April O'neil (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:32856
Name:April O'neil
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Date Added:September 18, 2011
Base Figure:April O'Neil
Height:5.75 inches
She's a simple one. My strengths lie more in painting than sculpting, and this project was a simple repaint. It took me most of the week to fix my airbrush after starting on her and the nozzle getting a nasty airflow clog. I spent a week, disassembling the air brush, cleaning and reassembling and testing and repeating to find the source of the problem. I tried out some Tamiya paints I bought last year but never liked due to their weak application. Turned out that Tamiya paints require more than just a shake, but actually stirring them in the jar and then thinning them down. The good thing is that I used the flat paint and even the flat seems to cure very sturdy. More work than I like out of my paints, but the results seem to have worked out alright.

So here's April, in her cartoon colors instead of the Blue jump suit from SDCC.

User Comments
JunkyAssassin -
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
This is awesome! Were is the base from, dumpster and all?
BotCustoms -
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Thanks! The dumpster is some kind of wrestling accessory, the walls are hand painted and airbrushed pre-molded brick plastruct sheets glued to a cardboard box. But it looks kinda real, right?
dreamcatcher -
Friday, September 23, 2011
Finally some justice to the mistake of Neca, excellent paintjob.
BotCustoms -
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thanks! I like the majority of the sculpt, but I couldn't hack the blue color scheme. But I heard it was based on the ownership of the yellow color scheme of all things.
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