Monday, 26 June 2017

Prodos Games: Alien Crusher

I was one of the original "investors" in the Prodos Games Kickstarter, and I picked up my stash of miniatures from Salute a couple of years ago. Since then, the miniatures have been starting at me from across my desk - urging me to paint them... The issue is largely with finding the time to actually paint up these guys. They're resin, which takes that little extra time to prepare, and their Aliens: I doubt that I will ever find the motivation to do a proper army of these guys. 

But the Alien Crusher was actually pretty fun to build and paint. Here he is:


I thought this was a very bold choice from Prodos when it was first released. The Crusher appears only in Aliens: Colonial Marines - the critically-panned console game from 2014. Why chose an alien type from a game which was so poorly received? Still, the Crusher is nice an chunky, with a toy-like aspect thanks to its size.


I painted this guy in the same colours as in the video game. With so much surface detail, drybrushing it is a breeze. I picked out the finer highlights with standard brushwork, and then painted the teeth in grey going up to white.


Finally, the whole model was coated with a layer of gloss varnish. I'm painting select aliens with a gloss finish, and I thought that this guy took it quite well.

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