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...
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I got a shiver seeing that, I think as a kid I was so scared of being face-raped in my bed at night after seeing Aliens (Thanks irresponsible parenting) I probably lost at least a years worth of sleep.
Now as an adult, I kinda want one of these all glossed up and ready for some sexy times on my bar.
Got a link to the eBay Dan?
The eBay posting won't link for some reason.ReplyDelete
Just search eBay for "face hugger model", and many cheap re-casts should come up. The kit needed some serious trimming, putty work and hot-water re-shaping, so be ready to do a little work.
When I was a kid I worked at the Wax Museum and they had an awesome Aliens scene in their horror section that had some face huggers. I was friends with the sculptor and he gave me a life-size face hugger made of foam one year. That thing lasted through college, bachelorhood and many a moves and parties but once the kidos were born it saw its doom.ReplyDelete
That thing is awesome! Needs some Apoc rules ;)ReplyDelete
Oh no they didn't: chibi facehugger? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sci-Fi-Movie-SD-Alien-FaceHugger-Vinyl-Model-Kit-/120662971539?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1812d493#ht_4078wt_1064ReplyDelete
Nothing more cute than oral rape.ReplyDelete