Kitbash Metal Gear Solid 4 PMC Praying MantisMay 12, 2009
Being the big fan of Metal Gear Solid, I always wanted to kitbash a character from the series, but the time spent looking for the parts often turn me off. Finding the parts and equipment is a challenge, there are times you have to make or modify from the other parts to get it right. This is my first kitbash so I will start with something simple which some people had already did before -Metal Gear Solid 4 PMC Praying Mantis.
Layout of the equipment used
Desert Tan Overall
Gun holster and pouch
I downloaded the logo and printed it on a piece of art card.
Highly detailed boot made by BBI i think
The Gloves is made for BBI bodies. In order to use them on Hot toys, i removed the joint.
It took me a lot of strength just to take out this joint.
Now i can use it for hot toys bodies
Helmet and NVG
This is the helmet i got, but it is not the correct type and colour.
So I marked out the location i gonna drill.
Drilling in progress
Using Round file to make the holes
Apply layer by layer to build up the colour
Thanks DCWJ for giving me the black shirt and the jacket. If not, I dunno when I will be able to complete this kitbash 🙂
Tried the shirt and the jacket and realised that the shirt too tight and the jacket too big…
… way too big…
Hopefully when i put on the welding and loading vest the jacket will fit.
Putting up the loading vest
Hmm… so far looks not so bad.
Putting the mask and the headset
I tried my best to make it looks as close to the actual as possible. The end product looks close, still need to mod some area to make it more accurate. It’s really fun and I having great time kitbash this figure. Maybe during my break i will go try to customize a head for some kitbash. XD.
I printed out and pasted the logo onto the stand. This is the final look.