Made first Costume! Working on a second!

lazybones88

Blooded
In what way do you mean lowered? Most of the dreads that don't have the end beads i cut a slit and added some fish weights in each dread to keep them falling down, when i Plasti dipped the dreads they sealed.
 

lazybones88

Blooded
Spear and first predator feet ever out of molds!!!
They are rough and needed to be built up but I think after a wonderful paint job they could work. Also no airbrush on the entire costume! Only spray paint, brush, sponge and other tools!
 

lazybones88

Blooded
working on predator mask! need help plse!!! I am always worried when doing this mold and I would like some professional criticism if possible plse. I am wondering about the size of head (if it goes up high enough and over design). I am not going for movie accuracy but just need the overall basics. I have not done the wholes for the dreads yet but would like a estimate on how many I should have and widths plse!!!!! Also would it be better to cast the 4 moth pieces (teeth?) in resin or do in latex with the mold? here are a bunch of pics. I still need to define the detail more and would love any suggestions as well.

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LunaticNic

Hunter
Hey, good looking sculpt!
While I can't give you "professional" criticism, I can help with some of your questions from experience.
Regarding the overall shape, the spike/bump crown needs to be bigger, the upper mandibles need a little more "meat". Also the lower Mandibles are a little short.
Made a little "fix" on my phone, hope it helps.

Regarding molding you will want to remove all teeth, and the entire protruding parts of the lower mandibles, and mold them in silicone and cast them in resin.

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LunaticNic

Hunter
The angle is getting where it needs to be but not quite. At the moment it's more in the direction of the Berserker-style Predators. The winston pred has more of a bow in it, while wolf has a more linear angle for the crown

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LunaticNic

Hunter
Very nice positioning on the teeth and mandibles!
And I agree, the marine-like spikes give it a very cool and unique look.

I'd say for critique I'd start with the dome. It seems a tad bit flat in the forehead. The second row of spikes around the dome should imo run along the crease you have running between the two smaller rows of spikes because the way they currently frame the dome makes it look a little small (also the edge of each eyebrow is usually where the second row of bumps/spikes usually start).
Also I'd say the two circles on the outer crown should be the "highest" points.

Hope that helps :)

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LunaticNic

Hunter
Lol I often did details before changes as well. You just want to know how it will look!
Btw just fyi,
on the lower mandible, for molding you will want the tooth attached, and remove the mandible about where the "skin folds" connect the top and bottom mandibles.
 

LunaticNic

Hunter
Also (hope I'm not over doing it here if so let me know.) The Predators eyebrows are where most of his expression comes from, so that would be important to look at. Scar and Berserker aside I'd say pick whoever has your favorite style eyebrow and emulate that to the best of your ability, and then once they have a decent amount of expression add custom detail.
 
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