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The Predator of Antioch (First Crusade, 1098) Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:50683  
Name:The Predator of Antioch (First Crusade, 1098)
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Predator
Creator:blaynescott  
Date Added:June 13, 2013
Base Figure:UFC Figure / Various
Height:8.00 inches
Completion Time:45.00 hours
Articulation:29 points
Predators: 1000 AD Bio:

"On 28 June 1098, the crusaders defeated the Muslim commander Kerbogha's forces in a pitched battle outside the city. According to Christian eye-witnesses, an army of Christian saints came to the aid of the crusaders during the battle and crippled Kerbogha's army.

While it is impossible to determine the number of entities eye-witnesses saw, one was described as emerging during a crusader's charge, 'with holy light from heaven', wielding an immense broadsword. The savagery that the 'saint' of Antioch displayed may help explain the particularly intense level of atrocities committed by Christian soldiers. In particularly, the decapitated, skinned bodies of the Muslim army's division commanders."

Recipe:
-UFC figure (partial torso/ab crunch/pelvis/upper thighs
-SOTA Street Fighter figure knees
-McFarlane AvP lower legs (partial - spliced with UFC lower leg/ankle articulation)
-NECA Predator toes/claws spliced on to resculpted feet
-Fodder bone/claws inset/resculpted for heel-claws
-NECA Predators Tracker (Neck, head, partial skirt/back leather pieces, resculpted)
-McFarlane Zodiac figure (partial skirt)
-NECA Stan Winston's Blood Wolves: Vereticus (partial upper torso, shoulders, arms, loin cloth, display base)
-NECA Gears of War Locust figure (right hand spliced with rocker joint to give up/down & swivel, left hand only swivels, buckles)
-McFarlane Predator (kneepads)
-LOTR Orc figure (shield, shin armor
-DC Direct Knight figure (straps, crossbow bolts inside shield)
-HML Ares BAF Sword

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.

Articulation:

-Swivel/Ball joint head/neck
-Swivel/and swing jointed shoulders
-Bicep swivels
-Hinge elbows
-Left hand: rocker/swivel. Right hand: swivel
-Ab Crunch (solid front, flexible plastic back allows some range of motion)
-Waist swivel
-Ball jointed UFC hips + swivel
-Double jointed knee
-Rocker/swivel ankles

This figure was the 1st place winner in the 'Twisted Timelines' contest over at Procustomizers (June 2013).


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User Comments
justcallmetheman - Tuesday, November 4, 2014
this predator, looks like a piece of death himself, gotta love timeline preds, working on one myself!
rupertvalero - Monday, June 17, 2013
amazing custom! damn!
T-78 - Monday, June 17, 2013
I like this one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NeCrollector - Thursday, June 13, 2013
WOW, dude! Really?!?! This is beyond BADASS!!! I'm loving these epic Predators from different times in history...BRILLIANT and beautifully executed!!!
Congratulations on the 1st place win! Well deserved!
customfig - Thursday, June 13, 2013
Amazing
Gonard - Thursday, June 13, 2013
VERY NICE!!!!
im really loving your predator concepts!!!
mister garbage - Thursday, June 13, 2013
Another awesome addition to your growing Predator library. Any chance of a Norse-themed Pred any time soon?
Delta T - Thursday, June 13, 2013
That's AWESOME! I love the backstories too!
Frenchtouch - Thursday, June 13, 2013
Your job is terrific !!
AvengerKiller - Thursday, June 13, 2013
Will you be doing a predator from the Saracens or the Ottomans at all? There's a lot of brutality on their part that would be perfect for the kinds of stories you're creating for these predators..the Ottomans in particular. Nice work.
blaynescott - Thursday, June 13, 2013
@AvengerKiller: The closest I came to a Saracen ('Arabian') styled Predator was my Predator of Byzantium. I tried to play up the desert warrior look, complete with scimitars. As for the Ottoman empire, my university history degree didn't really cover them that much, so I don't have any areas to draw on for inspiration. Feel free to drop me an email referencing some historical situations you think would work.

@mister garbage: Norse Predator? Partially. Predators: 1000AD Series 2 has a 'Bad Blood' Predator that begins on the coast of Newfoundland, and works it way down into South America/Myan culture.

Thanks to everyone for all the positive feedback on this, and other Predators in this series. I get notifications via email of posted comments, so if you have a specific question about a figure, I'll do my best to post an answer.
AREZ - Thursday, June 13, 2013
WOW, you're kicking arse with this BAD AZZ PREDATOR BRO!!!
CJP666 - Thursday, June 13, 2013
this kinda reminds me of Nightmare from the Soul Calibur series...
Beast_1 - Thursday, June 13, 2013
This is otherworldly awesome!!! love the backstory!
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