This is an updated version of my original "Dutch" in Predator Combat armor custom. I envisioned it's how he'd look when military equipment was combined with scavenged Predator armor/trophies. Everything would be retrofitted together, meshing the alien technology with US Military clothing using buckles & straps.
This revision was made at the request of a fellow picking this custom up (hence the 50 hours listed - original time + revision). I wish I had an SLR handy for these shots like the v1 set, but since this guy is outgoing soon I had to settle for photos with my older Nikon camera. Predator in the 3rd pic is an unmodified NECA City Hunter Predator (just there for height/style comparison).
Some changes between the original (see part list on initial entry) and this version:
-Cigar comes from the NECA Duke Nukem figure.
-Marvel Legends Winter Soldier Neck + x2 Bucky Heads & a Shield Agent Maria Hill head were used to give the original 2 heads & the new unmasked one a non-magnetic, swapable function. I felt this was a bit redundant, given the strength of the magnetic system it had before - but it was a request.
-The extra head (resculpted hairline/neck & paintjob) was originally a NECA Termiantor 2 Arnie head. The Yanja (Predator race) scar on the forehead was the customers idea, as he envisioned Dutch joining a Predator clan, much like Machiko Noguchi does in the AvP comics.
-The new biceps came from a ML Faceoff Punisher (resculpted). I wanted to give his arms some much needed bulk. Reattached the shoulder armor with epoxy gel for added strength.
-Had to sand down all joint areas again to accommodate the new paint job. Hated having to do this (the clothing repaint in general), but it wasn't possible to match my previous layered paintjob from last year. The downside of custom mixed paint, I suppose. :)
After a new paint job necessitated by the bicep change (Vallejo acrylics, Krazyglue superglue protection & Vallejo Matte varnish) - Dutch is ready to take on the universe as the first USSMC.
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