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Aliens vs. Predator.
Armor135
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 03:05 AM UTC
I was looking around on eBay the other day and did a search for "Predator." Man did I find some sweet stuf I never saw before. A lot of the figures are resin and around $70+ I wouldnt mind getting one but there from Tawain and shipping is HUGE! They even have a girl Predator, its pretty weird but cool. anyone here ever build these Predator models?

I also found a lot of Alien models. They had a bunch of the 1/35 resin figures from Aliens 2. They were going got about $25 a fig! I also came across a 1/1 scale dogburster from Alines 3.

anyone ever build any of these kind of models?

Mike
YodaMan
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 03:19 AM UTC
I'm in the process of building an Alien Warrior from Halcyon. The kit's not bad, but I've had trouble with seams around the main torso halves. My problem could've been avoided if I'd just used more glue in the first place, but alas.....
There are quite a few kits out there, with a number of them by Halcyon. Those are OOP, and highly sought after. A few of the kits include:
Sulaco
Nostromo
Marine's dropship
Marine's APC
There were a number of versions of Aliens and Predators too...
I'm sure Sabot will stop here and add his insight soon...
Here's a link you'll like: AliensCollection.com
Click on 'models' on the nav menu on the left and see what's out there!

YodaMan
herberta
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 03:53 AM UTC
HI

Andrea have a kit representing Ripley and an Alien from Aliens II. It's got some stupid name I can't remember right now to avoid copyright stuff.

The kit is previewed in Figures International #2. The Alien looks great. Ripley is not so well done.

Andy
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 05:43 AM UTC
I do remember one Wal-Mart in Texas that used to have a huge stack of Halcyon Alien Dog Burster (dog shaped alien). It looked cool and I always kicked myself for not getting one since they were on clearance for $6 at the time. I'd guess the scale was about 1/8 or 1/6.

Additional Halcyon kits that I recall off hand were the Narcissus (sp?). That was the white wedge shaped escape shuttle that Ripley used in the first movie. I have the kit in 1/144 scale. Another was Ripley in the yellow power exo-skeleton (that was that one-man forklift suit she fought the Alien queen in). Again, Id' guess the scale to be 1/8 or 1/6. One of the neat ones I remember but was just too much money was Halcyon's Space Jockey from the first movie. I never could figure out exactly how that craft worked or what it really was. I don't have any idea on its scale, but I do recall it came with several miniature human figures as they discover the giant dead pilot and his ride.

The only Alien kits I had/have are the MPC Alien and the AMT/Ertl reissue, the Dropship in 1/72, the APC in 1/35 and the escape shuttle in 1/144.
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 09:47 AM UTC
Halcyon's Warrior with Egg is among the most poorly engineered kits ever. Assembly it without a tube of putty allows you to look straight through the figure. The seem along the head is a very poor fit. It took hours of snading and polishing to make presentable. In all, it took nearly a year of on again/off again work to make a presentable kit. Their Aliens Warrior, in a crouched running position was a good deal of work but much better than the other kit I mentioned. I've seen the APC and it looks nice, but seemssmall for 1/35.
The Andrea kit, Xenomorh, the description used in the first movie to describe the alien (which changed its shape in its incarnations, facehugger, chest buster and full blown alien) is 54mm and retails about $65 US. The hips of the Alien gave me a bit of trouble. Ripley builds up okay, a bit sexier than she was in Aliens. She's holding the taped together pulse rifle and flame thrower. Her pose indicates she's just about toast, alert but looking away from the Ailen who is about to descend upon her. The weird thing is they include an egg with face hugger on the side, but his is on its own free standing base. The main base is a two part resin item that does justice to the HR Geiger sets but requires a lot of clean up on the pouring plugs. The two parts fit together well enough.
herberta
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 10:07 AM UTC
WOW!

That's an expensive kit!

I noted the fact Ripley is in deep doodoo in that pose when I saw the pictures in Figures International. She's a little too 'well-rounded' in Andrea's version.

The Alien/xenomorph certainly looks cool. Maybe he's farther away than he looks, and she'll turn just in time to flame that sucker!!

Nice pic of the completed dio!! Pretty cool looking!

Cheers
Andy
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 10:53 AM UTC
Interesting site, Yoda. Mmm... did I read that correctly ? Is there an "Alien vs. Predator" movie in the making ? :-)
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 03:09 PM UTC
Last I heard they were and then because the game came out they werent.I could be wrong but I dont think they are.
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 12:35 AM UTC

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Last I heard they were and then because the game came out they werent.I could be wrong but I dont think they are.



Quite the frustrating game, at least in its first release. You have to start over completely every time you "die". I don't know if the A vsP 2 has a save in progress feature. I'm not willing to spend money that could go to plastic, metal and resin to find out, either.
YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 11:26 AM UTC

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don't know if the A vsP 2 has a save in progress feature.


