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Dark Star Miniatures Alien 1
Dark Star Miniatures Alien 1
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by: Paul Anstee [ HOFPIG ]


Originally published on:
ModelGeek

This particular bust represents a member of the "Grey" species of alien which has had a popularity growth since the 1990s. The bust is cast in a light cream colored resin and is free from most air bubbles. The subject looks great and stands around 4 inches in height.

The bust has a fine level of detail, and although the skin is very smooth, it has a series of lumps around the back of its head which are very nicely textured.

As a resin cast, I found my example to require only a small amount of clean-up will be required. I did however find one casting error on one of the ears which will require a little work to correct.

No plinth is supplied and care will be needed to keep it from falling over due to the top-heavy nature of the bust, although with sufficient weight in the base this can be avoided.
SUMMARY
Highs: Unusual subject, nicely cast.
Lows: A little clean up will be required. No plinth, and due to the shape, a little top heavy.
Verdict: A new manufacturer producing something a little different from the rest. Will look very good once painted.
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:1
  Mfg. ID: DS004
  Suggested Retail: 13.50 inc P&P
  Related Link: Manufacturer's site
  PUBLISHED: Oct 30, 2013
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.44%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 86.98%

About Paul Anstee (hofpig)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH EAST, UNITED KINGDOM

Has been modeling for about as long as he can remember. Loves WW2 and Post soviet/russian armour, British Armour, Sci-fi, and large spacecraft. Loves good design above all.

Copyright 2019 text by Paul Anstee [ HOFPIG ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



   

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