Having just acquired the “Aliens” muscle set from Super7 I thought I’d start by painting up the two largest pieces, being the Queen Alien and Ripley in the P-5000 Powerloader. Having spent some hours painting them I thought I’d give you my review of this set.
As with the first set of the “Alien” figures released last year they appear to be by the same sculptor. The details are a little soft and I guess may have lost some sharpness from the original masters during the manufacturing process. Big up to them though for taking on the Powerloader, this cannot have been an easy sculpt to process (and paint!) without resulting in the usual ‘blocking’ one sees where a number of gaps appear betwixt body lines and other detail.
In my view, given a quick look, the detail does not jump out of this set in its raw form, in perhaps the same way as their MOTU range. From my painting perspective it is all the more important to obtain a fair likeness to the characters they portray. The Alien Queen is overall a nice piece and is justifiably a larger figure than the other Aliens in the set. I have another batch from this set currently in my painting process, pictures of which I will post in due course.
Finally I would like to thank my mate Seth over the pond for assisting me in obtaining this set. We here in the UK can’t easily (or cheaply) obtain all these American manufactured goodies.