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H O M E
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ALIENS
20000 Leagues
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BATMAN 1939
Backlog Progress
Herein lurk those alien masters of the hunt...

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FIRST UP...
 
1/6 posable
PREDATOR 2 ELDER 
by HOT TOYS!
This is my favorite Predator design from all the films so far... the best of the original Predator, with a bit more character and visual interest.
 
Click on all pics for more detail

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With the HT AVP Elder I repainted also

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And with the HT Predator 2 

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FINALLY! I get the Predator I have been waiting for!
Now, THIS is a Predator!
Basically, the original movie's costume design, but with an older slant and with less weaponry, and a LOT more attitude.
 
Got this guy in, and 15 years of ideas, and rehearsal with other kits and figures came pouring out to what you see now.
 
I cannot say enough about Hot Toys and their amazing 1/6 movie figure lines. This figure takes the cake though. What an amazing job they have done. I am honored to have one, and very glad to be able to share mine with you now.
ENJOY!
 
I would like to dedicate this figure to the memory of actor Kevin Peter Hall, who portrayed this Predator, as well as the main Preds from both first movies,
Predator 1 & 2.
You are missed!
 

 
 
And then, his protege...
 
1/6 posable PREDATOR 2 by HOT TOYS!
Another in the amazing Movie Masterpiece figure line.
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I have wanted to paintup a Predator 2, since meeting film artistsan Steve Wang in L.A. in 1995. We spoke of how the Predator 2 film design team came up with a fire and burnt/aged metal pattern for this version of the movie monster, and I have dreamed of having a chance to paint it in large enough scale ever since.
I had painted him once before, on a 1/9th scale styrene kit that I no longer have, so this was a much anticipated event for me. I had put off painting a classic Argonauts P2 vinyl model kit for years, and this posable Hot Toys figure was definately worth the wait!!!

To those of you that don't have these awesome figures yet, GET SOME!
These are the REAL DEAL! Second to none! Worth every penny!
 
(Now, if HT will ever make a P1!!!)
 
I want to dedicate the work on this figure to my fellow Predator enthusiasts everywhere 
 
 

 
 
And now, a look at my very first Predators....
 

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PREDATOR 1 & custom PREDATOR ELDER
The Predator 1 is the 1/6 scale Billiken vinyl kit that I've had since the early 90's and the Elder is the toy version of the same produced about 1995. I repainted the toy into an elder to have some variety between the two.
I have reworked both to a great extent, including adding dreads and facial spines and accessories.
 
I had the great opportunity to meet film art designer and director Steve Wang when I went to L.A. to the Mad Model Party II in 1995 and had Steve look at my Predator 1 model. He had helped desgn and paint the original movie costume and his tips helped me to make my models way more accurate than any book or other source had.
 
I must share the secret that the original Predator paint scheme was based in part on a banana, with brown spots and all. Steve said it was a tropical thing. Loved that. That tip helped me out a bunch. Thanks Steve!

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PREDATOR  Details
Note the details in the skin areas. Lots of time to do that...not over it yet...
 
 
 
And...
 
More HOT TOYS Repaints!
 
THE AVP ELDER
 
 

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REPAINTED AVP HT CHOPPER PREDATOR
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The Predator, Predator 2, Predator Elder & Chopper and AVP is TM and Copyright 20th Century Fox

The Predator is TM and Copyright 20th Century Fox

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