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Pegasus 2005 War of the Worlds Alien

September 5, 2016 · in Sci-fi · · 5 · 1.9K

This is the from Steven Spielberg's 2005 version of 'The '. 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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  1. Never saw the movie (either one)...but this thing sure is weird - but well done.

  2. Looks cool. poor teddy. I agree this movie version was so so.

  3. The original scared the bejeezus out of me. "Welcome to California", huh? But it did have a guest appearance by the XB-49 Flying Wing.

  4. Clearly a lot of detailing has gone into this. I think modellers not so familiar with the genre may be scratching their heads a little (no roundels, no swastikas) but this sort of work adds variety to the hobby and rightly deserves our attention.

    Thanks for posting.

    • You're welcome. I spent more time detailing the base than the figure itself. I added figures to my repertoire many years ago as a way to get out of a building rut, and never gave it up. I still do all the usual stuff, but these are a nice change. Check my page here on iModeler to see what I mean.

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