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1/1 scale Predator skull
brandydoguk
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 04:12 PM UTC
Hi guys,

Here's some pics of a 1/1scale resin and vinyl Predator skull. It took a couple of days to build and prime, and a day to paint. I base coated it with acrylics and then used oils. I tried to give it an aged look like it was in the ground before being dug up.

Any comments/criticisms welcome.





insolitus
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 04:47 PM UTC
That skull looks cool! Where did you get it? Looks a bit plastic to me, but that is probably just the pic lightning.
Cheers Andreas
mongo_mel
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 05:41 PM UTC
Martin,
Excellent!. Very cool looking piece and a great paint job. I think you've achieved the effect you were going for. At 1:1 scale, just how big is it?
Thanks for posting the pics.
Craig
sopmod6
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 05:46 PM UTC
The kit is made by GreyZon, and is OOP. I still have an original in the box. They retailed about $150 several years ago.
EasyOff
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 06:05 PM UTC
Such a tease, OOP! That's a piece that you don't see every day huh? I'm sure that you sparked enough interest from some of these Big A guys to influence the maker to make a few more. Did I hear someone yell Group Buy?

Wishfull thinking,
Vic
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 06:16 PM UTC

Hi Martin,

A nice interesting and different subject. Like your paintwork a lot, very well done. Looks like old bone to me.

Hope you don't keep it in your bedroom, you'll have nightmares :-)
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 07:05 PM UTC
I think you have nailed it, spot on.
Very cool piece Martin, very cool indeed.
brandydoguk
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 07:48 PM UTC
Many thanks for the kind replies guys. I bought the kit off Ebay for around 25 but they are available here from Frontier Models.
sopmod6
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Posted: Monday, January 30, 2006 - 11:17 PM UTC
That could be an original or an 'I don't care for recast".
Greyzon left the Garage business years ago to pursue other interests outside Garage kits.
BM2
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2006 - 01:45 AM UTC
Grey Zon? I thought they went under some time ago.
sopmod6
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2006 - 02:04 AM UTC
*Read above post dated JANUARY*

He didn't go under. He got bored with the GK scene and took it as far as he could. Therefore he pursued other opportunities.
AJLaFleche
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2006 - 02:55 AM UTC
Great job on one of my favorite creatures.
Uruk-Hai
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2006 - 03:02 AM UTC
Looks really nice.
I like the fangs.
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2006 - 03:06 AM UTC
Looks cool on the wall. Really well painted. Can imagine the mother-in-law seeing it for the first time!!! Or maybe it is the mother-in-law #:-) #:-) #:-) #:-)
I always get a buzz seeing unusual subjects like this .. I really must look into some of these kits for a nice change!