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Classic Cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -Custom Repaint Custom Action Figure

Custom #:42561  
Name:Classic Cartoon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles -Custom Repaint
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Date Added:September 9, 2012
Base Figure:Classic Playmates Turtles 2012
Height:6.75 inches
Completion Time:72.00 hours
Articulation:30 points

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


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.

TURTLE POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

User Comments
WerewolfGuyverofSparta - Saturday, December 14, 2013
Theae are the best looking ones I've ever seen, if you want to sell them I'm willing to buy
firestar88 - Saturday, October 12, 2013
Whoah!!! msg me when you want to sell these - and where did you get the little pizza's from????
Super Darth Castro - Sunday, June 2, 2013
I LOVE THIS! My Donny has Derp face At the moment but yours looks like he Raises some Shell! Good work dude! KUDOS
darthpool - Thursday, September 13, 2012
best ninja turtles figues I've ever seen!!! kinda looks how the figures should have been if they actuallyhad the technology back then.
metalmike - Friday, September 14, 2012
thanks mate - I agree this is what I wanted way back then thats for sure , im so happy with these figures
TurtlesinTime - Monday, September 10, 2012
They look great! I like the shade of green you used better then the green I used on mine it's closer to the green on the cartoon, I just couldn't find the right shade of green in acrylic. Excellent paint apps.
metalmike - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
thanks bro _ I like your shade of green better I think mine are a bit too dark looking - I hope they release a shredder soon !! I love that custom shredder you made its awsome
Jaida - Monday, September 10, 2012
If you don't mind the shine it gives the paint, you could use a brush to applay a very thin layer of Gorilla Glue over his bo-staff. If the glue is thin enough, it dries clear instead of yellowing and expanding. Otherwise you might try Mod Podge Matte. It helps seal acrylics, but the paint loses some of its luster. Great job on these.
metalmike - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
thanks for the tips bro ! - I might try spraying a clear coat over the bo staff it might work not sure yet what to do with it
Bushinryus40th - Monday, September 10, 2012
These look really great man. The paint work on thses guys is so dead on to the animated show. I like the fact that you colored in the white light reflecting from their eyes. It looks so much better and adds character to their expressions without them looking so souless. Nice work bro!
metalmike - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
cheers dude thanks
Glitch - Sunday, September 9, 2012
Absolutely fantastic work! It's like looking at still shots from the cartoon itself! I'm still blown away how well the sculpts of the figures look like the cartoon from any angle, but you made them look PERFECT!
metalmike - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
cheers dude thanks
CYCLONE_06 - Sunday, September 9, 2012
Awesome work looks like they came right out of the cartoon.
metalmike - Sunday, September 9, 2012
cheers dude thanks
NeCrollector - Sunday, September 9, 2012
Donnie's my fav! You totally rocked with this set metalmike!!!
They're all beautifully painted. Amazing attention to detail, dude! You definitely have Turtle power!
metalmike - Sunday, September 9, 2012
cheers dude thanks
davejuicebox - Sunday, September 9, 2012
Totally tubular! I was always a Donnie fan growing up, but as I got older, I came to the conclusion that Leo's where it's at.

Keep up the great....I mean, radical work.
metalmike - Sunday, September 9, 2012
cheers dude thanks
ringomendoza - Sunday, September 9, 2012
they look great, mike!!! 100 times better!
metalmike - Sunday, September 9, 2012
cheers dude thanks
Nsp - Sunday, September 9, 2012
sweet set of tmnt paints look great
metalmike - Sunday, September 9, 2012
cheers dude thanks
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