Celtic predator build (EXTREMELY PIC HEAVY!!!!)

yoshiwa1985

Blooded
In Janurary 2015 i started my first pred build, ever since i seen the first AVP ive always loved the Celtic Predator so naturally i wanted to do that for my first Pred build. my fiance (sevenstar75, kristen henry) introduced me into the huge world of the hunters lair as well as andrew miller (mr. fett). fun part was i started the build in janurary, and i needed to be done by mid may 2015. ill let the pix tell the story
 

yoshiwa1985

Blooded
shortly after i had the bright idea to go cheap and buy the cheapest celtic bio i could find and i had the idea that i was would try and use the rubies mask as the undermask

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yoshiwa1985

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then i decided to make the smart choice and picked up some latex hands and feet, the feet were from Termokk, and the hand were from Monsterroom, THANK YOU GUYS U BOTH MAKE A AWESOME PRUDUCT!!!!

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yoshiwa1985

Blooded
next came the printing out of Vinmans templates and getting some sintra and foam and started building the armor pieces. set up a little shop in the dining room of my fiance's apartment. good thing she loves me lol. ended up doing the feet like Mr.Fett's Tutorial on doing built in lifts. mean while i took some extra aluminum screen i had a pair of safety glasses from my work and glued 3 layers criss crossed over the lenses to my bio mask lenses. and the first two pieces of armor made was the belt buckle and the single thigh armor, we realized that we only needed to make one thigh armor piece, 95% of the celtic pred builds we seen as well as the hot toys figure all had two thigh armor plates. but after watching the scenes in the movie we both realized he was only wearing one, on his blade gauntlet side.

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yoshiwa1985

Blooded
shortly after i saved a little bit of money up and purchased Monsterroom's half mask setup which came with latex neckring, little did i realize, it didn't come pre cut, i had to cut the face out. then the BIG disappointment happened after i when through the work of cutting out the face of the mask to turn it into a half mask i went to fit it to the cheap EBAY bio and what did i find?...... it didn't fit right at ALL....... UGH i was not happy. so after i cannibalized the mask some more, i finally realized there was nothing i was gonna do to make it any better.

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yoshiwa1985

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so after doing some talking around i ended up being lead to Casey. he set me up with a FAR BETTER quality bio and pre-cut undermask. and all for a very decent price and he got it to be VERY fast, seeing he's in California and im in Michigan. Then i truly realized you get what you pay for, u buy cheap u get cheap, you buy quality you get quality.

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yoshiwa1985

Blooded
since me and my fiance knew it was getting to the point where we would be painting and laying latex we knew we needed a area that was heated and if we made a mess it was ok, as well as i more at my place then i was at hers seeing we lived a hour from each other. so we moved shop to my garage where it was spacious, heated, and we set up shop there as well as we invested in a good quality beginners airbrush setup.

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yoshiwa1985

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then i decided to buy some dread beads i seen on ebay, which took FOREVER to get here coming from France (another bad idea...ugh) which shortly after i cleaned up, and painted black, then my fiance showed me her dry sponging technique she did to paint the beads, some hammered silver and some hammered bronze

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yoshiwa1985

Blooded
after watching her show me her dry sponging technique i wanted to try it so i turned it on the cheap mask that i knew i wasn't gonna use for the project now that i have had the new mask from Casey. i was actually very happy how it turned out, especially for my first time.

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yoshiwa1985

Blooded
after browsing the Lair's marketplace i came across Moribus's suit part out and i jumped on his gauntlets and shoulder cannon. Thanks again Mike :) as well i was browsing online and came across a replica Shuriken for $27 for that price i couldnt pass it up, even if i didnt use it for the costume it make a cool show piece.

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yoshiwa1985

Blooded
the day i received the package from mike (morbious) i also was able to take some some scrap ABS plastic from my work which i made my first attempt at creating the wrist blades, which i made 2 different sizes after i relaized i didnt like the length of the full sized blades and the dagger, using my band saw. as well as i decided to do some painting using a dry brush instead of the dry sponge using hammered silver paint.

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yoshiwa1985

Blooded
shortly after trying to shape my blades out of abs and one broke, i ended up turning to MDF where i cut out my shorter version of the blades i had made. as well as i started heat molding some of the sintra to make my should bell armor pieces. and cut pieces out to my cod flap, both with the templates from vinman.

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yoshiwa1985

Blooded
then came the big day, i put my first two coats on my body, at that point i leaned away from using the Mr.I suit, it was just too bulky and im already bulky enough as it is, so i used a black morphsuit and my fiance out the abs from the Mr. i suit to the morphsuit and used that for my bodysuit, as well as laid my base coat for my shoulder and bicep armor

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