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    1/3 scale Predator bust

    Here's a piece I completed last year. Sculpted in super sculpey.

















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    Hell yeah man. That thing looks great all painted up. I remember seeing the in progress shots of this. Great Job!!

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    Wow! Great detail on the sculpt and the paint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfred Paredes View Post
    Hell yeah man. That thing looks great all painted up. I remember seeing the in progress shots of this. Great Job!!
    Yo Alfred, glad you like it!

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocc View Post
    Wow! Great detail on the sculpt and the paint
    Thanks cocc!

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    Super sweet did you make a mold for it?And thanks for all the info, im starting to see how to use the heat gun.

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    Very nice ! I like both modelling and coloring.

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    nice work! paint job looks great too.

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    was the coloured one a cast or the original super sculpy sculpture??

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithktam View Post
    was the coloured one a cast or the original super sculpy sculpture??
    In this case I painted the original. I hadn't planned to cast it, and so I had not taken into account undercuts etc. It also had around 48 seperate dreadlocks that were hard to keep track of, so I didn't want to mould those either lol

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    Exceptional sculpt and brilliant paintjob! And your Terminator is a killer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilivo View Post
    Exceptional sculpt and brilliant paintjob! And your Terminator is a killer
    Thanks... and the Terminator is indeed a killer

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    What to admire most? the sculpt or the paint job? great sculpture . love the details.

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    Looks great!

    My only critique would be that some of the armor pieces look a little too silvery. It would be nice to see some more scuff marks and dirt on those parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracrest View Post
    Looks great!

    My only critique would be that some of the armor pieces look a little too silvery. It would be nice to see some more scuff marks and dirt on those parts.
    You are right of course, and after these pictures were taken I dirtied and weathered the metal some more. If I have time tomorrow, I will take a few pics of the final version.

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    Some new photos of the finished paint job... it's not great, but you can see that I did dirty up the metalwork much more.









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    Great job with this sculpt. The paint came out fantastic as well!

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    Newest version is the best, excellent craft and an amazing paint job. Very impressive overall.

    Good work

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    Thanks! Anyone intersested in seeing the WIP pics?

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    I'm definitely interested!!!!!!

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    Okay, one person is interested... lol ... I'll cut and paste the WIP I did on another forum... it might go on a bit lol:

    Many moons ago I sculpted a predator bust. I didn’t have much in the way of reference material and it was before I knew anything about polymer clays so I sculpted it in white Plasticine which meant the detail wasn’t fantastic. I made latex molds of the parts and cast them in polyester resin. I made and painted one or two for friends, but my own copy has sat ever since, primed but unpainted and unloved. I later sculpted a human skull and a nameplate for when I put a base together but it never happened. In the meantime the fangs got chipped and as the years went by I could see how unrefined it looked.







    So I decided he needed a makeover with the intention of putting some texture on the head and the nose area. But as I added sculpey and saw the new detail I could acheive I began to realise the make over was going to be a little more extreme than I had at first imagined.

    I knew I needed to get rid of the dreds, so I had to buy an angle grinder to take them off. Poor pred looked like a plucked chicken.







    I knew I needed to get rid of the dreds, so I had to buy an angle grinder to take them off. Poor pred looked like a plucked chicken.







    As I added clay, I realised the forehead needed to be longer and higher and needed to bulge a little more. While I was at it I tried a few test dreads and realised it really needed shoulders so the new dreads wouldn't be hanging straight down. Of course that meant I would have to sculpt a bit of the shoulder armour...well, just about all of the shoulder armour as it happens...and the shoulder cannon assembly...and those main fangs weren't so good so let's take them off and make new ones. And, hey, this didn't have to be exactly like the predator from the original so why not have a bit of fun with it?









    So then I try to make him look a bit meaner by adding to the brows and trying to curl the flesh over his gums a bit and I'm not happy with the wrinkles on the head so I do them all over again. While working on the sides of the jaws I find I like the wrinkles I'm creating and add more. I also make the right shoulder armour far too small and have to make it again. But I feel he's coming on okay.









    Next I'm not happy with the other fangs and off they come. I try a few test dreads just to get an idea how he's going to look.



    So the back pack looks a bit odd ending were it does so I guess I'm going to have to extend it all the way down so it looks right











    The shoulder cannon is fiddley work which involves sculpting a bit and then baking, sculpting a bit more and rebaking. Here are a few pics showing so stages of the build up and how it looks on the Pred's shoulder. I'm a bit disappointed that I couldn't get it smoother looking but I can still sand it down a bit yet. I think I'm going to have it in the down position, what do you think. To the pics >>>>>>









    Finally managed to get him up on a stand. I sculpted the skulls and the nameplate back when I did the original plasticine sculpture. Still plenty of work to do but he's coming along. Hope you like it.









    Shoulder is still needs work here







    A few details added, quills, base made to look a bit like stone.





















    The whole thing is baked now and all the dreadlocks are attached and baked with a heat gun. Here's a couple of pics showing the dreads, skulls and name plate. I've started on the dread rings but it's going to take a while.





    And that was basically it once all the dread rings were done. Hope that was of interest to at least one person lol

    Al

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    That's really awesome man! I'm struggling to make a brain and you made all of these incredible shapes and textures.

    I have one question, if you bake one part of the sculpture, and then you have to bake the other parts a few days later, would that be bad for the previously baked part? I mean, is it ok to bake something two times? or will it break?

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    Uhh question? Can i has one?

    Seriously, this is just awesome beyond awesome himself. I really love the care and detail you've put into it. It's really paid off! Do you actually sell these? If so i'm guessing they go for A LOT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavoX View Post
    That's really awesome man! I'm struggling to make a brain and you made all of these incredible shapes and textures.

    I have one question, if you bake one part of the sculpture, and then you have to bake the other parts a few days later, would that be bad for the previously baked part? I mean, is it ok to bake something two times? or will it break?
    Yeah, you can sculpt and bake. If you look at the set of pictures of the shoulder cannon you can see the effect of multiple bakes. The sculpey goes brown, but it is very strong when that happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sibby View Post
    Uhh question? Can i has one?

    Seriously, this is just awesome beyond awesome himself. I really love the care and detail you've put into it. It's really paid off! Do you actually sell these? If so i'm guessing they go for A LOT!
    Thanks! This was a one off as I couldn't be bothered casting all the dreadlocks, which was a shame really as I would have like to have seen the paint ups people would have done on him. So I painted the original sculpture and gave it to my son, who is a big collector of statues.

    Al

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    hey this is awesome work man good job hey chack out http://zakirkhaan.blogspot.com

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    Great craftwork job!!!

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