Discussion in 'Predator Costumes' started by Mille2ej, Jun 12, 2017.
Your suits looking really good man. Sounds like not far to go.
Just a small update, should have another large post this weekend. Been working on a few things when I get time, have the trophy sash and necklace completed. Also just finished the paint work on the Bio.
Let me know what you think!
Wats the necklace peices made from where did u get them
gabri Yes it looks like real Chicken bones and some real skulls as well
I must eat a lot of chicken in theese days
Haha, real bones! Necklace is made of Coyote femur and jaw bones, sash is made from Muskrat skulls and Coyote femur bones. You can buy them off of Esty if you just search animal bones. They are cleaned and bleached so they have an off-white color. I took some wood varnish and applied it over the bones, let it sit for a minute then wiped it off to give it a grosser look
No need to eat a lot of chicken....but high in protein
More pictures to come tomorrow...
Alright, a lot of this went much faster than I thought it would so here is a large update. At this time the only thing I have left is to mount the plasma caster, attach the back strap to cover the suit zipper, feet, repaint some of the latex suit, and a bit of wiring/lighting.
I hope you guys/gals have enjoyed this build to this point....more to come!!
Start of the helmet paint job and the finished paint under that.
For the dreads I decided to go the cheap route for now. I made the beads out of thin walled PVC tubing, the dreads from backer rod (Ø.75" and Ø1.0") and painted with Plasti-Dip. As far as look I think they turned out good for the price, they do add some weight to the head but nothing I can handle. There are a total of 60 dreads.
To attach the dreads I cut the ends on a 45° angle then notched them out to fight tight against the head, I didn't want them to stick way out as you see with some people who use backer rod.
I then began the process of painting the head. Started with a light tan as the base coat mixed with some liquid latex, I then moved to a yellow, orange, brown, then eventually black for detail. I did paint more of the mask than I needed to since its a half mask but I wanted to do it for the practice. I'll probably get a full mask in the future after having fun painting this one.
After the mask was painted I started the process of fitting the dreads, used super glue for attaching them. Super glue seems to attach them very well, I tried to pull one off because I didn't like the position but it was stuck on for good.
After those were added I glued the visor into the helmet, head is done except for the electronics and the magnets to hold the helmet on.
Lastly here are some pictures suited up fully, I forgot to put on the skull necklace and sash so pictures of that will be done later. All in All I'm happy with the look, one issue is that I have trouble turning my head because of the stiffness of the backer rod. I plan to add some foam to the mask to assist with the head turning. Also I need to figure out how to attach the plasma caster so the dreads don't knock it around.
FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC!!!! Excellent, excellent work man!!! kudos!
I love to imagine a squad like this
The FOAM bros!
Haha, beware of the foam bros!
Fantastic progress! And your painting technic is pretty good
Small update, Plasma Caster Mounted to backpack. Still need to cover bolt head. I think the only thing I have left are the feet!!! Oh and after wearing all of this for about 30 minutes its hot....which I expected. i'm working on installing mesh pockets on the internal of the suit where i can slide in freezer packs. Stay tuned for that.
LEDs installed into helmet with wiring down to a switch on the bomb gauntlet.
I am without words ....this is soooooo freaking good Mille2ej i have seen your progress and wow SPECTACULAR like Gabri would say
Thanks guys, this means a lot!!
Hopefully I get the feet finished this weekend, then head to the convention at the end of next week. More pictures to come....
Annnnndddd I'm done!!!!....well I think I'm done. Comic Expo this weekend, I'll post follow up pictures after.
Oh my god, this is so cool! Congrats, mate! It looks fantastic!
Well i guess you can call it JOB DONE!
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