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Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:45284  
Name:Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Creator:Kevlar Palsh  
Date Added:December 16, 2012
Base Figure:Nickelodeon Michaelangeo
Height:3.75 inches
27 years ago in December Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird under Mirage Studios released a one issue micro series titled, 'Michaelangelo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in "The Christmas Aliens"'. It was a Christmas story focusing on Michaelangelo.

Being that its the holiday season and the theme of this contest, it was a no brainer to pick my custom from one of my all time fave Christmas AND TMNT story. I did a lil research and havent found any versions of the turtles sculpted in their bubble coat and skullcap disguises. I always thought those outfits were so cool in a mundaneley way. We first saw the outfit it in the comics when Mikey wore it then later on in the original cartoon where there are a couple episodes when all the turtles wear the outfit.

The base figure I used was a Michaelanglo figure from the new Nickelodeon line. I had to do a ton of dremeling on this guy. All of his knee and elbow pads were completely removed. I grinded down his shell a bit, along with his feet and hands. When I had the base figure grinded down to a size I wanted I then began sculpting his clothes over the base. His head has a high grade earth magnet implanted into it to hold his hats firmly on his head. The hats also have magnets implanted in them making the fit extra snug. Both skullcap and Santa hats were completely sculpted from scratch. In order to get the hats to fit perfectly on Mikeys head and to be removable I made a soft rubber cast of the head and sculpted on to the soft rubber. When the apoxie sculpt was hard I was able to flex the hats off the rubber. I then had perfect negatives to fit on the original head. Klunk the cat is also sculpted from scratch. The Lil Orphan Alien toy canisters are made from painted wooden dowels. The graphics on the canisters are digital drawings done on Adobe Illustrator and were printed out on water slide decal paper. The scarf is made from a piece of felt fabric. Overall when I was done sculpting I was pleasantly surprised to find the apoxie sculpt had added a nice hefty weight to the toy.

THANK YOU for the excuse and opportunity to make this figure its been a BLAST and a pleasure!


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User Comments
1andonly5711 - Thursday, December 26, 2013
This is sweet man
Davey Blaze Customs - Tuesday, October 8, 2013
This is amazing, beautiful work!! I can't believe that I hadn't seen your stuff until now, but I am now a fan! This is just GREAT!!!! and you captured the hand-drawn look with this SO well!!! Just awesome!
Kevlar Palsh - Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Thanks a lot Davey! I really appreciate the warm comments!
Raving_Dragon - Saturday, September 7, 2013
Dude this is the best custom turtle I think I've ever seen.
Kevlar Palsh - Friday, September 27, 2013
Thank you! Much appreciated!
HopefaKtory - Sunday, January 20, 2013
Man this is so freakinggggggg cool! I loved that comic issue, seeing this figure was so nostalgic. Perfect.
G Brand - Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Congrats! Can't wait to see more from you.
STANJOKER - Monday, December 24, 2012
Awesome!! I really like your sculpt work.
suprasizeme - Monday, December 24, 2012
Congrats on the Bronze, the sculpting was just fantastic. You captured the look perfectly.
NeCrollector - Sunday, December 23, 2012
Congrats on the win, Kevlar! I fell in love with this piece from the moment I saw it! Excellently executed!
Welcome to the Realm! Awesome way to make an entrance!
Kevlar Palsh - Sunday, December 23, 2012
Thank you everyone!! This was a lot of fun! Michaelangelo here is my first custom I completed and uploaded to figure realm. Your kind and encouraging comments are very motivating to me. THANK YOU!
Voting ends for the Turtle Power! Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Sunday, December 23, 2012
SansPedes - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Excellent work dude! The sculpting is incredible and well done on the paint apps. Not only is this a perfect entry for the contest but a great symbol of the season as well. I too love that story and read it every Christmas. Thanks for the touch of nostalgia. This is sure to be in the top 3. 5*'s from me.
Toy ninja 83 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
YES! Amazing an awesome idea for a custom and great work to top it off much props!
Toy ninja 83 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
YES! Amazing an awesome idea for a custom and great work to top it off much props!
oldmanwinters - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Christmas Aliens Michelangelo & Klunk are terrific and very seasonal appropriate!
Patraw - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Spot on to the original comic art; very impressive work!
Turtlebro - Monday, December 17, 2012
Excellent work! Very crafty.
NeCrollector - Monday, December 17, 2012
What an awesome homage to the micro series!
Beautifully sculpted and painted! Gotta love Klunk the kitty!
Jarred706 - Sunday, December 16, 2012
This is fantastic, I love it.
ninjinister - Sunday, December 16, 2012
Absolutely perfect. This is my favorite of the contest.
Kevlar Palsh - Sunday, December 23, 2012
Thanks man!!
toyguru - Sunday, December 16, 2012
Great direction with this little guy. And it's nice to see a less aggresive turtle custom. These guys were about fun just as much as kicking shell.
grungethemovie - Sunday, December 16, 2012
your colors make more sense than the official one on the cover, good job
and I love seeing figures with original sculpt!
wouldn't it be awesome if the new cartoon had a xmas special?
Kevlar Palsh - Sunday, December 23, 2012
Thanks Grunge! Your Shredder is epic. Congrats!
meeko - Sunday, December 16, 2012
I have to admit its not my favourite costume or turtle, but your custom is unbelievably OUTSTANDING
Gonard - Sunday, December 16, 2012
dude this is so awesome!!! although I didn't read the mirage comics version of this story I did see see the 2003 show version as a kid and I loved it!! you did an amazing job bringing this to life
Voting begins for the Turtle Power! Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Sunday, December 16, 2012
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