Maybe the Predator born as movie character, but its best stories and the expanded universe from the Yautja (the real name of the Predators race) came from Dark Horse Comics. You can click in the following links to see more of Predator comics story:
This is one of the two projects I made in 2007 under the wing of master Mauro Santini, one of the best argentinean models and props makers. I took some pictures of the process and, in case of missing photos (I was smeared of resin and I could not take pictures without ruin my camera), I will try to explain it the best that I can.
For the helmet I needed the following stuff:
- Clay (for the model)
- A real size human head model
- Fiberglass and synthetic resin (like the used in boats)
- Aluminum spray paint
- Transparent spray paint
- Acrylic black paint
- 3 red LEDs, wires, batteries box and AA battteries (for the triple laser designator)
- Sculpting tools, Dremel, heatgun and latex gloves.
NOTE: There are better ways to casting props, like silicon rubber. But, for educational purposes, this project molds were made with synthetic resin and fiberglass.