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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:27 pm 
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Some examples of the stuff that I have been working on before I even heard of Prodos' AvP wargame kickstarter. Now I am hoping that my incoming pledge stuff will mix well with them.

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"Eager Youth" is the youngest of my Predators. With his first trophy he now claims membership among his clan's blooded warriors.

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The miniature is a complete repaint of one of the AVP Horrorclix figures included in the Predator set. The base once again comes from Fenris Games.

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I went with glossy black for the Xenomorph trophy, flat black for the dreadlocks and bronze/iron mixture on all Predator metal surfaces. I think it looks pretty good the way it is.

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This is the first time ever that I had to paint Predator skin. Looking at pics around the net gave me so many variations, that I decided to go with a base tone of khaki that was highlighted on muscle packs with two colours and finally toned down with watered down Armypainter Soft Tone. I will try to make the next Yautja a little brighter.

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The face of the miniature wasn't that nicely sculpted, but I still tried to represent the colours of the open mouth with its manibles as seen in the movies. It adds a little colour to the whole warrior.

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I tried to resemble the red blinking letters in Predator language on the controls for the Cloaking Device on "Eager Youth's" left arm.

So here it is now - my first ever painted Predator figure. I never had painted one before so this was quite challenging. There is so many pics and variations of the skin pattern around the net, that picking a suitable one wasn't that easy.
In the end I just painted away and added or washed over on the go.
Based upon Vallejo Khaki, that was highlighted with GW Kommando Khaki and finally GW Dheneb Stone, it was finished off by painting the sprinkles with GW Scorched Brown, before being washed over with heavily thinned Armypainter Soft Tone.
The mouth was highlighted with Vallejo Medium Flesh followed by GW Dwarf Flesh and finally GW Tentacle Pink. Teeth were done with GW Iyanden Dark Sun, Bleached Bone and finally Skull White. Same colours were picked for the nails on the fingers, which are almost claw-like.
The metal furfaces where basecoated in GW Tin Bitz before being highlighted with Revell Iron/Eisen and toned down with a wash of Armypainter Strong Tone.
All leather was done with Vallejo Saddle Brown and highlighted with GW Bestial Brown before receiving a wash with Armypainter Strong Tone.
The Xenomorph head (trophy) was painted Tamiya Flat Black, highlighted with GW Shadow Grey and its teeth with Boltgun Metal. I then coated it with the old GW Black Ink to give the upper part a shiny and glossy finish.
The spear was painted in Revell Iron/Eisen and Armypainter Weapon Bronze before being inked with Dark Tone.
The lettering on the cloaking device control pad was done in three steps: GW Crimson Gore, Blood Red and Fiery Orange.

I like how it turned out but I will replace the Khaki basecoat for the skin with something brighter on my next try.


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He is just gaining his reputation...
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The first trophy of a successful hunt. The Elder of his clan will be proud.
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I went with the same colours that I already used painting "Eager Youth". The miniature is a repainted Horrorclix action figure.
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The recipe for a successful hunter: Cloaking Device, Melee Claws, Ceremonial Armor and Plasma Caster.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:24 pm 
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Some nice choice of colours almost looks like it's jumped out of the AvP Comics :-D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:23 am 
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Awesome paint jobs. I love the bases, and I especially love the xenomorph paint scheme.

I only have one question;

What on earth is wrong with their faces?

This isn't me nitpicking your job repainting them. You did wonderfully. This is me nitpicking horrorclix for making their model faces look disfigured even by predator standards.

The only horrorclix I have is thankfully a masked predator.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:35 am 
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Brilliant paint work on these minis, Sgt Scream as done a great job on the Mini as they have a join right across the jaw line the upper head and dread locks being seperate their material is prone to bend, so exagerating a bad fault. Still any one getting these jokers was lucky. My stock never came, we got some for very close friends, 3sets preds 2 Aliens and my own Queen from Forbiden Planet. The tranparent I only saw at a trade show, thank god for Prodos.
Cheers all


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Great paintjobs, I agree about the faces!

Well, what can I say, the technology was not available back then! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Most impressive! I especially love the bases, well done!


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