The movie Predator II was released in 1990 and more is learned about the mysterious creature. Hunting other creatures appears to be an important part of it's culture. It only goes after foes who are armed and who behave aggressive. In Predator II the 'stone jungle' of Los Angeles acts as a hunting ground and it's underworld gets decimated before the creature is stopped by a police officer. A few years later the 'Predator' and 'Alien universes' where blended in the computer game 'Alien vs Predator'. It took more then a decade until a movie with a clash between these monsters was released. The entire 'Alien-Predator universe' now consists out of no less then 10 movies:
- Predator II
- Alien vs Predator
- Alien vs Predator Requiem
- Alien 3
- Alien Resurrection
Andrea Miniatures released a figure of a Predator-like creature, kit no. SG-F085. It doesn't seem to be an 'official' product but looks very good. The Predator is set on a jungle base and has the armor that seems to be a mixture between the armor seen in the first and second movie. One of the weapons is a 'collapsable spear' appearing in Predator II. The kit has 18 parts. A choice can be made between the predator holding the collapsable spear or a skull and spine. The parts fit quite well and the detail is absolutely great. The predator has a coarse mesh over it body in the movies and even this is represented very well on the figure. I have the idea that this is a more recent figure from Andrea Miniatures and the detail is even better as on the 'back prince at Crecy'. The only recommendation I can make is to glue the four fangs to the figure when you're finished painting. They are very small and there conic shape make that they 'launch' from your tweezers. Also I painted the thick hairs (provided separately) before glueing them on.
This is a science fiction subject so you can paint it the way you like. I chose to stay close to the movies but the colors there are sometimes difficult to make out. There is a very large difference between the patterns on the heads between the predators in Predator II and all the others:
On to the pictures! As always click in the photo's to see a lager version.
A fan (BigBadBoss) made trailer with some very good footage of the predator from youtube: