ID4 Alien attacker - found at last ! :)

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  1. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    After years of searching i finally got my hands on an ID4 Alien attacker 2 ft model from Icons. [​IMG]

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

    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. [​IMG]
    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. [​IMG]
    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.

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    Nathan [​IMG]
     
  2. roymanns

    roymanns New Member

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    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?
     
  3. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  4. Dean O

    Dean O Well-Known Member

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    Nice Nathan. i still can't believe you got it for that cheap though.
     
  5. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    You & me both [​IMG]

    Thankfully it wasnt listed in Prop section

    Nathan
     
  6. Libbeyman

    Libbeyman New Member

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    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.
     
  7. vaderguy

    vaderguy New Member

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] - You lucky lucky . . . GUY you!!
    I've been wanting one of these ever since they came out!

    Good find!!

    VG
     
  8. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Nice nab--always liked that piece. A "favorite" from those dip-doodles at Icons!
     
  9. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys
    Nathan
     
  10. Guardian

    Guardian New Member

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    Thats a one piece model [​IMG] 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 [​IMG]
     
  11. misterfusion

    misterfusion Sr Member

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    Hey! Nice grab!

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

    Congrats!
     
  12. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys [​IMG]

    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
     
  13. Guardian

    Guardian New Member

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    Let me be the first to sign up [​IMG] you never know what could happen [​IMG] Try posting on the replica props section and see if there is any intrest ,
    Mike [​IMG]
     
  14. swpropmaker

    swpropmaker Sr Member

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    ID (no pun intended) like one! Sign me up!

    Steve
     
  15. autoprops713

    autoprops713 Well-Known Member

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    Yup, interested!

    Dave
     
  16. natty15d

    natty15d Well-Known Member

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    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. [​IMG]

    Nathan
     
  17. Guardian

    Guardian New Member

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    What !!!!!!! It's not to hard to recast ,people do it all the time here j/K [​IMG] 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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