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The Predator of Byzantium (First Crusade, 1098-1099) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:50637  
Name:The Predator of Byzantium (First Crusade, 1098-1099)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Predator
Creator:blaynescott  
Date Added:June 11, 2013
Base Figure:UFC Figure / Various
Height:8.00 inches
Completion Time:40.00 hours
Articulation:27 points
Predators: 1000 AD Bio:

"The atrocities encountered by Muslim traders in the weeks preceding the fall of Jerusalem July 15th 1099) are often attributed to the invading Frankish armies on Crusade. However, accounts discovered in a Byzantine monastery (c.1098) describe a demon that stalked the trade routes along the Mediterranean. These accounts culminate in 1098 with the massacre of Jerusalem by the invading Frankish army. Historians have explained the grotesque dismemberments, and display of Jewish and Muslim civilian’s corpses as driven by "isolation, alienation and fear" felt by the Crusading army so far from home. This fails to explain the presence of skinned corpses, hung from unreachable archways throughout the city."

Recipe:
-UFC figure (torso, dremeled down & heavily resculpted)
-McFarlane Predator (partial head)
-NECA Predators Tracker (partial head / dreads)
-NECA 'battle damaged' Predators P1 Predator (partial mask, resculpted, partial neck-fan)
-NECA Dante's Inferno figure (legs, partial flexible hip-skirt, Crosses/Rosary x2)
*+ inset joint from Dantae figure, spliced into UFC figure's torso/ab crunch area.
-NECA AvP2 Predator (x2 cross straps, gun, partial right hand, left hand, duplicate forearms/resculpted)
*NECA 'Predators' arms spliced into x2 left AvP2 gauntlets. Left hand NECA balljoint spliced into AvP2 pred hand/resculpted.
*AvP2 Predator feet spliced into HML Iron Man wrists & inset inside Dante's Inferno leg to add swivel/rocker articulation to the ankles.
-McFarlane Prince of Persia figure (swords, carved down handles)
-Pirates of the Caribbean cutlass belt + Jack Sparrow hair beads
-Mezco Necromonger shoulder pads (resculpted/modified)
-Assorted NECA Predator and McFarlane accessories (bones, back pouch, upper-back armor, etc.)

All sculpting done using Aves Apoxie Sculpt, and Kneadatite. Painted with Mr. Hobby lacquer paints/leveling thinner, Vallejo acrylic, and Citadel inks/washes. Sealed with Mr. Hobby Super Clear Flat spray & Citadel Gloss varnish.

Articulation:
-Double ball joint head/neck
-Swivel/hinge shoulders inset
-Back/forward assembly for shoulders
-swivel/hinge elbows
-balljoint left hand
-swivel joint right hand
-ab crunch
-waist swivel
T-hinge hips (NECA/DCUC style)
-Swivel/Hinge knees and ankles.


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User Comments
scorpio13 - Thursday, June 13, 2013
I really like the concept. very nicely put together and those paint apps are incredible.
NeCrollector - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This is another MASTERPIECE, bro! The culmination of different parts to come up with this amazing beast is incredible!
PackRatStudios - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This one was my favorite in the twisted timelines...I just love the paint aps all the weathering, amazing!
CJP666 - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
very nicely executed. great job!
fitzjedi - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This is absolutely BAD-A$$. The paints and detail ROCK. And that backstory is the icing on the cake! Love it.
CYCLONE_06 - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Great work man, awesome job, fantastic paint apps. Love the concept.
customfig - Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Really nice concept man. I'm actually working on 1/6 Spartan Pred.
mister garbage - Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I love these time-period Predators. Nice.
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