The Predator of Antioch (First Crusade, 1098) By Blayne

by Jay Cochran
July 07, 2013
This week's TNI Cool Custom is of a Predator of Antioch (First Crusade, 1098) figure. This custom was done by Blayne.

Here is how he describes it.

"On 28 June 1098, the crusaders defeated the Muslim commander Kerbogha's forces in a pitched battle outside the city. According to Christian eye-witnesses, an army of Christian saints came to the aid of the crusaders during the battle and crippled Kerbogha's army.
While it is impossible to determine the number of entities eye-witnesses saw, one was described as emerging during a crusader's charge, 'with holy light from heaven', wielding an immense broadsword. The savagery that the 'saint' of Antioch displayed may help explain the particularly intense level of atrocities committed by Christian soldiers. In particularly, the decapitated, skinned bodies of the Muslim army's division commanders.

-UFC figure (partial torso/ab crunch/pelvis/upper thighs
-SOTA Street Fighter figure knees
-McFarlane AvP lower legs (partial - spliced with UFC lower leg/ankle articuation)
-NECA Predator toes/claws spliced on to resculpted feet
-Fodder bone/claws inset/resculpted for heel-claws
-NECA Predators Tracker (Neck, head, partial skirt/back leather pieces, resculpted)
-McFarlane Zodiac figure (partial skirt
-NECA Stan Winston's Blood Wolves: Vereticus (partial upper torso, shoulders, arms, loin cloth, display base)
-NECA Gears of War Locust figure (right hand spliced with rocker joint to give up/down & swivel, left hand only swivels, buckles)
-McFarlane Predator (kneepads)
-LOTR Orc figure (shield, shin armor
-DC Direct Knight figure (straps, crossbow bolts inside shield)
-HML Ares BAF Sword

All sculpting done using Aves Apoxie Sculpt, and Kneadatite. Painted with Mr. Hobby lacquer paints/leveling thinner, Vallejo acrylic, and Citadel inks/washes. Sealed with Mr. Hobby Super Clear Flat spray.

-Swivel/Ball joint head/neck
-Swivel/and swing jointed shoulders
-Bicep swivels
-Hinge elbows
-Left hand: rocker/swivel. Right hand: swivel
-Ab Crunch (solid front, flexible plastic back allows some range of motion)
-Waist swivel
-Ball jointed UFC hips + swivel
-Double jointed knee
-Rocker/swivel ankles"

Check out the images of his work below in our GALLERY.

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CaptainTriumph - 2013-07-07 @ 12:24 am

Very interesting! Well done!

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