Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Habitat One Part5....and finished

Finally completed the first building for LV-537

Well it's almost finished. The base needs a little bit of work just to dirty it more. I decided that I did not like the internal wiring and pipes going nowhere so I added some 'junction boxes' to the outside. These were made from some off cuts of 2mm and 0.5 mm plasticard.

The living quarters. The bunk beds are from Ainsty Castings. The table, chairs and VDU are from Ainsty and EMA Model Supplies. The architectural furniture is 1/50th scale. All furniture has been glued in for ease of play and transport. The nice thing about this meant I did not have to paint the back of  items. Like so....

At the moment the back story for LV-537 is that it is a working colony. Perhaps mining or similar heavy industry. This means I can produce a dirty, grungy complex. So I''m taking inspiration from 'Hadleys Hope', the prison on Fury 361 and 'C' deck of the 'Nostromo'.

As you can see I have gone for a lived in look! It may be gathered from the 'posters' on the walls that I'm inferring this is male occupied habitat. Don't worry I will be adding in some female and family friendly accommodation. The lockers are also from Ainsty.

The other aspect I want to portray is the claustrophobic nature from the films. Particularly from the original 'Alien'. Don't want to many open fields of fire!

Next up will be a corridor section, which hopefully be slightly less work.

That's it for now more to follow soon.....


Wednesday, 10 May 2017


Xenomorph XX121

The first of the Xenomorph's are completed. I have so far two Infant Warriors, five Warriors and one Stalker. These are the terms used to identify them in the AvP board game.

Infant Warriors

These are essentially the Alien from 'Alien'. With the smooth domed head.


The Alien from 'Aliens'. With the ridged dome head.


The Alien from 'Alien3'

Hopefully you get a size comparison from the last photo. Depending on which source you read the Infants and Warriors can be referred to as Drones and the stalker as a Lurker. Personally I prefer Warrior for all of them. I do not like the suggestion that the XX121 is an insect like Drone. Even though terms like Hive/Drone/Queen are used I prefer to take the view that each creature has it's own intelligence and individuality. Makes it seem more lethal.

I'm also painting all my Xenomorph's black. The Alien from the third movie is described as having a reddish-brown colour but I like black. Makes them look more menacing. As they should!

These are all Prodos Games models and are full of detail. The bases are from Fenris Games from the aptly named 'Sulaco' range.

Have not got round to fully reading the rules yet for AvP but I'm also thinking of using the Ganesha Games 'Mutants and Death Ray Guns' rules with maybe some of the 'Flying Lead' rules throw in. Check out Fantorical blog for the M&DRG games and my buddies The Secret Wargamer blog for our on going Zombie campaign set in peaceful rural Midshire, using the Flying Lead rules. Which is run by our other gaming buddy affectionately known as Mr. Grumpy.

Last couple of photos to give an idea of the size of the Xenomorph to the USCM or a human!

That's it for now more too follow soon.....