i wanted to create a predator as one might look if it hunted underwater, complete with breathing apparatus & water based trophies.
the NECA City Hunter w/rebreather provided the perfect base for this figure. i took the backpack from a McFarlane Major Maxim figure, glued it to his back and attached the pipes to the sides/back of the rebreather. i glued a NECA Wolf Predator backpack on top to make it look more predator-y.
instead of the usual strand of rodent skulls slung across the torso, i gave this one some (real) shells to drape across his person. the shell on his loincloth and the glaive weapon were nicked from a Ultima Online figure.
a head-to-toe repaint pretty much finished this guy off. not an overly complicated custom, but effective enough to make him stand out from the crowd! :-)