Ok guys, so today is a bit of a departure from the norm as this is a primarily 40k-centric blog, but recently I was made aware of the Kickstarter for the official licensed AvP miniatures game by Prodos games.
I don't know about you guys, but my love of this franchise predates even my introduction to 40k, and is probably one of the reasons for my continued return to Tyranid armies.
After convincing a bunch of mates (6 at last count I think) to commit to backing the kickstarter I have been bitten by the inspiration bug. Since I can't buy, convert or paint any of the minis for this game yet, that leaves me with terrain.
I quickly scoured ebay for AvP related things, and ended up buying some cheap predator halloween masks. Which lead to this sketch:
|Very rough concept|
|Please ignore the complete lack of scale and perspective|
I started with a styilised predator (or Yautja as they are apparently called in the fluff) mask, the writing is from a predator language translator I found in the comments on kickstarter and is apparently the one the Prodos guys have used.
|1st go at sculpting over a drawing|
|Change the left dreads and added lenses|
|Finished panel: or is it after this I changed the shape of the forehead and added pred text to the helmet that says "Blooded"|
I couldn't just have a border of all pred masks, it would look a bit repetitive, and according to the movies and the xenopedia article on yautja they like to decorate their cities with alien statues and fresco's.
This is the result, a queen chestburster, in the classic Aliens 3 poster pose.
|This is actually the second round of sculpting, I forgot to take pics of the first.|
And this is where I'm up to currently, once I have cast the panels a million time to get enough for a pyramid, I can begin construction and will have another update later.