27 Sept 2010

10mm Aliens Project

10mm Aliens Project

My 10mm Aliens Project will be based around Alien films which I have always been a fan of.

Colonial Marines.
Making Hadley's Hope.
Painting Colonial Marines.
Painting Aliens.
Aliens Rules.
Aliens Battle Reports & Scenarios.
My Aliens Book Library.
Useful Aliens Links.

American Aliens Project Pictures.
Aliens Art.

The rules I will be using are Aliens Rules.

The core of the army will be built using Pendraken Miniatures with a sprinkling of other manufacturers

Alien (1979)

On its way back to Earth, the U.S. commercial spaceship USCSS Nostromo is diverted to a desolate planetoids by a cryptic signal from a derelict alien spacecraft. While exploring the alien ship, one of the Nostromo's crewmen discovers the remains of the ship's pilot and also a large chamber that contains thousands of egg like objects. One of the eggs releases a creature that attaches itself to his face and renders him unconscious. The others break quarantine to bring him back aboard the ship. The parasite dies and the crewman wakes up, seemingly fine. Soon afterwards, an alien organism bursts from his chest and grows extremely rapidly into a terrifying eight foot tall creature that starts killing off the crew.

Aliens (1986)

After 57 years in hyper sleep, the sole survivor of the USCSS Nostromo, Ellen Ripley, awakens aboard a medical space station orbiting Earth. Her story of the Alien terror she encountered is disbelieved and she learns that the planetoids from the first film now designated as LV-426 or Acheron is now home to a terraforming colony. When contact with the colony is lost, Ripley, against her better judgement and to regain her pilot's license, hesitantly accompanies a squad of high tech Elite Colonial Marines aboard the spaceship Sulaco to investigate. Once there, they discover the colonists have been wiped out after finding the derelict alien ship  and its deadly cargo from the first film.

Alien 3 (1992)

Due to a fire aboard the USS Sulaco, an escape pod carrying the survivors of the second film is automatically jettisoned. It crash lands on the refinery prison planet Fiorina  Fury 161, but Ripley is the only one to survive the crash. Unbeknown to her, an Alien Face hugger was also aboard the ship. Before long, a full sized Alien is then loose in the prison, killing the inmates and staff. Ripley also discovers there is an Alien queen growing inside her, and must not only kill the rampaging Alien but also herself in order to save humanity.

Alien Resurrection (1997)

Two hundred years after the events of the previous film, several clones of Ellen Ripley including the alien queen she was carrying are produced. The Alien queen is surgically removed from her body as the United Systems Military hopes to breed Aliens to study on the spaceship USM Auriga, using human hosts kidnapped and delivered to them by a group of mercenaries on board a transport star ship called the Betty. The Aliens escape their enclosures, while Ripley 8 a clone mixed with Alien DNA and the mercenaries attempt to escape and destroy the Auriga before it reaches Earth.

Prometheus (2012)

Some thirty years before the events of Alien, scientists Elizabeth Shaw and Charlie Holloway discover a star map among the remnants of several ancient Earth cultures. Seeking the origins of humanity, they journey aboard the spaceship Prometheus and arrive on the distant planet LV-223 in the Zeta2 Reticuli system, the same region of space in which the planetoids LV-426 from Alien is found. There they discover the remains of an advanced civilisation the same race as the dead pilot from the derelict ship in Alien, who were developing biological weapons which could have driven the human race extinct.

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Eleven years after the events of Prometheus, the colony ship USCSS Covenant, carrying thousands of colonists and hundreds of human embryos in cryostasis, makes its way towards the planet Origae-6. The crew intercepts a transmission sent from Shaw, which they decide to trace to an apparently habitable Engineer home world referred to as Planet 4, devoid of all non-floral life. When several crew members are infected by the mutagen and give birth to a new breed of Alien, the Neomorphs, the android David 8 rescues them. His motivations to produce Aliens and destroy human life are made apparent, however, and with the birth of yet another new breed of Alien the survivors, now led by Daniels, are forced to flee from the world. After disposing of the Alien chasing them, the crew members return to the Covenant and are put back into cryosleep by someone they believe to be their shipboard synthetic, Walter. Only when Daniels is put in her cryopod does she realise that Walter has been replaced by the identical David. With the crew, colonists and embryos at his mercy, David contacts Weyland-Yutani back on Earth, stating that while the majority of the crew was killed in the neutrino blast, they would be continuing on towards Origae-6.

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