Looks melted

Published on 09/09/2021 @09:43:08 by vigilante sculpting

"Somebody must have bagged one of Ripley's bad guys"

I love Aliens, and this is my tribute to H.R. Giger, James Cameron, and the iconic cast, special effects crews and everyone that brought this movie to us.

The project start in August 2020, and I finished it in September 2021. Construction went fairly quickly, including the sculpted marine and xenomorph. But painting took a lot longer. I had in my head a vision of the contrasts of warm/cool, light and dark that I wanted to show, but the colors I had on there just never came together until now. Very happy with the end result.

Enjoy!

Step by step (Steps 1 thru 9 of 9)

These are the posts I made during the making of this project, in chronological order

 
 

Aliens diorama

Published on 2020/08/16 @14:33:00 by vigilante sculpting

I've been sculpting something else over the last week or so: it will be an Aliens-based diorama, here are some wip shots: I guess I [...Read More]

Originally posted on coolminiornot.com

Alien sculpt

Published on 2020/08/17 @11:21:00 by vigilante sculpting

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Originally posted on coolminiornot.com

Alien sculpt, part 2

Published on 2020/08/31 @12:30:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is an update on the aliens diorama: I'm finished with the sculpts, I can now focus on the layout of the scene. As you [...Read More]

Originally posted on coolminiornot.com

Industrial hive

Published on 2020/09/10 @10:07:00 by vigilante sculpting

Here is an update on the Aliens diorama. I'm really trying to go for that hive infested industrial setting. [...Read More]

Originally posted on coolminiornot.com

Egg

Published on 2020/09/11 @17:12:00 by vigilante sculpting

There's no egg in this alien diorama. Unless of course, you turn it around… _ [...Read More]

Originally posted on coolminiornot.com

Aliens, primed

Published on 2020/09/14 @11:33:00 by vigilante sculpting

So I took the black primer + white ink and had a blast (pun intended) Here is the aliens diorama, with some different angles and [...Read More]

Originally posted on coolminiornot.com

Color tests

Published on 2021/08/31 @15:23:56 by vigilante sculpting

I've decided to spend some time to finish up the Aliens diorama. With construction done, it needs a lot of work on the paint job. [...Read More]

Values & contrasts

Published on 2021/09/06 @17:22:23 by vigilante sculpting

Checking my usage of values and contrasts on the Aliens diorama. Right now the warm / cool mix is where I want it, since everything [...Read More]

Looks melted

Published on 2021/09/09 @09:38:12 by vigilante sculpting

"Somebody must have bagged one of Ripley's bad guys" Finally done, and I think the colors & mood is pretty much how I pictured it. [...Read More]