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TMNT Classic April O'neil Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:45461  
Name:TMNT Classic April O'neil
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Creator:grungethemovie  
Date Added:December 23, 2012
Base Figure:Ann O'Brien
Height:7.00 inches
I always wanted to do April. Since i was a kid watching the cartoon.
Ok, that said, I also always wanted to make an April custom figure :)
Those 2, April and Shredder, hold very great emotional importance for me, you see, Shredder and April were my first custom figures when i was like 8 (Shredder was a he-man with a rambo enemy guy that had a cloth thing on his head and April was Cheetarah)
So, since the world was supposed to end, i had to come full circle and make those 2 :)

April was a Legendary Legends..hmm, that doesn't sound, oh, heroes Ann O'Brien, for her size. However, Ann is quite tall and muscular, so i used her height, but i had to re-sculpt her everything to be in scale (interesting how i always "have to" re-sculpt everything XD)
Even things i wasn't planning to (or even shouldn't): most of her joints! (remember kids, never compromise the joints - well, unless you're an adventurous fella that cries every custom thinking that this time, it will be ruined beyond salvation)

Anyway, if you wanna know specifics about the joints, feel free to ask (i don't wanna make this longer that it already is)

I made a cast of the base, wrote her name on it, and made her a camera, her mic and a working turtle communicator (so she can find them when she got her crew - no, not working, working, it opens and closes :)

yeah, i didn't sculpt on her hands >_< it's MOTUC


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Mad Bubbler - Thursday, December 5, 2013
IS THIS ITEM FOR SALE?
grungethemovie - Wednesday, February 12, 2014
if it were, would it be lasting that long?
Panda Propaganda - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
This is by far the most amazing April O'Neil figure I've ever seen, thank you for sharing. Will there be any chance you will be making kits of her? If so please contact me instagram @PandaPropagandaSLC FB Bacee Blackat.
firestar88 - Thursday, June 27, 2013
For Sale? $
Spider-customs - Thursday, February 7, 2013
Pensé que eran originales playmates classic collection impecables y muy impresionantes!
JK0 - Saturday, January 26, 2013
Very cool, charming work. Love it
Banner/HULK Inc. - Friday, January 25, 2013
Wow, great work! She's not just the best April ONeil, she's also one of the best female custom figures ever made!
Redmist - Monday, January 7, 2013
That face sculpt is off the chain! Love to see some wips of this gr8 piece!
TurtlesinTime - Sunday, January 6, 2013
That's a great custom April and Shredder, fits in perfectly with the other figures! By these standards I'm interested to see any potential future TMNT projects of yours!
Rabid_Ewok - Sunday, January 6, 2013
Both April and Shredder are amazing. You've really captured the look of the old cartoon.
Heroes Assembled Customs - Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Awesome awesome awesome figure man!!
loosecollector - Sunday, December 30, 2012
Woah! That's impressive brother. This figure is a gem.
firestar88 - Saturday, December 29, 2012
How does $300 sound? contact me at adamcurby at msn if you would consider it I hope Thanks soo Much
grungethemovie - Friday, December 28, 2012
Thank you everyone! (I wish I could thank each one of you but figure realm has its limits and if the comments reach a certain number it kinda kills the first ones) I appreciate a lot all the feedback!
dreamcatcher - Friday, December 28, 2012
I wish the Neca version will be like this, this is just amazing, the likeness, the style, the pose, great likeness and body, excellent behind, very sexy, congrats, kudos, best April, factory made and probably she will be sold out in stores
Jalex - Friday, December 28, 2012
Spectacular! I've been waiting the entire turtle power contest to see this and its better than I ever could have imagined. You are a master.
firestar88 - Friday, December 28, 2012
$ is not an option if you want to sell her - contact Adam Curby on Face ... Book
bjpalm1994 - Thursday, December 27, 2012
Great April (baby got BACK!! ) She looks like she came straight from the cartoon! She fits in with those Turtles Classics perfectly! Great Job!!
StrangePlanet - Thursday, December 27, 2012
Best April I've seen ever. Totally captured her look. Great job on sculpt and everything.
Bushinryus40th - Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wow bro this is really good. I love her facial expression. Why didn't you enter this into the contest along with the Shredder? This is really just perfect. I can only hope when and if Playmates releases theirs, that it'll be as good as this one.
jigsaw78 - Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Perfect Abril!!
The Watcher - Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Outstanding rendering of April! Beautiful work!
Kobe24 - Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Dude, your custom is so good, it's making me having dirty thoughts about Ms. O'Neil, that headsculpt and the o'brien booty, man, this is one sexy custom!!!I Love it!!!
NeCrollector - Monday, December 24, 2012
ICONIC & GORGEOUS!!!
dandare - Monday, December 24, 2012
Amazing work! love it
toyguru - Monday, December 24, 2012
Unreal Grunge. Did you sculpt her face? If so that is pure talent. I mean it is anyway. Question, I recently tried an April and didn't want to lose articulation in the legs but upon doing so mine has the Ronald McDonaldly hips. Did you lose any leg articulation? And your pieces come out so well I think you should record the steps and process and put them on Youtube. Or just make seperate "tips" vids. This is amazing work.
grungethemovie - Friday, December 28, 2012
yeah, I did, I'm proud of it
I must confess I had to search for ronald and look at him for a while to understand what you mean...I don't XD
gotta see what you're talking about
find me on fb, I'm Hugo Dourado, the good looking one
I guess I could explain a bit of the process with images, if not with pictures, maybe I could draw some schematics XD
meeko - Monday, December 24, 2012
as already said..outstanding work, love everything about her, I also loved your shredder(5* from me) and the turtz are fab too

