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Aliens - Colonial Marines Custom Minifigs

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Wow. These latest figs look great - I guess you get better at it the more you make.

I'm working on a scene with LEDs on the marines shoulders. I didn't want to damage the existing painted shoulder lights so I'm just sitting my LEDs on top of them and running the wires down their backs into the floor. Hopefully it'll look OK from a distance. Hoping to add some fog so I get nice light beams in the photos.

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I hate these situations too. Usually I don't have many minifigure parts on stock. I bricklink them when needed. So if a seller needs weeks to get the order ready for shipping, that is something that makes me real mad.

Yeah, they get more detailed with each new wave. But also more work intensive with each wave. Last week I've build some new Minifigures - 5x Hicks, 5x Hudson. It took me an entire week to make them. From the first step (usally casting the armor and helmet) to the last step (usally writing the name on the front of the armor) it is a long way. I've never tried to make that writing on Vasquez armor because I thought it would be much to small for me. Recently I've tried some indication of it - you can't read the exact letters - and it worked nice. Whoops - new standart - one more workstep for her in the future. :sceptic:

My girlfried studied your Flickr page a few hours ago and was totally amazed by your pictures and dioramas. The words she used to talk about your work made me feel like the worst MOC builder in the world when I heart them. :devil: So don't get any better! :laugh:

I like your idea about the working LED shoulder lamps. Looking forward to it. If you need to drill some holes into the lamps - go ahead - I can send you new ones whenever you want. I had the idea to do pics of some figures in the light of a blue LED to make their Glow in the dark color of the shoulder lamps shine. I really should try that.

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The writing on Vasquez looks great - even if it's not quite readable. I like the Adios on her gun too. Not suprised to hear they take a long time to make. Each is a mini work of art.

The fluorescent paint on the shoulder lights is great but it's not really bright enough to show up on camera unless everything else is completely black. I've got a bag of 5mm diameter white LEDs which are a bit too big for the shoulder lights really. So I plan to position the figs so the camera can't see the LED directly - just the beam. Will see if it looks OK. The alternative would be to buy some 2mm LEDs and drill/mod the minifigs but I want to avoid that if I can.

Glad to hear your girlfriend liked my mocs :)

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I've made a second Figure poster with characters I only build on enquiry. If someone is interested on buying one of these, it usually takes be a few weeks to build them.

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Right now I have some of them available and ready for Shipping. It looks like this:

Ripley: X 3 $17

Ferro: X 2 $17

Spunkmeyer: X 2 $17

Aliens/Xenos: X2 $20

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Update 06/2015

Hicks x 3

Hudson x 3

Apone x 2

Dietrich x 4

Frost x 3

Wierzbowski x 1

Crowe sold out

Smartgunners:

Vasquez x 3

Drake sold out

Aliens/Xenos sold out

Ripley: X 3

Ferro: X 2

Spunkmeyer: X 2

Smartgunners and Xenos/Aliens are $20 each,

Marines, Drop Ship Pilots and Gorman are $17,

International shipping (insured $10)

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Hi KillKen! Good timing - I got 1 Spunkmeyer and 1 Ferro left - ready for shipping. Yes, prices are in US $.

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Usually I only sell the completed Minifigures. But I've made exceptions to that rule in the past. Depends on what parts you need, how many and if painted or not. I suggest just contact me via Email and we can talk about that. My adress is RomeVox@web.de

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Right, let me just start this by saying if there is anyone visiting this forum who is unsure if these figures are worth it, Let me just tell you, if you are a fan of aliens these will be some of the best figures you could ever get. These figures custom parts are of the highest quality, they are solid and I have seen no reason to worry about them breaking. The paint work is amazing and encapsulates all the little icon details from the films.

I'm so happy to have these figures, and to any fan of aliens or Lego, you will be to.

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I've made some new Colonial Marines custom figures to offer. My 2016 versions feature painted boots and shin guards. Because of this I'll raise the price for the Marines and other figures by $1. Xenos and Smartgunners remain at $20. I'll upload some pictures of the new and improved figures soon. Here is the updated list of what I got ready for shipping right now:

Update 04/2016

Hicks x 3

Hudson x 3

Apone x 2

Dietrich x 3

Frost x 3

Wierzbowski x 3

Crowe x 3

Smartgunners:

Vasquez x 3

Drake x 3

Aliens/Xenos x 2

Ripley: X 2

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It seems the demand for some Colonial Marines to protect the Lego Collection at home was more then I had expected. Most of the troops I've made for 2016 have already found their way to their new homes all over the world. I love it when people give me feedback about them and send me some pictures of their custom figures in their new invironments - like Emil did. Thanks very much!

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Right now it looks like this:

Hicks Sold out

Hudson x 1

Apone Sold out

Dietrich x 2

Frost x 1

Wierzbowski x 2

Crowe x 2

Smartgunners:

Vasquez Sold out

Drake Sold out

Aliens/Xenos x 8

Ripley: Sold out

Looks like I have to build some more this year. I'll update when I got some new ones available.

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Update June 2016

Here are some more detailed and larger pictures of the new Marines for 2016, with shin guards. The boots/shoes of the other figures are painted too.

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Ready for shipping right now:

Hicks x 2

Hudson x 3

Apone x 1

Dietrich x 1

Frost x 1

Wierzbowski x 1

Crowe x 1

Smartgunners:

Vasquez x 2

Drake x 1

Aliens/Xenos x 1

Ripley: x 1

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Thanks Blacktron for his Colonial Marines figures! I highly recommend them :thumbup:

Here are the previous versions I displayed at Comic-Con this year.

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Hi! I took a longer break from my Colonial Marines project and had other stuff I worked on. But in last March I started to work on some new Marines, after 1 1/2 years break. Right now I got two sets of the Minifigs (picture) ready for shipping. 

Hicks x 2

Hudson x 2

Apone x 2

Dietrich x 2

Frost x 2

Wierzbowski x 2

Crowe x 2

Smartgunners:

Vasquez x 2

Drake x 2

Aliens/Xenos x 2

Ripley: x 1

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Xenos and Smartgunners are $20, all others $18 each. International shipping is $10. PM me or contact me by email: RomeVox@web.de

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Hi fellow Aliens fans! :-) 

Every now and then I recieve an email with the question if I still make these custom figures. The answer is: Yes! :-)

I should update this thread more often. Project Colonial Marines is still running and I'm working on new figures right now. My email adress is still RomeVox@web.de, so please contact me if you're interested in getting your own squad of Marines. 

German shipping company DHL has made my life a little more complicated this year by increasing their shipping prices massively. For figures shipped within the EU shipping costs are now $10 Not insured, $18 insured. Worldwide shipping is $20 not insured, $40 insured. I can only apologize for this massive increase. This isn't fair. Until End of 2018 I was able to offer $10 worldwide shipping insured. I can only hope this situation will change again and I can understand everyone complaining about this inrease. 

Cheers! 

Matthias :-)

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