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Old 10-02-2019, 08:55 AM   #111
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Thanks for the review. I’ve been on the fence about this piece and the issues you listed would be deal breakers for me. Nice pose but I’ll pass. The money saved will help me get ECC’s Mohawk.

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Old 10-02-2019, 10:24 AM   #112
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Looks good.

Based on your videos, i think i prefer your other Alien. I prefer the museum pose, and the darker paint app, not to mention it comes in a display case that matches the original life-size case.

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Old 10-02-2019, 10:37 AM   #113
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I still really want this, but I've had to spend a fortune in the real world recently. So much that I even had to begrudgingly cancel my Dog Alien pre-order last night. So I won't be getting this if it is indeed waitlisted. I will now be relying on Prime 1 to make something special, but hopefully with a better production quality and a more palatable price tag.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:45 PM   #114
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This is still a great piece, but it requires a bit of finessing and TLC unfortunately. I will probably keep it and rework it myself, because even though it should have arrived flawless, it will be an outstanding piece when finished. I just think this project was too much for them to take on.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:01 PM   #115
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This is still a great piece, but it requires a bit of finessing and TLC unfortunately. I will probably keep it and rework it myself, because even though it should have arrived flawless, it will be an outstanding piece when finished. I just think this project was too much for them to take on.
Thanks for the cool video review of this Alien statue.
Most of those problems with the statue will be relatively easy to fix; should not be there for such an expensive piece though. The clear head dome is likely a thermo plastic and the alignment is not out by too much, hence the gentle heat treatment method might work to correct the alignment. Tape or strap down the dome in it's correct position with a masking tape while heating the dome with a hair dryer (Avoid a heat-gun as it can be too hot). Cool down to room temperature, then remove the tape/straps.
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:03 PM   #116
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Thanks for the cool video review of this Alien statue.
Most of those problems with the statue will be relatively easy to fix; should not be there for such an expensive piece though. The clear head dome is likely a thermo plastic and the alignment is not out by too much, hence the gentle heat treatment method might work to correct the alignment. Tape or strap down the dome in it's correct position with a masking tape while heating the dome with a hair dryer (Avoid a heat-gun as it can be too hot). Cool down to room temperature, then remove the tape/straps.
Thanks for the review and whilst it is my favourite pose the points you made for what will be close to $3000 by the time it ships has me really concerned.

I contacted sideshow regarding refund who confirmed I would get a full refund due to the delays. double sided sticky tape on such a statue just shouldn't happen and certainly not at that price point.

I do appreciate the work that has gone into the sculpt though.

Will decide whether to cancel over the next couple of days - such a shame.

The price of this hobby is becoming prohibitive
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:22 PM   #117
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Mine arrived, and for the life of me I can NOT get the dome to fit properly, as many are experiencing. I've tried the included double-sided clear tape, and I currently have the dome held on w rubber bands as i gently heat it and allow it to cool, hoping it conforms to the new shape...
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Old 10-26-2019, 09:51 AM   #118
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Mine arrived, and for the life of me I can NOT get the dome to fit properly, as many are experiencing. I've tried the included double-sided clear tape, and I currently have the dome held on w rubber bands as i gently heat it and allow it to cool, hoping it conforms to the new shape...
Good luck! Not ideal on a $2k+ statue.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:27 PM   #119
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If anyone is thinking about cancelling their PO please message me.
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:32 PM   #120
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For what it’s worth, I had success with wrapping two rubber bands around the dome which held it in the desired position, and then alternating heating carefully with a hair dryer, then allowing it to cool to room temp. I did two cycles of this, then removed the rubber bands, and it stayed.
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