again the phenom of customs
jmao - Monday, December 24, 2012
best april figure I've ever seen. I always wanted to to do her also lol
STANJOKER - Monday, December 24, 2012
So freaking cool man! Great Sculpt and She is so Pretty!!
pock63 - Monday, December 24, 2012
This and your shredder both turned out fantastically!!!
oldmanwinters - Monday, December 24, 2012
Dude, this is epic!

Both the custom job (love the somewhat sassy facial expression) and the great photos with the other figures!
grungethemovie - Saturday, December 29, 2012
YES! thank you! the sassy smile is my contribution to her, I think she wouldn't really look like that in the cartoon, but I wanted an unblunt expression that would represent her kinda nosy personality
sorry if I cannot explain myself better XD
Folsomaticustoms - Monday, December 24, 2012
Both of these are so amazing! They look so much like officially licensed figures!
Nsp - Monday, December 24, 2012
great looking april fits in well wit the classics
TheRealSupaMan - Monday, December 24, 2012
She is absolutely perfect
mastershak3 - Monday, December 24, 2012
Love the face, and the overall look really brings me back
AREZ - Monday, December 24, 2012
SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL BRO!!!
JonMichael - Monday, December 24, 2012
PERFECT!

I have no other words.
grungethemovie - Monday, December 24, 2012
hardly perfect, but I'll accept the compliment humbly
CAb00se - Monday, December 24, 2012
No...no...perfect is the right word!
BDCdiesel - Monday, December 24, 2012
Awesome April, man! Any closeups of that beautiful face? Do you post WIP's anywhere? I'd love to see an unpainted WIP of her and Shredder's sculpted heads, to see how much work went into these awesome figures!
grungethemovie - Monday, December 24, 2012
thanks, man
I can post wips on fb and technodrome
edit: just did
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forums.thetechnodrome(dot)com/showthread.php?p=1035124&posted=1#post1035124
Gonard - Monday, December 24, 2012
wow dude this is insanely cool, great sculpt work! and I love the accessories that you gave her
can I ask what head you gave her?
grungethemovie - Monday, December 24, 2012
I know that sounds crazy everytime someone asks, but I sculpted her everything
oh no! I'm a liar, I should edit the recipe, her hands are MOTUC, no sculpt there
Jin Saotome - Monday, December 24, 2012
Aww that's nice!! The head is perfect, the hair exceptional. Nice work here man!
grungethemovie - Monday, December 24, 2012
thank you!
though I'd say I did follow the cartoon a bit loosely on her, she's very me, I mean, super very almost a bit anime, you could say she's supposed to look like peter chung's intro
Whiskeytango - Monday, December 24, 2012
so cool, and so well done. I couldn't peg the base at all.
grungethemovie - Monday, December 24, 2012
thank you!
the more unobvious the base, the better!
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