Alien Infant Warriors

Here is my quick review of what can you expect inside Prodos Games Alien Infant Warriors box.
Again, the box itself is really nice and has graphics that just ask you: “Please, open me!”



Inside you will find parts (bodies, heads and tails) enough to make 5 miniatures with round 30mm bases. Did I say 5? In my box there are enough parts to make 6 miniatures 🙂 That is a nice bonus! I was really pleasantly surprised with the quality of miniatures. Even tiny elements, like claws or tails, are cast perfectly. There were no miscasts and almost no mould lines. There are 3 body variants and 2 head options (with or without the secondary jaws). The tails should be heated with hairdryer and shaped so it set just the way you like. This allows to create unique warriors, with combinations of bodies, heads and tail shapes. I don’t know how the subtle resin tails would survive higher temperatures in Summer season (especially in warmer climate zones) – maybe I will not take risk of finding it out after painting them.

Aliens
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I managed to paint the first Alien Infant Warrior. After spraying with Vallejo German Panzer Grey surface primer I applied black wash. Highlighting was made with blue color only, starting from dark blue add substantially adding white to the mix for final highlights.



Will you hug them?

…Or will they hug you?
Here is little inbox and photos of painted Facehuggers – sweet creatures that you probably know from Aliens movie series.




The miniatures produced by Prodos Games are for the game Alien vs Predator: The hunt begins. They come in boxes decorated with stylish pictures that resemble posters from Alien movies.



The figures are cast in light grey resin – something like GW Finecast, but without bubbles or miscasts 😉 They are a little oversized, but producing (and painting) them in real scale would be a nightmare (they should have about 5mm instead of 10mm they now have).

Aliens

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The quality is really good. Assembly was straightforward. Wait! There was no assembly 🙂 Every miniature was cast as one piece together with the base (or two miniatures on one base). The only problem was cleaning the miniatures from film between legs (a lot of them) and base ground.

Painting them was quite pleasant, something like painting bases only. So 5 (or rather 9) Alien Facehuggers are finished.

Aliens

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These are not the only Aliens I am going to paint – just look at the picture below. There is going to be a serious Alien infestation, so stay tuned!

A lot of wood

Here is the first batch of painted stuff from minimonsters.eu. These are small and big barrels accompanied by outhouse. A lot of wood with steel elements. As for the wood color I airbrushed elements with flesh tone and when it dried I applied dark brown wash followed by drybrush of light flesh color. Then I emphasized highlights with precise brush. When necessary I applied wood grain texture with thin dark lines, like on small barrels that had no sculpted wood texture.







Here is picture of painted items with 28mm miniature (RedBox Games as usually) to give you idea of scale.

Accessories

Hero Forge Palladin

This is the first miniature from Hero Forge that I had opportunity to paint. The figure was made from material called ‘Beta grey plastic’. There were no mould lines, as the mini was 3D printed, but there was a lot of tiny ‘pegs’ – remains of printing process that had to be removed. It was cast as one piece miniature, together with the square base. After priming the mini looked just like “normal” figure. The detail level is sufficient for gaming miniature.
The figure represents anti palladin in full plate armor casting a spell called “touch of corruption”.