Michaelangelo and Klunk 1985 Custom Action Figure
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.
The base 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 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 sculpted from scratch. 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 water slide decals. The scarf is made from a piece of felt fabric. When I was done sculpting I was surprised to find the apoxie sculpt had added a nice hefty weight to the toy.
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