Behemoth Build WIP (with pics)

Shogun

Hunter
LunaticNic Ok your work is outstanding !!!!!!! Now i will reply with positive and constructive critics :) .... Your Behemot jaw could be more proportional to your head mask....which would do a much better impact on the realism of your head....Your paint job is fantastic but you could use silicone paterns with airbrush. That would totally do a more detailed paint job, for your teeth i suggest that you use "AcrylStains" like this : AcrylStains .... that will do a mch more realistic teeth looking.
 

LunaticNic

Hunter
Thanks for the criticism. I did paint the mask using an airbrush though for now I'm sticking with latex masks so no silicone paints. When I go about making v2.0 there may be a reduction in jaw size though most likely due to me reducing the amount of scales and only having them in select places (as I wasn't aware how to sculpt accurate skin folds at the time)
I do plan on sticking with a redish color scheme though after the mask was posted on the Predatorium fb page a few stated it looked like a sick predator colored like a kebab so ... changes will be made to v.2.0 paint as well.
The goal with the sculpt for me is to bring Monster qualities back to the Predator instead of something like "I want to team up with that thing."
 

LunaticNic

Hunter
Lol thanks!
Though I don't necessarily go with the idea that a Predator's skin texture speaks to where he's from. I rather envision him as a type of bounty hunter living on his ship, and going after bad-bloods.
I've been making slow progress on the build here and there because currently every time I sculpt I know I actually need to be making dreads for my 1:4 sculpt but it's just mind-numbing work for me -_-

Anyway I've managed to almost complete one side of my conversion of an old P2 foam Gauntlet which I got two of, for my first build 3 years ago.
I also got something done to my torso armor.
I'll be using these AvpR concepts for inspiration.

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Shogun

Hunter
Wow LunaticNic keep it up my friend!....it is coming along greatly....I am doing Jir'Xar armor also in EVA foam as well...Your Behemot will be beautiful. At the moment, I am out of Monster Clay so I cant continue his head Sculpt but I have to wait 1 week and a half more . Then I will be able to continue his sculpt...I also done my left hand mold in Plaster of Paris.... that mold will be used to sculpt my predator hands and then do the whole process of REmolding and casting at the end....
 

LunaticNic

Hunter
Thanks jmen and shogun :)
I might take a some pictures in sunlight at another time. It's been a pain taking pictures since the glass of my phones camera lens cracked, and fell out. Doesn't want to focus right anymore.
 

LunaticNic

Hunter
Well I bought some "pumpkin-monster-latex-hands" about 2-3 years ago for my original suit and now looked to a way to re-purpose. I have an advertisement picture of what they looked like originally.
The scales on the fingers and knuckles are hot glue (they are holding great for now even when balling the fist, though it's no guarantee they will stay in place)
Cut out the latex nails and resculpted them into claws with apoxy-sculpt. Lastly made the glove by layering liquid latex over the portions of the hand and to cover the pieces that were only fabric with latex. I'll still be adding the "glove-knuckles" but I'll be taking my time figuring out shape and (imaginary) function.
Paint job is obviously still a work in progress.

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LunaticNic

Hunter
Here I am thinking it already was awesome lol

Apoxy-sculpt on latex for the knuckles. No idea if it will actually hold on that or on the foam though they seem pretty secure once cured.
 

LunaticNic

Hunter
Well here's a before and after I guess. Time to move on to redo the left hand.
Probably will go with something more like the power-punch/brass knuckles that actually made it onto the Wolf suit in AvP:R

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LunaticNic

Hunter
Thanks! I plan on resculpting the head in the coming months to throw in some more skin texture into the mix. But progress has been painfully slow ...
 

Fayne

Blooded
... phenomenal Idea Predtrooper! Did it work out well?
if you save chunks of any type, they can be backfill for block molds etc. I've done a beautyused chunks of acetoxy, tin and platinum
Once the good layer of silicon was on for the details it didnt mater what silcon I used after to thicken the layers and worked perfectly, infant for my gauntlets I only used bathroom silicon and brushed it on as its quite thick and the mould came out just as good as when I used the expensive stuff and captured all the details just the same. I wouldn't use it for everything but im not going to waste my money on overpriced silicon for every job
you can do something like that for block molds too. platinum beauty coat followed by tin backfield with old chunks including acetoxy strings squeezed and cured on wax paper. big savings.
 

LunaticNic

Hunter
I've been saving chunks of cured platinum silicone from old molds I don't need anymore. Though I did try using silicone caulking to thicken the mold of my 1:4 scale bust, but the platinum silicone started to peel from the caulking first time I de-molded, and by the third casting it was unusable :/

How thick do you make this beauty-coat?

And yeah, unfortunately Shogun is right that I currently don't have the funds to do much in the realms of this hobby.
 
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