1/18 Scale Predator Figure By Damon Koopmann

by Jay Cochran
October 26, 2008
This week's TNI Cool Custom is of a 1/18 Scale Predator figure by bravo5.

Here is how bravo5 describes the making of this figure:

"I've been working on this one for a while. Since there were no true 1/18 scale Predator figures (the Hot Toys Snap Kits were closer to 1/20) I decided to make my own. The arms, torso and upper legs are from a GI Joe 25th Anniversary Nemesis Immortal figure and the Predator heads, torso and lower legs and backpack come from the McFarlane series 2 Diorama figures and the gauntlets, hands and shoulder gun come from the Hot Toys Snap Kits. It has a ball jointed torso, feet, hips, wrists, shoulders, elbows, basic joints at the knees and the shoulder cannon rotates side to side and moves up and down to simulate the stored and firing positions. The head is something new I tinkered with. Since I wanted a masked and unmasked predator, the heads have a metal ball and inside the neck area is a magnet. So you can interchange the heads and still maintain a ball joint. Comments are appreciated. I included a 4" Forces of valor German Soldier next to the predator to show the size difference. The Predator standsd at about 4.5 inches tall. The German figure is on a stand and you can still see the Predator towers over him. Enjoy."

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Last 10 comments - ( Read All Posts )
JFAK075 - 2008-10-30 @ 7:22 pm

I posted a bid.

And congrats on getting Cool Custom of the Week. Well deserved!

bravo5 - 2008-10-30 @ 4:13 am

One of my extra Predators is up for sale:


Gijoey - 2008-10-24 @ 8:55 pm

Very cool work and parts choices for your Pred.

I signed up for this forum just so I could comment on your work.

That plus the fact that 3 of my Preds are getting some free looks at the expense of the thread you started.

I will definitely have to find some of the bodies you used as your base figure. I really like the way your's turned out.

JFAK mentioned articulating the Queen. I did and It wasn't to hard just took awhile to figure it out.

JFAK075 - 2008-10-23 @ 3:24 am

Nice shots.

Another cool thing to try is articulating the McFarlane ALIEN. I tried it once- turned out so so.

Here are some shots from the "how to" I did on making Preds . . .

bravo5 - 2008-10-23 @ 3:11 am

Here are some comparison shots with a 25th Destro, Legacy Antares Draco and a Hot Toys Alien Snap Kit from Aliens

JFAK075 - 2008-10-22 @ 8:38 pm

Thanks, Bravo (and I certainly didn't mean to hijack your thread either. It just really nice to see someone else take advantage of the statue Preds and articulate them).

Most were made from a combo- Ven Max legs, Road Pig upper body. The rest is the McFarlane statue. Also I made one using the wrestler Microman figures, but that base was a bit too thin for a Pred.

I've got about 5-6 of them made. And my friend has about the same amount. I'm just finishing up a female Pred too. I'm pretty happy with her.

bravo5 - 2008-10-22 @ 3:54 pm

Yours look fantastic, which body did you use for the base?

JFAK075 - 2008-10-22 @ 12:55 pm

Fantastic looking. A friend of mine did the same thing a few years back using ARAH GIJoe parts for the base.

Here's a recent one from him . . .



Here's a look at one of the ones I did . . .

Again, great work on yours.

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