Non-TF: Lanard Alien Queen

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Nightwind, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Lanard has really done a great job with their recent Alien line. Decent sculpts and articulation with the typical Lanard price point? Yes please!

    The only possible drawback (depending on your viewpoint) could be the kind of weird color choices for the xenomorphs. They are all bright colors that I feel resemble a 90's toyline. The Queen is no exception. Pearly purple with some blue highlights, she's a good looking figure.

    I wanted to see what she might look like with a more "realistic" color scheme, though. I think the sculpt is really improved with some darker tones and highlights!

    A flat black Rust Oleum base coat, several dry-brushed layers of various shades of Folk Art blues, and finished off with a Rust Oleum flat clear coat.

    Hope you all dig it! As always, comments and critique are welcome!

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  2. Destructicon 1

    Destructicon 1 Original Gestalt

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    Very nice, it looks so much better like this.
     
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  3. Dachande

    Dachande MULTI-QUOTE- USE IT. Super Mod TFW2005 Supporter

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    While I really like the stock colors, this looks downright nice!
    I'd like to see a pic of the crest with your highlighting. The heavier drybrushing technique seems to work really well here.
     
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  4. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    To me the novelty of these, considering how many really great looking and highly articulated other options already exist, is the silly 80s toy bright colors. I did wonder how they'd look painted more accurately though. You did a really nice job.
     
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  5. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Thanks for the feedback, guys! I added a picture of the crest to my original post.

    I should probably clarify that I really do like the Lanard figures as they are. Those bright colors are so much fun and definitely pop on the shelf! In fact, I'm definitely going to buy another Queen to go with the rest of the smaller Aliens that I've purchased.

    Mostly, I just wanted something that was inexpensive (even with the paint, there's maybe a $25 total investment) that could fit in reasonably with the rest of my horror figures. Most of the other releases look great, but are more expensive than I can typically justify for a single figure.

    Thanks again for the feedback! Much appreciated!
     
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  6. FredrickMcQuil

    FredrickMcQuil Poor transformers fan

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    Very niiice, love the blue it reminds me of the AVP aliens!
     
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  7. spencer1984

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    Nicely done, the improved paint really lets you appreciate the job they did on the sculpt.
     
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  8. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    I was thinking that as well! Ultimately, I just really like the color combination of a black base coat with varying layers of blue, so that's what I went with on this one!

    The sculpt is really fantastic for the $20 price point! If you're even a casual fan of the movies, I don't think you can go wrong with this purchase!

    Thanks so much for the feedback, guys! I really appreciate it!
     
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  9. 0ptimus__Prime

    0ptimus__Prime Autobot Commander

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    I was also thinking about repainting my figure. I haven't really done a repaint of a non-TF before; did you take the figure apart or just do the basecoat with the figure still assembled?
     
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  10. Nightwind

    Nightwind Aka Dusty Bottoms.

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    Since this figure's pretty basic, I left it assembled. Just spray, wait for the paint to dry, move parts to expose what hasn't been painted yet, spray again. It took far less time to do the drybrushing than it did for the basecoat, honestly.
     
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  11. shiftypenguin

    shiftypenguin Fancy-Pantsless Dancer

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    Niiiice!
     
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