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Author Topic: NECA Aliens  (Read 485695 times)

Neomorph-01
Mar 17, 2019, 10:11:14 PM
Reply #3030 on: Mar 17, 2019, 10:11:14 PM
I'm also waiting for my Kenner wave. Wasn't planning on getting them, for I collect the "realistic" ones only, but I caved and got Scorpion and Apone.

I am looking forward to that wave.
I like the Kenner waves, the design brings back memories, but improved - but I like to repaint them into 'film' style colours. The Mantis Xenos are looking more menacing so far in the black undercoat, I will drybrush them in a brown (like the Aliens Warriors). Plus I have the image of them all dark looming out of hived tunnels with their claws
The Gorilla Xenos (black undercoat, but will be drybrushed in the blue-grey - like the other Aliens Warriors) are half done. I will post the pics soon - sometimes waiting for the base coat to dry takes too long.


Still Collating...
Mar 18, 2019, 08:10:42 AM
Reply #3031 on: Mar 18, 2019, 08:10:42 AM
Nice, can't wait for pics. I curious to see how those designs will seem with a more film coloration.


[cancerblack]
Mar 19, 2019, 10:49:01 AM
Reply #3032 on: Mar 19, 2019, 10:49:01 AM
What paints do you guys use for repaints? I have tons of acrylic miniature paints but I can't imagine them sticking to the softer parts well at all.


JokersWarPig
Mar 19, 2019, 12:13:50 PM
Reply #3033 on: Mar 19, 2019, 12:13:50 PM
I use the GW paints and they seem to work fine everywhere except for joints


Neomorph-01
Mar 19, 2019, 12:50:37 PM
Reply #3034 on: Mar 19, 2019, 12:50:37 PM
What paints do you guys use for repaints? I have tons of acrylic miniature paints but I can't imagine them sticking to the softer parts well at all.
I've learned that enamel paints are best for undercoats - stays bonded to the plastic. Then I can use acrylic for the drybrush coats. For the rubber pieces that must be acrylic (I am looking at what paints are best that won't crack).
That is what works for me so far, but I still learn new techniques so that could change.


[cancerblack]
Mar 19, 2019, 07:20:18 PM
Reply #3035 on: Mar 19, 2019, 07:20:18 PM
I use the GW paints and they seem to work fine everywhere except for joints

Really? Even on the rubbery tails etc? Do you just slap em on there or prime first? If so, GW spray primer or what?



What paints do you guys use for repaints? I have tons of acrylic miniature paints but I can't imagine them sticking to the softer parts well at all.
I've learned that enamel paints are best for undercoats - stays bonded to the plastic. Then I can use acrylic for the drybrush coats. For the rubber pieces that must be acrylic (I am looking at what paints are best that won't crack).
That is what works for me so far, but I still learn new techniques so that could change.

If I'm not mistaken, the rubber parts are cast in a matching colour to the rest of the figure and generally only get a drybrush at the factory? I'm really scratching my head over how to safely repaint those without eternal touchups to the base coat as it flakes off.


JokersWarPig
Mar 19, 2019, 08:38:08 PM
Reply #3036 on: Mar 19, 2019, 08:38:08 PM
The GW paint worked fine with out priming for the Alien I did. Base coated it in black and dry brushed on some light green



All my predator/USCM armor I've done has also been painted with GW paint. I don't have a real preference for GW vs other brands, its just whats readily available to me in my area.




JokersWarPig
Mar 19, 2019, 08:42:24 PM
Reply #3038 on: Mar 19, 2019, 08:42:24 PM
brushed on abbadon black, dry brush of moot green. I sealed with with Tamiya satin spray and I haven't had any paint rub issues


[cancerblack]
Mar 19, 2019, 08:50:40 PM
Reply #3039 on: Mar 19, 2019, 08:50:40 PM
Thanks. I tend to use Army Painter black spray primer whenever possible since it bonds better than GW sprays (which are not true primers), but I might have to get out the pot of Abbadon that I never use and see how it reacts on a tail.




JokersWarPig
Mar 21, 2019, 04:27:38 PM
Reply #3042 on: Mar 21, 2019, 04:27:38 PM
That might be the only thing I pick up from the Res line


The Old One
Mar 21, 2019, 04:28:40 PM
Reply #3043 on: Mar 21, 2019, 04:28:40 PM
But the Resurrection Queen's arms though.

Onyx coloured version > AR Version. 

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