These Pendraken alien creatures are normally painted black for reasons obvious to anyone who has ever seen the movie Alien or Aliens or so on and so forth. Not me though - I'm a rebel. (Slight pause here for me to give a firm Barney Fife sniff and hoist up my belt buckle.) My alien critters are green for three reasons:
|1. Green shows up really well on the reddish battlefield.|
|2. It gives the aliens a unique and cohesive look - I already |
painted the marines black and gray, but no other
faction has green as a primary color.
|3. Someday I hope to make a 3D "Awful Green Things" board using|
a collection of 10mm miniatures and these are perfect for that.
The real problem here is that these guys have no real faces - just a blank slate. That more than anything makes it hard to tell front from back. Not a huge deal, these are aliens after all, so we're gonna roll with it.
This is three of the medium alien packs from Pendraken - I'll have queens and babies for you tomorrow along with a size comparison.