ALIEN CREATURE MODELS

Halycon ALIENS – ALIEN WARRIOR with BASE and EGG

ALIENS – ALIEN CREATURE with BASE 1/9th Scale HALL 11:

 

TACKLING and CREATING MY TWO ALIENS:

I looked online for finished models of these creature kits, finding only one or two that were done well. I also viewed a couple of videos from the Alien’s Movies, making some notations.


I started by putting together the figures, which was very simple. Once the glue had set and dried overnight, I sanded and filled the model seams and gaps with Golden Gel Mediums ‘Molding Paste’, which is a 100% Acrylic Polymer Dispersion. This can be applied with a palette knife or similar tool. Right away, I just wipe off the excess paste using Q-Tip Swabs, and then lightly sand again when dry. 


Secondly I covered the complete creature models by brushing on a coat of Acrylic Matte Black mixed with a little Matte Medium Varnish, making sure all the crevices were filled.


At this point I decided what color direction I was going to use, based on reference found and the colored model box illustrations.. I would complete both figures, although different models, using the same color theme. I decided to follow the basic painting directions given in the above illustration and notes. I did not want to use blacks! Both figures shown below were fully detailed and completed before I decided how to finish the supplied plastic bases, and the one alien’s egg.


Note, that I also usually fasten the supplied, light in weight, plastic base of a figure/creature, to a more solid/sturdy wood base. I will discuss this later.

ALIEN BASIC PAINTING:

With a flat brush I lightly brushed coats of paints over the Matte Black coated figures. When mixing the Acrylic Color I also add few drops of Matte or Gloss Acrylic Medium/Varnish to the paint. This makes the lightly applied paint a little translucent – allowing the under color(s) to show through. As I wanted the Alien Creatures to be a little slimy/yucky, I used Gloss Medium Varnish.

Acrylic Colors used were Sepia Brown, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Taupe & White.

Note, the supplied clear head dome was actually fused on after the model was totally completed.

 
Gunmetal Silver was used for the teeth, with a pale Yellow/Green Slime coating.
Lots of Acrylic Gloss Medium was added to a Sepia/White paint mixture to make the tail very slimy looking.
 
 
I also melted a bit of Green Plastic Sprue and fused it to the Alien’s teeth/mouth, creating the Green Acid Slime drool that burns the floor below in the movie!
 
WORKING ON THE ALIEN WARRIOR BASE AND EGG:
 
 
The figure was not fastened to the base until the base was completed. Pegs on the creatures feet bottoms were temporarily inserted into drilled holes for this photo.
 
After removing the creature, the molded alien green plastic base was secured to a purchased wooden artist’s paint box frame (discussed in my blog “http://www.surf-the-arts.com/2009/12/surf-design-planet-blurp-no77.html“). 


The Alien Egg was positioned and glued. I also drilled and inserted a small screw from below. A bit of Acrylic Molding Paste was used to fill around the bottom of the egg to make it more realistic. The top of the Wooden Base, The Egg and Plastic Base was painted with a coat of Matte Black, like the figures were previously. You will see in the above photo, that I added some fine hobby Sand into the acrylic black wet paint to extend the rough effect onto the flat wood base, and to the lower portion of the egg.
 
FINE DETAILING THE EGG and BASE:
 
 
After viewing a lot of Alien Egg reference I hand painted the egg and surrounding  base using Pale Yucky White-Yellows and Sick Greens. A little Red and Dirty Violet Purple was added to the Greens. Several coats of Clear Acrylic Gloss was added to the Egg’s top entrance/exit for more Slime! When totally dry the figure was mounted to the base.
 
FRAMING THE WOODEN BASE:
 
 
I’ve mentioned before that I keep a bin of plastic household parts, that may be handy in my model creations. Well, this linear plastic strip that was left in a garbage box by my telephone installer, was the exact same height as the wooden base box, and had the design that I was looking for in an Alien ship type  metal. I cut it to size with a knife and fused it to the sides with a caulking gun of Panel Adhesive. With a  little touch up on the corners, I painted it in a Gunmetal Silver.
 
 
Above my completed ALIENS – ALIEN WARRIOR with EGG
 
 
 
ALIENS – ALIEN CREATURE with BASE 1/9th Scale HALL 11
 
I chose a purchased wooden plaque from a craft store. Painted it Matte Black with a flat brush letting the strokes show. The edge of the wood was stained with a coat of clear varnish.
 
The supplied plastic base floor tile was sprayed with a Metallic Bronze-Silver color, and then drilled and secured with a couple of flat head small nails. A small chisel was used to gouge the floor tile, representing the creature’s slime acid burning through the metal floor. Felt pads were added to both base bottoms.
 
 
Above my completed ALIEN 3 – CREATURE with BASE

The above models were created by Murray Elliot Breen during the late summer of 2011.
  1. JOE CUTRONE says:

    Hello. I was searching the web for details and finished works of the Halcyon Alien Creature, kit # HAL11 and I found your site. I have one of these and wanted to do the build but I have lost the instructions. Is there any chance you can send me a copy to my email? Either way you did a fantastic job with the Creature and I love the added acid blood effects on the tile floor. Well, thanks for reading and have a good day. Joe Cutrone.