Pegasus 2005 War of the Worlds Alien
This is the Alien from Steven Spielberg’s 2005 version of ‘The War of the Worlds’. This and the tri-pod fighting machine (which I also have), are the best things about this movie. This kit is multi-media, having styrene plastic legs and hands, and a solid vinyl body. The base is styrene; the teddy and the coffee mug are vinyl. The alien was base coated in light grey, then airbrushed with Vallejo Transparent Blue, and Blue Ink. The eyes are Polished Chrome Bare-Metal foil with transparent blue for the mirrored effect from the film. The base started with a layer of Tamiya Fine Grey Primer from the spray bomb. A Future Gloss coat was followed by a Mig wash for German grey, which replicated old wood nearly perfectly. The lettering was masked and sprayed with Vallejo red ink and Testors Model Master Flat White. The red weed was all hand painted using Vallejo red ink and a 000 brush. The teddy (Herbert G.) was also hand painted, and sealed with Testors DullCote. After sealing the whole base with Testors DullCote, I picked out the glass debris on the floor with brushed on Future, coloured the spilled coffee, (three creams, two sugars) and painted the mug bright yellow, just because. The alien was glued to the base with slow setting Testors liquid cement, for a very strong bond. Enjoy!
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