Hi everyone, I've been lurking and working on towards my first predator for ages now feels like yesterday i was procrastinating about building it and now i have the funds and the limited time i can. Please be kind i'm very open to any suggestions and improvements as i've never done anything so advanced before it takes me awhile to move to the next step. I've built a lot of armour and alien based costumes for star wars for fun but most of that was putting it together. Mostly i'm terrified to muck up the paint job on the latex head. Terrible at WIPS as well so please have a look and tell me what you think ! First time using an airbrush so i've learnt a lot just having a go. My first duct tape dummy you'll see the shape change after i stuffed it but it works well enough and is a fairly close match to my body so my painting isn't to far off ! My first skin underway the shape got a bit warped from leaving it lying down while the expanding foam dried but i try it on regularly to see if i've mucked it up. Also hadn't finished making the legs for it at this stage Trying it on i was so happy when it fit where my breasts and pretend abs would be, my boyfriend is a wonderful photographer and patient while he holds things for me ! So this was yesterdays work i've not had time until now to work on darkening the skin as we got a new work area for me to paint and store my gear so heres the most recent work now with beer and music ! I made the legs with my boyfriends help but one has gone missing so until i can find it or make a new one i'm just painting as i go, i used stencil for the spots here the paint was fresh and looked very striking. The back of the suit and my washing in the background, because of were i live there is a lot of walking trails at the back of our house and i've been told from afar it looks like i've killed and skinned someone i frightened the hell out of my neighbor when i hung it up to dry initially. The side i was making it darker with a standard brown and i liked how it highlighted so i'm going to continue with that brown area down the rest of the skin. Tried this on this morning to see how the colour came up, over all i was very happy with it but i think it needs to be slightly darker around the stomach and obviously the legs. The spots faded a bit as they dried which worked out great of me because i used this lovely dark red mixed with a very dark purple as a base i want to add more spots in with a brassy colour and layer finally with black. the back of the skin there is a few paint splatters from my stencil as it tended to drip after awhile, easily hidden with some armour and darker colours. I'm doing more detail around the backside and under the thighs with the spots to creepy up both sides. Again i think the legs need a darker colour but its getting there. My feet from Terrmock, b pulls but i wanted something to learn with to fix up i'm really looking forward to making shoe lifts and reinforcing the sides but terrified at the same time i'll make a mistake. So thats my pred so far, i do have a berserker head that my boyfriend bought me as a birthday present years ago. And i want to start on that but so nervous about painting her up. I almost want to pay someone to paint it for me but not. Still trying to source raw hands, neck seal, dreads and potentially dread rings. Once i've completed the skin i'll start looking at my armour i have this beautiful piece of hide i bought for another project but was to thick, that i'm going to use for her armour especially the breast plates and legs. Because of my other building skills i've already made one spear for another costume for my Mando merc as a beast master so the design process with the trophies is always a fun for me. Luckily i am able to purchase animal parts that have been retrieved from roadkill from native Australian animals i've got about 100 echidna quills i've used in various projects that look great ! Any tips on paint the head and working with shoe lifts will be much appreciated, luckily i'm fairly tall and i'll easily reach over 6ft with 2inch lifts or more.