Custom weapons for TMNT 2012

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Custom weapons for TMNT 2012

Post by awe on Wed May 29, 2013 5:19 am

I was looking at my Playmates TMNT figures the other day and thinking how much better the figures are (Turtles at least. I'm not a fan of any of the villain figures yet...anyway) then those I collected back in the 90s, but lamenting that their weapons seem to be using the same approach as back in the day.

I thought, wouldn't it be great to paint the handles and get real chains on Mikey's nunchuks. Then the thought occurred that surely someone else has already done this. And they have...

http://www.angelfire.com/mech/jinsaotome/Guides/TMNTWeaponsMod.html

I'm a big fan of Jin Saotome's work. I think his stuff looks great. But I have to say, this discouraged me a bit. I didn't realize that the plastic Playmates used would be so hard to work with. And I definitely do NOT want paint or crud of any kind to come off on to my figures.

Right now, I'm thinking it might be better to take a mold of the existing weapons and then produce some with polymer clay or something else that's easier to work with. But I don't know. I've never done anything like that before. Does anybody else have any other suggestions? I'm thinking I'll post pics of anything I do manage to do back here.

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Re: Custom weapons for TMNT 2012

Post by awe on Fri May 31, 2013 11:13 am

I found this image. I guess the weapons were originally designed like this.

Going to try to aim for something very similar.


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Post by NiteOwl on Fri May 31, 2013 12:04 pm

Wow, the weapons look really cool painted!

I don't know what the answer is, even if you sculpt up new weapons I can see that paint rub will always be an issue. Sealing them with Testors Dullcote after painting will help a bit.

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Post by awe on Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:47 am

So I tried making a push mold for Fimo and out of Fimo for these. Didn't really work like I thought it might. Or, a level of skill beyond what I have is required.

I'm still interested in doing this though, so I might try something like Composimold or will check what Eckersley's and Lincraft have in the way of casting sets for dummies.

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Post by awe on Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:09 pm

I think the pic I included above might be a custom paint job rather than the pre-production shots I thought they were.

Found this...
http://geekologie.com/2012/07/guy-paints-tmnt-action-figures-to-look-l.php

... which looks about right

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Re: Custom weapons for TMNT 2012

Post by awe on Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:27 am

Oh snap!





Maybe i'll just buy from this guy!
http://www.ebay.com/usr/equipcustoms619?_trksid=p2047675.l2559&fol=e812019b47053247389272cfffebcda7957b83232e6d7a432771bedeffb8f5ec&pwid=equipcustoms619

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Post by Mahzian on Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:01 pm

Oh wow they look awesome, not too badly priced either, might have to get me some of those!

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