The Artist Proof Giger Alien (CBD Special from August 2011)

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  1. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Congrats Jose on this Alien to end all Aliens. :D :top:
    rrjrstatueman wrote 10 hours earlier » And Greg that is very interesting about the number on the inside of your base,

    I'm eager to hear what yours says on the inside, Raf. :naughty:
     
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  2. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    SolidLiquidFox wrote 12 hours earlier  » 
    Some observations:
    1. The normal base has no lean. The AP base has slight lean and it's due to the foot not matching the indentation as you see in pics. As mentioned before the lean on the AP is minimal and I guess it offers a different look for me having both bases when I switch them every now and then.
    2. I ended up placing the monster trio on a 38" tall server in my living room. I'll be framing the certificates soon and placing them right behind them above their heads.
    3. I noticed a small rub on the back of the dome. It's not as noticeable in person. Also a toe nail on his left foot is not painted as you can see in pic. It's painted black.

    Congrats José.
    Looks very nice but for that kind of money it should be flawless though.
    And not to forget that those are AP's!!!You would think at least for those there would be some kind of white glove treatment... :baffled:
     
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  3. SolidLiquidFox Verbal Diarrhoea

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    rrjrstatueman wrote 11 hours earlier »
    Great pics Jose , you think you can fix the lean with a wedge even if the foot does not sit on the base indentation?

    I think is more complicated than that. The right foot fits in straight. The left foot simply won't slide all the way down because of the ridge right before it dips into the indentation. It may be a case of the AP base casting just not matching up to the positioning of the pegs on my particular Alien CM.
    I didn't check if my AP base was lose Greg. I think everything was well put together as far as I could see. Next time I switch bases I'll take a look.
     
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  4. Enzucho Opionated

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    great pics SLF, that paintjob is the tops. I am sorry to hear about the lean.. like raf had said I believe a small black wedge should be suffice.
     
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  5. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Just to reiterate on the issues that some of you guys seem to encounter: Please know that it is highly encouraged to inform George if you feel that the particular piece you received doesn't quite match with the self-set standard CM has announced for AP pieces.
    You make the call what is acceptable to you and what is not. :top:
     
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    SolidLiquidFox wrote 20 hours earlier  » 
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    Somehow, the original base just looks kind of incongruous to me now.
    SolidLiquidFox wrote 20 hours earlier  » 
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    Base looks great!
    SolidLiquidFox wrote 20 hours earlier  » 
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    SolidLiquidFox wrote 19 hours earlier  » 
    3. I noticed a small rub on the back of the dome. It's not as noticeable in person. Also a toe nail on his left foot is not painted as you can see in pic. It's painted black.

    With regard to the toenail and apparent lean, I can only echo Lars' post:
    Lars wrote 48 minutes earlier  » 
    Please know that it is highly encouraged to inform George if you feel that the particular piece you received doesn't quite match with the self-set standard CM has announced for AP pieces.

    SolidLiquidFox wrote 20 hours earlier  » 
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    SolidLiquidFox wrote 19 hours earlier  » 
    1. The AP base has slight lean and it's due to the foot not matching the indentation as you see in pics.

    Jose, here’s a picture of mine. You can see that the foot goes all the way down and fits snug into the indentation.
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    The peg/hole fit is unbelievably tight, and it took my Brother and I several attempts to get the pegs in properly. There is little margin for error - the pegs have to go down in unison. If one goes in to far before the other it simply won’t work. It's a headache, but in theory the tight fit should keep the Alien standing straight.
    On the other hand, if the holes have fundamentally been drilled in the wrong location within that indentation… well that's a different story.
     
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  7. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Batman29 wrote 20 hours earlier  » 
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    Thanks for the picture Greg.
    It would be useful to know the reasoning behind this number, given this AP's limitation. I suspect that more bases were cast than needed, in case the manufacture and painting of one or more didn't turn out so good.
     
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    Lars wrote 1 hour earlier »
    Just to reiterate on the issues that some of you guys seem to encounter: Please know that it is highly encouraged to inform George if you feel that the particular piece you received doesn't quite match with the self-set standard CM has announced for AP pieces.
    You make the call what is acceptable to you and what is not. :top:

    Absolutely.
     
