Alien

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Talk' started by Paintninja, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. Paintninja

    Paintninja Hunter

    I'm aware that at such early stages it may not be that exciting but.............

    I recently acquired a Mander/Ruffkin Alien suit kit, in a word....AWESOME!
    Many thanx to both Pete Mander and Chuck Ruffing, couldn't have done without you
    two! The following pics were taken right after it arrived!

    The whole kit layed out, untrimmed, unpainted magnifisance, well to me.
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    Some headshots

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    Since then I have trimmed, sanded and fitted all pieces. I'm still assembling the
    soles of the feet and installing earthmagnets for tail attachment. Thought I'd latex
    over the magnets then paint. Honus and I have been conversing and to my
    understanding he's willing to construct me a mouth rig for it! SWEEEEET!!
    Honus is talking lip curling, drooling, inner tongue snapping out to 6" - 7" splendor!
    Rather stoked at Honus's proposition! So I'm hoping to begin painting by this weekend,
    after I watch some Alien flicks for inspiration! Let the "bug" bashing begin!
    Thanx for lookin'!

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  2. tusky

    tusky Elite Hunter

    Not exciting,...are you kidding!!
    It's a Fricking Alien!!!!
    Ok its not a pred but hell they still give me nightmares.
    Congrats on the awsome suit. :popcorn:
    Can't wait to see what you do with it
     
  3. darkpred

    darkpred Hunter

    Wow, that is one niiiiiiice alien suit! Great score Paintninja. Can't wait to see this one painted up.
     
  4. Scythe

    Scythe Hunter

    That dude, is for lack of more eloquent words... f@*^ing sweeeeeeeet!
     
  5. Polygono

    Polygono Unblooded

    That looks top mate. How did you manage to get it? Where can you buy it?
     
  6. headdragon

    headdragon Hunter

    Kyle, I cant wait to see the finished product! You gonna have that thing ready by DC 09? If so I will see you there and will hunting you hehe. I never found the aliens at 08 so I need a good pic of some bug hunts! Anyways I am exited dude so keep the pics coming.

    Eric
     
  7. SCHWeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeTTTTTT!!!!!
     
  8. Paintninja

    Paintninja Hunter

    Wow, such a warm reception! Many thanx for all the kind compliments!

    Polygono, feel free to inquire about an Alien suit kit from Ruffkintoy!
    He currently owns Pete Mander's molds for the kit, it'll set you back
    a grand unpainted. Well worth it though,IMHO! If you like my paint up
    when done, I'll paint it up for you for "the cheap"!

    Eric, you damn right brother! Preds and Alien in 09'! Hoping to have
    my Pred suit complete by then aswell. Planning getting a room in 09'
    No commuting next year!
     
  9. Polygono

    Polygono Unblooded


    Thanks very for the info I will I have to get the money first . In the mean time I am also building myself a full alien suit. Thank for the paint offer . I will keep an eye for your topic.

    How do you plan to see from the mask? Are you going to have an open mouth?
     
  10. Mr Fett

    Mr Fett Veteran Hunter

    If you can get the moving mouth worked out, that would be supreme for the Alien suit. Those are about the only costume someone of my size is built for.
     
  11. Paintninja

    Paintninja Hunter

    Right on, Andy! And by the way, thanx! Now my son wants to visit you! Your
    drum set is freakin insane! Rivals that of Peter Criss or Phil Collins! Mindblowing!

    Yep, I checked out your Alien project! Super snazzy! During the trimming process I cut several
    small holes to see through into the sides and under the jaw in the recesses of the detailing as to
    hide them with a clever paintjob. And indeed the mouth will open with lip curl, drooling and inner
    tongue snapping! I will however leave it sealed until the animatronics can be built. Thanx for the interest!
     
  12. Polygono

    Polygono Unblooded

    First thanks for you commons on my alien. I am in the process now to start building the mouth part i still dont have any ideas how the mouth will work. I was thinking to some how attach it to my own mouth to get the movement also I thought to get lego technics air pistons and do the movement that way. Then I could not think how the intermouth will function. I would be very interested to see how you will do it.
     
  13. femc

    femc Unblooded

    Its amazing paintninja, can't wait to see how it looks after the paint job. I'm seriously thinking to make an alien warrior suit myself
     
  14. Paintninja

    Paintninja Hunter

    Ok bit of an update, the head paintup is done for the most part.
    Just a couple of small spots that need touching up! So without
    further adue, here's the pics. Thanx for lookin'

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  15. Mr Fett

    Mr Fett Veteran Hunter

    Made some teeth for it, huh? Nicely done.
     
  16. femc

    femc Unblooded

    Looks great! I like the color
     
  17. Paintninja

    Paintninja Hunter

    Thanx femc, I appreciate the compliments!

    Indeed Andy, I put a temporary plate w/ teeth so that it would
    be as menacing as possible. In a perpetual state of "HISS"!
     
  18. Syk0 Mauler

    Syk0 Mauler Hunter

    kyle

    the paint up really looks great

    cant wait to march with and see it live

    if i ever get my suit done
     
  19. jman30236

    jman30236 Hunter

    love the paint job, although i wish you could have gotten the head from that SEED movie pete did-
     
  20. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Hunter

    Paint up looks good but shouldnt the teeth be silver?
     
  21. Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu Hunter

    Paint up looks good but shouldnt the teeth be silver?
     
  22. tusky

    tusky Elite Hunter

    True but it is still WIP, so,....hurry ,....up (kiding) :D
     
  23. Paintninja

    Paintninja Hunter

    Thank you all for such kind compliments!

    To my understanding it is the Alien that was used in SEED, just a variation in the neck section.
    Pete Mander sculpted and molded the entire suit. Ruffkintoy purchased the molds from Pete and
    then cast me up a suit.

    The teeth are silver, but after a heavy coat of Permawet and the flash of the camera washing
    em' out they appear white! Stupid camera!! They're silver, I promise! I wonder though, should
    I chrome them to make them "bling" more or would that look overly metallic?
     
  24. grendel64

    grendel64 Hunter

    Love the suit Paintninja. An alien suit is my next "want" once the pred is done. I look forward to following this thread as you progress...
    Mike
     
  25. Paintninja

    Paintninja Hunter

    Thanx Grendel!

    Just a small update, I have only the arms, pants and tail to go!
    Otherwise I've gotten the rest painted up, thanx for lookin!

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