Tuesday, 9 July 2013

A blast from the past: Leading Edge Aliens

I was recently cleaning out my painting room, when I uncovered some very rare and nostalgic miniatures...

"I got multiple signals, closing!"


"They're coming out of the goddamned walls!"



I should add that these guys were painted many, many years ago, and hence don't demonstrate my current painting level. I still love them! These are the best alien sculpts ever made, and really reflect the feel of the Aliens movie.

Some favourites...



These were sculpted by Leading Edge Games - an 80s gaming and miniatures outfit who picked up lots of movie licences and produced some reasonable RPGs as well. These were the days when "boxed set" meant something more than a cardboard sleeve - the alien figures came in plastic cases with a full foam inlay!


I have a couple of sets - the attacking aliens set, and also the "Colonists' Last Stand". In that box, I also found a couple of other figures I must've had some plan to use in an aliens game...


The astronaut definitely didn't come with the set, and neither did the svelte-looking predator...


I think that these are Denizen miniatures, but don't know for sure. they fit nicely scale-wise anyway.

I also had a sizeable Colonial Marine collection, again collected over the years, and perhaps I'll dig that out for oldtimes sake as well!

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