budget predator build .

badblood89

Unblooded
Hello everyone ! .
i decided to make a predator suit from scratch out of upholstery foam however i never worked with upholstery foam so maybe i could get some tips on how to make a predator suit out of foam tips are always welcome ! .
 

Shogun

Hunter
It all depends on what your budget is ...? Some people will tell you that there is plenty of posts here on Predatorium but it depends on your project badblood89 Glenn. I would suggest you begin step by step with some pieces of armor then you can try latex or even sculpting your own costume. Try the Guyver Mr Incredible suit first then just let your experience and imagination works.
 

badblood89

Unblooded
It all depends on what your budget is ...? Some people will tell you that there is plenty of posts here on Predatorium but it depends on your project badblood89 Glenn. I would suggest you begin step by step with some pieces of armor then you can try latex or even sculpting your own costume. Try the Guyver Mr Incredible suit first then just let your experience and imagination works.
i have tried sculpting in the past but due to my lack of skill in mold making i decided to go with a more cheaper route i was thinking of making the the mask in paper mache and then cover it with multiple layers of latex to create a second skin but unfortunately im still having a hard time on how to make a good base mask in paper mache to build up the layers of the mask . my design is going to be a elder predator btw
 

Shogun

Hunter
badblood89 Glenn! Alright! Wow that is cool, did you know that when you make a Elder that his traits of character should be used ... what i mean by that is his teeth must be old and cracked. more yellow-orange than white.... Elders tend to also have more teeth than newbies. They also have a capillary color whiter than black... I buy SUGRU silicone glue than you can sculpt into PREDATOR HAIR... SUGRU glue can be found on EBAY....Also dont forget when you create your elder armor to do battle damage on his armor.
 

badblood89

Unblooded
badblood89 Glenn! Alright! Wow that is cool, did you know that when you make a Elder that his traits of character should be used ... what i mean by that is his teeth must be old and cracked. more yellow-orange than white.... Elders tend to also have more teeth than newbies. They also have a capillary color whiter than black... I buy SUGRU silicone glue than you can sculpt into PREDATOR HAIR... SUGRU glue can be found on EBAY....Also dont forget when you create your elder armor to do battle damage on his armor.
are trophy allowed on a elder predator btw ? i wanted to add some skulls on my armor .
 

Shogun

Hunter
badblood89 Glenn of COURSE! But i would strongly suggest more original ideas like Aliens skulls uniques ones ....... more than old human skulls...human skulls is too much used so NOT an original idea... ;) just saying ...for example last year i wanted to buy a reduced GODZILLA skull to put on my armor... 12 inches kind of..
 

badblood89

Unblooded
badblood89 Glenn of COURSE! But i would strongly suggest more original ideas like Aliens skulls uniques ones ....... more than old human skulls...human skulls is too much used so NOT an original idea... ;) just saying ...for example last year i wanted to buy a reduced GODZILLA skull to put on my armor... 12 inches kind of..
oh i see do you have pictures of your costume btw ? would love to see it !
 

Vebo1

Hunter
Here is my $.02 if you plan on building a cost effective suit using the foam get some spray adhesive. This will help prevent the foam from soaking up the latex. I did both the upholstery foam and molding my own . There are good information on my build . I ended up using my low budget mold to creature the ultracal mold . Hope this help.
 

Shogun

Hunter
Vebo1 Not very good for environment #justsaying ;) Yes it works BUT we also have to think about climate change which is more important ... so yup ... Here is what i would say before you mess up with chemicals spray's and so on... try non toxic clay and materials before getting VERY high toxic and cancer starter materials ... THAT IS MY MOST IMPORTANT TIP OF THE DAY....you do as you wish
 

Shogun

Hunter
I made A mask but not this one :( I wish I could know the trick to how to create a nice mask...let me show you the mask i made for my character Jir'Xar..
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badblood89

Unblooded
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I made A mask but not this one :( I wish I could know the trick to how to create a nice mask...let me show you the mask i made for my character Jir'Xar..View attachment 271987
thats looks really good ! how did you make your mask for Jir Xar ? im asuming latex ? sorry if im asking so many questions but the mask is just such a challenge to make .
 
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Fayne

Blooded
I got a spandex suit on Ebay. chinese 3XL fits slightly tight. I'm around 200 lbs and 5'10"ish.
you'll need some muscle in the chest which could be cut 2D from upholstery foam then snipped little by little with scissors to get the curves and 3D look then all muscles glued to an A shirt and worn underneath or glued to the inside of the spandex if you're daring. not sure if the glue would snap through. not shiny but much more breathable than latex and pretty cost effective.

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Fayne

Blooded
so i dont need a exact copy of my head in order for the mask to fit me ?
most ppl here make an oversized latex mask filled with upholstery foam. as long as the finished mask measures more than you do, you're fine. to be safe you can crinkle aluminum foil and add it to your armature (head) to get your measurements before you start then add a ton more to get the bulk of the dome. all this is done before adding clay and keeps the weight of the sculpture down while being a means to verify your dimensions are large enough.
 

badblood89

Unblooded
most ppl here make an oversized latex mask filled with upholstery foam. as long as the finished mask measures more than you do, you're fine. to be safe you can crinkle aluminum foil and add it to your armature (head) to get your measurements before you start then add a ton more to get the bulk of the dome. all this is done before adding clay and keeps the weight of the sculpture down while being a means to verify your dimensions are large enough.
ah i see thank you fayne .
 

Shogun

Hunter
badblood89 sorry if i took time to answer.... but no you do not need a perfect mold of your head for making a predator mask. Like Fayne said the first version of my pred mask was too short so i unmolded and redid it ... and yes too much people have OVERSIZED predator masks...it is up to you really. I would strongly say to use your imagination when it comes to sculpting and it does not need to be perfect reproduction of Predator 1 mask for example. Also I would say to take a lot of pictures and watch a LOT of video's about sculpting a alien head on youtube, the rest like details is up to your imagination! :D
 

Shogun

Hunter
YES of course plaster of Paris is OK to make a latex mask BUT it will not take all the sculpt details ! Plus you will need a LOT of plaster to make it .... yes it is the easy way of molding but also not the best one details wise and long term one. Have you thinked or tried ALGINATE?
 
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