Yautja Predator Menpo - Samurai Face Armor

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Uratz

Member
As if I don't enough on my plate...

Here's a Sneak Peek of a Human Character Concept I'm working on. Since I'm into Japanese armor and recently completed
a Graham Aker (from Gundam 00) Menpo (which was done as practice) thinking of making it into a real Menpo.
With this yautja mask I can use the Ghoul Hunter Armor I'm working on and create a new Human Predator crossover costume ...

Background Story of this guy is an Ancient Japanese Samurai Warrior who actually defeated a Predator. The rest is history...

Yautja Menpo:

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Color Variants with and Without symbols:

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Pics:

Bone Color Menpo (Mr Bushido Style)
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Red Blood (Mr Bushido Style)
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Silver Menpo with Mouth
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Golden Menpo with Mouth
Aker_Gold_Menpo_by_MichaelLoh.jpg


I'm really itching to make this. I even got the teeth parts ready to go. Arrrghh!

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Aker_Silver_Menpo_by_MichaelLoh.jpg


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Uratz

Member
I will love to have a predator mempo for the top helmet on this pic:
Keep us posted Mike

OK I'm gonna do it.

Just have to figure out whether to sculpt on a bigger face template or use a life cast of my own face which will be easier.
 

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Guan Thwei

New Member
OK I'm gonna do it.

Just have to figure out whether to sculpt on a bigger face template or use a life cast of my own face which will be easier.
I would say life cast of your face in sculpting it would be much easier...I think. Whatever suits your skills more Mike.
 

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Uratz

Member
YautJa Predator Menpo WIP

Already start to work on this.
Figuring how to sculpt and mold process for the side mandibles whether to do it separate or Just the fangs.
I'm in a bit of a kerfuffle.

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Uratz

Member
Worked little bit more on this. I may change the brows a little bit, not really happy with it.

Anyway that's why this is a WIP

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roninpredator

Sr Member
Looking forward to more updates on this beautiful project!
I like how you went with the elder/P2 mandibles it adds more mistique to the mempo.
The samurai who took down that pred must have been musashi!
great work so far Mike.
 

Uratz

Member
Looking forward to more updates on this beautiful project!
I like how you went with the elder/P2 mandibles it adds more mistique to the mempo.
The samurai who took down that pred must have been musashi!
great work so far Mike.
Thanks Man.

The Mandible fangs I will re-sculpt to resemble the Elder one in the AVP Book with Glyphed inscribed into the surface to give it more "badassness."

Spoiler:
The Samurai is indeed a high level Musashi descended from a bloodline of warriors. The Elder Pred have faught the father (in his Prime) of this Musashi and in the end
he exacts revenge by killing him in the end in a fierce battle to death (10 years after his father's death). Extracting the fangs as trophy he proudly wears on his face in battle
he then is known in the History of the Samurais as the "Dragon Slayer."

More Spoiler: Dragon Slayer uses his father's sword forged from metal of a fallen Yautja Drop Ship. A fragment of the metal was extracted from the nose cone from the ship
and then a master sword smith used the hottest heat drawn from molten lava of Mount Fuji to forge the sword into a deadly Warrior's Blade.
 

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Uratz

Member
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Did some more refinement and added Quills to see how it would work. I may do several versions of with and without quills.
Gonna mold it and do the mandibles and tusks next.

Let me know your thoughts

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roninpredator

Sr Member
I love it!
will the quills come already installed? reason I'm asking is because the visor of the kabuto would get on the way of the quills at the very top.
either way this is a very fast no,no,no. Super Fast sculpt! and I can wait to see the end result!
 

Uratz

Member
I love it!
will the quills come already installed? reason I'm asking is because the visor of the kabuto would get on the way of the quills at the very top.
either way this is a very fast no,no,no. Super Fast sculpt! and I can wait to see the end result!

The mask will look fine without the quills as I have sculpted the holes very subtly so that it'll just look like pores without Quills.

I don't have much of the quills, just enough to make 2-3 sets the most. I got these extra from a P1 mask I bought way back.

If u want it let me know
 

Uratz

Member
Finally done with this Project. The molds took a few days to fully finish curing and demolded the damn thing.
I'm painting the castings which took a long time to trim as well. These little projects look simple but actually take more work.


Sculpted Mandibles out of sculpey here and fully hardened for molding
Finished Mandible and tusks:

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First casting and stained

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