Sideshow Collectibles / Hunter's Lair Custom Predator Plasma Cannon Contest

Art Andrews

Community Owner
Community Staff
We haven’t had a contest here at the Lair in quite some time and we felt like it was long overdue so we have teamed up with Sideshow Collectibles to bring you a contest that will allow you to show off your skill and creativity!

What do we want you to do? Sculpt, build, or assemble a custom Predator plasma cannon! Go crazy with it. Big or small, any variation! This build must be something new you are working on specifically for this contest, not an old build or a build already in progress.

The contest will run from May 11 through May 31 at 10:00pm PST, giving you almost 3 full weeks to work on your build!

For details about your entry, read on!

Entry Submission

Submission is easy! Just create a new thread, here in the Predator Weapons & Armor forum with the title: "[Your board name]'s Custom Cannon Contest Entry"

In the first post of your thread, tell us what you are planning to build, and what medium you plan to use. While it is not required, we'd also like you to include a little about your skill and experience within the prop and costume community as well as any tips you might like to share.

Before the end of the contest (May 31[sup]st[/sup]), you must post at least two "finished" photos of your build into your thread.

On 06/04/2012 we will create a poll for voting from our members through 06/07/2012. Winners will be announced on 06/08/2012. Winners will be determined by vote. There will be one winner .

What is the prize?

Sideshow Collectibles is donating a 1:6 scale Shadow Predator from Predator 2, (a $225 value) as the prize for this contest!

Official Rules

Participation in the Hunter’s Lair Custom Cannon Contest (the “Contest”) constitutes your agreement to be bound by these Official Rules.

Sponsor: The Hunter’s Lair and Sideshow Colllectibles

Eligibility: You MUST be a registered member of! If you are not a registered member, click this link to register.

Entry: To enter, see Entry Submission section above. There is a limit of ONE entry per member. By submitting an entry, you agree that your entry may be used for promotional purposes.

Contest Period: The Contest begins at the time this message is posted and ends May 31 at 10:00pm PST.

Prize: The winner of the Contest will win a 1:6 scale Shadow Predator from Predator 2. All federal, state and/or local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner.

Notification: The winner will be notified by private message on’s forums on or about the date that the Contest results are published to (roughly around June 8, 2012). If winner does not respond to notification within 15 days, they forfeit their prize.

Intellectual Property: You agree that may use the Submission, or any portions or elements of the Submission, as described in these Official Rules without any payment or other obligation whatsoever to you. If you are selected as a Winner, you agree to assign and hereby do assign to all of your rights, title and interest in the Submission. You represent and warrant that you are (a) the author/creator of the Submission, (b) that you are the present and sole owner of all right, title and interest in and to the Submission, © that it is an original work, (d) that you have the full, exclusive and unconditional right and authorization to submit the Submission, and (f) that no third party has any rights in or to the Submission. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, successors and assigns, from and against any and all claims, demands, expenses, losses or liabilities including but not limited to reasonable attorney's fees and punitive damages that may be asserted against or incurred by them at any time in connection with the Submission, or any use thereof, including, without limitation, those arising from any breach, or alleged breach, of the warranties, representations and promises provided by you in these Official Rules.

General Conditions: No purchase necessary. is not responsible for and shall not be liable for: (i) misdirected or delayed mail or e-mail; (ii) telephone, telecommunications, hardware or third party software malfunctions, failures, or difficulties of any kind; (iii) any condition caused by events beyond control that may cause the Contest to be disrupted, corrupted or terminated; (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of participating in the Contest; or (iv) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest. reserves the right to disqualify, in its sole discretion, any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the systems required to conduct the Contest or operate the web site, or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. All issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the participants, shall be determined by in its sole discretion. All decisions of are final. By participating in the Contest, you also agree to be bound by Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Delivery for the contest winner:
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Contest Entrants

Here is a list of links to entry threads from our members!










hey art the link isn't to the 1/6 statue.
it goes to the affiliate program. unless that's what you wanted
What an other cool price is, that SideShow will 'copy' the canon as an unique limited Sideshow product with FULL credit towards the creator.
So can we use any materials to build the cannon im going to enter this im no amazing prop maker but hey u got to be init to win it
So can we use any materials to build the cannon im going to enter this im no amazing prop maker but hey u got to be init to win it

Yup! The only thing you can't do, is use another cannon or someone else's work as a base. You have to build your own from the ground up, but you are welcome to use found parts or to kitbash models to get what you need.
This is just the cannon. I mean... we won't stop you if you want to include the pack, but that is super ambitious in the timeframe given!
I am going to try. Wow. This feels like when I went on a roller coaster a few days ago. I was, then I wasn't, then I was, then I wasn't, then I got on.
Question, do 3D models count as entries? Or do they have to be actual physicallly created in real life? :)

Has to be physical. If you created something in 3D and then had it 3D printed and finished it up, that would be fine, but you must have an actual physical item as a submission.
Gotta admit I'm pretty nervous and excited. Good luck to all the entries! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. (y)
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