Sunday, April 24, 2016
This is a resin kit that I've been waiting to see for some time. It's called "Royal Birth". Sculpted by Garage Kit legend, William Paquet, and produced by Artist Proof Studio from southern California. The design is based off a painting by Artist Chris Cunningham. Chris painted the piece while working on the 1997 film, Alien Resurrection, as a concept design for the Alien Newborn creature.
Royal Birth is cast in 4 solid gray resin parts, and it stands 8.5" tall, and the base is about 4" wide and 5.5" long. I really loved building and painting this kit. I added an umbilical cord and some other nasty bits to enhance the base, which was already quite visceral. I just couldn't resist. Her vicious majesty spent the weekend at the Artist Proof Studio booth, along with two other exceptionally well painted versions by GK crafstman Phil Sera, and the unparalleled Paul Komoda (who also created the box artwork), at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, CA. Here's my painted version.
Royal Birth box artwork by Paul Komoda