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Custom NECA Borg Predator Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:50668  
Name:Custom NECA Borg Predator
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Predator
Creator:CYCLONE_06  
Date Added:June 12, 2013
Base Figure:NECA Lost Predator
Height:7.50 inches
Completion Time:30.00 hours
Articulation:25 points
When I saw this contest, I thought to myself... what better combo could you possibly enter other than a Predator with armor from the Borg on the Star Trek show ? Can there be any more "spaced out" combo than that ? The Predator and Star Trek are two of the most Iconic designs ever to come out of space. I thought this would represent both sides very well.

Reading about the behind the scenes of Predator 2, I learned that the armor used on this particular Predator suit was actual armor that was left over from the Borg episodes from the old star trek tv show. Very interesting, and extremely cool since this Predator was actually seen at the end of Predator 2 on screen for a few brief seconds as one of the Predators that surrounds Detective Harrigan (Danny Glover) inside the Predator Ship. He is located to the right (facing your tv) of the Elder Predator as they un-cloak.

To bring this one into light, I used numerous behind the scenes photos of the Predator to get his colorings correct, including the armor. Most of the photos were Stan Winston behind the scenes, or from auction pieces selling the remnants of the suit. I used these photos on the 3rd photo to show the accuracy. I also used a stock NECA figure photo to show the difference of stock vs this figure. He was never one of my favorite Preds but since doing this repaint of NECA's "Lost" Predator, he has moved up the list of best Preds.

Other than a film accurate repaint, I didn't do much to the guy. I had to repaint every part, including the dreadlocks, which was a real pain, because the factory had the gold rings in all the wrong locations. The skin, and armor was completely repainted and made more accurate. His sword, belt, and loin cloths were also repainted, as well as the ropes that hold them on. I also put protective coats of superglue on the tips of the nails on the hands and feet, and the sword to prevent any kind of chipping or wear. Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do !!!


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Voting ends for the Spaced Out Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Monday, July 8, 2013
fastfreddie - Friday, July 5, 2013
beautiful paint work!
CYCLONE_06 - Monday, July 8, 2013
Thanks for recognizing that man. I work my ass off with the paint work on these guys. A lot of people have no idea. I appreciate the good compliment mr. freddie.
NeCrollector - Friday, July 5, 2013
I love the concept and the paint job on this badass Borg Predator!
CYCLONE_06 - Monday, July 8, 2013
Thanks a lot I appreciate the positive compliment.
meeko - Wednesday, July 3, 2013
thats fantastic
CYCLONE_06 - Monday, July 8, 2013
Thanks a lot
saber4734 - Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Don't get me wrong he looks great and I am sure you worked hard on him but I think you should have actually made him a Borg Predator. Like he had actually been assimilated into the collective. While skin and perhaps even go as far as adding an eye piece. However, you did a great job making him movie accurate.
CYCLONE_06 - Monday, July 8, 2013
Thats what I like about you man, straight up with your criticisms. I was never a real star trek fan, but I figured the stan winston crew's borg predator idea was great to fit into the contest. The lack of actual customizing on him is why I did so poorly in the contest too. I tried
CJP666 - Monday, July 1, 2013
wow, that's one vivid paint job! certainly gives him some visual pop! very nice!
CYCLONE_06 - Monday, July 8, 2013
Thanks man. I appreciate it.
Voting begins for the Spaced Out Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Monday, July 1, 2013
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