Leatherhead (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:37252
Contest:Vile Volitions II
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Date Added:February 29, 2012
Base Figure:Batman Killer Croc
Height:7.00 inches
So another day, another TMNT custom. Second of the villains here, in the form of the killer Cajun croc, ole' Leatherhead!

Apparently, everyone and his cousin's pet dog decided to enter the Vile Volitions Custom Contest, so this entry was understandably overshadowed by some truly AMAZING work. Nevertheless, facing the judgment of your peers is the best way to drive improvement, so it was worthwhile, regardless (although I think poor Red Skull kinda got shafted). Ah well, learning experiences.

For some reason, this one version of Killer Croc was mistakenly given a tail, making it a perfect base for Leatherhead. Replaced the head with head from the original '80s figure, complete with opening mouth. Sculpted neck to make it seamless with the heavily scaled back. Added elbows with bicep rotation, and shin rotation, didn't add knees for fear of ruining sculpt. Multi-layered paint job, with two shades of green, gradated tan underbelly, leather hat, and blue pants with dry-brush white to make them look like tattered jeans. My brother tells me that his paint job is some of my best work, and I'm inclined to agree. He really looks awesome, IRL.

Turtle Power!

User Comments
Controlspire -
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Perfection! Only way to make him more intimidating would be to add a banjo. That will make the turtles have nightmares! Sweet custom here, you blended the figures well, it looks like it was made this way!
Batman1016 -
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Heh-heh-heh! I can just picture Leatherhead playing dueling banjos, standing over the tied-up turtles, sneering "Ya'll got a purty shell, boy!" That's hilarious . . . and horrifying.

Thanks so much!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs -
Friday, March 9, 2012
love it, really captures the cartoon and original fig perfectly. your work is always exceptional.
Batman1016 -
Friday, March 9, 2012
Heh. Tell that to Red Skull. Poor guy got NO love! Thanks again, man!
Voting ends for the Vile Volitions II Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Thursday, March 8, 2012
NeCrollector -
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Awesome use of the Killer Croc figure as a base for Leatherhead!
Batman1016 -
Friday, March 9, 2012
thelostprowler -
Friday, March 2, 2012
Terrific!!Brilliant idea!! I was thinking to rebuilt a new leatherface but I never thought about Killer Croc, yes, very intelligent, and of course an mazing result. Great job!!
Batman1016 -
Friday, March 9, 2012
Thanks! Yeah, if you're making a Leatherhead, this figure is definitely the way to go. Not the most poseable body, but for sheer size, simplicity, and cool-factor, you can't go wrong.
Voting begins for the Vile Volitions II Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Thursday, March 1, 2012
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