Predator 2 bio custom paint-up (pic heavy)

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MotoGuy75

New Member
Hello fellow Hunters and Huntresses,

If you read my recent topic on the Big Red Bio, I stated that I would be posting pics of my next air brush project,a Predator 2 Bio Helmet.Well since I like to keep my promises here they are ,pics of the progress thus far.I do have a request however.As you will see,this paint-up is inspired by a Wolf Bio on the lair with a rust effect applied,I would like your opinion on how mine looks,for the helmet is not yet finished.

Thank You and hope ya like the pics,Daren

started with this

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after trimming out the eyes and excess

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after 3 coats of createx opaque black

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after 2 coats createx transparent medium grey

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after 2 coats of createx transparent silver pearl

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after a light dusting of black,silver and grey

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black weathering applied to crevices

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Rust effect applied

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More to come.........

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ptgreek

Active Member
quick suggestion. The rust is looking too much like an airbrush job. I can understand the black ..making it look like charred smoke or blaster marks, but rust is an organic thing. this is where a sponge may come in handy ..or you can do what I do...put your rust colored ink or paint into a spray bottle...from a good distance, hit the bio with a light dusting. it will look more as if the rust is coming from the elements.
 

MotoGuy75

New Member
Hello ptgreek,

Thanks for the advice,would you recommend painting over the existing rust with grey and silver or just touch-up those spots with a spong?

Thanks again Daren
 

MotoGuy75

New Member
Hello,

Honestly I don't know.All I can say is I bought it from Monsters in Motion about oh 10 years ago,and just now starting work on it.Any words about the paint job?

Thanks Daren
 

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TuaCathach

New Member
i have to agree with George(PTGREEK).. the rust looks to fake.. for me i used sponging to get the effect.. personaly i would try giving it a quick once over with a darker silver aswell to give it a more used look.. just looks a bit shiny for a bio thats supposed to be weathered...

nice job tho
 

MotoGuy75

New Member
Hello fellow fans,

As per the advice of a couple members I went ahead and tried applying the rust effect using a sponge.I attached a couple close-up pics.Let me know what ya guys think.

Thank you ,Daren

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xdmray

Well-Known Member
that looks better. just do a quick image search for rust you will see how there are varying degrees of color in the amount that has oxidized
 

ptgreek

Active Member
Looking better... Hit the sponge with some silver, then blot it almost dry on some paper.. Then hit the edges of the rust. Try the same with the rust colors... Hitting those bumps in the casting... Then maybe a little green patina around those rust spots. You are on your way!
 

MotoGuy75

New Member
Cool,thank you so much guys.I was gonna totally trash this whole rust idea if this didn't work out and go with a claw style paint-up instead.But I will stick with the rust set-up.I do think I am gonna hit the whole helmet with a dark grey first.

Thanks again Daren
 

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MotoGuy75

New Member
Hello fellow fans,

Well here it goes,I decided to scrap the rust effect look and go with a Alien's Vs predator Claw Predator Bio inspired P2 helmet.I attached a few pics.Please let me know what ya Think.A little bit of info about the paint scheme.The red claw effect is a mixture of free hand and stencils.The rest of the bio is just a little dark grey here,little black there ect.

Enjoy,Daren

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ptgreek

Active Member
YA ..I dig this way more then what you were going for on the rust design. I like it.

the thing about the aging and rusting, is that you sort of have to go "all or nothing" ..I mean if you are going to weather it that way, then it has to be really weathered.

I like your new design..it really works
 

MotoGuy75

New Member
Whew,thanks guys that is what I was hoping for.Yea,I to like this new look.This way it is a new take on a new design.By new take I mean the bio helmet being used.Think I will clear coat it tomorrow morning.Then all I will have left to do is to ad the eye lens and add the air hose hardware.


Thanks again,Daren
 

MotoGuy75

New Member
Hey Fellow Fans,

Here it is all finished.The final pics of the Alien vs Predator Claw inspired P2 Bio helmet.If anyone is wondering about the eye lens,it is made from a piece of 1/16" black plastic, wrapped with 1/16" wire mesh,and heated to form fit.Once again all paint used is createx air brush paint,and shot using a Paache VL double action air brush.Hope ya guys enjoy the pics,please feel free to comment on this project.I am happy to say i now have completed 2 air brush projects.I think I am addicted.


Front view

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Left side view

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Right side view

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Enjoy the pics,Daren

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