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Cacique Caribe14 Sep 2009 9:48 p.m. PST

I know that, in the film, the creature was invisible.

However, I would like to have something that is similar to the outline that was seen when it was fired upon or when it went through force fields:

YouTube link

Any suggestions?


PS. My wife says it looks like a cartoon tazmanian devil, with no arms. :)

Personal logo sneakgun Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2009 9:56 p.m. PST

Games Workshop squigs might work but a little small.

Number614 Sep 2009 10:02 p.m. PST

You could get a 2D version of that done by Litko in etched transparent plastic.

Ivan DBA14 Sep 2009 10:02 p.m. PST

I agree, a squig is probably as close as you will get.


The ones in that pic are probably mounted on either 20mmX20mm or 25mm square bases. Eitherway, they should be a bit bigger than a 15mm person. The new ones (linked to above) would be better than the old ones, because they have larger legs.

For something with a similar feel, but with arms, check out the Vore Growler Pups over at Iron Wind.


I bought one of each of these to use as 15mm monsters. Depending on the pose, they are just a bit taller than a 15mm figure, but considerably bulkier.

Cacique Caribe14 Sep 2009 10:12 p.m. PST

What do you guys think of the Hasslefree "Maws", if I took off the back half of the body and added a couple of eyes?


Or these Heresy "Hellbeasts", if I cut off the back of the body and remove the horns?


But, again, I'm trying to keep the amount of conversion effort to a minimum, if I can help it. Plus, I'd feel a little bad if I mutilated a figure like those, for something I'm not sure would work out in the first place.

Re: Size

I don't think any of the figure options I've come up with are big enough though. Does anyone have any idea how big a figure it would have to be, in comparison to a 15mm human?

What do you guys think?


RavenscraftCybernetics14 Sep 2009 10:37 p.m. PST

I was about to suggest the Hasslefree Maws when i read your posting's title.
Invisible painting will be a problem but you might ask the pppl @ Hasslefree if they do transparent resin casting.
Maybe just a camo scheme designed around your tables' terrain colors will work?

VonStengel15 Sep 2009 2:05 a.m. PST

Why not do a base with two bloody big footprints on it? Simple and effective.

jpattern215 Sep 2009 5:10 a.m. PST

It's a fairly simple shape, and you have the talent, CC. Use green stuff or Sculpey and sculpt your own, then post photos to make us all jealous.


Ivan DBA15 Sep 2009 5:12 a.m. PST

I think if you want to minimize the conversion, use a squig (unless the squigs are too small for what you are after). If you only need one, rather than GW's overpriced pack of 5, try posting a wanted ad here on the Marketplace, or do a saved search on ebay, one will turn up there eventually.

jpattern215 Sep 2009 5:14 a.m. PST

You could even use some of the translucent Sculpey, painted with Tamiya transparent orange after baking.

jpattern215 Sep 2009 5:15 a.m. PST

As for size, looks like id's (sic) about twice the height of a man.

jpattern215 Sep 2009 6:32 a.m. PST

I imagine the size and bulk could also vary depending on how much energy was being fed into the beast.

camelspider15 Sep 2009 6:36 a.m. PST

Tony McVey made a collector's size resin sculpt of the Id Monster -- his take on it, not a strict rendering of the original.


jpattern215 Sep 2009 6:45 a.m. PST

Cool, I like Tony's take. Much less "Disney" than what was seen on-screen, IMHO.

camelspider15 Sep 2009 7:02 a.m. PST

Tony was involved in Star Wars on and off. He actually helped design that nightclub singer alien in Return of the Jedi, the one with the long snaky mouth with the big set of lips on the end, and Salacious Crumb was entirely his work. (He also did the sea monsters in Episode 1, and was involved with Jar Jar Binks, I am sorry to say, though he did not have a hand in the final head design.)

Brutorz Bill15 Sep 2009 7:04 a.m. PST

I've got Hasslefree's Maws and really like them!

Mulligan15 Sep 2009 7:38 a.m. PST

Stop the presses! Did someone say "translucent Sculpey?"


ming3115 Sep 2009 9:41 a.m. PST

Sock Puppet
A Garage Kit company Alternative has one ( new release) more toward 54mm of 1/24 scale . It is large . very nicce piece or resin . Not on website yet

Space Monkey15 Sep 2009 10:10 a.m. PST

If you've got some green stuff skills (which I know you do) then get a couple of cheap King Kong action figures one… I've seen them out there for cheap in a variety of sizes… cut the head off of the bigger one and cut the smaller one off at the lower waist… join them together, sculpt over the gaps/seams… voila! A big roaring head on stubby legs.

I saw someone do something similar with a Incredible Hulk toy and it was kind of weird-awesome.

jpattern215 Sep 2009 12:27 p.m. PST

Mulligan, yes, translucent Sculpey: link

It has some "depth" after it's been baked. You can get some very cool effects by mixing in tiny amounts of other colors.

It's definitely *not* transparent (but it wouldn't surprise me if they're working on it).

Cacique Caribe11 Oct 2009 10:54 a.m. PST

As for color . . .

TMP link


Allen5711 Oct 2009 11:35 a.m. PST

Found one but a bit pricey


Ijumpajav12 Oct 2009 12:22 p.m. PST


The "PUPS" are about 22mm high, Standing upright they are much taller. They make great sci-fi foes.

Take a look at all of them , I'm sure you will find one you like.

Ijumpajav12 Oct 2009 12:31 p.m. PST

Better yet….


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