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Sabres21768
01-12-2008, 12:17 AM
BIG update today!

Got my new Marmit Alien back from my fellow Hivester...Helldresser (Riotboy on the CH). All I can say is...FOOKIN' WOW!

He took a beautiful kit and just laid the paint smackdown on it.

For those of you who don't know, this is probably the most accurate Alien sculpt right now. Based on the actual suit that sits in the Giger museum, this beauty clocks in at an impressive 2 feet tall!

When Helldresser and I first starting talking about putting this together, we decided to make it as accurate as possible. While the sculpt is very close, it is missing a few key pieces to make it perfect.

HD and I went through a list of what we felt was missing and need to be changed to bring it to complete suit accuracy.

-He removed the sculpted neck pipes and put in custom ones and brought those around to the back of the neck
-Sculpted the wrist cuffs and reposed the fingers
-Added the ox jaw detail to the heel spikes (Giger used actual ox jaws when sculpting the heel spikes on the suit...teeth and all)
-Improved all of the detailing to the entire skull area under the dome
-Fixed the VERY pronounced forward lean these kits seem to have suffered from out of the package

I've included pics of the custom areas for you to check out.

Top that off with a killer custom base and THE BEST paint job I've seen and I've got my absolute FAVORITE Alien piece in my collection.

HUGE thanks to HD for taking this one on and to Dan for helping me get one of these beauties.

LOTS o' pics...

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Sabres21768
01-12-2008, 12:19 AM
Con't....

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Jamal
01-12-2008, 12:33 AM
Thats a serious paint job man, hes mixed the bronze and black quite well

Stendec
01-12-2008, 07:26 AM
Wow, what an incredible looking piece, hauntingly beautiful.

The paint application really captured Gigers unigue style of texturing and the sculpt is perfect. Personaly I feel the black detailing on the skull is a little heavy but otherwise this piece is perfect. This must be a real grail item amongst hardcore Alien collectors.

Blackhole
01-12-2008, 07:34 AM
Niiiice...

That would look great anywhere...

Seeing this makes me wonder...

You can see the eye sockets on skull...

So where are they on the Predator 2 skull?

Les Walker
01-12-2008, 07:52 AM
You KNOW I had to chime in bro! What with this being an already wicked sculpt, you had one wicked paint done on it! It even goes a little conjectural into details, seen and unseen, and takes it more to the ALIEN 3 finish level, giving you a figure that would sell for a MASSIVE amount if ever sold. Not that you EVER will! :D
Great work all around. I passed on this model and have regretted it ever since. I now see what I missed.

Great stuff Sabres. Just exemplary. Kudos to the paintup and congrats on one hell of an acquisition! :rock

Rogue Trooper
01-12-2008, 08:24 AM
An amazing painy app ther and one sweet alien to add to your collection, really like how it shiny.

abake
01-12-2008, 08:44 AM
Damn!
The customization and paint apps just take this to another level!
Simply fantastic.
The choice of paint apps is not necessarily my ideal, but it is very Gigeresque and simply stunning in craftsmanship. Congratulations dude, that will certainly be the envy of every single person who owns that Marmit kit.

And seeing it in such detail just highlights the slight differences between the sculpture and the actual suit worn by Bolaji Badejo.

Seriously, your Marmit kicks all kinds of butt!
Man, this has been one alien-intense week.

Shai
01-12-2008, 08:45 AM
Great paint but there something in the face from the front view that does not look accurate IMO...

danfaz
01-15-2008, 08:06 AM
Dayum! Congrats on a sweet build-up sabres! Very detailed and unique paint applications. I know you're a very happy camper! :D

DarkArtist81
01-15-2008, 08:16 AM
WOW.... That is an insanely stunning piece... The level of paint detail is astounding, I can't believe how beautiful that looks.... :google

Great score, I'm sure it will be an item you will stop and stare at every day... :rock

The ill Jedi
01-15-2008, 08:26 AM
Damn that Alien is SICK, I love the paint job! Congrats!! :rock

bagelsncheesey
01-15-2008, 08:31 AM
Wow that's an amazing paint job, looks like the real thing. That would be the centerpiece of my collection as well. Congrats!

Boba Fett
01-15-2008, 08:39 AM
That just looks fantastic! :rock :rock

wookster
01-15-2008, 01:43 PM
That is rather special, great centrepiece, enjoy!

The Chaver
01-15-2008, 01:46 PM
Very nice!

Reinhardt
01-15-2008, 01:48 PM
outstanding!!! love the mods that were done, and stellar paint job.

the thing is huge!!!!! do you have pics of where it is displayed??

abake
01-15-2008, 02:04 PM
Niiiice...

That would look great anywhere...

Seeing this makes me wonder...

You can see the eye sockets on skull...

So where are they on the Predator 2 skull?

Up until the advent of AvP-R the only eye sockets ever seen were on the first alien (and only in pics or freeze framing the DVD's).

danfaz
01-15-2008, 03:00 PM
Up until the advent of AvP-R the only eye sockets ever seen were on the first alien (and only in pics or freeze framing the DVD's).

Indeed! The skull in Predator 2 is from Cameron's Aliens film. Different from the original Alien.

abake
06-06-2008, 01:53 PM
I thought there was a pic of an HT alien next to this Marmit kit?
Does anybody else remember that, or was I on drugs?

Kuzeh
06-06-2008, 01:57 PM
Amazing!! :horror

thundergod
06-06-2008, 04:28 PM
Nothing to add really , except that is one seriously good paint job . Full marks Guys .:D

barryo
06-06-2008, 06:42 PM
holy hell...........i missed this thread back when...............that is sweet. phenomenal barely describes the paint apps.

Sabres21768
06-06-2008, 10:00 PM
I thought there was a pic of an HT alien next to this Marmit kit?
Does anybody else remember that, or was I on drugs?

You may remember this shot of it next to a HT Ancient Pred.

I took it to give a size reference.

And thanks for all the comments guys. It really is my favorite piece in my collection. :monkey5

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f291/sabres21768/other2/100_4186.jpg

Malice
06-06-2008, 10:11 PM
holly freaking ^^^^ that's an amazing piece.............hands down:clap:clap:bow:bow

abake
06-07-2008, 11:14 AM
Damn, that does give you an idea on the size of the NECA alien as well... it's about the same size as the Marmit statue, maybe a little bit shorter.
Actually, from the pics I've seen, I think it's the same size...

Elder_Predator2
06-07-2008, 11:18 AM
That Alien is gigantic compared to that predator.

MINIATURE-ART
06-07-2008, 11:32 AM
Honestly, in many ways this looks even better than the original prop on giger's web site. Very impressive "veins" painted on. Looks realistically translucent!

BOBBY

furystorm
02-19-2009, 01:07 PM
Sorry to necropost, but this could no longer be ignored. I'm on the market for a Marmit Style B, and came across your awesome piece here. Very well done, a thing of massive beauty...

:D

Predrhone
02-19-2009, 02:33 PM
...Most awe-inspiring Alien I've ever seen outside of what's on the celluloid. The coloring is, no pun intended, out of this world...

rivera2171
02-19-2009, 02:44 PM
Wonderful work of art.Picture perfect.

transhi100
02-19-2009, 02:45 PM
What else is there to say but wow! Just wow, that's a beauty!