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Granitor Custom Miniature / Figurine

 
 
Custom #:13353  
Name:Granitor
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Creator:Patraw  
Date Added:March 17, 2009
Base Figure:n/a; 100% scratch build
Height:2.80 inches
A high-ranking Stone Warrior, easily recognized by his large nose. He is a villain character in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (TMNT) universe.

Stone Warriors, sometimes also referred to as Rock Soldiers, are a race of sentient humanoids, from Dimension X, whose bodies, as their name implies, are composed of stone. They are incredibly strong and resistant to physical injury, but not terribly bright. It is unclear if there are any females in their species, as all subjects observed to date appear to be masculine. The Stone Warriors' entire culture is geared towards war and conflict with a definite tendency towards aggression and hostility in regards to other species. Their numbers are organized into a strict hierarchy, with power/prestige directly linked to military rank. The current commander of the Stone Warrior legions is General Traag. Lieutenant Granitor is his immediate second-in-command, and his successor, should Traag fall in battle or meet with some other fatal mishap. At present, the Stone Warriors serve the exiled alien warlord, Krang. It is supposed that, at some time in the past, the Stone Warriors were defeated and subjugated by Krang.


Materials:
Newsprint, cardboard from a cracker box, Kleenex, paper plate, paper clips, wire twist ties, white/hot glue, and acrylic paint.

Dimensions*:
(*The dimensions for this model can vary, depending on how the joints are positioned. The numbers given are for the figure in a 'neutral' standing pose without any accessories attached.)
7.0 cm/2.8 in. x 4.0 cm/1.6 in. (highest point x widest point)

Articulation:
Twenty-five points total: Neck (2), waist, shoulders (4), elbows (4), fingers (8), thighs (2), knees (2), and ankles (2).

Time:
Approximately seven days; construction ran from 10/9/07-10/18/07, with no work being done on the 11th, 12th, or 13th (the figure itself took four days, and the accessories, other than the helmet, about three days).


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User Comments
Patraw - Thursday, March 19, 2009
evanjones1: That's one of the primary reasons I make my figures so small: conserving space. I used to make my stuff a bit larger, say, 6-9". Storing all of them, on top of my "real" toy collection, gets harder and harder as time goes by. It can be frustrating working on a small scale at times, particularly when you lose a tiny piece you've spent considerable time working on.
I contemplate making some Marvel stuff every now and then, but my main love is video game characters/monsters. One of these days perhaps.
sephiroth: I don't have any plans to make any tutorials, sorry. Sculpting an entire figure from scratch is probably beyond the scope of a simple tutorial anyway--it takes many hours to do and there are tons of different steps. Learning to sculpt is not a simple, or easy, process; it's taken me years to progress to my current level of ability, and there's still much room for improvement. The process changes pretty significantly depending on the anatomy of a given character as well (I.e., humanoids are one thing, doing something more exotic, like an insect, is something altogether different).
evanjones1 - Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Great stuff man! It would drive me completely NUTS to try to make stuff that small!!! Even just collecting it! At least you won't run out of room very soon
I'd LOVE to see you do a scratch built ML figure!!!!
wesr - Tuesday, March 17, 2009
amazing O.o you really need to make a tutorial for us of how you do this stuff.
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