|In space no one can hear you scream.
I am one of the fortunate ones whose been around since the first installment of the Alien flicks.
From it's beginnings, I've been on the edge of my seat, waiting for each scene to unfold, so I
might catch a glimpse of the creature. With ooze dripping from its mouth and a primal intent,
the alien would chill you to the bone and rip a gapping hole in you, with one plunge from its
Some time back I decided to create a diorama that would pull the feelings I had from these
movies. I chose to use models and elements, from the Geometric Design collection: models;
accessories; and alternate parts, that lent to the mental image I needed to create.
The models gave me all of the ammunition I needed to begin my piece. I wanted this dio to be
simple, with a flat black backdrop of the ships interior walkways, filled with pipes, slats, and
wiring. This wall would accentuate the glistening insect epidermis of the creatures.
Then, I had Ripley, the alien eggs, the spider like alien and the cocooned shipmate that's also
part of the scene. At that point I knew that re-watching the movies and collecting reference
images from those movies and others work on this subject, would inspire me more.
Below are the reference images that helped me most when creating the piece itself.
Click on image to explode its view ... Enjoy.
Page created September 29 2013.
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|Now that you've seen where my inspiration has come from, I hope you enjoy what I've done with the five
modular sections: the flat black base; the flat black background with a scratch built right side; the base
with two aliens; the base with 2 eggs; and the base with Ripley, the cocooned shipmate, an egg and 2
Completed September 29th, 2013.
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the mad monster maker
Overall dimensions: 38" Wide x 16" High x 13" deep.