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Dutch in Predator Armor (Usused Cameo from PREDATORS) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:28291  
Name:Dutch in Predator Armor (Usused Cameo from PREDATORS)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Predator
Creator:blaynescott  
Date Added:March 22, 2011
Base Figure:Various
Height:6.00 inches
Initially, it was hinted that at the end of the film "PREDATORS", Arnold would appear to Adrian Brody's character, decked out in Predator armor, having commandeered a ship. Sadly, that never came to pass in the film.

This is my vision of how Dutch from "Predator" would appear if he'd combined military equipment with scavenged Predator armor/trophies. Everything would be retrofitted together, meshing the alien technology with US Military clothing using buckles & straps.

Recipe:
ML Loki (Torso/upper arms)
NECA PREDATORS (armor - much of it dremmeled off the figures sculpt, flexible armor & lower arm bracers)
NECA Jonah Hex (holster/gun & neck)
Japanese import Jin-Roh figure (thigh-armor, modified)
McFarlane Reach figure (Knife)
Various McFarlane military fodder (pouches, straps)
ML Blade (some pouches)
NECA T2 Arnie (gloved hands)
NECA (Mezco?) Resident Evil Hunk (SWAT-style strap back piece)
NECA AvP2 Wolf Predator (Mask, modified)
NECA COG solider (original & a headcast - both heavily recut/resculpted)
Meczo Heroes Future Hiro (Boots) [orig. Mezco HB Liz boots in the WiP shots - changed out later on)
Wrestling Figure (pelvis/legs/knees/part of lower legs)
NECA Pitfighter Conan (Arnie's face, with washes and paint touch-ups)
NECA Army of Two Rios (Assault Rifle + a Punisher Mag)
McFarlane AvP Mini Predator (back predator battery 'hump')
x6 Neonium Magnets
x2 Canadian Pennies that have nickle content in them (making them magnetic)
Aves Apoxie Sculpt (Both Black and White types)

Points of interest:

Interchangeable heads! By keeping a ball/socket neck, but shaving down the head & gluing magnets to that - I created a super articulated, magnetic head system. Later, I used Black Aves Sculpt to sculpt around the fake inner 'head'/magnets. Since there would be very little room left in the head(s) otherwise, I used a penny with high Nickle content in each removable head. The magnet attracts to it, and it saves on space. The connection is really secure.

I embedded two magnets below the SWAT-style back piece (integrated with the Predator back-armor), and one in the large gun, making it attach without visible means. The Halo-Reach knife also slots firmly into a recess I created, held in by tension and the loop of strap above it. The shoulder-mounted gun was attached using a finishing-nail, anchoring into the back Predator armor 'hump' area. I also carved out the guns ball joint to increase it's range of motion.

Painting:
Arnie went though two different color schemes before I was happy with the overall look. Initially, it was silver corroded armor with gray fatigues, but it looked too washed out. So, given Dutch's army-green look in the film, and the P1 Predator's copper clored armor - I used those instead.

Painted with Tamiya Gunmetal/silver & various Greens. To achieve the weathered finish, I used MIG pigments & fixative, then Vallejo paints to bring out detail. Sealed with liquid type Krazy Glue & Vallejo Matte finish varnish.

I worked on this figure off/on while I was overseas teaching last year, and finally found the right pair of military style boots to finish it.

Hope you enjoy this guy - he looks fantastic displayed using a McFarlane T3 crashed helicopter base (from the T3 boxset): "Get to the Choppah!" ;)


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User Comments
scary-joe90 - Monday, July 15, 2013
That is brilliant. I dnt know how u do this. Incredible
Delta T - Thursday, June 13, 2013
That would have been the perfect ending to the movie! I love what you've done with your Dutch customs!
The Watcher - Monday, June 4, 2012
That is one COOL Custom!! WOW! VERY Cool!
blaynescott - Monday, June 4, 2012
Thanks. I'll be posting the updated version a fellow is buying soon. Modified arms, and new interchangable heads + a cigar. ^_^
CYCLONE_06 - Saturday, April 14, 2012
Awesome work. Check out my Preds if you get a chance.
fastfreddie - Wednesday, December 21, 2011
friggin' love this one! CHOPPAHS RULE!!
loosecollector - Saturday, April 16, 2011
WOW! Did not see this sooner. Very creative design and perfect execution bro. Great job!
bjpalm1994 - Friday, April 15, 2011
WOW! That is too COOL! Amazing how a scene as potentially cool as this can't make it into the movie! This is a thing of beauty!! Great job!!
AREZ - Monday, April 11, 2011
WOW JUST WOW BRO!!!
THis is BAD AZZ. I'd like to give it a try, but it won't turn out a AWESOME as yours.
blaynescott - Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thanks G Brand, BDCdiesel, Galactape, and everyone else for your positive comments. Particularly BDCdiesel - I didn't notice how thin the arms were until you pointed it out - Good eye. I'll be keeping the torso the same, but I intend to change the upper arms/re splicing the gauntlets for this figure to make his biceps a bit bigger.
GOLIATH_CUSTOMS - Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Looks great Blayne! It's sick how you come up with these original concepts.
BDCdiesel - Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Ha ha, that is effin badass!! Nice work. Kind of skinny arms for Nold though. Other than that he is insanely detailed and cool lookin. great idea. I never knew that was hinted at, that would have made that movie way better if Nold showed up, even for a second.
blaynescott - Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Thanks!
blaynescott - Tuesday, March 22, 2011
It was made by a fellow who disappeared from the internet two years ago. I was lucky to have one kicking around my part bin, so it found a new home in this project.
blaynescott - Tuesday, March 22, 2011
] WIP shots:
mattlutton - Tuesday, March 22, 2011
this is amazing how awesome would that ending have been. awesome detail one ? have u hough of making him a little buffer? also the cog soldier helmet u used where did u get the caste? id like to buy some
G Brand - Tuesday, March 22, 2011
This is Ridiculously Awesome. Great concept and seemless melding of parts Blayne.
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