Yes, it does... The original AvP was re-released as a 'gold edition' with an in game save feature. I still want to scrounge up the money for AvP 2... I got the demo, man!!! That is just plain the scariest game I've ever played!!!
Both games were recieved favoribly by critics. If you like Aliens, and see AvP 2 on a clearance shelf, go for it!!!! I plan to!
Just to emphasize my point, AvP2 was the most scary fun game I've played... being an Alien and sneaking up on a marine from the ceiling is a blast! Being a Marine and seeing all the dots on your motion tracker is scary!!!

As for the AvP movie, I think it's being made but I'm not sure on that.

YodaMan
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 03:33 PM UTC
Got to agree with you Yoda. As a side note, I have also played quite a few of the FPS's. I enjoy the 'immersion' of first-person. Although other's have mentioned they get dizzy playing FPS's, I do not. The AvP2 game is indeed 'scary'. This from someone who is not easily scared (sorry, realized that sounded a bit too macho /-) ). Anyway, I think a dynamic that adds tension is the 'blinder' aspect of FPS gameplay. In other words, only being able to see in ONE specific direction at a time is a little challanging to the 'boogie-man' self control meter....don't ya think? ;-)


Tread.

Just realized.....we need a 'scary' Halloween smiley!
YodaMan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 02:12 AM UTC
TREAD!!!!!!

YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

After a months with no word from ya I was beginning to worry!!!

Welcome back, General!

YodaMan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 08:02 AM UTC
Did some hunting, and here's what I found...
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* - July 15, 2002 As many news sites have reported, Aliens vs. Predator has been confirmed to be written and directed by Paul Anderson. Paul Anderson previously directed Resident Evil, Event Horizon, Soldier, and others. Producers on the project include John Davis, David Giler, Lawrence Gordon, Walter Hill, and Joel Silver. According to Variety the storyline will center on a human scientist on a distant planet who produces and alien in hopes of luring the PREDATOR hunters to the planet.. It had been previously stated by Anderson that he had started to write the film. This was during a question and answer session in London after a Resident Evil screening in early July.

That quote was taken from this website: http://www.planetavp.com/alienshive/amr/films/avsp/avsp.html

That's what I could find on a possible movie.... for now. Onward goes the hunt for info!!!

YodaMan
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 08:05 AM UTC
Thanks for the info, Yoda. Or should I say, the info for thanks?
TreadHead
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 03:53 PM UTC

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TREAD!!!!!!

[b]YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

After a months with no word from ya I was beginning to worry!!!

Welcome back, General!

YodaMan[/b]





Yoda....I am truly moved by your kindness...thank's for noticing. :-)

Tread.

I alway's said you were 'ace's'
YodaMan
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 04:23 AM UTC

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Yoda....I am truly moved by your kindness...thank's for noticing. :-)


Sure thing buddy! :-) Things weren't quite the same without your constipated avatar around...

To bring my post somewhat back on topic... this is a short list of kits availible:
Narcissus Shuttlecraft
NOSTROMO
Sulaco
Ripley in Powerloader
Marine's APC
Dropship
There were probably 8 or more Alien models put out by 'big name' companies. There are also numerous garage kits and replicas availible. Lots of cool stuff...
You can find most of it on eBay , do a search for 'alien model' and 'aliens model' or 'predator model' - you'll get different results.

YodaMan
TreadHead
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 03:18 PM UTC
Yoda,

Regarding the Predator kit's, true story, went to a 'Star-Con' here in town a few years back (actually more like 8-10 years back) and was strolling through the Dealer's Room looking for deals, when what do I spot out of the corner of my eye.....a 3 foot tall resin kit of Predator!
It was made by a company called 'Disception's' I think. The company was actually a local one too. The asking price was $395.00......thought about it for quite awhile.......even strolled back by it a couple of dozen times........but finally I decided to pass.........kinda regret it now.

Sie la Vie!

Tread.

P.S. I also later found out that Disception's was a company well known at the time for recasting most of their stock from other companies product's. So, that 3 foot tall Predator was actually originally made by someone else......haven't a clue as to who though.
Armor135
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Posted: Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 03:43 AM UTC
Wow, there really is a lot of stuf out there. But too bad a lot of the good stuf is in Resin. I did have one of the Plastic Aliens with base, but it was one of my first models and wasnt that good, like you guys said neither was te kit. I do have the plastic Predator from
Predator 2, I did a pretty good job on it. At the time I thought it was pretty good. iam thinking of buying another one ot make it even better. I also want to get the APC from the Aliens, and a handful of the 1/35 Marines and Aliens would make for a Sweet diorama!

Mike