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SPECIAL REPORT: Ian Brings Us Up to Speed on All Things Narin!

February 28th, 2007

Predatorstuff.com is proud to bring you this special report from the desk of Ian “HeavyMetalSpike” Campbell:

There are dozens if not hundreds of websites and forums out there catering to those of us that love anything Predator related. As a result, those interested in Garage kits cannot possibly have avoided the work of one talented sculptor in particular. His name is Narin.

The man is a GOD amongst GK fans, and his style is unique and very easily identified. He has an attention to detail that from a Predator standpoint is comparable with the kits produced by Superedge and Gort. His poses however, are quite simply unmatched by anyone in the industry. He has a way of combining main character and base so that the sculpt looks natural, balanced and complete. The tiny details scattered throughout overwhelm you. He has a wonderful imagination, able to come up with ideas that seem to elude the rest of the community. Since 1998 he has sculpted nearly 200 statues, 43 of which are Predators – and the guy is only 26.

Most of his pieces are for magazines or are purchased by distributors, he is only now considering selling direct (see #’s 42 and 43 in the picture), but there are a few issues to be resolved before this can happen.

He has recently created a website to showcase his works and has been in touch with a number of us about his latest ventures. As he is based in Thailand the site is naturally in Thai, and automatic translators from Thai to English don’t seem to exist (something about the different sentence structure used in each). Narin hopes to make an English version available soon. Even so, the site is easily negotiated, and we strongly suggest you visit, as the huge range of sculpts he has produced will blow you away. It can be found here – www.zealousmodels.com.

After asking his permission, he very kindly agreed that we could post a ‘collection’ of his predator work as 1 picture so we can easily see them all. Fans of his work will recognise many of these.

Narin Kit Collection

Here’s the index to go with the photos:

1998
01 – Predator in Papermache

1999
02 – Alien vs predator dio 1
03 – Alien vs predator dio 2
04 – Predator Judge Dredd

2000

2001
05 – P2 mask
06 – Predator ‘the darkness’
07 – Predator barbarian
08 – Predator 2

2002
09 – Skull hunter (Bone collector)

2003
10 – Long-spear predator

2004
11 – Female predator
12 – Physcho-gun predator
13 – Hunter palace (OMG!)
14 – Pancore predator bust
15 – Sword predator
16 – Spear predator
17 – Predator 1 bust
18 – Predator 2 bust

2005
19 – Celtic predator on staircase
20 – Elder predator
21 – Female hunter (bent knee)
22 – Final battle (AVP dio 1)
23 – Iron hand (cyborg predator)
24 – Predator warlord (stepping with axe)
25 – Prototype predator (nude)
26 – Queen destroyer
27 – SCAR 1 (no shuriken)
28 – SCAR 2 (with shuriken)

2006
29 – Celtic predator
30 – Chopper predator
31 – Elder predator 2
32 – Female Samurai Hunter
33 – Female Hunter 1 (‘dog leg’ sword)
34 – Female Hunter 2 (with ‘ogre’)
35 – Predator 2 bust (1/3 scale)
36 – Hunt for hunt (alien on shoulder)
37 – Against!! (AVP dio 2)
38 – Axertor (predator with axe)
39 – Destroy (head on alien warrior)
40 – Shelaa (slim warrior female)

(2007)
41 – Skull hunter 2
42 – Axertor (small scale)
43 – Spearaizer (small scale)

We offer our sincere thanks to Narin for sharing his talent and making so many of us happy as a result. It doesn’t seem enough to say we are grateful for everything he has done for the community, and the superb pieces of art he has shared with the world. We are honoured to know you Narin – you ROCK dude!

There is also a complete new set of Narin Kits coming up that we would like to share with you! These are not currently available but will be coming to a kit producer near you and they are all from Narin:

The Hunt by Narin

Axertor by Narin

The Destroyer by Narin

Skull Hunter Bust by Narin

Axertor Seated by Narin

Spearaizer Barbarian by Narin

P2 Bust by Narin

For a complete catalog listing of Narin’s sculpts, be sure to visit the gallery:

Just a HUGE thanks to Ian for doing all the legwork on this report and providing all these awesome photos from Narin. Hopefully I can talk Ian into doing more scoops and reports for the site in the future! Please be sure to leave a comment using the comment form below!

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7 Responses to “ SPECIAL REPORT: Ian Brings Us Up to Speed on All Things Narin! ”

  1. Daniel Says:

    Very nice write-up and great info Ian. Thanks to you and Narin for this!

  2. Chris Says:

    Great work Ian. Much thanks to you, Narin and Dan for keeping us all up to date with this info.

  3. Mangrasshopper Says:

    Awesome work Ian!!!!!
    I love Narin!!!!!!!!!

  4. Al Says:

    Great job Ian. And thanks to Narin for sculpting these awesome kits.

  5. Heavy Metal Spike Says:

    It was an absolute honour to be allowed to do this, and I really appreciate Dan kindly agreeing to host the write-up and pictures.

    SIncere thanks to one-and-all. (*bows*)

  6. Jerry Says:

    All I can say is wow! I had no idea he was so young. Narins work has always amazed me. Thanks you Ian and Dan for sharing :)! You guys rock!

  7. Jimmy Crabb Says:

    Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and may come back sometime soon. I want to encourage one to continue your great job, have a nice holiday weekend!

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