Early concept art by Steve Johnson.
Steve Johnson with one of the original maquettes.
Jim Kagel with one of the original maquettes.
Steve Wang with the original trophy.
The final maquette of the original Predator.
Steve Wang sculpts the Hunter’s arm.
The finished suit.
Tests on set.
Stan Winston’s Predator concepts.
The Predator maquette, sculpted by Wayne Strong.
Black fiberglass cast of the backpack.
Black fiberglass cast of the Predator’s head; the mandibles were sculpted and moulded separately.
The finished cannon.
Steve Wang paints the body…
…and the head.
Matt Rose paints a Predator head. Notice the ‘Twilight Zone’ T-shirt!
Working on the suit.
The Predator’s head, with the dreadlocks still to be attached.
Finishing the body.
Matt Rose works on a finished Predator head.
Predator heads, masked and unmasked.
Testing the suit.
The Predator with its original mask.
The Predator with the final mask used in the film.
The Predator with the Winston Studios crew.
Filming the ‘masked’ sequences; the face was unneeded, and Hall was allowed to just wear the helmet.
The stunt head.
Preparing the Predator.
The medical kit.
The crew. From Shea’s blog: From Upper Left to Right: Screaming Mad George, Brian Simpson, Emilio Gonzales, Richard Landon, Brett Scrivener, Ed Yang, Grant Arndt. Middle Standing: Yours Truly [Shannon Shea], Jackie Tischner, Jackie Lancette. Bottom Kneeling Left to Right: Shane Mahan, Matt Rose, Stan Winston, Steve Wang.”
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Awesome that you included the original discarded design in the gallery. Any plans to do articles on the Predator series in the not too distant future?
used to have them on the site will re-do them w/ new info and pics for the first one’s 30th next year.