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July 19th, 2011

Hey all:

First let me thank you for coming to, the biggest Predator site on the net.  Take some time to look around, check out the kits and statues, the reviews and some of the very cool articles on everyone’s favorite scifi star, the Predator.

So, this column is called About Me,  I better do just that.  My name is Rich Wathey and I have been a Pred-lunatic since June 19, 1987 the day the movie opened in my neighborhood.  It was my birthday and four of my buddies and I headed to the local multi-plex and settled in.  I have never been so grabbed by a movie…ever. We stayed and watched it again and came back the next day and watched it twice more.  At this point I am on view number 30 and yes, like some of you, can recite most of the dialogue by heart.

My model experience up until then was limited to Star Trek stuff.  I remember building a copy of the Enterprise D and painting in all of the windows with a toothpick!  I somehow got a catalog in the mail from some guy in New Mexico (I wish I could remember his name) which contained a boat load of cool models and a lot of pirated movies and movie props.  So, there it was…a Predator kit in the classic arms-spread-and-mandibles-flared position.  Ordered it immediately.  When it finally arrived, I was in modelers heaven.  I’m a little embarrassed to admit it but the model turned out to be a recast of Randy Bowens classic Predator 1.  In my defense, I didn’t even know what a recast was back then and rest assured, I have never bought another.  Over the years, I have built and painted about 50-60 Predator kits and have a collection of over 100 Predator related items.  A couple of years ago, I started thinning out the herd since I am totally running out of room.

I will add to this section over time and hope to share some of my collection with you folks, so stay tuned and check back regularly.



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27 Responses to “ About Me ”

  1. gabriel Says:


    I a huge fans of your site , but now I have the chance to buy a ANcient predator by FEWTURE , but I don’know if this statue is A fake or a real originale statue. So do you think your can tel me it’s e real one or FAKE

    thank you for time and help

    YOu know I saw your post about how to see it’s a fake or not , but look this picture it seem to be a real on

  2. Faken Says:

    Email sent 🙂 You didn’t post the link to the photo!

  3. MARCO Says:


  4. BUDMAN Says:

    DUDe. i have officially creamed over the artistic vision you lads have..did i just say lads…jeez…anyway. wow. i made a helmet , no where near this quality, using bondo and cardboard, oh yeah and a bicycle helmet. anyway. great job. keep kicking a** -El Guapo

  5. Ken Says:

    Could you please contact

  6. Tony Morones Says:

    I’m blown away by the models on this site! Amazing sculpts and even better color schemes. I’ve been sculpting for a few years myself and I can only hope to aspire to the level represented on this site. MY GOODNESS!

  7. Ricky Says:

    TB85599… is this what you need? Am I even doing this right?

  8. THE WAY Says:

    Hi I really want to buy a predator costume for personal reasons. Please inform me of where I can do this online. Thank you.

  9. Rob Says:

    Hi mate i am almost ready to buy the Encounter kit i have sold loads to get the money can you email me and confirm its still available and when it will be shipped also is shipping still $120 to united kingdom thanks!!

  10. Kevan C Says:

    How can a buy the Predator ” The encounter ” kit already esembled and painted. Is this possible? Please advise…

  11. Guillermo Centeno Says:

    Hi Dan!

    Here I’m sending the link to a YouTube video of a w.i.p. of my last two big sculpt pieces, two lifesize Predator busts. These are original handmade replicas

    Please feel free to visit and leave a comment.
    Thanks for spreading the news!


  12. Johan Says:

    Hi Dan! I wonder if is a good onlinestore?
    / Johan

  13. Rod Hickey Says:

    Dan I would like to get 2 of Narins Hellboy kits can you still get them and what is the cost for the 2 with shipping Thanks

  14. Debbie Eskdale Says:

    I have a life size model of the predator for sale. The detail is superb made of cast Iron.

  15. tom Says:

    can u inform me about the availablity of NARINS HELLBOY and what would be the cost for shipping 2.. please inform me as soon as possible so i dont miss out .. please and thanks TOM….

  16. chris Says:

    hey mate was wondering do you know if I can get the Side Show Hot Toys Predators repainted by Joe Dunaway or a contact of someone who could do it for me I have about have about 5 that I`d like done
    thanks chris

  17. Sammy Villarreal Says:

    I would like to find out about ordering a full body prediter suit

  18. jesse lee Says:

    hello i was wondering how much it costs to get all the predator costume? and what do you get with it?

  19. Jon C McDermott Says:

    Can ANYONE tell me where I can get hold of a FULL Predator Suit with moving cannon and mandibiles.
    I am not looking for those cheap costumes you mostly see at Halloween. This has to be the real thing, or as close as possible. plus i will need proper sizing.

  20. Waleed Al-Telbany Says:

    Hi! I wish to buy Sideshow Predator Diorama (the first one). May I find it anywhere?

  21. Jason Schwab Says:

    hello ,

    an email was sent via this website for my brand new report on the stalker predator bio helmet mask. please check your messages and post that article.

    its a bad ass cool item I hope to obtain.

    from a fellow predhead & your trusty predator news guide,
    Jason Schwab

  22. Voice-Over Says:

    I just needed to tell you thanks for the write-up and give a shout out to everyone out there in blog-land.

  23. Khouri David Says:

    This site is badass! I have been looking for a predator suit for awhile. Im a total fanatic ever since i saw the movie when i was 5. Unfortunately im only 15 but im going to definitely buy this suit! Dont ever close down this site and keep doing what your doing best.

  24. Brian M Says:

    I am purchasing a high quality Predator costume. I wish to know who are the more reputable designers/builders. I understand that it will be custom made, and I can travel for fittings if necessary.

  25. Rich Says:

    email me at

  26. elis vanzetto Says:

    hello rich, i m very interest to buy the spirit blade by narin and alternative hunter by narin and informatins when the diorama king and queen by narin return available.if possible effect payment by money gram or western union. plase send the total price plus shipping and your complete adress. my adress is vanzetto elis via piemonte 55 35047 solesino padova italy tel.331 3098084. waiting your early reply best regards

  27. shane Says:

    Hi – where can I get some accessories for my 1/4 predator looking for bone necklaces, spine bandolier etc etc

    Many thanks

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