I purchased a few bags of models from a company called www.khurasanminiatures.tripod.com - they have an excellent online reputation and regularly release new products. I've often seen updates on projects on The Miniatures Page, and thought I would give their models a try.
For a regular 28mm scale modeller, I've got to say that these figures were a pleasure to build and paint! I deliberately avoided using too much gloss varnish on these guys, as I wanted to avoid the whole messy look and instead relied on drybrushing and fine-brush highlighting.
The models have such character and are really detailed. I will definitely be adding more to my collection of these models - Khurasan also have some predator hybrid-types with bio cannons, and variations on aliens such as hammerheads etc.
Firstly, here is the Alien Queen - based on a 40mm plastic base.
A close-up of an attacking alien warrior, demonstrating the level of detail:
Then some smooth headed versions, as in Alien.
These guys need something or someone to keep them in check, so I painted up four Predators. I decided to go with a mix of colour schemes from Predator and Predator 2 - so they have bother bronze and silver armour.
As the actual models had quite a limited colour pallette, I added splashes of colour to the bases: just simple foliage and static grass tufts, but I think it had the desired effect. Now these hunters look the part - stalking through an alien jungle!