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April O'neil Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:45043  
Name:April O'neil
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Creator:Jalex  
Date Added:December 8, 2012
Base Figure:2012 April O'Neil
Height:5.00 inches
She's a 2012 April O'Neil body with a new head sculpted from scratch. Of all the new TMNT figures April seemed to be the least "on model" with the show. I tried my best to sculpt the most accurate likeness I could using screen grabs from the show. The head is made from beige Sculpey III (the opaque beige color makes it a little easier to see fine details while you're sculpting, as opposed to the semi-translucent Super Sculpey). I actually stuck the head on the body while it was still soft to ensure a snug fit on the ball-joint, then I carefully (very carefully) removed it from the body and baked it to the proper hardness. Her ponytail is a separate piece since I was worried such a flimsy part would break off too easily. It's pegged in to a little hole in the back of her head and is totally durable. I then painted the new head with Winsor & Newton Galeria brand acrylics and also added the white stripes around her shirt and socks and... voila.


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Voting ends for the Turtle Power! Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Sunday, December 23, 2012
NeCrollector - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Great sculpt work!
JonMichael - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
You did a really good job on sculpting the new head. But, after looking at images from the show, I can't help but think it's way too big. The new head is great, but it's bigger than her entire torso.
Patraw - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Your new head is a HUGE improvement on Playmates' (they should take notes); well done! Does this April remind anybody else of a young Lindsay Lohan (gotta be the freckles)?
SansPedes - Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Yeah! I see what you mean! Kind of from her "Parent Trap" days.
Kevlar Palsh - Monday, December 17, 2012
Thats good man. Head sculpts are insanely hard and you nailed it.
Tesio - Monday, December 17, 2012
Phenomenal resculpt! 100x better!
MetalAlchemist - Monday, December 17, 2012
Wow my friend!!! Are you casting this head?
SansPedes - Sunday, December 16, 2012
Very nice! Good job on the sculpt. I hated the redesign of Splinter and April and the figures were even worse. They made April look like a tween tomboy and Splinter a misshapen badger. Your custom definitely goes a long way toward salvaging April for me. I'm still not sold on the design but you did a great job on the figure.
grungethemovie - Sunday, December 16, 2012
she's so pretty!! I love her!
Gonard - Sunday, December 16, 2012
wow the head makes a huge difference! you really knocked this one out of the park!
Voting begins for the Turtle Power! Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Sunday, December 16, 2012
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