Turtles WIP
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Turtles WIP

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Doing the turtles in 1/18 scale.
The shell and head are prototypes, even though they have paint on them (which is pretty sloppy) they are subject to change and the head probably won't be used. They were both hand sculpted with craft porcelain. The bo staff and nunchucks were made from a wooden skewer, with some medical tape and a bit of chain.

The first shell:

The prototype head:

Donatello's Bo staff:

Michelangelo's Nunchucks:

You can see in the upper portion of the first pic the bits of wooden skewer that I'm going to make the other nunchuck(s?) from.

Posted by leafman343
on Thursday, January 28, 2010
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pock63 -
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I can't wait to sea them!
leafman343 -
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
A bit of thread necromancy here, but the project never died, just got put in cryo for a few months

Thought I'd throw an update in here since I found near perfect base figures today, xmo weapon x. I only managed 3 but I should be able to snag a 4th no problem. I'm currently in the process of breaking them down and prepping them for sculpt and paint so no pics but I am pretty excited to finally be moving forward.

Also I started the design and planning phase for Splinter, Shredder and Foot Ninjas.
EwokHunter -
Monday, February 1, 2010
Elektra comes with sais (or zai). I can't vouch for the regular version of the regular figure, but the zai that come in the Urban Legends box set are approx 1 3/8" long. I put them in the hands of a MU figure and they seem a bit long but not bulky like regular TMNT accessories would look. The modern TMNT zai are 1/4" longer, doesn't sound like much but in 1:18 scale, it is much.
ryuskrew -
Monday, February 1, 2010
You could probably snag a few from one of the many 2003 Raphael's, or maybe the movie version. Those are probably cheap (although, don't quote me on that), and then add in your own touch. So that way it's somewhat consistent.
leafman343 -
Monday, February 1, 2010
Thank you guys, I'm working on getting the other 3 shells sculpted (1 down 2 to go) and finishing up the nunchucks. I'll be getting Leo's swords in a week or two. Still not sure what to do for Raph's zai* though, any suggestions on how to make them without sculpting them? I don't think I can sculpt the "yuko"* ( the two prongs that come up from the hilt) without them looking like crap.

*according to wikipedia zai is plural form of sai and yuko is supposedly what those things are called
Darththomas -
Friday, January 29, 2010
I agree it's all lookin great from here. I particularly like the weapons.
pock63 -
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Loocks goold.
Top-notch comix -
Thursday, January 28, 2010
looks good! can't wait to see 'em complete! Will you be making Shredder and Splinter, too?
bobtheodd -
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Looks good so far.
Punstarr -
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Lookin' good!
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