Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:48807
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Date Added:April 11, 2013
Base Figure:Michelangelo
Height:5.00 inches
Completion Time:8.00 hours
Next up for the Turtles, Michelangelo, probably my 2nd favorite now (though that shifts a lot) and ULTIMATE favorite when I was a kid. I both like, and don't like how Mike came out. The main thing is that I used gloss paints as part of the mix for his skin tone so he has a marginally different texture than the other Turtles. It's hard to tell since I sprayed all of them with a clear gloss coat of finisher, but you can *kind of* tell something is different.
We'll use Mike's entry to explain something very frustrating I ran into doing these and hope to fix in the next iteration. I painted up the weapons nicely, but the turtles grip them so tight that every time I tried to change them out it would destroy the paint job. I tried various mixes of paint, sealant, ect and nothing could get past that friction of initially trying to stick the weapon in his hand, so unfortunately all these guys are 'stuck' holding their secondary weapons which to me is cool and isn't at the same time. It was also a shame to tell the buyer this (all four sold together)
Other than that stuff pretty much a straight repaint. I don't need to go into the 'chain mod' because at this point it's pretty passe I think, though I did opt for a bit rougher/copper chain than most people because of the look. Again, was trying to create a nice mesh between the Cartoon/1st Movie/SNES game Turtles I grew up with, and the Mirage Classic run which was a little before my time though I really love and appreciate now.

User Comments
ticky -
Sunday, April 14, 2013
these look awesome. For a sealent I generally just use a thin coat of zap-a-gap super glue, and that holds up on weapons really well.
TicaL -
Friday, April 12, 2013
Great job!!! Maybe some of the other Realmers can tell how they prevent the paint from chipping off the weapons because of the tight grip
Zebus_0 -
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thanks! I decided to do that because they already had a lot of wraps and stuff that was brown so I figured I'd change it up a bit.
TextureMe -
Friday, April 12, 2013
Nice work. I like the change up using the headband colors on the arms bands and such.
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