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Predatorstuff Reviews Narin’s 1:4 Scale Hellboy Kit!

March 11th, 2011

Happy Friday everyone, welcome to a new review of a pretty damn kick ass kit that was released back in July of last year…  have a gander at the awesome 1:4 scale Hellboy kit from our beloved Narin!


First off, I have to once again thank my kick ass friend Si Blair for hooking me up with this build-up that he comissioned from the always amazing Joe Dunaway.  Si has been extremely generous is allowing me to review his buildups before he even gets his hands on them so thanks so much for sharing your collectibles with me and the rest of the Predatorstuff fans!  So without further polishing of the derriere, lets have at it.

OVERVIEW

This kit is the first in a line of large 1:4 scale pieces that are being sculpted and produced by Narin, and Hellboy here is a stunner at just over 21 inches in height and weighing well over 5 lbs.  The kit comes with 25 pieces, including 2 sets of horns (the ground down version as well as full on demon horns of demony goodness!) and two sets of left hands (his left, not yours) – one with a static open hand pose and the other holding the kind of gun that would likely have any beast he faces decorating the interior of his monster pants feces brown.  Btw feces brown is really a color… it’s that color used for those yellow/brown cubicle office walls from the 90s.  He then includes 4 belt pockets, a ceremonial dagger, cross, horseshoe, holstered gun and a couple of rather phallic looking grenades or some kind of other devices.  The main body is parted at the waist and below the knees with the joints well hidden with the belt and boot tops.

SCULPT AND CASTING

My first thgought when taking this out of the box… “Holy crap this thing is HUGE!” I am so happy that Narin is doing a 1:4 scale line, I love this scale so I am really excited about this series and his first offering of Hellboy is a great choice.  The kit is beautifully sculpted with extreme detail in every piece of the kit…  even his gloves are topped with tiny grooves and details that are just mind blowing.  You can’t help but notice that the overall piece is a blend of Movie style Hellboy and comic book style.  He’s got a leaner look to him but still stacked and ready to kick ass and the look really works for the piece.  Even the boots are beautifully sculpted with tons of details and this cool tread pattern on the soles. So once again Narin does an amazing job on the sculpt and every millimeter is just killer.  The casting is equally kickass with the usual high quality resin that Narin uses that requires barely any clean up.  The only actual putty work you’ll need to do is when you connect his arma to the shoulders… you’ll need to pin and glue those in place and putty the joint lines.  Other than that, he’s ready to paint right out of the box!

PAINT-UP

Looks like Joe had a field day with his box of odds-and-ends because he’s added a ton of chains, crosses, bones and other little doo-dads all over his belt, including some kind of crayfish claw and even something nasty in some yellow liquid in a glass vile hanging from his belt… and it looks sooooo friggin cool.  The combination of Narin’s skill as a sculptor and Joe’s mind-blowing painting skills never fails to impress me.  Hellboy’s eyes are super detailed and beautifully painted, the skin tones are awesome and the subtle shading between the muscles is perfect.  Then you look at the weapons and clothing and you just marvel at how much detail Joe works in to each piece.  The weathering and metal work is so realistic and the little paint chips and nicks in the metal have you wondering just how the hell he does it.


 FINAL THOUGHTS

This is a no brainer for Hellboy fans and kit builders, the kit is killer and looks absolutely awesome when all built up and put together and is seriously going to stand out in your Hellboy collection.  I should ALSO mention that this is a limited edition kit at only 30 castings and there are a few left, retail is $300 plus shipping per kit, painting not included.  By the way for those of you that can’t build your own kits, we do have a list of professional kit builders here on the site you can use to contact pros that we love and get some build-up quotes.  You can check that list out by clicking HERE!  Should you need more information about this kit or how to pick one up, feel free to contact me at any time.

So another big congratulations to Narin on a kickass release and I can’t wait to see what’s next in the 1:4 scale line!

OK how about some eye candy folks?  First up, please click the photo icon below to check out all the pics of this beautiful piece… I took a ton of photo closeups to give you an idea of how cool the details are, hope you enjoy them! 

And of course we can’t have us a review without some video goodness right? My daughter and I decided to put a little something together while we waited for the Habs hockey game to get started so we strapped on our game jerseys and let the camera role!  Check it out by clicking here or click the icon below:

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I am really excited to see you guys are digging these wallpapers I started doing a few months ago for the reviews and it’s kickass when I see someone posting a pic of their desktop and one of my review backgrounds are on there!  So here’s the latest, hope you guys dig it!


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Hope you guys enjoyed the review! Please be sure to click on the comment button below and let me know what you think of the piece of of this review and stay tuned for more awesome goodies coming up, including a kick ass Predator helmet that is the first piece of a complete Predator costume being released by a company in Europe this year.  Very professional stuff, I think you guys are going to like this a lot.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!
Dan

PS. If you’re a big Hellboy fan and collector, Sideshow has a KILLER Faux Bronze Hellboy statue that is limited to 200 units and they are down to their last 15 units and then it’s sold out!  So this is in-stock and shipping immediately… check it out by clicking HERE!  If you pick one up, remember to send me your T-Order number for this month’s contest.

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