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    Stephen wrote 21 minutes earlier »
    Thanks for the picture Greg.
    It would be useful to know the reasoning behind this number, given this AP's limitation. I suspect that more bases were cast than needed, in case the manufacture and painting of one or more didn't turn out so good.

    No problem Steve. I think your theory is the most plausible one.
     
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  10. SolidLiquidFox Verbal Diarrhoea

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    I think that's what happened on mine Steve. The holes are not drilled in the right place by a matter of centimiters. If I were to force it down I would damage the base. The ridge where it drops to the indentation prohibits any sort of force to be applied.
    The Q-tip you see in some of the pics was used to try and grease the pegs and the holes to slide it down as much as possible. No luck. The ridge supports the foot and blocks it from sliding down.
     
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    SolidLiquidFox wrote 8 hours earlier »
    I think that's what happened on mine Steve. The holes are not drilled in the right place by a matter of centimiters. If I were to force it down I would damage the base. The ridge where it drops to the indentation prohibits any sort of force to be applied.
    The Q-tip you see in some of the pics was used to try and grease the pegs and the holes to slide it down as much as possible. No luck. The ridge supports the foot and blocks it from sliding down.

    José, have you thought of contacting George about this?
     
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    SolidLiquidFox wrote 8 hours earlier  » 
    The Q-tip you see in some of the pics was used to try and grease the pegs and the holes to slide it down as much as possible. No luck. The ridge supports the foot and blocks it from sliding down.


    It sounds like you've done everything you can be reasonably expected to Jose. For proper correction the holes should be filled, painted and re-drilled. To that end, if you would like to have this fixed it would be best to consider contacting George as Greg mentioned. :yes: :)
     
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    I agree with Steves statement.. It does in fact seem as if it will need to be filled and redrilled unfortunately . Mine fits in the the same way steves does, and the foot sits flush on the base (which is more is more than I can say for my last alien)I honestly do not mind the wedges because you really cannot see them unless you know they are there. again I am a perfectionist and the slightest lean and I mean the slightest will drive me mad.. I would contact george as well about this with pics and such. it seems like an easy fix for them over at CM. they would probably have the paint to match as well..
     
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  14. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Right, let's talk some Alien AP, shall we?
    My number #6 finally came in on Wednesday after two nerve-racking weeks in transit.
    I was delighted to find it unharmed, no damage on this piece whatsoever though I have some general issues with the head which should be addressed shortly.
    As other owners have mentioned, the AP does have a consistently more copperish shine to it throughout the body parts and in direct comparison to my "regular".
    I guess you could call it the AP gleam.
    It's really subtle and hard to capture, best observed when looking at the piece in it's entirety under the right lighting. Here's my best go at it:
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    I also seem to have lucked out in regards to the Alien's fit with the concept base. It sits really flush and felt like a good fit in general:
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    It goes without saying that the price point makes it a vertu for either the hardcore Alien or CM fan, so I won't go rambling about price/value.
    Personally I'm very happy with this purchase and the opportunity to acquire it and it's now back in it's box, lurking, yearning for the day when the cabinet is finished. Right. :top: :alien:
     
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  15. phil the sixth Charter Lounger

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    Looks great Lars. :top: Really happy you have received a superb specimen. :laola:
     
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    Very nice Lars. What issues did you have with the head?
     
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  17. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Most notably the dreaded rubbings, Jose. Soft tissue would have gone a long way. :arrow:
     
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  18. Enzucho Opionated

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    WOW.. looks like you received a perfect one Lars... congrats my friend.. there doesnt seem to be any lean on yours what so ever!!!
     
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    Thanks Enz. I wouldn't call it perfect by any means, we all know there's nothing like that in the hobby.
    But to me this specimen can life up to the standard CM promised (minus the head), something that every owner should be enabled to say about their AP.
    I can see that in a mass production evironment where deviations apply and with the tip-toeing pose it can not be easy to make the perfect drillings on every single piece.
    But at least on the concept bases, this deviation should be brought down to a bare minimum.
     
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    Looks great Lars.
    The bronze is difficult to capture in the photos.
    When the Alien Head comes back I would like to take a crack at trying to capture that ...
     
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