christmas!


Congrats!
 

natty15d

Well-Known Member
Thanks guys


Im REALLY happy with the model.

I would have loved to offer a few tricked out versions of the model but i dont think there would be enough interest.
Id love a hollw fibreglass version with a tricked out cockpit & a version of the captured Alien attacker.

The model was made up from various parts glued together.
It would be a nightmare to take it apart & cast it but it could be done.

If the interest was there it could happen.

Nathan
 

Guardian

New Member
Let me be the first to sign up
you never know what could happen
Try posting on the replica props section and see if there is any intrest ,
Mike
 

natty15d

Well-Known Member
Ive been thinking about casting this so could make a copy with interior, lights etc but the size of the ship puts it beyond my abilities.


Nathan
 

Guardian

New Member
What !!!!!!! It's not to hard to recast ,people do it all the time here j/K
C'mon I know you can do it, why not recast the whole thing,and slush cast it i got a whole article I could send to you about slush casting and casting in general,if you want .

Mike
 
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