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Species Maquette Pays Homage To H.R. Giger


species, species film, species movie
species, species film, species movie
species, species film, species movie

Species comes from the creative mind of H.R. Giger who was also responsible for the Alien creature.

The year is 1974 and an elite group of scientist are transmitting the outlines of human DNA into the far reaches of space in their search for Extra Terrestial Intelligence.

A few years later they recieve a reply detailing how to splice an extra terrestial DNA sequence with human DNA.

The result is SIL, a hybrid female who looks like a normal human but can morph easily into her alien form.

SIL grows at an incredible speed and her regenerative abilites, incredible strength and intelligence become a threat to the group and therefore decide to shut her down.

SIL however is not so easily "dumped" and escapes the government facility where she has been kept, on a mission to mate with a human male.

Creating the Species Maquette

Paying homage to the creative genius of Giger is no easy matter and capturing the essence, beauty and aura of these creatures in sculpture is no easy task.

But the talented artists and sculpters from the Gore Group have surmonted the impossibble to bring you the Species Maqutte.

No detail, however small, has been spared to bring this truly authentic and highly detailed represented of SIL.

In order to perfectly re-create the Species character and essence a double-layered sculpt was created to add realism and accuracy to the sculpt.

Once complete the sculpt was then handed over to Sideshow Collectibles head paintewr Anthony Mesta to complete the pieces look and feel right down to the most minute detail.

species, species film, species movie
species, species film, species movie
species, species film, species movie

Due to the translucent nature of the Species physiology painting SIL was a big challenge and in order to re-create the look achieved on screen a clear cast outer torso and face was created with seperate opaque components used as a foundation for the paint to give a real depth to the characters look.

Both the inner torso and face were painted using various shades of transluscent paints to give a true feel of depth to the sculpt.

Despite the inner surface not being fully visible it has been fully rendered both in sculpt and paint so that once the piece was assembled the otherall effect of the paint and clear elements along with ambient light make for truly dynamic and unique maquette.

Figure Specs

License: Species

Product Type: Maquette

Product Size: 12" H (304.8mm) x 14" W (355.6mm) x 15" D (381mm)*

Product Weight: 10.00 lbs (4.54 kg)*

Box Size: 14.00" H (355.6mm) x 16.00" W (406.4mm) x 17.00" L (431.8mm)*

Est. Shipping Weight: 10.00 lbs (4.54 kg)*

* Product size and weight are approximate values. Est. Ship Weight is an estimated value for U.S. shipping calculated by item, box and shipping materials. US shipping costs may be estimated in DIM weight if oversized warning appears above. click here for additional information. International (non-EU) shipping costs are only based on dimensional weight, click here for more information.

Artists:

  • Martin Canale
  • Jeronimo Duarte Arjerich
  • Manual Silva
  • Martin Demonte
  • Leonardo Silva
  • Gustavo Gonzalez
  • Anthony Mestas
  • Tom Gilliland
  • The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team

Manufactured by: Sideshow Collectibles

Due: Nov/Dec, 2008

Limited Edition:

Pre-Order Now $249.99 (more information)


Flexpay Available On This Item
What is Flexpay?

Sideshow Collectibles is now offering its customers an opportunity to add museum quality collectibles and prop replicas more easily to their lifetime collections through a multiple-payment option called FLEXPAY.

This service allows collectors to pay for their item in a few affordable monthly payments, which will conveniently be charged to their card on a pre-set schedule.

Shipping costs and any applicable taxes will be charged with the last payment and the item will be shipped to you upon completion of the last payment.


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