Hows it hanging ? Hope everything is radical 4 ya !
Please meet the 80’s Cartoon style Ninja Turtles
I was 11 when The first cartoon came out , everyone quickly forgot about Transformers that is for sure – Turtles were so Epic that is all us kids back in those days cared about.
So who is your favourite Turtle? – hey you should write it down on the comments dudes – My Favourite is Leonardo
All of these amazing Turtles have been completely repainted head to toe for a more accurate look because while the original figures are quite good they were not cartoon accurate
THE JOB :
1) Corrected the eyes and added the missing eye shine which for some reason in the cartoon appears and disappears.
2) Corrected Leonardo’s & Donattelo’s belts by cutting the shoulder strap off and repositioning the holsters and in some spots required re-sculpting . You will also notice Donatello’s belt has the holster position so his weapon is angled descending from the left to right just like the cartoon ** note in some scenes it can be the other way round but most of the time its left to right .
3) Everything has been painted with Quality Citadel Games Workshop paints and here is my list of colours
SKIN - used Moot Green & Warboss Green mixed with a small amount Dark Angels Green - this gave it a more neon green but staying dark just like the cartoon
CHEST SHELL – Undercoat of Tallarn Sand colour then used Averland Sunset Yellow over the top . I originally just had the sandy colour but it looked too dark .
BELTS– Used Kragg Brown mixed with granite , and used Grey for the symbols and Ceramic White Lettering ** Note the colours of the symbols often changed during the first few seasons of the original cartoon most of the time it was White Circle with Grey lettering ** but I like it grey circle with white lettering.
WEAPONS– Methyl Silver and used shades of light brown for the handles. Leonardo’s Katana handles were painted grey with a brown handle to mirror the cartoon image. Donatellos Bo-staff was left alone as when I place it in its holster the paints strips right off so I couldn’t do much about his weapons apart from dry brushing it with Kragg Brown.
BACK SHELLS - now this was a pain because of the colourations during the shows episodes. Sometimes they were very light pink brown , sometimes they were olive and sometimes they were sandy brown. I used Tallarn Sand with Kragg Brown to get the Outer Shell colourations look while using the darker granite brown mixed with Kragg Brown to do the lining.
BANDANAS – these were totally repainted as once I added the dark green , the bands looked too dark . I mixed Lychee purple with white for Don’s and used white with Enchanted Blue for Leos – the effect came out superb and looked similar to the cartoon . l completely left Mikey’s & Raphs alone as the colours would be the same anyway.
Well nothing to it really but it was a huge job because there were 4 Turtles but I am really glad they came out the way they did – hope you guys like them let me know what ya think – cowabunga.