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Predatorstuff Introduces The Encounter Kit by Narin!

March 16th, 2010

Holy mother of God, I just had a major nerdgasm thanks to Narin and his AMAZING Dutch vs Predator kit titled “The Encounter” and after MONTHS of tweaking it is finally ready to show off and has been made available in kit form in a  limited run.  Check it out!

I had first seen a roughed out concept of this sculpture ages ago (I think summer 2009) and I remember thinking how kick ass it would finally be to have this moment captured in a kit with good size and jaw-dropping details.  No offence to UK Kits who originally did this concept way back when, but I was really never a fan of their encounter kits plus garage castings were not exactly top notch like they are now.

Narin kept this project pretty tightly wrapped up, I barely saw anything during the build process as he wanted to surprise everyone… and man, did he ever!  The sculpt is 17″ tall including the base and rings in at Narin’s usual oversized 1:6 scale.  In fact, the Predator itself is 15″ tall without the base, so you can imagine how big this dio is when completed.  The base itself is 9.5″ deep, 14″ wide and 2.5″ high and the entire kit weighs just over 12lbs!  Cast in solid high quality resin (same casting material as the Death Warrior and Bad Blood kits), the kit comes in 89 parts, including 58 separate dreads, plus a brass name plate and issue number stamped on the back.  This is a limited run of 50 kits only.

New with this kit is a new feature Narin has added… flexible resin on the dreads!  You can bend and flex the dreads as though they were made of rubber without worrying about breakage.  This adds a whole new dimension of reality to the kit, not to mention cuts down on breakage and other things that make us kit collectors cry.  Narin informed me that castings will be made per order only, so there is a 3 week casting period once an order is placed, then 3 – 4 weeks for delivery as these are all going SAL due to the weight.  EMS for something this heavy would be fairly ridiculous in price.

Now for that all important question… how much?  The kit is huge and heavily detailed, and the flexible dreads increases the cost of creating the kits so this puppy rings in at a higher cost that the DW or BB.  Retail is $524.99 per kit.  It’s pricey, but the kit is absolutely INSANE and in the end, well worth it as all Narin kits are.

Please note that the kit does not include the foliage seen in the buildup example (which by the way was done BEAUTIFULLY by Narin himself) and as always, all kits require assembly and painting.  OK, who’s ready for photos?  Click the photo icon below and check out all the pics, including a nice shot of everything included in the set and some nice detailed shots Narin sent me of individual parts.

I just can not stop looking at this kit, I have been waiting for this dio scene for so long, to see it finally pulled off by Narin brings a tear to my nerdy eye!  The likeness on Arnold looks completely fantastic, which in all honesty would have been the deal breaker for me had it been fubar.  Well done Narin, you’ve totally blown me away once again, and I hope I can get my hands on one of these for a review.  Want to know more about this kit? Contact me for further details!

Enjoy gang!
Dan

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19 Responses to “ Predatorstuff Introduces The Encounter Kit by Narin! ”

  1. Master Chief Says:

    Amaz-za-zing! And for some reason, my tear-ducts malfunctioned as well. haha…

  2. mark caracci Says:

    WOW x10!!!!!

  3. Jason Says:

    O. M. G.

    Why must it come out when I am BROKE??!!!

    FOK!!!

    MUST HAVE!!!!!!

  4. Frankie c Says:

    Wow i wish it didnt come in pieces

  5. Heavy Metal Spike Says:

    This will NEVER be bettered.

    No-one will EVER capture this scene more masterfully.

    A piece of GK, Movie, Predator and sculpting history, that only a few lucky people will ever be able to own.

    Narin is the ultimate GK artist in this hobby – pure and simple.

    .

  6. Dave Daines (UK) Says:

    Is he doing a lay-away? groan, bank account empty 🙁

    I have the original UK version by Simon Laurens (now minus tree courtesy d.i.v.o.r.c.e) and fully agree that it does not come close to Narin’s vision.

    Anyhow, I guess I can admire the work of those wh do get it.

    Dave

  7. kolenc johann Says:

    bonjour Dan Richard, encore bravo pour cette merveille !!! oui bravo ! je suis sous l’emerveillement de cette scene entre dutch et le predator “j’adore !”dite moi comment me la procurer merci beaucoup et combien cela me coutera puisque je viens de la france ?
    encore merci Dan Richard
    (ps:jsuis toujours a la recherche d’un costume complet de predator merci de tenir informer )

  8. kolenc johann Says:

    bonjour Dan Richard, encore bravo pour cette merveille !!! oui bravo ! je suis sous l’emerveillement de cette scene entre dutch et le predator “j’adore !”dite moi comment me la procurer merci beaucoup et combien cela me coutera puisque je viens de la france ?
    encore merci Dan Richard
    (ps:jsuis toujours a la recherche d’un costume complet de predator merci de tenir informer )

  9. Richard Says:

    OMFG NERDGAZMOR! Narin is so awsome! 😀 All predafiles should salute this man for his excellent work!

  10. David Ross Says:

    Hi from the UK, im lost for words on how beautiful this is. The detail and paint is utterly stunning, Narin is a pioneer of our decade, i wish the world could see his beautiful work. Again im lost for words as my jaw hit the floor when i saw this!!! Narin we salute you sir.

  11. felipe gonzalez Says:

    OH MY GOD!!! THAT IS THE COOLEST KIT I’VE EVER SEEN!!
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE POST MORE PICS FREAKING AMAZING I DON’T KNOW IF MY JAW WILL EVER BE THE SAME . ( it just went though the floor)

  12. Lerh Chang Says:

    A 1st class kit!
    I am a Predator fan—specially hook on the scene when this giant alien warrior held Dutch’s neck and lift him up, too cool to describe my feelings! I really want to buy this kit! Please reserve one for me. Thanks!
    Lerh Chang

  13. armisael1010 Says:

    Im wordless this is just amazing.
    Thank you for this awesome piece of art.

  14. Willis Hilding Says:

    It is unbelievable! now there is a excellent way to fix your RROD I just found out today. Check my link posted. If it does not work try rrod-fix-pro dot com.

  15. David Daines Says:

    Is this still available? Waiting a reply from Narin 🙂

  16. Heavy Metal Spike Says:

    @David – yes – still available.

  17. David Daines Says:

    Thanks H.M.S. your prompt response is appreciated. Any idea if there is a direct order system or is it a case of waiting for Narin to respond to email – there seems to be a couple of email addresses on his site so I was wondering if one was redundant.

    Dave

  18. David Daines Says:

    Cheers mate.

    Dave

  19. Faken Says:

    Just email me if you’re looking to pick one up 🙂

    Dave, I’ve emailed you 🙂

    Dan

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