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WIP Critique Ultimate Hunter

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by FigureLover, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi All,
    It's been awhile since posting but this is what I have been up to. I have had this resin 1/6 scale Predator for many years sitting in the grey army. It is a bad casting so I am adding and changing quite a bit on it to bring it up to scratch. The resin is also rock hard and brittle and hard to work with.
    I have ground off all the dreadlocks and sculpted new ones that have a bit more natural flow to them. This also included adding the jewellery/adornments that highlights them. I have also had to fix a lot of air bubbles and chipped sections on his armour as well as add some extra detail.
    There is a lot to go yet as I am ageing this Predator and adding it with another for a vignette.

    Thanks for looking
    Ben

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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Looks like a hellava lot of work Ben. I'm sure it will be worth it once you're finished.
  3. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Cheers for that Tony, yep it is a lot of work but I am really getting into converting and some basic sculpting at the moment so am having fun.
    Ben
  4. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Here are some updates on this project. I have attached the torso to the legs and arms, added some battle damage to the armour, sculpted a new belt with a leathery look and four spikes from spun acrylic, added the spines around his face and shoulders using dried thorns from a noxious weed that grows around here, and added a worn look to the shoulder/chest straps. As the arm gauntlets were pretty badly cast as well, so I ground most of these back to stumps and added strip styrene and the like to give more sharp detail. I have also have added the main tusks, that once again I resculpted, you may notice that one of them is chipped/broken, this was intentional as he is to look battle worn.
    Thanks for looking
    Ben

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  5. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Ben great job on the repairs and alterations, it'll be a shame to paint it and hide all the work you've done.
    Look forward to seeing the vignette.
    Cheers Ken
  6. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks for that Ken, the paint job will be the hardest part as to get the look of the Predators skin is quite a challenge.
    Ben
  7. pipetrepid Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    ben, looks like you`re doing quite well!
  8. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work on the dreads.
    Carl.
  9. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Bill and Carl for the compliments. I am happy so far and will post some more photos in the next few days as I am sculpting the right hand with a sword in it at the moment. This is to replace the basic closed hand that came with the kit.
    Ben
  10. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi everyone,
    Been a while but I have been working on this kit. This series of photos show the alteration I have done to his right hand. Originally it was just a clenched fist, so I opened it up and have scratchbuilt a sword to put in his hand. The sword blade is carved from arcrylic and the hilt and handle from brass. I will be adding putty to the handle to make it look like bone. I have also had to resculpt his fingers so as to hold the handle. Also seen in the photos are the two wrist blades. I made a master of one and cast two so that they will be the same.
    Thanks for looking
    Ben

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