As a kid, I loved the second Alien movie. I build an APC, Drop Ship and Power Loader with lego. Also I did some really bad custom figures for those vehicles. Now, almost 20 years later I thought I should give this project a second try.
I used greenstuff to sculpt prototypes of the helmet, neck flap, armor and shoulder lamp. Then I've created some molds of these parts, so it is a lot easier to create a small army of Colonial marines.
You can see Apone, Hicks, Hudson, Dietrich and Frost. Frosts skin tone is not correct - sorry for that - I'm still looking for the perfect version. The pulse rifles are from Brickarms. The rest I've sculpted myself, with the exeption of the basic figure, of course. ;-)
Thnx very much :) I'm great fan of aliens and trying to do colonial marines myself from Lego, BrickArms and BrickForge parts without modificating them. The figs will not be such good and great detailed as yours but I have to try :). First I made a xenomorph from Lego parts and pictures I'll add soon.
Your Colonial Marines looks great. Could you tell me (if it's not your professional secrecy) what did you use as a base for creating minifigs. Hands and legs ara from Endor Rebel Trooper, M41 is BrickArms production, armour is based on hockey player, but what was the base for helmet??? I like your project very much :)
Thanks very much for the feedback! :-)
The guy with the skull is Hudson, the one with the heart and pumpgun is Hicks. The female character is Dietrich and next to Apone is Frost (sorry, I had no dark skinned head for him). The guy with the glasses on and the troopers on the last pic are generic guys.
The smart gunners will be reality. I'm working on a smartgun right now. Then I will do some chest armors and headsets for Vasquez and Drake. :-)
(also I'm working on prototypes for the flame thrower and Motion Tracker.
I'm a full blown purist, but these guys look amazing. Now, we need names on these guys though because there are just enough names that I can't quite figure out who is who, and we need a Vasquez with the large gun.