Heavy/Scratch: Hunter Killer: Combiner Wars Predators

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  1. fakebusker83

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    Hunter Killer: Combiner Wars Predators
    Update June 14th, 2017

    Update June 14: Hoo boy, this took me a year to get to a point of wanting to post an update.
    Things have been going swimmingly, slowly but surely I'm painting these guys up and
    I hope to have them complete by the end of the month.

    I just completed Stalker. Take a look.

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    I'm really happy with how he turned out in the end. Choosing the right colours was a
    headache as I couldn't find any Gunze paints that match the original character (and also
    because I couldn't figure out what were the original character's colours. Was it teal? Cobalt blue?
    Light blue???)

    Eventually I decided to use what looked the best among the paints I have. Gunze Sangyo Wine Red,
    Metallic Green Blue, Gold.

    Gator will be coming up next. Stay tuned!


    Update June 19th, 2016
    Hi all!

    This thread is going to be a basic photo dump for now since they are still works in progress.
    But I'll still love to hear your thoughts and comments!

    My current plan is to create a combiner based off most of the original Predator designs with a dash of inspiration
    from their appearances in More than Meets the Eye and Last Stand of the Wreckers. Members currently planned:

    Skyquake
    Snare
    Stalker
    Skydive
    Gator


    They are all done with a mix of lacquers, fluorescent paints and dyed plastics. Most of the heads are
    new and 3D printed. I'm thinking of doing their weapons as well.
    More to come soon!

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    Head sculpts.

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    Plastic dyeing experiments.

    Shapeways links:

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    Skyquake head for CW voyager
    Silverbolt
    (5mm dia. neck ball)

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    Snare head for CW deluxe Firefly
    (6mm dia. neck ball)


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    Stalker head for CW deluxe Rook
    (4mm dia. neck ball)


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    Talon head for CW deluxe Skydive/
    Air Raid (4mm dia. neck ball)


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    Krok head for CW deluxe Skydive/
    Air Raid (4mm dia. neck ball)


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    Mmm...Takeover of corporate management?

    - Ariel

    Fakebusker's Shapeways Store
     

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  2. WheelWave140

    WheelWave140 Hate's not cool, dudes!

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    I knew it would happen eventually! I had the idea floating around in my head months ago, nice to see that somebody got around to making a - frankly, badass - set of heads. Any plans for the turbomasters? We've already got a billion sets to turn BC Prime into Thunderclash, plus a helicopter mold, two cars, a racing vehicle, and a jeep...
     
  3. Unclejoe420

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    How did you get the pins out to flip Firefly's wings round?
     
  4. fakebusker83

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    Oh I drilled a hole on the other end of the wing and tapped the pin out. Yeah there's a hole on the front now but I hardly minded it.
     
  5. Unclejoe420

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    Aah ok; I didnt even notice the hole on the front where the pin goes!
     
  6. fakebusker83

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    Oh lol, it's alright. The holes are on the underside of the wing, so it's hidden in the photo. The holes are most conveniently placed :3
     
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    deliciouspeter Back in Black TFW2005 Supporter

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    Amazing already. Beautitul work on the heads and paint. Can't wait to see the big guy.
     
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    any plans to do a falcon head, i have an idea for a voyager character dude, and these heads look really good, already ordered the set
     
  9. Darkryt

    Darkryt Combiner Enthusiast

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    When I first read the title, I thought it was a crossover with the Predator franchise ... I should have known better.
     
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    marvel b i'm marvel b, and i'll quote everything i like!

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    completely awesome!!!
    any idea for a combined head?
    has anyone done combined heads?
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Wow, really nice work there.

    How clever!

    Nice Haiku!
     
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    Excellent!

    Those head sculpts look amazing.
     
  14. fakebusker83

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    Thanks for the comments guys! Like you, I can't wait to get this whole set done. The cool thing and curse behind combiner sets is that you have to go all in customizing 5 figures, which doesn't sit well with my crazy schedules.

    Honest mistake, no worries :) 

    No plans for a Falcon head, as I can't match his character with any existing CW mold plus he didn't appear much in the IDW issues. Thanks for your support and let me know how your set works out!

    I have a few plans for combined heads but I'm still working on it.
    My original plan is to use Superion's head painted in black and bronze, green eyes but it seems like a cop-out.
    Let see if my time allows me to do something more.


    Update:
    Added the fifth and final member of the team. Honorary Predator Gator! I should be placing an order for his head soon. :3

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    completely unintentional!!!

    cool!!!
     
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    You never cease to amaze me with them skillz.
     
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    Great presentation!
     
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    looking great so far!
     
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    Very nice! I can't wait to see more!
     
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    fuckin slick!! any plans to adapt the stalker head for CybDef Red Alert?
     

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