Monday, May 28, 2012
To the Nostromo, from Hong Kong
We all like to get hugged, right? And we all have faces, yes?
When I was a kid, I was entranced by the Halcyon line of Alien themed model kits. Sadly, dreams of a chest-burster themed mailbox were quickly jettisoned from the airlock at the sight of a $150 price tag. At a more recent date, after perusing eBay with an eye towards my latest project, I stumbled upon this:
For a mere $40, I was able to purchase what would appear to be a vinyl re-cast of the original Halcyon model. Sure, it was shipped from Hong Kong with a radioactive HAZMAT label, but... Huzzah!
With airbrush, putty, and more hobby experience than my 12 year-old self could have imagined, I began the process of bringing untold death to my back yard:
After airbrushing the hell out of the little bugger, I MAY have created a centerpiece for my latest display board:
Sure, it is out of scale of the models. But then... it is IN-SCALE for jumping on your face. Decisions...